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Brenda Song
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Brenda Song in 2009
Background information
Birth name Brenda Song
Born March 27, 1988 (1988-03-27) (age 33)
Origin United States Flag of California.svgCarmichael, California, U.S.
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Actress
Singer
Model
Spokesperson
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999-present(actress)
2005–present (singer)
Labels Walt Disney (2005–)
Hollywood (2006–)
Associated acts Walt Disney Records
Zack and Cody

Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is also a former child model. Song was first famous for her appearances on the Disney Channel. She was a regular part on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Her character was noted as one of the Disney Channel's longest continuous characters. In 2010, she moved into mainstream movies and TV. These included Changeland, Angry Angel, and Station 19.

Biography

Early years

Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California to a Hmong American father and a Thai American mother. Song has two younger brothers, Timmy and Nathan. Brenda Song holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade.

Career

Brenda Song began acting and modeling at age 6. She also played a very minor role in a skit on MADtv.

One of Song's more notable acting roles is her portrayal of London Tipton in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (along with Ashley Tisdale and twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse). She later continued this role in the spin-off The Suite Life on Deck. She also played a recurring role as Tia in the Disney Channel Original Series Phil of the Future. Song had minor guest appearances on both That's So Raven and American Dragon: Jake Long.

Song had her first starring role in 2006 in the movie Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.

In 2010, Song was part of the main cast of The Social Network. This marked her entry into mainstream movies and TV.

In 2012, Song starred in the short film First Kiss along with her Social Network costar Joseph Mazzello.

In 2017, Song was cast in Freeform's movie, Angry Angel.

In January 2019, Song was cast in a starring role in the Hulu television series Dollface alongside Kat Dennings.

Personal

She belongs to the Hmong tribe with their sacred and historical beliefs. She has received a black belt in one martial arts and had used her skills in the Disney Channel movie, Wendy Wu:Homecoming Warrior.

Filmography

Brenda Song
Song at The Cheetah Girls: One World premiere on August 12, 2008

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Requiem Young Fong
1996 Santa with Muscles Susan
1997 Leave It to Beaver Susan Acustis
1999 The White Fox Sandy Short film
2002 Like Mike Reg Stevens
2004 Costume Party Capers: The Incredibles Alex Voice
2006 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior Wendy Wu Also co-producer
2006 Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen Treat Voice
2008 College Road Trip Nancy
2009 Boogie Town Natalie
2010 The Social Network Christy Lee
2010 Little Sister Storyteller
2011 The Little Engine That Could Shiny Passenger Train
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Chloe Voice
2012 First Kiss Samantha Short film
2017 Angry Angel Allison Pyke
2019 Secret Obsession Jennifer Williams
2019 Changeland Pen

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1994–95 Thunder Alley Kathy 2 episodes
1995 Fudge Jennie Main role (Season 1)
1999 Once and Again Chrissy Episode: "There Be Dragons"
1999 MADtv Trick-or-Treater Episode: "Halloween Special Edition"
1999 Popular Mandy Shepherd Episode: "Fall on Your Knees"
2000–02 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd Sariffa Chung Main role
2000 Double Dare 2000 Herself Episode: "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd vs The Amanda Show"
2000 7th Heaven Cynthia Episodes: "Love Stinks" parts 1 & 2
2000 The Brothers García Jenny Episode: "Love Me Tender"
2000 The Ultimate Christmas Present Samantha Kwan Television film
2001 The Nightmare Room Tessa Episode: "Dear Diary, I'm Dead"
2001 Bette Stacey Episode: "The Invisible Mom"
2001 ER Lynda An Episode: "Fear of Commitment"
2001 Judging Amy Vanessa Pran Episode: "Darkness for Light"
2002 The Bernie Mac Show Shannon Episode: "The King and I"
2002 George Lopez Jennifer Episode: "Token of Unappreciation"
2002 Get a Clue Jennifer Television film
2002 For the People Ellie Episode: "The Double Standard"
2003 That's So Raven Amber Episode: "A Dog by Any Other Name"
2003 One on One Asanti Episode: "Keeping It"
2004–05 Phil of the Future Tia Recurring role (Season 1)
2004 Stuck in the Suburbs Natasha Kwon-Schwartz Television film
2005–08 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody London Tipton Main role
2006 American Dragon: Jake Long Tracey Voice; Episode: "Bring It On"
2006–08 Disney Channel Games Herself Television special; 3 editions
2007 The Emperor's New School Dancing Queen Voice; "The Emperor's New Tuber/Room for Improvement" (Season 2, Episode 1)
2007–08 Pass the Plate Herself (host)
2008 Macy's Presents Little Spirit: Christmas in New York Paige Television film
2008 Special Delivery Alice Cantwell Television film
2008–11 The Suite Life on Deck London Tipton Main role
2009 Phineas and Ferb Wendy Voice; Episode: "Unfair Science Fair"
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place London Tipton Episode: "Cast-Away (to Another Show)"
2011 The Suite Life Movie Television film
2012 Key & Peele Purple Falcon Episode: "Power Falcons"
2012–13 Scandal Alissa Recurring role (Season 1–2)
2013 New Girl Daisy Recurring role (Season 2)
2013–14 Dads Veronica Main role
2014, 2018 Robot Chicken Various Voices Voice; Episodes: "The Hobbit: There and Bennigan's"; "What Can You Tell Me About Butt Rashes?"
2014 The League Rosette Episode: "The Hot Tub"
2015 Miles from Tomorrowland Frida Voice; Recurring role (Season 1)
2015 Life in Pieces Bonnie Episode: "Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie"
2016–17 Pure Genius Angie Cheng Main role
2017 Superstore Kristen Episodes: "Glenn's Kids"; "Cheyenne's Wedding"
2018 Station 19 JJ Recurring role
2019-present Amphibia Anne Boonchuy Voice, Main role, Disney Channel series

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2007–11 London Tipton's Yay Me! Starring London Tipton London Tipton Web-show

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy), Supporting Young Actress The Ultimate Christmas Present Won
2003 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Television Comedy Series, Guest Starring Young Actress The Bernie Mac Show Nominated
2006 Asian Excellence Award Newcomers Award The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Funniest TV Sidekick Nominated

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