Here’s another actress who grew up right before our eyes. Brenda Song made her first screen appearance at the tender age of six through a TV commercial before proceeding to television shows like the 1995 Fudge and 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd which was shown in 1999. The emerging artist went on to sign a contract with Disney Channel which cast her in a starring role in 2002 Get a Clue, a Disney Channel original movie.
The American-born actress, model, singer, and movie producer is best known for her role in the Disney sitcom titled Suite Life of Zack and Cody where she was portrayed as a London Tipton. Her portrayal of this character came to be recognized as the longest continuous female character on Disney Channel. After spending many fruitful years as a child actress with the network, Brenda Song successfully transitioned into mainstream films in 2010.
Brenda Song Bio
The famed actress was born into a Hmong and Thai family with the given name of Brenda Julietta Song. Her birth came to be on the 27th day of March 1988 in Carmichael, California, United States of America. Her homemaker mom is of Thai-American Origin while her dad, a second-grade teacher is of Hmong origin. She grew up in CA along with two brothers Nathan and Timmy Song who now live with their parents in a suburb of LA. Brenda’s paternal grandparents originated from the Xiong clan but had their last name changed to Song after successfully migrating to the US.
At the tender age of six, Brenda relocated with her mum to Los Angeles in support of her nascent acting career, the other members of the family joined them after two years. During her formative years, the upcoming actress wanted to join a ballet class, but her mum forced her to choose taekwondo since her brother already opted for taekwondo class. According to her mom, she only wanted to take both of them to the same place. Although Brenda cried throughout her first class, she actually came to love the act and on the long run, she was named All-American Scholar when she was in 9th grade and earned a black belt in taekwondo.
The movie star was home-schooled and earned a high school diploma at 16. She joined a community college and also enlisted in an online study with the University of California, Berkeley for a Psychology major and Business minor.
Is Brenda Song Married, Who Is The Boyfriend Or Husband?
The actress has seen her share of romantic relationships in the past although she has never been married. In 2010, she started going out with Trace Cyrus, a popular singer, and they had an official engagement the next year being 2011 but unfortunately, they ended it in 2012. They came back together in January 2013, nevertheless, it was obvious that they were not meant to be, they parted for good in April the same year.
Presently, Brenda’s Changeland co-star Macaulay Culkin has been occupying her love life since October 2017, their relationship is believed to be going smoothly, perhaps wedding bells are in the offing. Before the foregoing, Brenda Song has been involved with several men; she was with Raviv Ullman from 2006 to 2007, Aaron Musicant was in the scene in 2007, Jesse McCartney lasted from 2007 to 2008, and 2008 to 2009 was the turn of Jason Dolley. She has also been associated with Flo Rida in the past.
A most reliable source quoted Brenda’s net worth as $5 million, made through her salaries. Her 2010 Social Network collected the whopping sum of $224.9 million at the box office. Her 2005 starring role in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody earned her the sum of $2,800,000, 2006 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior made her $1,200,000 richer, and the movie titled The Suite Life on Deck paid her a tidy $3,500,000 in 2008.
As a teen actress, Brenda Song earned some cool rankings for herself. In 2006, she got the #5 ranking on Forbes Hollywood’s Top-Paid Tweens list, that same year, People Magazine ranked her at #5 on Hollywood’s Richest Kids list, she was also #7 on Forbes List of the Top Young Earners. The young actress is enjoying a lavish life, her luxurious house located in Toluca Lake California was purchased at the sum of $1 million.