Q My daughter is a big fan of a girl named Ashley Tisdale. What can you tell me about her?
—Julie Christianson, New York, N.Y.
Tisdale, 22, the candy-counter clerk Maddie on the Disney Channel's hit series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, also starred in the hit Disney TV movies High School Musical and High School Musical 2. Born in West Deal, N.J., she was discovered at the age of 3 in her hometown shopping mall by a talent manager and went on to appear in more than 100 national TV commercials. At age 8, she landed the leading role in a touring production of Les Miserables, after which she also toured with Annie. Also a singer, she released her first solo album, Headstrong, last year.