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.
Tisdale was described by Business Wire in 2006 as "one of America's hottest young celebrities."
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.
Disney Roles Edit
|Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure||Sharpay Evans|
|Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Candace Flynn and Candace-2|
|High School Musical
High School Musical 2
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
|A Bug's Life||Lead Blueberry Scout/additional voices|
|"A Dream is a Wish Your Makes"||DisneyMania, Volume 4|
|"Kiss the Girl"||The Little Mermaid - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack|
|"What Ive Been Looking For"
"Stick to the Status Quo"
"Bop to the Top"
"We're All In This Together"
|High School Musical OST|