Tisdale continued to make guest appearances on television shows and appear in minor film roles throughout the following years, with roles in films such as Donnie Darko (2001) and The Mayor of Oyster Bay (2002).
During this time, Tisdale continued to work and attend school, stating "I was always in regular school and I worked in clothing stores growing up.
This marked her final portrayal of the character to date.
Tisdale announced work on her third studio album in 2013, releasing the promotional single "You're Always Here" (2013).
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Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer.
I thought it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen, so I went to my manager and told him I wanted to be in it".
Tisdale's second studio album, Guilty Pleasure (2009), was released to less commercial success than its predecessor. Tisdale's production company Blondie Girl Productions, first formed in 2008, signed a multi-year production deal with Relativity Media in 2010; Tisdale would produce shows such as Miss Advised (2012) as part of the deal.
Tisdale starred in the High School Musical spin-off film Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011), releasing a soundtrack to promote the film.
This success was heightened when she starred as Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical franchise.
The film series proved to be a huge success for Disney and earned a large following.