Ashley recently starred in “Hellcats” which debuted on the CW. “Hellcats” is a coming-of-age drama about a young pre-law student, Marti (Aly Michalka), whose world is turned upside-down when she loses her scholarship and has to join the college’s legendary competitive cheerleading squad. The Hellcats are run by captain Savannah Monroe (Ashley), a petite, peppy Texan, who becomes Marti’s roommate. This energetic series is a behind-the-scenes look at the drama, politics and pressure surrounding the powerhouse football program at a Southern University.
Ashley quickly garnered attention and became one of the breakout stars of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel world wide phenomenon “High School Musical.” Ashley reprised her role as Sharpay Evans, the high school drama queen, in “High School Musical 2,” which broke cable TV records as it garnered 17.5 million viewers. With the success of HSM, Disney decided to release the third installment of the extremely successful “High School Musical” franchise as a feature film. “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” set a box office record as the highest grossing opening weekend total for a musical. Ashley reprised her role in the Disney Channel original film “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, in which her extremely popular character, Sharpay Evans, travels to New York to pursue a Broadway career but it’s her dog who lands an acting gig first. The telefilm debuted in May and was the #1 watched show on cable for the night.
Ashley’s other credits included the feature film “Alien’s in the Attic,” voicing the character of Candane Flynn in the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, “Phineas and Ferb” on Disney XD and Disney Channel. She also captured the attention of Disney Channel fans for her role as Maddie in Disney Channel’s hit series, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” She had recurring roles on many primetime comedies including “George Lopez,” “Still Standing” and “The Hughleys,” as well as guest starring roles on “Grounded for Life,” “Strong Medicine,” “Boston Public” and “7th Heaven.” S
A Warner Bros. Records recording artist, her solo album, “Headstrong,” debuted in February 2007 and entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #5. Ashley released her second solo album entitled “Guilty Pleasure” in June 2009.
In fall 2006, Tisdale starred in “High School Musical: The Concert,” a sold-out 42-date arena concert tour throughout North America which, after a break to film the sequel to the movie, carried on through spring 2007 in Latin America, playing sold-out soccer stadiums in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico.