Ashley Tisdale is one of those stars today who have Disney to thank for their success. Starting her show business career at the age of 3, Ash has grown up on our screens and transitioned really well into adulthood.
Her first taste of fame came with her role as Maddie Fitzpatrick in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Her next role as Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical franchise would become her signature role – many of her fans still struggle with seeing her differently from that character, a challenge that has made her appreciate her production company Blondie Productions where she gets to create anything.
In recent years, Tisdale has been more active behind the scenes but manages to take up some roles when time permits her. Some of her recent gigs include; TV series Clipped (2015) and film Amateur Night (2016).
Ashley Tisdale Bio (Family Life And Other Background Information)
Born on July 2, 1985, in West Deal, New Jersey to a Christian dad contractor Michael Tisdale and a Jewish mother Lisa Morris, Tisdale has revealed that she was raised with a little bit of both religions. She has an older sister Jennifer Tisdale who is also an actress. However, Ashely had begun her own career (1988) long before her sister (2000). Jennifer is married to Shane McChesnie and they have one child.
Tisdale’s career launched when she was 3 years old after she met a certain Bill Perlman at a mall. Perlman would become her long-time manager helping her land over 100 commercial gigs.
Ashley has since never looked back. The commercials were succeeded by a theatrical career – she had roles in productions of Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Les Misérables, and The Sound of Music. She then toured Korea for 2 years as part of the production of Annie.
At the age of 12, she was among a troupe that visited the White House where she sang for the then-president Bill Clinton. Tisdale’s family would later relocate to Los Angeles to better her chances in the entertainment industry. Her first acting gig came in an episode of Smart Guy.
After appearing in minor roles in a number of films and TV shows and even trying her hands-on modeling signing with Ford Models, Tisdale got her first big break in 2005 with Disney’s The Suite Life of Zach & Cody.
Tisdale’s schooling wasn’t affected by her career as she didn’t become famous until turning 18 – at that time she had already graduated from high school.
Ashley Tisdale’s net worth is estimated at $10 million. A huge chunk of that comes from the success of the HSM franchise which per Fortune gave Disney an estimated $1 billion in operating profit between 2006 and 2007. The three films grossed $253 million from a budget of $22.2 million. According to Celebuzz, Tisdale was paid $2.8 million for the third installment of HSM.
Thanks to her huge success with HSM, Tisdale penned a recording deal with Warner Bros. Records which led to the release of two commercially successful albums.
In 2010 she was the highest-paid cast member on the CW series Hellcats for which she earned $30,000 per episode. The show aired 22 episodes, which would bring Tisdale’s total earnings to at least $660,000.
As a producer with her own production company, Tisdale banks huge sums. Blondie Productions have produced a good number of successful projects and has collaborated with big names like Disney and ABC. She served as the executive producer of reality shows Miss Advised and Inner Circle, TV film Cloud 9, comedy series Young & Hungry, and direct-to-video film Daphne & Velma.
Tisdale’s other businesses include a clothing line with Signorelli where she serves as the creative director, and Illuminate makeup line with BH Cosmetics. In January 2018, Tisdale leveraged her social media presence to launch her own self-titled app which is her means of getting closer to her fans.
At the peak of her HSM fame in 2009, Tisdale entered into a relationship with Scott Speer who directed her music videos. They remained a pair for roughly two years before splitting up in 2011.
The following year in 2012, Tisdale fell in love with singer Christopher French. They got engaged in 2013 and tied the knot on September 8, 2014.
French who has been singing since the age of 11 is the founder of the Los Angeles-based band Annie Automatic. They sometimes make music together, clips of which they share across their social media pages.
The couple has remained married ever since and is known to frequently gush about each other on their respective Instagram pages. A platform where Tisdale boasts almost 10 million followers.
Birth Name: Ashley Michelle Tisdale
Birthday/Birthplace: July 2, 1985/West Deal, New Jersey, USA
Birth Sign: Cancer
Height: 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m)
Parents: Lisa Morris and Michael Tisdale
Sibling: 1 (actress, producer Jennifer Tisdale)
Husband: Christopher French (September 8, 2014)
Close Friends: Fellow former Disney child stars Vanessa Hudgens and sisters; Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff
Net Worth: $10 million