Her acting performances have been met with praise by critics and film producers.She was named a "scene stealer" in High School Musical 2 (2007) by Laura Fries of Variety.
She also co-executive produced a documentary, There's Something About Ashley (2007), documenting the recording of the album and the production of her music videos.
Her second studio album, Guilty Pleasure (2009), was released in select territories on June 11, 2009; it would not receive a release in the United States until July 28.
Tisdale was eight years old when she was cast to play the part of Cosette in the musical Les Misérables, and only recalled taking a single singing lesson before landing the role.
In 2007, Tisdale told Newsday, "When I was little, I saw the play Les Misérables on Broadway.
Tisdale has continued to appear in television roles, joining the main cast of Clipped (2015).