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 Fitzpatrick on the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Sharpay Evans in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical and its sequels, and voicing Camille Leon on Kim Possible. She was mentioned in the Sonny with a Chance episode "Guess Who's Coming to Guest-Star" and in the Good Luck Charlie episode "Scary Had a Little Lamb". She is currently an executive producer in the Freeform sitcom Young & Hungry. She has also guest starred on the show as Logan Rawlings, and a spin-off based on her character, as well as Aimee Canmerro's character, was in development at Freeform, but was never picked up.

She voiced Candace Flynn in Phineas and Ferb from 2007 to the show's finale in 2015.

Tisdale was described by Business Wire in 2006 as "one of America's hottest young celebrities."


Early life

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 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 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 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." She also produced Cloud 9

Personal life

Ashley Tisdale said to Blender magazine 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. She has one niece, Mikayla Anne McChessnie.

Disney Roles

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Sharpay Evans
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 Sharpay Evans
2007 Kim Possible Camille Leon
High School Musical Sharpay Evans
1998 A Bug's Life Lead Blueberry Scout/additional voices
1995 Whisper of the Heart Yuko 2006 Disney dub



Year Title Album Chart positions
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"[1] The Little Mermaid Special Edition Soundtrack TBA


Year Title Album
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


Year Album Notes
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

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Buzzy's Danni
2014-2015 Young & Hungry Logan Rawlings also Executive Producer
2014 Robot Chicken Annie/Pippi Longstocking
2013-2014 Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch Sabrina Spellman
2013 The Crazy Ones Kelsey Lasker
2012 Sons of Anarchy Emma Jean
Raising Hope Mary-Louise
2010-2011 Take Two with Phineas and Ferb Candace Flynn
Hellcats Savannah Monroe
2010 Glenn Martin DDS Katie Voice
Family Guy Priscilla 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
2005-2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Maddie Fitzpatrick
2007 Kim Possible Camille Leon voice only
2007-2015 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
2003 Still Standing Bonnie
George Lopez Olivia
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
2001 Charmed Runaway Teen
Kate Brasher Winona
Once and Again Marni
Bette Jessica
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
1997 7th Heaven Janice
Smart Guy Amy

Disney Roles


  • Ashley Tisdale was originally considered for a role in 2006's FD3.

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