Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer and producer known for her roles with Disney. Tisdale played her first major Disney role at age twenty in 2005 with The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Maddie Fitzpatrick. At the same time, she began her music career as part of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, and she next played Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical film series. After the first Emmy-winning High School Musical, she pursued a solo music career and released her debut album Headstrong on February 6, 2007. The album debuted at number five in the U.S. charts, selling over 64,000 copies in the first week, and was later certified Gold. Tisdale later released a music DVD, There's Something About Ashley, including music videos and a documentary about the Headstrong album creation. She continued her role as Sharpay Evans in High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year. High School Musical 2 was the most-watched basic cable show on record. Tisdale is the voice for Candace Flynn in the Disney Channel original series Phineas and Ferb. In August 2008, Forbes listed her among Hollywood's 10 top-paid young entertainers.
Ashley Tisdale was born in Monmouth, New Jersey on July 2th., 1985. to Lisa and Mike Tisdale. Ashley has an older sister Jennifer. Ashley's career begin at her age of three, when she was discovered by her manager, Bill Perlman, at a local mall. Ashley is appearing in suite life of Zack & Cody as Maddie, in High School Musical 1,2,3 as Sharpay Evans, etc. She was singing in the White Hose when she was 12 years old!
Favourite food: Sushi
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite movie: My Best Friend's Wedding
Favourite actors: Robert Pattison, Johnny Deep, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson
Favourite book: The Great Gatsby
Favourite place to have fun: Spain
Favourite music groups: Boys Like Girls, The Used, Britney Spears
Favourite thing about acting: Playing different characters
Tisdale was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey on July 2, 1985, to Lisa (née Morris) and Mike Tisdale, who runs a construction company. She grew up in Ocean Township. Her elder sister, Jennifer Tisdale, is an actress and model, and her maternal grandfather, Arnold Morris, developed Ginsu Knives; through her grandfather, she is also related to businessman Ron Popeil. Tisdale is Jewish on her mother's side and considers herself Jewish. “ When I was little, I saw the play Les Misérables on Broadway, I thought it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. So I went to my manager and told him I wanted to be in it. He asked me if I could sing, and I said no. I took one lesson and landed the role of Cosette in a national tour of the musical ” — Tisdale about her early life When she was three, Tisdale was discovered by Bill Perlman, her current manager, at South Shores Mall. On her first audition, Tisdale landed a JC Penney spot and went on to appear in more than 100 commercials as a kid. At the age of eight, she was cast in a leading role in the Broadway musical, Les Misérables and later toured internationally with the cast of Annie. She began her acting career by appearing in Gypsy:
A Musical Fable and The Sound of Music at the Jewish Community Center of Monmouth County. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tisdale made guest appearances in several television series, which included George Lopez, Smart Guy, 7th Heaven, Grounded for Life, Strong Medicine, Charmed, and Beverly Hills, 90210. For her role in Boston Public she received a 2000 Young Artist Award nomination for "best guest performance in a TV drama". Tisdale also lended her voice to the animated movie A Bug's Life on 1998. A little bit later, she had a minor role in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. She had recurring roles on sitcoms with The Hughleys in 2002 and Still Standing in 2003.
In 2005, Tisdale was cast in the role of Maddie Fitzpatrick on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody after auditioning for the roles of Maddie Fitzpatrick and London Tipton. While performing on the show, Tisdale received a voice role in Whisper of the Heart, the English-language version of the Japanese animated feature, Mimi wo Sumaseba. Tisdale was soon cast as Sharpay Evans in Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. Tisdale had originally auditioned for the role of Gabriella Montez, but was eventually cast as Sharpay because it was felt that her alto voice suited a darker character. Producers did not initially consider her because of her good-girl image on The Suite Life. Tisdale's role in High School Musical required her to perform several songs. Her contributions to the High School Musical soundtrack included "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 made music history by becoming the first female artist ever to debut with two singles simultaneously on the Hot 100 with "What I've Been Looking For" and "Bop to the Top". The soundtrack, on which Tisdale sings lead vocals on several songs, became the top-selling album of 2006. Tisdale appeared in the two episodes of MTV's Punk'd, and in the Disney Channel Games 2006. Her music career developed in 2006. In June, Tisdale signed in a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
Prior to the release of her debut album, Tisdale covered the hit single "Last Christmas" (originally by Wham!) and released it in 2006 as the first single in her deal with Warner Bros. With Disney, she recorded a version of "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" with other members of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars (also with Cole & Dylan Sprouse, and Brenda Song). She sang a cover version of the song "Kiss the Girl" which was first heard on Radio Disney in September 2006 and shot a music video which premiered on Disney Channel after a The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode and was later included on The Little Mermaid: Platinum Edition DVD. Tisdale launched a worldwide tour with the rest of the cast of High School Musical in fall 2006, performing the songs from the soundtrack album as well of three songs from her debut album, which was released on 2007. A DVD and a live album named High School Musical: The Concert were released in 2007, featuring "We'll Be Together", "He Said She Said" and "Headstrong". Tisdale released a three-song EP by Warner Bros. Records on December 12, 2006 prior to the release of her debut album. The EP was called "He Said She Said" and also included "Headstrong" and her holiday single "Last Christmas". It was released to promote the full length album. The EP was available for purchase during the High School Musical: The Concert.