Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress and singer. After appearing in several TV roles during the late 1990s and early 2000s, she became known to young audiences for playing Maddie on the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Sharpay Evans in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical and its sequels.
Tisdale was described by Business Wire in 2006 as "one of America's hottest young celebrities." She voices Candace Flynn in Phineas and Ferb, and plays Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical movies and Maddie Fitzpatrick in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Tisdale was born in West Deal, New Jersey. Her parents are Lisa Morris and Mike Tisdale, and her older sister is Jennifer, also an actress. She is of Jewish ancestry, and her maternal grandfather is Arnold Morris, the developer of Ginsu Knives; Tisdale is also related to businessman Ron Popeil. Tisdale was discovered by her current manager, Bill Perlman, at her hometown mall in Monmouth County when she was three, and subsequently sang at the White House when she was twelve years old.
Tisdale began acting in the late 1990s, appearing in episodes of several television series, including Smart Guy, 7th Heaven, Grounded for Life, Boston Public, Strong Medicine, Charmed and Beverly Hills, 90210. She had a minor role in the 2001 film Donnie Darko and recurring roles on the sitcoms The Hughleys and Still Standing. Tisdale auditioned for both Maddie Fitzpatrick and London Tipton on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and was cast as Fitzpatrick, which required her to cut off 7 inches of her hair and dye her brown hair blonde. After she dyed her hair it started to break and she needed hair extensions. She was ultimately happy to receive the role because she wanted to portray a character that she felt was more like herself.
As The Suite Life of Zack and Cody gained in popularity, Tisdale became a featured performer on the Disney Channel, appearing in several promotions, specials, and ads for the network. She was also cast in Disney's television film High School Musical, which became a major success for the channel after its premiere on January 20, 2006. The role required Tisdale to perform several songs including, "What I've Been Looking For", "Bop to the Top" and "We're All in This Together". All three managed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Tisdale has also recorded versions of the songs "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (from DisneyMania 4 CD) and "Kiss The Girl" (for the DVD special edition release of The Little Mermaid) for Disney. In addition, she is part of the current Disney Channel Circle of Stars, and has sung a version of "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" with the other members of the circle. Tisdale appeared in the Disney Channel Games, which began airing in June of 2006; she was a member and captain of the Green Team, alongside Lucas Grabeel, Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, and Kyle Massey.
More recently, in July of 2006, Tisdale signed a deal with Staples, Inc. to appear in the promotional campaign for the company's "Geared 4 School" sweepstakes during the fall of 2006. Tisdale's first solo album, distributed by Warner Bros. Records, is scheduled for release in January of 2007, with a single to be released in October 2006. Tisdale has said that she would like her album to appeal to an older audience, and that it will contain "edgy pop tracks." Tisdale will also appear in High School Musical 2: Sing It All Or Nothing!, due for release in 2007.
Ashley tisdale said to Blender maganize that she had dated co-star Zac Efron. Also dated back up dancer Jared Murillo. She was later voted #10 in Maxim's 2008 Hot 100 list.
|2011||Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Candace Flynn and Candace-2|
|2008||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||Sharpay Evans|
|2007||High School Musical 2: Sing It All Or Nothing!||Sharpay Evans|
|2006||Whisper of the Heart||Yuko Harada||voice over|
|High School Musical||Sharpay Evans|
|2001||Donnie Darko||Dorky girl|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Lead Blueberry Scout/additional voices|
|2005|| "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"|
(feat. Disney Channel Circle of Stars)
|DisneyMania, Vol. 4||-|
|2006|| "What I've Been Looking For"|
(feat. Lucas Grabeel)
|High School Musical OST||35|
| "Stick to the Status Quo"|
(feat. High School Musical Cast)
| "Bop to the Top"|
(feat. Lucas Grabeel)
| "We're All in This Together"|
(feat. High School Musical Cast)
|"Kiss The Girl"||The Little Mermaid Special Edition Soundtrack||TBA|
|2006|| "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"|
(feat. Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and Lucas Grabeel)
|High School Musical OST|
| "Some Day My Prince Will Come"|
(feat. Andrew Seeley)
|DisneyMania, Vol. 4|
|2006||The Little Mermaid: Special Edition Soundtrack|
|High School Musical Soundtrack|
|2007||High School Musical 2 Soundtrack|
|2008||High School Musical 3: Senior Year Soundtrack|
TV shows and guest appearances
|2012||Sons of Anarchy||Emma Jean|
|2010-2011||Take Two with Phineas and Ferb||Candace Flynn||Voice|
|2010||Glenn Martin DDS||Katie||Voice|
|Fish Hooks||Clamantha||Voice (only 1 episode)|
|The Cleveland Show||Lacey Stapleton||Voice|
|2008||The Suite Life on Deck||Maddie Fitzpatrick||Episode Maddie on Deck|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Maddie Fitzpatrick|
|2007||Kim Possible||Camille Leon||voice only|
|2007-present||Phineas and Ferb||Candace, Princess Baldegunde (1 episode)||voice|
|2006||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Herself||Aired on August 9|
|Total Request Live||Herself||Co-host with Miley Cyrus on June 20; guest with Zac Efron|
|Hannah Montana||Maddie Fitzpatrick||Episode On The Road Again|
|Grounded for Life||Leah|
|Strong Medicine||Sherry Lowenstein|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Girl|
|The Hughleys||Stephanie||Three episodes|
|The Mayor of Oyster Bay||TV movie|
|Once and Again||Marni|
|Nathan's Choice||Stephanie||TV movie|
|2000||Boston Public||Carol Prader|
|The Geena Davis Show||Tracy|
|Movie Stars||Female Student|
|The Amanda Show||Number One Fan - Cold-Curer|
|Beverly Hills 90210||Nicole Jungquist|
- Ashley Tisdlae was originally considered for a role in 2006's FD3.
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