Jul. 2nd, 1985
West Deal, New Jersey, USA
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Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, recording artist and producer.
Born in the West Deal section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, to Lisa (née Morris) and Mike Tisdale, the manager of a construction company. Her older sister, Jennifer Tisdale, is also an actress. Through her maternal grandfather, Tisdale is related to businessman Ron Popeil. Her father is Christian and her mother is Jewish; she was raised with "a little bit of both" religions.
At the age of three, Tisdale met her manager, Bill Perlman, at a New Jersey mall. He sent her to numerous auditions for commercials, and she was placed in more than 100 national network TV advertisements as a child. She began her theatrical career by appearing in Gypsy: A Musical Fable and The Sound of Music at Monmouth County's Jewish Community Center.
At the age of eight, she was cast to play the part of Cosette in a national touring production of the musical Les Misérables. "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", said Tisdale in an interview to Newsday in 2007. She recalls taking only a single singing lesson before landing the role. Tisdale toured for two years on Les Misérables before landing a role in a touring production of Annie in Korea. At the age of twelve, Tisdale sang at the White House for President Bill Clinton.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tisdale had minor roles in television shows including The Hughleys, Smart Guy, 7th Heaven, Boston Public and Bette, and appeared in the feature films A Bug's Life and Donnie Darko. For her role as Carol Prader in Boston Public, she received a 2000 Young Artist Award nomination for "Best Guest Performance In a TV drama". During this time she worked as a model for Ford Models.
In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and she rose to prominence in 2006 as Sharpay Evans in the television film High School Musical. The High School Musical series became a successful franchise that included three films, a spin-off and numerous soundtrack albums. Tisdale's resultant popularity led her to sign a solo record deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2006. Her debut album Headstrong (2007) was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and includes her most successful single "He Said She Said". Two years later, Tisdale began to cultivate an adult image and mainstream pop sound and released her second studio album Guilty Pleasure.
Tisdale has a main voice role in the Disney Channel's three-time Emmy Award-winning animated series Phineas & Ferb as Candace Flynn. The cartoon quickly became television's most-watched animated series among kids and tweens and received very positive reviews. Her other notable roles include Savannah Monroe in The CW's television drama series Hellcats (2010–11) and Jody Sanders in Scary Movie 5 (2013). Tisdale worked as the executive producer on films and television series including the ABC Family television film Picture This and the Bravo's 2012 unscripted series Miss Advised.
Tisdale met dancer Jared Murillo in 2006 on the set of High School Musical, and they were romantically involved from 2007 until March 2009. From 2009 to 2011, she was in a relationship with director Scott Speer. The two reconciled in 2012 but have since ended their relationship.
Tisdale began dating Christopher French, the lead singer of the band Annie Automatic, in December 2012. They became engaged in August 2013 and married (September 8, 2014) in a small private ceremony held in Santa Barbara, California.
- Says her favorite sport is basketball, because it is the only one she can slightly understand.
- Has her own YouTube Channel.
- Had to be reminded not to take the lead while performing the dancing parts of High School Musical 2 with Lucas Grabeel, both in rehearsal and shooting.
- Her debut album "Headstrong" sold 70,000 copies in its first week.
- Broke up with 'Jared Murillo' (qv) [April 11, 2009].
- "Gotta Go My Own Way" is her favorite song from _High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV)_ (qv).
- Her favorite clothes are Diesel, Bebe, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21.
- Got her start acting at the Jewish Community Center of Monmouth County, New Jersey, appearing in productions of Gypsy, Sound of Music, and Annie Warbucks.