Best known for her roles on the Disney Channel’s hit shows, Asian-American actress Brenda Song will star opposite of Zombieland’s Jesse Eisenberg in the upcoming film about Facebook, The Social Network.
In The Social Network, Brenda plays Christina Lee, one of the early members of the Facebook team who worked with Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg). Contrary to what I previously thought, Brenda is not playing Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg’s longtime girlfriend. Which I may add, Zuckerberg is amongst the growing list of celebrities and people with Asian girlfriends. I won’t go into that whole phenomenon in this post, but take a look at our Yellow Fever post if you get the chance.
Anyhow, I digress. Brenda Song who is the daughter of Hmong father and Thai mother grew up in the Sacramento area of Northern California. Throughout her acting career, Brenda has landed hit roles on a number of Disney Channel shows including Phil of the Future, Pass the Plate, and Hannah Montana to name a few. Now with an opportunity to star on the silver screen, Brenda Song will appear in The Social Network this October.
Unfortunately there’s no Asian Male actors in The Social Network, at least not that I know of. Hopefully they’ll put in a few as a number of Asian Engineers were amongst the first hire of the immensely popular social network.
Take a look at a special sneak preview of the film below:
Picture: Mark Zuckerberg and Girlfriend Priscilla Chan