Former Disney Channel Darling Brenda Song Has Grown Up and Sets A Good Example

Posted on Jul 9 2014 - 11:36pm by Cate Meighan

Former Disney Channel Darling Brenda Song Has Grown Up and Sets A Good Example

Not all that long ago Brenda Song was a hit on The Disney Channel’s The Suite Life and after a few years she opted to leave the house of mouse for more grown up roles in Hollywood. It was a daunting task but in recent seasons Song has turned up on Scandal, New Girl and she also had a role in The Social Network. Brenda grew up before our eyes alongside the likes of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and The Jonas Brothers but the one thing that set her apart was the need to avoid trouble.

Even way back in 2005 Song talked about being at parties surrounded by 15-year old’s that were drinking and smoking. At the time song was 17 and thought that it was gross to want to party like a 30 year old. Instead of hitting up every bash that she was invited to Song chose to attend only industry events and to keep a low profile. She has managed to avoid the trouble and pitfalls that seem to ensnare most of the child-stars that pop up on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon and her career has thrived because of it.

Song also likes to give back. She has hosted a few charity fashion shows and participates in projects with the YMCA. She also works to encourage teens to excel in mathematics. In other words, Brenda Song really has set a great job in spite of growing up on television before our eyes. She proves that not every child actor has to end up on a reckless path and that if you focus on your goals then you really can achieve them. Did you used to watch Song on The Suite Life?  Do you miss the Disney Channel shows from a few years ago? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Pamela July 10, 2014 at 8:20 am - Reply

    She looks grounded and seems to have turned out right!

  2. ourfamilyworld July 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I like when celeb teen lead by this great example! Good for her and great example for other teens

  3. Jenn July 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I love learning about teen stars and where they have gone to! This is great! she is working hard!

  4. LaQuita July 10, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I knew I recognized her on both New Girl and Scandal! She did awesome in both roles. I love how she’s grounded and staying out of the spotlight as far as negative attention goes. You don’t need all that to make a difference. Glad to know there are a few Disney actors that aren’t giving in to the Hollywood scene pressure.

  5. Little Miss Kate July 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    So great to hear about young people with a good head on their shoulders. It is easy to get dragged into the party life, but that never ends well…

  6. Matthew Tully July 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    To be honest I don’t watch much of the Disney Channel here only as its not in our package but I have watched. It’s refreshing to see someone at that age knowingly break free from a role they know is taking them down the wrong path.

  7. BusyBee July 11, 2014 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Good for her! Having seen what happens to other Disney stars it’s nice to know she is ok

  8. Erin July 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    NIce to see someone escape the usual tragedy of being a child star.

    • Jen July 13, 2014 at 4:46 am - Reply

      Yes, I agree a thousand times over. It’s heartwarming to see someone emerge unscathed!

  9. Pamela July 12, 2014 at 5:25 am - Reply

    She is so adorable, love this!

  10. Allie July 13, 2014 at 12:26 am - Reply

    she seems like a nice girl, despite her taste in men.

  11. Janelle July 13, 2014 at 1:37 am - Reply

    One of the few child actors that doesn’t have issues. She’s lucky.

  12. Jen July 13, 2014 at 4:45 am - Reply

    Aw I love Brenda Strong, always have – used to watch her on The Suite Life when my kid was a fan. :)

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