7/2/1985 (34 years old) West Deal, New Jersey, United States
Although this prolific and perky player had been in the business for most of her life, she became an instant teen idol in Disney's wildly popular 2006 TV-movie High School Musical. Discovered in a New Jersey mall at age 3, Tisdale appeared in over 100 national commercials and stage productions before launching her small-screen career with a string of guest spots on youth-oriented series (7th Heaven, Charmed). In 2005, Tisdale became part of the Disney star-making factory when she signed on as the babysitter to the title twins on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. But she made history---and forged her name---as one of the stars of High School Musical by becoming the first female artist to debut two singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She launched her solo music career in 2007 and continued her string of family-friendly performances, appearing in the second and third installments of the High School Musical film series, the TV-movie Picture This and the feature film Aliens in the Attic, while also lending her voice to Disney’s popular Phineas and Ferb cartoon series.