Chloe Bennet

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Chloe Bennet
Chloe Bennet at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Bennet at Paleyfest 2014
Born Chloe Wang
(1992-04-18) April 18, 1992 (age 22)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Other names
(Chinese; pinyin: Wāng Kěyíng)[2][3]
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2010–present
"Chloe Wang" redirects here. For the Taiwanese actress, see Chloe Wang (Taiwanese actress).

Chloe Bennet (汪可盈 in traditional Chinese characters; born Chloe Wang on April 18, 1992)[1] is an American actress and singer. She is currently starring as Skye in the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Early life[edit]

Chloe Bennet was born on April 18, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Stephanie and Bennet Wang.[4] Her father is Chinese American and her mother is caucasian. She has six brothers: three biological brothers, two African American foster brothers and one Mexican-Filipino foster brother. She attended St. Ignatius College Prep.[4] At 15, she moved to China to pursue a singing career.[5] She changed her name to "Chloe Bennet" to appeal more to Western media.[6]

Career[edit]

While in China, Bennet studied Mandarin in Shanghai[5] and Beijing.[7] She released her debut single "Uh Oh" in both English and Mandarin, followed by "Every Day In Between" solely in English. She then moved to Los Angeles, California.[5] 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 extended play musical recording Tonight.

From 2012 to 2013 Bennet played a recurring supporting role in the ABC drama series Nashville as Hailey.[8]

Chloe Bennet at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International

In December 2012, Bennet was cast as a series regular on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[8][9][10] which premiered on September 24, 2013.  She plays Skye, a "hacktivist" member of the secret organization The Rising Tide, who is recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D. by Phil Coulson. In the second season of the series the character is revealed to be an adaptation of the superhero Quake and also an Inhuman.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Nostradamus Lane Fisher Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Intercept Tess Failed ABC Family pilot
2012–13 Nashville Hailey 7 episodes
2013–present Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Skye / Daisy Main cast

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Uh Oh" (English Version) (2011)
  • "Uh Oh" (Chinese Version) (2011)
  • "Every Day in Between"[12] (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bennet, Chloe (May 15, 2013). "Just for the record I just turned 21 in April! I'm not 22!". Twitter. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ 《神盾局》公布主角造型照 汪可盈饰演黑客斯凯 ['SHIELD' announced; Wang Keying plays hacker spy]. qq.com (in Chinese). Tencent Entertainment News. August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.  (Google translation)
  3. ^ 汪可盈 [Wang Keying]. baidu.com (in Chinese). Baidu. Retrieved August 29, 2013.  (Google translation)
  4. ^ a b http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-09/entertainment/chi-chloe-bennet-profile-20131209_1_chloe-bennet-grant-ward-agent-phil-Coulson
  5. ^ a b c Hiltbrand, David (November 12, 2013). "Chloe Bennet out to impress the guys". philly.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wong, Tony (11 May 2014). "Actress Chloe Bennet says changing her name changed her luck". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chloe Wang". alivenotdead.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Pilot Enlists 'Nashville' Actress (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. December 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot Completes Casting With Nashville Actress". TVLine. December 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Chloe Bennett as Skye". MovieWeb. December 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ Couch, Aaron (December 9, 2014). "'Agents of SHIELD' Bosses on Skye Bombshell and Marvel Movie Future". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ iTunes - Every Day in Between - Single by Chloé Wang

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