Actress and singer best known for her role as Maddie on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She has won several acting awards, including an MTV Movie Award, for her performances in the High School Musical films. She also voices the character Candace on Phineas and Ferb. In 2020, she became a panelist on The Masked Dancer.
She met her longtime manager at age three, and he landed her over 100 roles in commercials as a child actress.
She played the antagonist in the High School Musical films, and was ranked #10 in Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2008.
She dated Scott Speer from 2009 to 2011, then married Christopher French on September 8, 2014. The two welcomed a daughter named Jupiter Iris French on March 23rd, 2021. She has a sister named Jennifer.
When she was 12 years old, she was invited to sing at the White House for President Bill Clinton.