Ashley Tisdale is now one of the stars who owes her success to Disney. Ash started her show business career at the age of 3, grew up on our screens, and has developed very well into adulthood.
Her first taste of fame came with her role as Maddie Fitzpatrick in The Suite Life from Zack & Cody. Her next role as Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical franchise was to become her starring role – many of her fans still have difficulty seeing her as anything other than this character, a challenge that has made her appreciate her production company Blondie Productions, where she can do anything.
In recent years Tisdale has been more active behind the scenes, but she manages to take on some roles when time allows. Some of her recent appearances include the television series Clipped (2015) and the film Amateur Night (2016).
Ashley Tisdale Bio
Tisdale, who was born on July 2, 1985, in West Deal, New Jersey, the daughter of Christian contractor Michael Tisdale and Jewish mother Lisa Morris, has revealed that she grew up with a little of both religions. She has an older sister, Jennifer Tisdale, who is also an actress. However, Ashely had started her career (1988) long before her sister (2000). Jennifer is married to Shane McChesney and they have one child.
Tisdale’s career began when she was 3 years old after she met a certain Bill Perlman in a shopping mall. Perlman, who as her longtime manager was to help her land over 100 commercial gigs.
Since then Ashley has never looked back. The commercials were followed by a career in theatre – 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 part of a troupe visiting the White House where she sang for then-President Bill Clinton. Tisdale’s family would later move to Los Angeles to improve their chances in the entertainment industry. She made her first appearance as an actress in an episode of Smart Guy.
After appearing in smaller roles in some movies and television shows and even signed on as a model for Ford Models, Tisdale made her first big breakthrough in 2005 with Disney’s The Suite Life by Zach & Cody.
Tisdale’s education was not influenced by her career, as she only became famous at the age of 18 – by which time she had already finished high school.
Ashley Tisdale Net Worth
The net worth of Ashley Tisdale is estimated at $10 million. Much of this stems from the success of the HSM franchise, which brought Disney an estimated $1 billion in operating profit per Fortune between 2006 and 2007. The three films generated a gross profit of $253 million on a budget of $22.2 million. According to Celebuzz, Tisdale was paid $2.8 million for the third tranche of HSM.
Thanks to her great success with HSM, Tisdale signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records a record deal that led to the release of two commercially successful albums.
In 2010 she was the highest-paid actress in the CW series Hellcats, for which she earned $30,000 per episode. The series was aired in 22 episodes, which would bring Tisdale’s total earnings to at least $660,000.
As a producer with her own production company, Tisdale is making huge investments Blondie Productions has produced some successful projects and worked with big names like Disney and ABC. She has been executive producer of the reality shows Miss Advised and Inner Circle, the television movie Cloud 9, the comedy series Young & Hungry, and the direct-to-video movie Daphne & Velma.
Tisdale’s other stores include a clothing line with Signorelli, where she serves as creative director, and the make-up line Illuminate with BH Cosmetics. In January 2018, Tisdale used her presence in social media to launch her self-titled app to get closer to her fans.
At the height of her HSM fame in 2009, Tisdale entered into a relationship with Scott Speer, who directed her music videos. They remained a couple for about two years before separating in 2011.
The following year, 2012, Tisdale fell in love with the singer Christopher French. They got engaged in 2013 and entered into a marriage on September 8, 2014.
The French singer, 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, from which they exchange clips on their social media sites.
The couple has remained married since then and is known to often jump on each other on their respective Instagram pages. A platform on which Tisdale has nearly 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