After the first Emmy-winning High School Musical, she pursued a solo music career and released her debut album Headstrong on February 6, The album debuted at number five in the U. High School Musical 2 was the most-watched basic cable show on record. In August , Forbes listed her among Hollywood's 10 top-paid young entertainers.
She grew up in Ocean Township. Her elder sister, Jennifer Tisdale, is an actress and model, and her maternal grandfather, Arnold Morris, developed Ginsu Knives; through her grandfather, she is also related to businessman Ron Popeil. Tisdale is Jewish on her mother's side and considers herself Jewish. So I went to my manager and told him I wanted to be in it.
He asked me if I could sing, and I said no. On her first audition, Tisdale landed a JC Penney spot and went on to appear in more than commercials as a kid. She began her acting career by appearing in Gypsy: Tisdale also lended her voice to the animated movie A Bug's Life on A little bit later, she had a minor role in the film Donnie Darko.
She had recurring roles on sitcoms with The Hughleys in and Still Standing in While performing on the show, Tisdale received a voice role in Whisper of the Heart, the English-language version of the Japanese animated feature, Mimi wo Sumaseba.
Tisdale had originally auditioned for the role of Gabriella Montez, but was eventually cast as Sharpay because it was felt that her alto voice suited a darker character.
Producers did not initially consider her because of her good-girl image on The Suite Life. Tisdale's role in High School Musical required her to perform several songs. All three managed to chart on the Billboard Hot Tisdale made music history by becoming the first female artist ever to debut with two singles simultaneously on the Hot with "What I've Been Looking For" and "Bop to the Top".
The soundtrack, on which Tisdale sings lead vocals on several songs, became the top-selling album of Her music career developed in In June, Tisdale signed in a record deal with Warner Bros.
Prior to the release of her debut album, Tisdale covered the hit single "Last Christmas" originally by Wham! Tisdale launched a worldwide tour with the rest of the cast of High School Musical in fall , performing the songs from the soundtrack album as well of three songs from her debut album, which was released on Tisdale released a three-song EP by Warner Bros.
Records on December 12, prior to the release of her debut album. It was released to promote the full length album. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard album charts, selling 64, copies. Some promotional singles were released from the album. Tisdale performing at the High School Musical: In , Tisdale released her first music DVD, There's Something About Ashley, with a three-song trilogy comprised by music videos and a documentary about the Headstrong album creation.
Tisdale promoted the album and the DVD in a mini mall-tour in mid-October in which she had an Ecko Red fashion show and later, performed live three songs in selected American's malls.
The album was certified Gold in the U. On November 12, Also, Tisdale is credited as one of the executive producers of the movie. Tisdale made a special appearance in the credits of the movie Bring It On: In October , a German version of the "Be Good to Me" music video was released, with some behind the scenes clips included.
The song was finally released as an official single on Germany on October 17, The songs are available to download in the official site, unlocked only with special codes, received in different packages of the deodorant. Tisdale also covered the 80's hit song "Shadows of the Night" for the film Picture This. Tisdale launched a European promotional tour along with the cast of High School Musical 3 to promote the movie. On December 14, Second studio album and future projects In an Extra!
In October Tisdale said she had eighty percent of her album done, and it may be released in February ; the album will be "more rock and edgier. Also, he said that the first single will reach radios very soon. Tisdale is taking a step away from the spotlight and trying her hand at behind-the-camera work. Tisdale has her own production company, Blondie Girl Productions and is working in two projects. She is the first actress from Disney Channel ever to executive-produce one of their shows.
Tisdale also signed a deal with FremantleMedia the creator of American Idol and she is producing a reality show with them. She is going to make a sequel to High School Musical 3, but it's all about her.
The movie is called "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure". Image and personal life Tisdale underwent a rhinoplasty procedure on November 30, According to Tisdale, this was done for health-related reasons and not out of a belief in plastic surgery; her "septum was 80 percent deviated" and she had "two small fractures on her nose", and this was interfering with her breathing.
She spoke to People magazine about the surgery, saying that it was important to her to be honest with her fans. Not an angelic voice or a dazzling personality, but an even rarer commodity: In March , Tisdale told Blender that she was drug and alcohol-free, and went on to add, "my mom really instilled confidence in me, so I'm not somebody who'd be under peer pressure".
She was later voted as number 10 in Maxim's Hot list. On June 11, , Tisdale was ranked at 94 on Forbes' Celebrity list.