Chloe Bennet is Best Known For Starring as Skye in the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since 2013.
Born Name Chloe Wang
Nick Name Chloe Bennet
Occupation Actress, singer
Age: 26 years and 3 months
Sun Sign Aries
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 5¾ in or 167 cm
Measurements 32-24-34 in or 81-61-87 cm
Bra Size 32A
Genre Pop Instruments Vocals
She has Chinese ancestry on father’s side while is of American descent on mom’s side.
Mixed looks (Due to Chinese and American ancestry)
Chloe was discovered by a music manager at the age of 15. In order to start her music career, she moved to China, and there she lived with her paternal grandmother.
She has appeared in a number of commercials in China due to her successful music single “Uh Oh”.
Chloe Bennet is the daughter of Bennet Wang, an investment banker, and Stephanie Crane, an internist.
Bennet’s father is Han Chinese and her mother is American.
Father – Bennet Wang (Investment Banker)
Mother – Stephanie (Internist)
Siblings – Stephen (Biological Brother), Lincoln (Biological Brother), Zachary (Biological Brother), Johnny Jones (Foster African American Brother), Awvee Storey (Foster African American Brother) (Former NBA Player), Matthew Alvarado (Adopted Mexican-Filipino Brother)
Bennet received her education in the Montessori system. She went to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
She attended Second City Youth Ensemble to learn acting at the age of 12.
At 15, she moved to China to pursue a singing career under her birthname, Chloe Wang.
While in China, Bennet lived with her paternal grandmother in Beijing, and studied Mandarin.
She performed as a singer and then moved to Los Angeles, California.
Her first on-screen appearance was as a host for the short-lived TeenNick summer dance series The Nightlife.
She appeared in the 2011 music video for South Korean band BIGBANG’s Tonight.
While pursuing an acting career in Hollywood, she changed her professional name to “Chloe Bennet”, after having trouble booking gigs with her last name.
According to Bennet, using her father’s first name rather than his last name avoids difficulties being cast as an ethnic Asian American while respecting her father.
In September 2017, after actor Ed Skrein stepped down from his role as Major Ben Daimio in the then-in production film Hellboy following backlash over the fact that Skrein, a white man, was playing Daimio, a character who is Japanese-American in the Hellboy comics, Bennet applauded Skrein’s decision, and addressed her own experiences as an Asian actor in Hollywood, saying, “Changing my last name doesn’t change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese.
It means I had to pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn’t cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable.”
“I think what’s really dangerous with what, continuously, is happening with Asian-Americans in Hollywood is there’s a narrative that white Hollywood, or just any other ethnicity really in Hollywood gives to Asian-Americans that, ‘You’re the butt of the joke.’ They’re determining that we’re the nerds, that we’re the shy girls or that the guy that can’t be sexy because he’s an Asian man.”
— Chloe Bennet in a September 2017 interview for NPR
Bennet had previously commented on the results of her name change in April 2016 by saying, “Oh, the first audition I went on after I changed my name, I got booked. So that’s a pretty clear little snippet of how Hollywood works.”
From 2012-13, she played a recurring supporting role in the ABC drama series Nashville as Hailey.
In December 2012, she was cast as a series regular on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which premiered on September 24, 2013, where she portrays the character Daisy “Skye” Johnson Quake.
In 2017 she was cast in the MGM’s musical remake of the 1983 Martha Coolidge film, Valley Girl as the “Queen Bee” Karen.
As a Singer
Chloe released her first single titled “Uh Oh” in both English and Mandarin. Later, she released another single “Every Day In Between”, and this time in English only.
She had performed in Zebra music festival, where she performed to benefit the 2008 Sichuan earthquake victims.
First TV Show
Chloe hosted the very first episode (season 1) of TeenNick show The Nightlife on August 5, 2010.
Chloe Bennet Facts
She has half a dozen brothers. (Yes, she has 6 brothers).
Her mother is Jewish.
She spent her childhood in Southside of Chicago, USA, growing up in Obama’s neighborhood.
Chloe knows Mandarin (Standard Chinese) and English very well.
Bennet moved to China to pursue her singing career.
Chloe gave the audition for the role of Skye in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for six times.
She can be seen in the music video of 2011 song “Tonight” by a Korean band Big Bang.
She appeared in 2012 for her role as Tess in TV movie Intercept. It was a failed ABC Family pilot.