Sons of Anarchy Signs Ashley Tisdale for Season 5 Guest Arc

Branching out, Ashley Tisdale is expected to play a "high-priced, desirable escort" on Sons of Anarchy this fall

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Ashley Tisdale to receive a minimum of two episodes on Sons of Anarchy

Former Disney Channel star Ashley Tisdale will join the cast of Sons of Anarchy for a guest-starring role in Season 5 that’s about as far from Sharpay Evans as you can get.

The 26-year-old Tisdale, who starred in Hellcats in 2010-11 and guested on Raising Hope last season, will play a character named Emma Jean, a “high-priced, desirable escort” who comes into SAMCRO’S orbit, TVLine reports. She’ll appear in at least two episodes of the show.

Sons of Anarchy has a history of outside-the-box casting choices. At first blush, you wouldn’t think the likes of Tom Arnold and David Hasselhoff would quite fit on a show about a gun-running motorcycle club, but both have appeared on the series (Arnold has done four episodes).

Tisdale joins a guest cast for Season 5 that also includes Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau. Sons of Anarchy will return to FX in the fall.