Biography: Zac Efron

zac-effron-the-lucky-oneZac Efron will next be seen in Lee Daniel‘s thriller The Paperboy, alongside Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey and Scott Glenn. He also recently worked alongside Dennis Quaid in Ramin Bahrani‘s latest film and appears in the comedy Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor‘s directorial debut, which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

Previously, Efron starred in Garry Marshall‘s ensemble romantic comedy New Year’s Eve and lent his voice to the animated feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. He also starred in the title roles of the fantasy romance Charlie St. Cloud and the comedy 17 Again, both from director Burr Steers, and as the lovable Link Larkin in 2007’s smash hit musical Hairspray, directed by Adam Shankman. As part of the all-star cast he shared a Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble, the 2007 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year, and was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast. In addition, he won an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance.

Efron also starred in Richard Linklater‘s Me and Orson Welles, an adaptation of the novel by Robert Kaplow, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. More recently, he starred in Kenny Ortega‘s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, which set a box office record for the highest grossing opening weekend for a musical.

He first garnered attention in 2006 as the star of the original High School Musical, for which he won the Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star. Efron returned to the role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2, which broke cable TV records with 17.5 million viewers. His additional television credits include a role on the WB series Summerland and guest-starring roles on such shows as ER, The Guardian, CSI: Miami and NCIS.

Efron is also developing projects through his production company.

This biography/filmography of Zac Efron is courtesy of Warner Brothers and The Lucky One

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