Ashley Tisdale: Snapshot

Ashley Tisdale
Date of Birth
July 02, 1985
Birth Place
West Deal, N.J.
Tweens first embraced Ashley Tisdale as sweet babysitter Maddie on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. But it wasn't until she went snooty as super-snob, super-spoiled Sharpay Evans in High School Musical that Tisdale became a household name.

Discovered at a New Jersey mall at age 3, Tisdale got her start in commercials before starring in productions of Les Misérables and Annie. Then came Disney stardom with The Suite Life and High School Musical, which took Tisdale and her HSM costars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens to the big screen with High School Musical 3.

After making a splash with her debut album, Headstrong, Tisdale kissed goodbye to Sharpay and took on the world of cheerleading in the short-lived CW series Hellcats. In 2014, the actress married musician Christopher French.

Ashley Tisdale: Video

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Ashley Tisdale: Five Fun Facts

  1. Ashley Tisdale wore silver Doc Marten boots to her junior prom with pink shoelaces underneath a bright fuchsia dress with six layers of tulle.
  2. Ashley Tisdale used to ride horses in competition. "Nobody really knows that," she told Girls' Life magazine. "I stopped at, like, 13.".
  3. As a tween, Ashley Tisdale had major crushes on the Backstreet Boys and Hanson: "I actually was into Zack Hanson back in the day."
  4. Ashley Tisdale has a maltipoo named Blondie, which also happens to be her nickname on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
  5. Ashley Tisdale is the first female artist to ever debut with two songs simultaneously on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Both were songs from the High School Musical soundtrack.

Ashley Tisdale: Biography

late 1990s

Ashley Tisdale

Westward Bound

The Tisdales move to California, where Ashley is closer to the casting action. Small roles in TV series like 7th Heaven (left), Beverly Hills, 90210, and Boston Public soon follow. She also appears in Donnie Darko and lends her voice to the animated series A Bug's Life.


Ashley Tisdale

March 18

The Suite Life

Tisdale is cast in the Disney Channel TV show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She plays the sweet, cash-strapped Maddie (right), a shop clerk and part-time babysitter at the hotel where the title characters live. "Maddie is very casual and comfy," Tisdale tells The New York Times in 2006. The show is nominated for two Emmys and wins a Young Artist Award for Best Family Television Series (Comedy).


Ashley Tisdale

January 20

Going Spoiled as Sharpay

Tisdale stars as super-snob Sharpay Evans in High School Musical. Producers did not initially consider her because of her good-girl image on The Suite Life. HSM reaches 100 million viewers in more than 100 countries its first year on-air, and is the highest rated program in Disney Channel history. The soundtrack, on which Tisdale sings lead vocals on several songs, becomes the top-selling album of 2006.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Justin Stephens

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Everett Collection; Everett Collection

Edited by Julia Wang

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