Photo Credit: Gordan Dumka
Brenda Wong is a talent agent with a hard shell on the outside, totally mushy on the inside.
Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite food: Chinese, the food of my people
Music: Missing live music due to the pandemic, I love jazz, classical, R&B, and of course, rock
Fashion Designer: Chanel (and Joe Fresh!)
Sign: Cancer to the core
Born and raised: Born in Vancouver, raised in East Vancouver
What’s the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them: Their smile, their energy
Who influenced you: Blanche Macdonald, Jerry Weintraub, and my dad, mostly my dad
Best part of your job: People
Worst part of your job: People
What are you reading right now: An actor’s series regular contract
High School: Britannia Secondary
First job: Hostess at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown, I was 13 years old and paid $2.75 per hour
Friends: My best-friends will help me hide the body; I would do the same for them
Enemies: I’m sure I have those, but I don’t care about them so long as they don’t fuck with me
Family: LOVE my family and will do anything for them
Board of Directors: Public Relations Director and President, of the Western Canadian Designers and Fashion Association and Membership Director of the Britannia Support Society (we raised funds for low-income kids in East Vancouver)
What bugs you: People who lie because I live in honesty no matter where it comes from
What gets you off: Oh my, live music fills my soul
Business: I’ll break-bread over lunch for money, but dinner is reserved with people I love, family and friends
Animals: I love all animals, perhaps more than people! Snoopy is my favorite!
Marriage: What for? I love him for real without involving the government
What’s it like being a talent agent: It’s a mixed bag
Exercise: Sweat Co, Maureen Wilson, and her amazing team, been there for 25 years +
Busted for: Speeding, never been to jail LOL
Something you would love to do today: Have a conversation with my dad (who died when I was 12 years old)
Aging: Love having some wisdom, it’s harder to trick me now
Past experiences: I continue to work hard to overcome racism and sexism
What other people think: I don’t give a shit, never have, a waste of time
What’s next: Pivoted my agency business to practice inclusion
Photo Credit: David Leslie Anthony
Not all of us are dealt the right cards in life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reshuffle the deck for a better outcome.
Brenda is an entrepreneur. She has been a talent agent for 20+ years! MVM Agency serves as a trusted business partner for professional artists. By following the best practices of the industry, green initiatives for our environment, and adhering to our professional business ethics and values, we’re committed to making our community a better place. We serve as advocates of change for marginalized communities including, but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, the Differently-Abled, and the Elderly. We are a POC owned and operated agency. We strive for equality for all in film and in society at large.
Our vision encompasses an awareness of environmental, community, and global needs where our agents, managers, and support staff all practice sustainability and inclusion. Our efforts to promote diversity are reflected in our roster of performers from various walks of life.
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