Chloé Wang known professionally as Chloe Bennet, is an American actress, model and singer. She starred as Daisy Johnson/Quake in the ABC superhero drama series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020) and stars as Yi in the film Abominable (2019) and the television series Abominable and the Invisible City (2022–present).
Years active: 2009–present
Born: April 18, 1992, 31 years old and 7 months, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sun Sign: Aries
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5 ft 6 in / 1.67 m
Measurements: 32-24-34 in / 81-61-87 cm
Bra Size: 32A US / 70A EU
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.
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)
Chloe Bennet is the daughter of Bennet Wang, an investment banker and Stephanie Crane, an internist.
Bennet’s mother is Anglo-American and her father is Chinese. She has seven brothers: four biological, two foster and one adopted; two are of African American ancestry and one is of Mexican and Filipino descent. She attended St. Ignatius College Prep.
2007–2011: Music debut and acting beginnings
In 2007, at age 15, Bennet moved to China to pursue a singing career, under her birth name, Chloé Wang While in China, Bennet lived with her paternal grandmother and studied Mandarin. Back in the US, she released two singles, both in 2011: “Uh Oh” and “Every Day in Between”.
In 2010 she 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 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.
From 2012 to 2013, she had 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. Bennet portrayed a hacker known as Skye, who was revealed to be Daisy Johnson / Quake in the second season. Bennet was awarded the “Visionary Award” by East West Players, the longest-running professional theater of color in the United States, on April 21, 2017, at their annual gala. She dedicated her award “to all the little girls who want to be a superhero; I’m just a half Chinese girl from the southside of Chicago.”
In 2019, Bennet was cast in the lead role as Yi in the animated film Abominable. She appeared in the 2020 film Valley Girl, a jukebox musical remake of the 1983 film of the same name, as Karen, the “Queen Bee”. The film was originally scheduled for release in June 2018, but was postponed due to controversy around one of its cast members, Logan Paul.
In March 2021, she was cast as Blossom Utonium in the upcoming CW live-action pilot Powerpuff, alongside Dove Cameron as Bubbles and Yana Perrault as Buttercup. However, after a decision to reshoot the pilot episode and subsequent scheduling conflicts with another project, Bennet left the project in August 2021.
Bennet has described the American film and television industry as racist against Asian Americans and other people of Asian descent. In a 2016 interview, she noted, “Oh, the first audition I went on after I changed my name [from Wang to Bennet], I got booked. So that’s a pretty clear little snippet of how Hollywood works.” 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 actor, was playing Daimio, a character who is Japanese-American in the Hellboy comics, Bennet wrote a since-deleted post on Instagram in which she applauded Skrein’s decision, and addressed her own experiences as an actress of Asian descent 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.”
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 Obamao 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.