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    Born on December 31, 1969 in San Luis Obispo, California

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Hairspray (2007)

Zac Efron as "Link Larkin"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Zac Efron in the news

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Robert Pattinson's Ice Bucket Challenge Is Hilariously Improvised (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Aug 20th 2014, 2:00PM

Aug 20th 2014, 2:00PM

Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, and More Join Bear Grylls In the 'Wild' For New Series

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 19th 2014, 3:00PM

Jun 19th 2014, 3:00PM

'Neighbors' Review: Zac Efron the Star of This Apatow-y Comedy

Posted by
Jason Gorber on May 9th 2014, 10:02AM

May 9th 2014, 10:02AM

'Neighbors' Review: 10 Things to Know About Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's New Comedy

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 8th 2014, 12:15PM

May 8th 2014, 12:15PM

10 Movie Neighbors From Hell (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on May 8th 2014, 7:00AM

May 8th 2014, 7:00AM

Our 'Neighbors' Unscripted, Featuring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Is Finally Here (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 7th 2014, 1:00PM

May 7th 2014, 1:00PM

Jimmy Fallon, Seth Rogen, and Zac Efron Get Pretty for 'Ew!' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 7th 2014, 10:30AM

May 7th 2014, 10:30AM

'Neighbors' Unscripted: Ask Seth Rogen and Zac Efron a Question

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Apr 23rd 2014, 12:30PM

Apr 23rd 2014, 12:30PM

There's a New 'Neighbors' Red Band Trailer, and It's Very NSFW (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 8th 2014, 9:15AM

Apr 8th 2014, 9:15AM

Zac Efron Attacked, Assaulted in Skid Row

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Mar 27th 2014, 5:18AM

Mar 27th 2014, 5:18AM

Zac Efron Plays Fanboy to Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscars Bathroom Line

Posted by
The Associated Press on Mar 3rd 2014, 6:45AM

Mar 3rd 2014, 6:45AM

Zac Efron Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'That Awkward Moment' Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on Jan 31st 2014, 7:00AM

Jan 31st 2014, 7:00AM

'That Awkward Moment' Review: 10 Things to Know About the R-Rated Bro Comedy

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 30th 2014, 4:00AM

Jan 30th 2014, 4:00AM

Zac Efron's First Run-in With Seth Rogen Was Endearingly Awkward

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Jan 29th 2014, 3:00PM

Jan 29th 2014, 3:00PM

'That Awkward Moment,' When We Interviewed Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Zac Efron

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 29th 2014, 1:00PM

Jan 29th 2014, 1:00PM

New 'Neighbors' Trailer: Seth Rogan & Zac Efron's Epic Feud (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 18th 2013, 11:00AM

Dec 18th 2013, 11:00AM

Zac Efron Accidentally Breaks His Dreamy Jaw

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 13th 2013, 5:45AM

Nov 13th 2013, 5:45AM

Zac Efron Is Having 'That Awkward Moment' in Raunchy New Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 16th 2013, 7:00AM

Oct 16th 2013, 7:00AM

'Parkland' Clip: The Fight to Save Lee Harvey Oswald (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 20th 2013, 9:30AM

Sep 20th 2013, 9:30AM

'Neighbors' Red-Band Trailer: Zac Efron Is Seth Rogen's Next-Door Enemy (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 3rd 2013, 7:30AM

Sep 3rd 2013, 7:30AM

'Parkland' Trailer: Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton Face Chaos in Dallas After JFK Is Shot (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 21st 2013, 6:00AM

Aug 21st 2013, 6:00AM

Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling in Talks for 'Star Wars: Episode 7'?

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Jul 25th 2013, 11:00AM

Jul 25th 2013, 11:00AM

Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid on 'At Any Price,' 'High School Musical,' and Roger Ebert

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 25th 2013, 9:10AM

Apr 25th 2013, 9:10AM

Heather Graham on Zac Efron, 'The Hangover Part III,' 'Californication,' and Raunchy Female Comedies

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 23rd 2013, 8:34PM

Apr 23rd 2013, 8:34PM

Popcorn Preview: 'The Paperboy'

Posted by
Leslie Sisman on Oct 10th 2012, 6:34AM

Oct 10th 2012, 6:34AM

Movie Review: The Paperboy -- Kidman, Efron, Alligators

Posted by
Caryn James on Oct 4th 2012, 2:35PM

Oct 4th 2012, 2:35PM

Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron And More: 20 Favorite Romantic Comedy Actors Under 40 (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Feb 13th 2012, 4:58AM

Feb 13th 2012, 4:58AM

'New Year's Eve': The Most Important Movie Ever Made

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Dec 9th 2011, 12:20PM

Dec 9th 2011, 12:20PM

Bursting at the Seams: 'New Year's Eve' and Other Movies With Too Many Stars

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 8th 2011, 10:00AM

Dec 8th 2011, 10:00AM

18 Movie Stars Get Together in the Trailer for 'New Year's Eve'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 28th 2011, 5:50AM

Sep 28th 2011, 5:50AM

Early Edition: 'Last Blood' Hits Big Screen, Kaufman & Cage, Rogen & Efron Team for Comedies

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jul 23rd 2011, 4:00AM

Jul 23rd 2011, 4:00AM

Early Edition: Voice Talent Added to 'Ice Age 4'; Director Set for Zac Efron's 'Gunfight'; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Apr 27th 2011, 4:00AM

Apr 27th 2011, 4:00AM

Vanessa Hudgens Thinks the Internet Is the Worst Invention Ever

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Apr 11th 2011, 11:00AM

Apr 11th 2011, 11:00AM

Zac Efron Ready to Take a Beating for Love (On-Screen)

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Mar 15th 2011, 5:00AM

Mar 15th 2011, 5:00AM

Quick Hits: Zac Efron's Next, Fred Durst and Paul Walker Together at Last

Posted by
Peter Hall on Feb 14th 2011, 1:00PM

Feb 14th 2011, 1:00PM

Could Leighton Meester Be the Next Michelle Williams? Ranking CW/WB Stars' Movie Careers

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Feb 3rd 2011, 8:00AM

Feb 3rd 2011, 8:00AM

People's Choice Awards Winners 2011: Johnny Depp, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron Are Fan Favorites

Posted by
Scott Harris on Jan 5th 2011, 4:00PM

Jan 5th 2011, 4:00PM

Movie News Quick Hits: 'Flight of the Conchords'' Bret McKenzie Supervising 'Muppet Movie' Music

Posted by
Peter Hall on Dec 16th 2010, 11:23AM

Dec 16th 2010, 11:23AM

Zac Efron Signs Up to 'Die in a Gunfight'

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Dec 9th 2010, 11:15AM

Dec 9th 2010, 11:15AM

Career Advice for the People's Choice Awards 'Favorite Movie Star Under 25' Nominees

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 30th 2010, 8:30AM

Nov 30th 2010, 8:30AM

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