Ashley Tisdale Biography

Ashley Tisdale is an American actor who is best known for her performance in the ‘High School Musical’ franchise. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to her life.

Ashley Tisdale
Quick Facts

Birthday: July 2, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Jewish Actresses Singers

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Ashley Michelle Tisdale

Born in: Deal, New Jersey, U.S

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Christopher French (m. 2014)

father: Michael Tisdale

mother: Lisa Morris

siblings: Jennifer Tisdale

U.S. State: New Jersey

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Ashley Tisdale is a multi-talented American personality who has showcased her brilliance as an actress, singer, as well as producer. A prodigious child, Tisdale’s remarkably exceptional talent first came into limelight when she became the face of more than 100 advertisements on national television. This was however just the beginning of the legacy of this artistically inclined performer whose career expanded in leaps and bounds. After a string of films and television roles, the highlight of her career came with the ‘High School Musical’ franchise. Portraying the character of Sharpay Evans in the three films and a spin-off series, Tisdale’s acting talent received both critical and commercial appreciation. Alongside her acting career, Tisdale’s career as a singer also took off. Her two albums, ‘Headstrong’ and ‘Guilty Pleasure’ were major hits. Besides acting and singing, she has also ventured into production with her company, Blondie Girl Productions. Considered a sex symbol, she is such a popular figure in social media that she even won an award for ‘Social Media Superstar’ at the Young Hollywood Awards.

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Ashley Tisdale
Childhood
  • Ashley Tisdale was born on July 2, 1985, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, to a Christian father Michael Tisdale and a Jewish mother Lisa Morris. She has an elder sister, Jennifer. Her father was a contractor by profession.
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Career
  • A prodigious child, Ashley Tisdale’s tryst with the camera began at the tender age of three. A chance meeting with Bill Perlman, her future manager, at a mall led her to audition for various commercials and advertisements. Consequently, she starred in more than 100 advertisements on national network TV.
  • Almost immediately as she featured in commercials, Tisdale’s career in theatre also began. She first featured in ‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ at Monmouth County's Jewish Community Center.
  • At the age of eight, she landed the role of Cosette in the musical ‘Les Misérables’. Following this, she toured for two years with ‘Les Misérables’ before landing a role in a touring production of ‘Annie’ in Korea.
  • Starting from the late 1990s, Tisdale did several minor roles in television shows including ‘The Hughleys’, ‘Smart Guy’, ‘7th Heaven’, ‘Boston Public’ and ‘Bette.’ She even did a couple of films such as ‘A Bug’s Life’ and ‘Donnie Darko’. Additionally, she also modelled for Ford Models.
  • Ashley Tisdale starred as a teenage candy-counter girl in the television series ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’, which premiered in 2005. Running until September 2008, the series won Tisdale her first independent award.
  • In 2006, she played Sharpay Evans in the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘High School Musical.’ Premiered to 7.7 million people, the film became the most watched movie of the year. Its soundtrack, to which also Tisdale contributed, also became the top-selling album of the year, selling 3.7 million copies. The songs appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Tisdale the first female artist to debut with two songs simultaneously on the Hot 100 chart.
  • Following the stupendous success of ‘High School Musical’, she signed a record deal with Warner Bros Records and began working on her debut album ‘Headstrong.’ Released in February 2007, the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. ‘Headstrong’ was eventually certified gold by RIAA.
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  • In August 2007, Ashley Tisdale reprised her role of Sharpay Evans for ‘High School Musical 2’. Premiering to 17 million viewers, it became the most watched movie on cable television. The soundtrack featuring Tisdale debuted at number one on the Billboard chart.
  • In 2007, she also gave voice for the character of Candace Flynn for the animated series ‘Phineas and Ferb.’ It became the most-watched animated series among kids and tweens over the years.
  • In 2008, Ashley Tisdale started her own production company ‘Blondie Girl Productions.’ Under the banner, the debut release ‘Picture This’ marked Tisdale’s first film both as an executive producer and leading actress. The television film was critically and commercially lauded.
  • In 2008, she yet again reprised her role of Sharpay Evans for the third edition of ‘High School Musical 3.’ The film was a big blockbuster, garnering $255 million at the box office. Her acting skills were highly praised both by the audience and critics alike.
  • Following the success of the High School Musical trilogy, she concentrated on her second studio album ‘Guilty Pleasure.’ Releasing in June 2009, the album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200.
  • In 2010, Tisdale returned to broadcast television for a single season of the CW drama series ‘Hellcats.’ The same year, she did voice roles for ‘The Cleveland Show’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Glenn Martin, DDS’.
  • The same year, Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions signed a multiyear production deal with Relativity Media to create, develop, and produce films and television series. ‘Miss Advised’ was the first project after the deal. A reality show that followed three single relationship experts, it debuted on Bravo and lasted for one season.
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  • In 2011, she appeared in the spin-off of the High School Musical ‘Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.’ The sequel focused on the life of Sharpay Evans after high school.
  • Starting from 2013, Tisdale has donned the hat of a producer several times for television special ‘Inner Circle’, Disney Channel film ‘Cloud 9’ and ABC Family comedy series ‘Young & Hungry.’ Simultaneously, she had a recurring role in ABC's sitcom ‘Super Fun Night’ and guest starred on CBS's ‘The Crazy Ones’.
  • She also gave voice for the animated series ‘Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.’ For a single season, she starred on the TBS comedy series ‘Clipped.’
  • In December 2013, Tisdale released an independent single titled ‘You're Always Here.’ The song was an elegy about her late grandfather.
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Major Works
  • The highlight of Ashley Tisdale’s acting career was the High School Musical franchise. Including a trilogy and a spin-off, the series was a major hit and exhibited Tisdale’s artistic talents to the fullest. She was brilliant in her role of Sharpay Evans and was critically and commercially praised.
  • Along with praise for her acting talent, she has garnered equal amount of appreciation for her singing as well. Her debut album, ‘Headstrong’ was a stunning success and certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her second studio album, ‘Guilty Pleasure’ was also successful.
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Philanthropic Works
  • A philanthropist, Ashley Tisdale has supported various charitable organizations and causes all through her career. She collaborated with the Make a Wish Foundation in 2008. She is an ardent supporter of Habitat for Humanity as well.
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  • She served as a phone operator during Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief in January 2010 to raise funds. In 2011, she volunteered for the ‘Get on the Bus’ charity campaign. In 2012, she became the face of Project Pink, a campaign launched to raise money for the research of breast cancer treatments.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2006, Ashley Tisdale won the Billboard Music Awards for Soundtrack Album of the Year for ‘High School Musical.’
  • In 2007, she bagged the Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards for Best TV Actress for ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.’ She also won American Music Awards Soundtrack Favorite Album for ‘High School Musical 2.’
  • In 2009, the MTV Movie Awards presented her with Breakthrough Performance Female award for ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’. The same year, along with the cast and crew of the film, she received Teen Choice Awards for Choice: Movie Music/Dance.
  • In 2014, she was presented with the Young Hollywood Awards for Social Media Superstar.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Ashley Tisdale was romantically involved with Jared Murillo from 2007 to 2009 and Scott Speer from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, she began dating Christopher French, the lead singer of the band Annie Automatic. The two became engaged in August 2013 and finally married on September 8, 2014, in a small private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.
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1. Donnie Darko (2001)

  (Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama)

2. Playing It Cool (2014)

  (Romance, Comedy)


3. Amateur Night (2016)

  (Comedy)

4. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

  (Family, Music, Romance, Drama, Musical, Comedy)



5. Scary Movie 5 (2013)

  (Horror, Comedy)

Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
2009 Breakthrough Performance Female High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

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