Ashley Tisdale is a Disney Channel star, known to viewers as Maddie on the Sprouse brothers' series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and as the supersnob Sharpay in the High School Musical movies (with Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Corbin Bleu). Tisdale has been performing most of her life, including stints on stage in the early 1990s. Her screen career began with occasional appearances on television. After years of guest roles, she earned recurring roles in 2002 on The Hughleys and in 2003 on Still Standing before being cast for Zack and Cody. Part of a Disney stable that includes Zac Efron and Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Tisdale has performed in a number of Disney productions as host, actress and singer. In 2006 she appeared in the hit TV movie High School Musical and joined the national stage tour based on the film. She starred again in High School Musical sequels in 2007 and 2008. Her debut solo album, Headstrong, was released in 2007.