Song, Brenda 1988-
Song, Brenda 1988-
Full name, Brenda Julietta Song; some sources cite original spelling of surname as Xiong; born March 27, 1988, in Carmichael, CA; father, a teacher; mother, a homemaker. Education: Attended community college; studied online at the University of California, Berkeley. Avocational Interests: Tae Kwon Do, watching films, studying, shopping, international foods, golf, tennis, basketball.
Actress. Appeared in advertisements. Appeared in "Sharing Feelings," part of the Express Yourself campaign, and appeared in the Pass the Plate series of shorts, both broadcast on the Disney Channel. Presenter at awards presentations, participated in various events, and involved with charities.
Named an All-American scholar, c. 1990s; Young Artist Award, best performance in a television movie (comedy)—supporting young actress, Young Artist Foundation, 2001, for The Ultimate Christmas Present; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television comedy series—guest starring young actress, 2003, for The Bernie Mac Show; named one of the future stars of tomorrow, Interview magazine, 2006; named one of the twenty-five top stars under the age of twenty-five, Teen People magazine; earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Television Appearances; Series:
Sariffa Chung, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Nickelodeon, 1999-2002.
Tia, Phil of the Future, Disney Channel, 2004-2005.
London Tipton, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (also known as The Suite Life and TSL), Disney Channel, beginning 2005.
London Tipton, The Suite Life on Deck, Disney Channel, beginning c. 2008.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Herself, 100 Greatest Teen Stars, VH1, 2006.
Herself, The Disney Channel Games, Disney Channel, 2006, 2007.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Samantha Kwan, The Ultimate Christmas Present, Disney Channel, 2000.
Jennifer, Get a Clue, Disney Channel, 2002.
Natasha Kwon-Schwartz, Stuck in the Suburbs, Disney Channel, 2004.
Title role, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Disney Channel, 2006.
Alice Vanlen, Special Delivery, Lifetime Movie Network, 2008.
Girl near lake, Camp Rock (musical; also known as Rock Camp Rules), Disney Channel, 2008.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Costume Party Capers: "The Incredibles," Disney Channel, 2004.
Herself, Dear Santa, Fox, 2005.
Herself, 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up, E! Entertainment Television, 2005.
Herself, Totally Suite New Year's Eve, Disney Channel, 2005.
(In archive footage) Herself, I Was a Network Star, 2006.
Host, New Year Sing-a-Long Bowl-a-Thon! (also known as Sing-Along Bowl-Athon), Disney Channel, 2006.
London Tipton, That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana, Disney Channel, 2006.
Herself, Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, ABC, 2006, 2007.
Herself, Mother Goose Parade, 2007.
Herself, Where Music Meets Film, Fuse, 2008.
Herself, WrestleMania XXIV (also known as WrestleMania 24), pay-per-view, 2008.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
The Teen Choice Awards 2006, Fox, 2006.
Film Independent's "2007 Spirit Awards," Independent Film Channel, 2007.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Kathy, "Speak No Evil," Thunder Alley, ABC, 1994.
Kathy, "Buzz Off, Buzzard Boy," Thunder Alley, ABC, 1995.
Jennie, Fudge, ABC, 1995.
Second panelist, Small Talk, Family Channel, 1996 (multiple episodes).
Chrissy, "There Be Dragons," Once and Again, ABC, 1999.
Mandy Shepherd, "Fall on Your Knees," Popular (also known as Suositut), The WB, 1999.
Trick-or-treater, "Halloween Special Edition," MAD TV (also known as Mad TV and MADtv), Fox, 1999.
Cynthia, "Love Stinks: Parts 1 & 2," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2000.
Jennifer, "Love Me Tender," The Brothers Garcia, Nickelodeon, 2000.
Lynda An, "Fear of Commitment," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001.
Stacey, "The Invisible Mom," Bette! (also known as Bette and The Bette Show), CBS, 2001.
Vanessa Pran, "Darkness for Light," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.
Second popular girl, "Token of Unappreciation," George Lopez (also known as The George Lopez Show), ABC, 2002.
Shannon, "The King and I," The Bernie Mac Show (also known as Bernie Mac Show), Fox, 2002.
"Dear Diary, I'm Dead," The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2002.
"Nascent," For the People (also known as Para la gente), Lifetime, 2002.
Amber, "A Dog By Any Other Name," That's So Raven (also known as Absolutely Psychic, That's So Raven!, Es tan Raven, Phenomene Raven, and Raven blickt durch), Disney Channel, 2003.
Asanti and Asoniti, "Keeping It," One on One, UPN, 2003.
Herself, E! News Daily (also known as E! News Live and E! New Live Weekend), E! Entertainment Television, 2003.
Herself, Soap Talk, SOAPnet, 2004, 2006.
Herself, "Cinderella: Part 2—The Premiere" (also known as "Cinderella Special Edition DVD Premiere"), Super Short Show (also known as Mike's "Super Short Show"), Disney Channel, 2005.
Herself, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," Super Short Show (also known as Mike's "Super Short Show"), Disney Channel, 2005.
Herself, Rove Live, Network Ten (Australia), 2005.
Herself, Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2005, 2007.
Herself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2005, 2007, 2008.
Herself, "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Taking over the Tipton," Super Short Show (also known as Mike's "Super Short Show"), Disney Channel, 2006.
Voice of Tracey (cheerleader), "Bring It On," American Dragon: Jake Long (animated; also known as ADJL, American Dragon, Disney's "American Dragon: Jake Long," Jake Long: American Dragon, and Last Dragon), Disney Channel, 2006.
Herself, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 2006.
Herself, Showbiz Tonight, Cable News Network, 2006.
Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2006.
Herself, TRL Italy, MTV Italia (MTV Italy), 2006.
(In archive footage) Herself, "Best Stories of 2007," CMT Insider, Country Music Television (CMT), 2007.
(In archive footage) Herself, "Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Child Stars II), Arts and Entertainment, 2007.
Herself, "Oddballs and Original Characters," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2007.
Herself, Disney's "Really Short Report," Disney Channel, 2007.
Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (also known as The Jimmy Kimmel Project), ABC, 2007.
Herself, Phenomenon, NBC, 2007.
Herself, Punk'd (also known as Harassment), MTV, 2007.
Herself, The View, ABC, 2007.
Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, multiple episodes in 2007, 2008.
Herself, CMT Insider, Country Music Television (CMT), 2008.
Herself, Film '08 (also known as Film of the Year and The Film Programme), BBC, 2008.
Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2008.
Television Work; Movies:
Coproducer, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Disney Channel, 2006.
Young Fong, Requiem (short film), 1995.
Susan, Santa with Muscles, Legacy Releasing, 1996.
Susan Acustis, Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997.
Reg Stevens, Like Mike (also known as Magic Baskets), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.
Kelly Anderson, A Cinderella Story (also known as Cinderella Story, Untitled "Cinderella" Project, and Une aventure de Cendrillon), Warner Bros., 2004.
Voice of Treat, Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen (animated), Bix Pix Entertainment/Madison Road Entertainment/Once upon a Frog Productions, 2006.
Nancy, College Road Trip (also known as National Lampoon's "College Road Trip"), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 2008.
Some sources cite appearances in other films.
Appeared in video compilations.
Music Videos; with Others:
Disney Channel Circle of Stars, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," appeared in the Disney Platinum Edition DVD of Cinderella, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2005.
Ashley Tisdale, "He Said She Said," 2007.
Asiance, June, 2006.
BuddyTv, October 27, 2007.
New York Times, June 15, 2006, pp. B1, B7.
People Weekly, January 23, 2007, pp. 2-3.
Washington Post, November 24, 2007, p. C13.
Brenda Song,http://www.brendasongsite.com, January 3, 2008.