She portrayed the role of the Taylor Mc Kessie in High School Musical in 2006. She appeared in several episodes of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody like Forever Plaid, Not So Suite 16, Neither a Borrower Nor a Speller Bee and A Prom Story.
She also had guest appearances on television which include Malcolm in the Middle, Married to the Kellys, Boston Public, Strong Medicine, Veronica Mars, 10-8: Officers on Duty and Gilmore Girls.
She then appeared in the sequel of High School Musical, High School Musical 2 in 2007.
Later she appeared in the movie The Ditch digger’s Daughters as Young Donna.She won Young Artist Award for Hollywood nomination for the role.In the end though, she helps with the plan of getting Troy and Gabriella to the callbacks on time.In High School Musical 2, she is dating Chad and is working at the Lava Springs Country Club.She also has hosted 3 Minute Game Show: High School Musical Edition on Disney Channel.
For the holiday album entitled A Disney Channel Holiday, she recorded a song called “Christmas Vacation”.
While she was in her high school days, she herself wrote, produced, directed and starred in her play, Voices from Within.
She also starred in productions of The Colored Museum, Noises Off, The Real Thing and Polaroid Stories.
She got her first lead role in the independent film Mother of the River.
The film was awarded many awards at film festivals in Chicago.
In 2006, she was in the first ever Disney Channel Games.