Brenda Song (born 1988) is an American actress of Hmong and Thai descent, and one of the Disney Channel's longest serving female stars, having been active since the mid-1990s.
She is best known for playing heiress London Tipton on The Suite Life series. She also starred in ~Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior~ and was the girlfriend of Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) in The Social Network.
Song has also been described as one of "young Hollywood’s most promising rising stars" and a "young phenomenon on the rise" by media outlets. TV Guide listed her in its 2008 list of "13 Hottest Young Stars to Watch". Angry Asian Man named her one of the most influential Asians under 30.
She is engaged to Metro Station frontman Trace Cyrus, who is the brother of Miley Cyrus. In 2011, she appeared in a series of ads promoting healthy living starring First Lady Michelle Obama and some Disney Channel stars.
Brenda Song exhibits these tropes:
- Asian Airhead: Is usually typecast as this.
- Badass Adorable: She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Compare her Asian Airhead roles to who she really is; not uncommon for any Asian Airhead she portrays.
- Throw It In
- Waif Fu: As said above, she holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She also exhibits her fighting skills in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and in the DCOM Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.