Brenda Song knew what it means to a celebrity from a very young age. The actress began her career as a child fashion model while everyone believed she would make it big in Hollywood one day. She was home-schooled by her father who was a teacher by profession. When he enrolled little Song to a martial arts class, she wanted to join dance classes too. But her father didn’t allow her to take the path of a performing artist. Eventually, Song managed to get the nod from her mother to move to Los Angeles to pursue a dream career. Brenda’s first breakthrough came when she was noticed by a casting agent at a shopping mall at the age of 5. The meeting landed her a Little Caesars commercial. A Barbie commercial followed and Song became a popular child artist among the kids in the neighborhood.
She got her next breakthrough with the 1995 indie flick ‘Requiem.’ Song also appeared in two episodes of the TV series ‘Thunder Alley.’ Her stunning performances and confident attitude displayed in front of the camera made her immensely popular among the crew. Soon, she landed a regular role in the TV series ‘Fudge.’ Several small roles and guest appearances followed. But the actress was stereotyped to play ‘Asian’ characters due to her mother’s Thai lineage.
Song emerged as a rising star with the comedy movie ‘The Ultimate Christmas Present’ in 2000. Her role, Samantha Elizabeth Kwan also brought the actress a couple of accolades. Song had to wait for two years for her next breakout role. The 2002 Fox sitcom ‘The Bernie Mac Show’ catapulted her into instant stardom and earned her the reputation of one of the most talented actors of her generation. Disney signed her on in 2002 as a regular star for its kids’ shows after the success of ‘The Bernie Mac Show.’ The deal made her a superstar among child actors with back-to-back projects.
Song’s biggest breakout role came in 2005 with the Disney series ‘Suite Life of Zack and Cody.’ Song played the role of London Tipton, who is the pampered daughter of a little ‘dumb’ Asian businessman. The character went on to become a huge success and Song became the darling of the viewers. London Tipton was so tailor-made for Song that the makers didn’t audition any other actors for the role. Lipton also became one of the longest appearing characters in Disney’s roster. The immense popularity opened the doors to Hollywood for Song.
In 2010, Song played the role of Christy Lee, a Harvard University student and girlfriend of Andrew Garfield’s character Eduardo Saverin. Her other major works include ‘Scandal,’ ‘New Girl,’ ‘Dads,’ and ‘Pure Genius.’ So now you might be wondering what is the next Brenda Song movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Brenda Song films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Brenda Song movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
4. Amphibia (2019 —)