Born in Carmichael, California, Brenda Song is an actress and singer probably best known for her role as London Tipton in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai. Brenda has two younger brothers.
By the time she was six, Brenda moved with her mother to Los Angeles to support her acting career. As a kid, she took taekwondo (eventually earning a black belt) and was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade. Due to her career, she was homeschooled and earned her diploma at 16 and took courses at a community college and online from the University of California, Berkeley.
Brenda Song started her career as a fashion model; she later acted in commercials. Her first role was an AFI student short film. Other roles followed, including parts in Thunder Alley, Fudge, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDown, among many others, but it was her role in Suite Life that gave her national attention. Brenda told justjaredjr.com, Disneys been so great to me. I just love to work, so if theyll keep hiring me, Ill keep working! But as an actress, I really just take it all as it comes, because you never know whats going to happen.
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According to her Disney bio, Brenda Song is a self-described total dork and loves sampling international cuisine, shopping and studying. In 2008, TV Guide listed Song as one of the 13 Hottest Young Stars to Watch.
Brenda Song has since segued into more adult roles, including parts in The Social Network, Little Sister, and Scandal. Regarding some of the criticism for her character in the film The Social Network, Brenda said, All I can say is, if the people are upset about it, I think were doing something right. Because maybe were hitting a little too close to home.
Brenda Song appeared in Jesse McCartneys music film. She also sang as part of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, including a version of A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.
An interesting tidbit is that Brenda wont eat mayonnaise. I cannot deal with the texture of it. Even when its in a chicken salad or tuna salad, I still get nauseous.
Brenda Song was once engaged to Trace Cyrus, but the relationship ended. There was a small controversy as it was reported she was pregnant, but Songs mother came forward and said that wasnt the case.
Brenda Song lives in Los Angeles, California and is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan.