Ashley plays many roles apart from her acting career. She is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, spokesperson, and a film producer. During her childhood, she appeared in television in more than 100 times for commercial advertisement and played acting roles in Broadway productions.
She had become known to cinema in 2006 through the release of television film called High School Musical. The Recording Industry Association of America that is called as RIAA had certified her debut album named as Headstrong in 2007 and certified as gold. After two years, Ashley entered into the mainstream pop sound and released her second studio album named as Guilty Pleasure.