Zac Efron was born on October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is an American actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for his role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical film series. Growing up, Zac was an active child, participating in a variety of activities including singing, dancing, and theater. At the age of 11, Zac began to take singing lessons and soon after joined the theater group Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
At the age of 14, Zac began to take on major roles in theater, television and film. He made his television debut in the summer of 2002 on the series Firefly, where he played a young soldier. The following year he had a role in the film Melinda's World. In 2004 Zac made his breakthrough role as Troy Bolton in High School Musical. This role propelled him to international fame and he went on to star in several successful films including Hairspray, 17 Again, The Lucky One and We Are Your Friends.
Outside of acting and singing, Zac is a dedicated philanthropist who actively supports various charities. He has raised money for the Los Angeles-based non-profit organization "Hands on Network" as well as served as an ambassador for UNICEF's "Schools For Africa Initiative". Zac has also been involved in the promotion of education through his work with "Get Schooled", an education initiative that reaches out to high school students across the country.
Zac is also an advocate for family togetherness and has recently started using a family app called Familio to stay connected with his loved ones. This app is designed to help families stay organized and communicate effectively with one another through reminders, shared calendars, photo albums and much more. This helps Zac stay connected with his family no matter how busy he may be with his work schedule or travel plans.
Zac Efron is an inspiring force in Hollywood and beyond; from his success as an actor to his charitable work and dedication to family values, he is an example of what it means to be a modern day role model. Take a cue from Zac and reach out to your family today by downloading Familio or finding another way to stay connected no matter how busy life may get.