Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress and singer who rose to prominence portraying the candy-counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and the female antagonist Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical film series. The High School Musical series became a successful franchise which included two television films, a feature movie, a spin-off and numerous soundtrack albums. The popularity earned by Tisdale in High School Musical led her to sign a solo record deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2006 that allowed her to release two studio albums, Headstrong (2007) and Guilty Pleasure (2009).
Tisdale has a prominent voice role as Candace Flynn in Disney Channel's Phineas & Ferb, a cartoon which became television's most-watched animated series among kids and tweens and had been met with acclaim by critics.She also owns a production company named Blondie Girl Production and has worked as an executive producer in a number of movies and television shows that includes the ABC Family television film Picture This and the Bravo's 2012 unscripted series Miss Advised. During 2009 and 2010, Tisdale had her first major broadcast role in The CW's television series Hellcats as Savannah Monroe, an intense and very religious cheerleader. In 2012, she was cast in a leading role in Scary Movie 5, the fourth sequel to the 2000 movie, set to premiere in 2013.
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In 2004, she was cast as the teenage candy-counter girl Maddie Fitzpatrick in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, which premiered in March 2005 and ended in 2008. She later won her first award at the UK Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for "Best TV Actress", due to her performance as Fitzpatrick. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tisdale had minor roles in several television shows such as The Hughleys, Smart Guy, 7th Heaven, Boston Public and Bette and in the feature films A Bug's Life and Donnie Darko. During this time, she simultaneously worked as a Ford Model. For her role in Boston Public, she received a 2000 Young Artist Award nomination for "Best Guest Performance In a TV drama".
Although the producers of the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical did not initially consider her because of her "good-girl image" on The Suite Life, Tisdale was eventually cast as the popular, narcissistic high school student Sharpay Evans in the 2006 film. High School Musical became Disney Channel's most watched movie that year, with 7.7 million viewers in its US premiere broadcast.The soundtrack, in which Tisdale lent her vocals for several songs, became the top-selling album in the United States that year. Tisdale became the first female artist to debut with two songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "What I've Been Looking For" and "Bop to the Top", both tracks from the film's soundtrack. Due to the popularity earned by Tisdale through her performance in High School Musical, Warner Bros. Records signed her for a recording contract in July 2006 and she started working on her debut album.
The success of the first High School Musical film led Tisdale to reprise the role in the 2007 sequel High School Musical 2. She lent vocals for several tracks in the film's soundtrack and her performance in High School Musical 2 was critically acclaimed by many media outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter. Even more successful than the first film, High School Musical 2 became the most-watched cable-television movie, receiving 17 million viewers on its premiere night. Also in 2007, Tisdale was given the voice role of Candace Flynn, the series' secondary antagonist, in Phineas and Ferb, which became television's most-watched animated series among kids and tweens and had very positive reviews.Headstrong is Tisdale's US Gold-certified debut album, released in February 2007 via Warner Bros, which debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, with 64,000 copies sold in that week. "Be Good to Me" was released as the album's first single in the December 2006 and "He Said She Said" was released as the second, in September 2007. In 2008, "Not Like That" and "Suddenly" were released as singles in a selective number of countries that did not include North America. A music DVD entitled There's Something About Ashley followed the release of her debut album, with a three-song trilogy comprising music videos and a documentary about the creation of Headstrong.
As a producer, Tisdale formed her own production company in 2008 and named it Blondie Girl Productions. The 2008 ABC Family Original Movie Picture This marked Tisdale's debut as an executive producer and also in a leading role, in which she played Mandy Gilbert, an unpopular and bullied teenager. The film captured 4.3 million total viewers in its debut night.
Tisdale reprised her role as Sharpay Evans in the 2008 Walt Disney Pictures feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Her performance in the film earned her an MTV Movie Award for "Breakthrough Performance Female" in 2009. and acclaim by critics including Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly, who labeled her one of film's breakout stars and said her portrayal of Evans makes "narcissism a goofy, bedazzled pleasure", and Mark Kermode, who said Tisdale is 2008's "best supporting actress". High School Musical 3 earned $42 million in its domestic opening weekend, which became the biggest opening for a musical film.
Her second studio album, Guilty Pleasure, was released in 2009. Described by Tisdale as a "rocker and edgier" album, it generated mixed reviews, with a 54% rating on Metacritic, andBillboard claimed the album "doesn't give the singer room to comfortably let loose". Guilty Pleasure debuted at number twelve on the Billboard 200, selling 25,000 copies in its first week, archiving a low commercial performance in comparison with her debut album.The song "It's Alright, It's OK" was released as the album's lead single in April in airplay and digital formats and a second single, "Crank It Up", was later released in October.
Tisdale starred in the 2009 20th Century Fox family feature film Aliens in the Attic as Bethany Pearson, the elder sister of the family and although she is credited as one of the main characters,The New York Times said Tisdale "spends much of the film off screen". The film was a minor success in box office, grossing $60 million worldwide.
A High School Musical spin-off entitled Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, released directly in DVD, featured Tisdale reprising her role as Sharpay Evans and also serving as the executive producer. The Disney Channel Original Movie captured 5 million viewers on its premiere night on Disney Channel. Tisdale voiced Candance Flynn in the 2011's Phineas and Ferb movie that premiered on Disney Channel with 7.6 million viewers on its debut night.
During 2011, Tisdale started focusing on her career as a television and film producer. Her production company Blondie Girl Productions signed a multiyear production deal with Relativity Media in 2010, to create, develop and executive produce a series. Tisdale has been working in a film for Disney Channel titled Adventure Quest, a project for Nickelodeon, a Bravo TV reality show titled Miss Advised, an upcoming television series based on Laurie Faria Stolarz's book Blue Is for Nightmares, three digital series, and a drama project for ABC Family.
Tisdale's involvement in Dimension Films' Scary Movie 5, the fourth sequel to the 2000 movie was announced in June 2012, by The Weinstein Company. She is reported to play one of the leading roles in the film, alongside Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, which is set to an early 2013 release. She has also booked a two-episode arc in the fifth season of FX's Sons of Anarchy in which she will portray Emma Jean, a desireble and high-priced escort.
|1998||An All Dogs Christmas Carol||(voice)||Direct-to-video film|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Blueberry Scout (voice)|
|2002||The Mayor of Oyster Bay||Jennifer||Television movie|
|2006||High School Musical||Sharpay Evans||Disney Channel Original Movie
Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack Album of the Year (shared with High School Musical cast) Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program (shared with High School Musical cast) Nominated—American Music Award for Best Pop Album (shared with High School Musical cast) Nominated—Billboard Music Award for Album of the Year (shared with High School Musical cast)
|2006||Whisper of the Heart||Yuko Harada (voice)|
|2007||High School Musical 2||Sharpay Evans||Disney Channel Original Movie
American Music Award for Best Sountrack (shared with High School Musical cast)
|2007||Bring It On: In It to Win It||Herself||Direct-to-DVD film|
|2008||Picture This||Mandy Gilbert||ABC Family Original Movie|
|2008||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||Sharpay Evans||MTV Movie Award for Female Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Best Actress: Music/Dance
|2009||Aliens in the Attic||Bethany Pearson||Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Summer: Movie Star-Female|
|2011||Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure||Sharpay Evans||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Candace Flynn (voice)||Disney Channel Original Movie, TV Movie|
|2013||Scary Movie 5||Jody||Pre-production|
|Year||Title||Role||Episodes and notes|
|1997||Smart Guy||Amy||"A Little Knowledge" (Season 1, episode 6)|
|1997||7th Heaven||Janice||"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Season 2, episode 6)|
|2000||Beverly Hills, 90210||Nicole Loomis||"Fertile Ground" (Season 10, episode 15)|
|2000||Movie Stars||Female student||"Stand By Me" (Season 2, episode 10)|
|2000||The Amanda Show||Audience member
Amanda fan Cold-Curer
|"Episode #2.16" (Season 2, episode 16)
"Episode #2.17" (Season 2, episode 17) "Vitamin C" (Season 4, episode 1)
|2000||The Geena Davis Show||Tracy||"Motherly Advice" (Season 1, episode 5)|
|2000||Boston Public||Carol Prader||"Chapter Five" (Season 1, episode 5)|
|2001||Bette||Jessica||"The Invisible Mom" (Season 1, episode 14)|
|2001||100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd||Wendy||"Matchmaking Mutt" (Season 2, episode 6)|
|2001||Once and Again||Marni||"Best of Enemies" (Season 2, episode 18)|
|2001||Kate Brasher||Winona||"Georgia" (Season 1, episode 6)|
|2001||Charmed||Runaway Teen||"Look Who's Barking" (Season 3, episode 21)|
|2002||The Hughleys||Stephanie||"I Have a Scheme" (Season 4, episode 13)
"Bored of the Rings" (Season 4, episode 16) "You've Got Male" (Season 4, episode 18)
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Girl||"Jury Duty" (Season 3, episode 20)|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Sherry Lowenstein||"Addicted to Love" (Season 3, episode 20)|
|2003||Grounded for Life||Leah||"Just Like a Woman" (Season 3, episode5)|
|2003||George Lopez||Olivia||"I Only Have Eyes for You" (Season 2, episode 21)|
|2003||Still Standing||Bonnie||"Still Romancing" (Season 1, episode 15)
"Still Hairdressing" (Season 1, episode 16) "Still the Bad Parents" (Season 2, episode 3) "Still Interfering" (Season 2, episode 8)
|2005–2008||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Maddie Fitzpatrick||Series regular (Seasons 1—3)|
|2006||Hannah Montana||Maddie Fitzpatrick||"On the Road Again" (Season 1, episode 12)|
|2007||Punk'd||Herself||"Hilary Swank/Ashley Tisdale/Chamillionaire" (Season 8, episode 2)
"Evangeline Lilly/Chuck Liddell/Zac Efron" (Season 8, episode 3)
|2007||Kim Possible||Camille Leon
Additional voices (voice)
|"Trading Faces" (Season 4, episode 3)
"Fashion Victim" (Season 4, episode 10) "Chasing Rufus" (Season 4, episode 19a)
|2007–present||Phineas and Ferb||Candace Flynn (voice) / Constance (voice)||Main role (all episodes to date)|
|2009||The Suite Life on Deck||Maddie Fitzpatrick||"Maddie on Deck" (Season 1, episode 13)|
|2010||The Cleveland Show||Lacey Stapleton (voice)||"The Curious Case of Jr. Working at The Stool" (Season 1, episode 14)|
|2010||Family Guy||Priscilla / Kelly (voice)||"And Then There Were Fewer" (Season 9, episode 1)
"Brian Writes a Bestseller" (Season 9, episode 6)
|2010||Glenn Martin, DDS||Katie (voice)||"Dad News Bears" (Season 2, episode 11)|
|2010||Fish Hooks||Clamantha (voice)||"Bea Stays in the Picture" (Season 1, episode 1)|
|2010–2011||Hellcats||Savannah Monroe||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2010–2011||Take Two with Phineas and Ferb||Candace||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2012||Raising Hope||Mary Louise||"Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend" (Season 2, episode 14)|
|2012||Punk'd||Herself||"Nick Cannon/New Boyz/Ashley Tisdale/Demi Lovato" (Season 9, episode 6)|
|2012||Sons of Anarchy||Emma Jean||"Sovereign" (Season 5, episode 1)
"Laying Pipe" (Season 5, episode 3)
|2011||Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now?||Mackenzie||Premiered online on 27 September 2011|
As a producerEdit
|2008||Picture This||ABC Family original movie|
|2011||Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure||Disney Channel original movie|
|2012||Miss Advised||Bravo unscripted series|