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.
He sent her to various auditions for commercials, and she was placed in more than one hundred national network TV advertisements as a child.
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.
Boys Like Girls lead singer Martin Johnson was photographed at LAX on Monday night arriving with Ashley and the two held hands as they walked through the airport.