Brenda Song

Song in 2011, Kathy Hutchins /

Place of Birth: Carmichael, Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 27, 1988

Ethnicity: Hmong, Thai

Brenda Song is an American actress, singer, producer, and model. She has appeared in the films Leave it to Beaver, College Road Trip, Secret Obsession, The Ultimate Christmas Present, and The Social Network.

Her father is a Hmong who emigrated to the U.S. from Laos. Her mother is Thai, and was adopted by Hmong parents. Brenda has two children with her partner, actor, musician, and podcaster Macaulay Culkin.

Her father’s family name was originally Xiong, but was changed to Song after her father moved to the U.S. Brenda is fluent in Hmong and stated in an interview that her father encouraged her and her brothers to speak Hmong at home to keep their culture.



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36 Responses

  1. River9 says:

    She was born Brenda Julietta/Juliette Song. Her middle name’s either Julietta or Juliette

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