Chloe Bennet

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Chloe Bennet
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Bennet at the 2018 Wondercon
Chloé Wang

(1992-04-18) April 18, 1992 (age 30)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present
Chinese name

Chloé Wang (Chinese: 汪可盈; pinyin: Wāng Kěyíng; born April 18, 1992),[1] known professionally as Chloe Bennet, is an American actress 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).

Early life[edit]

Chloe Bennet was born Chloé Wang on April 18, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois.[2] She is the daughter of Bennet Wang,[3] an investment banker[4] and Stephanie Crane, an internist.[5]

Bennet's mother is Anglo-American and her father is Chinese.[6] She has seven brothers:[7] four biological, two foster and one adopted; two are of African American ancestry and one is of Mexican and Filipino descent.[3] She attended St. Ignatius College Prep.[3]


2007–2011: Music debut and acting beginnings[edit]

In 2007, at age 15, Bennet moved to China to pursue a singing career,[4] under her birth name, Chloé Wang ().[citation needed] While in China, Bennet lived with her paternal grandmother and studied Mandarin.[4] Back in the US, she released two singles, both in 2011: "Uh Oh" and "Every Day in Between".[8]

Bennet at PaleyFest 2014

In 2010 she moved to Los Angeles, California.[4] 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".[9] 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.[6][10]

2012–present: Breakthrough[edit]

From 2012 to 2013, she had a recurring supporting role in the ABC drama series Nashville as Hailey.[11] In December 2012, she was cast as a series regular on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,[11][12][13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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."[16]

In 2019, Bennet was cast in the lead role as Yi in the animated film Abominable.[17] 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".[18] The film was originally scheduled for release in June 2018, but was postponed due to controversy around one of its cast members, Logan Paul.[19]

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.[20] However, after a decision to reshoot the pilot episode and subsequent scheduling conflicts, Bennet left the project in August 2021.[21]

Personal life[edit]

"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."

—Bennet in a September 2017 interview for NPR[10]

In 2018, she revealed that she has had anxiety and ADHD since childhood.[22]

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."[23] 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."[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Nostradamus Lane Fisher Short film
2015 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Chase Voice role
2018 Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Daisy Johnson / Quake Voice role
2019 Abominable Yi Voice role
2020 Valley Girl Karen
5 Years Apart Emma
2023 The Silk Road Rally Shelby Voice role; post-production
TBA Married by Mistake Riley Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Nightlife Herself / Host 4 episodes; as Chloé Wang
2012 Intercept Tess Unsold pilot
2012–2013 Nashville Hailey 7 episodes
2013–2020 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Skye / Daisy Johnson / Quake Main role; 136 episodes; Nominated – Choice Summer TV Actress (2019)[24]
2014 The Birthday Boys Verna Episode: "Love Date Hump"
2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Swifty Voice role; Episode: "Flight of the Feathers/Captain Hookity Hook"
2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot Daisy Johnson / Quake 3 episodes
2018 Marvel Rising: Initiation Voice role; 2 episodes
2019 Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron Voice role; Television special
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts Voice role; Television special
2021 Powerpuff Blossom Unaired pilot
2022 Abominable and the Invisible City Yi Voice role; Main role; 10 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2011 "Tonight" Big Bang [25]
"Lose Control (Take a Sip)" Chase Jordan [26]



Year Title Ref.
2011 "Uh Oh" (English Version) [8]
"Uh Oh" (Chinese Version) [8]
"Every Day in Between" [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 《神盾局》公布主角造型照 汪可盈饰演黑客斯凯 (in Chinese). Tencent Entertainment News. August 23, 2013. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Chloe Bennet". TV Guide. Archived from the original on September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Crowder, Courtney (December 9, 2013). "Chloe Bennet brings humor and heart to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Hiltbrand, David (November 12, 2013). "Chloe Bennet out to impress the guys". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  5. ^ reporter, Courtney Crowder, Chicago Tribune. "Chloe Bennet brings humor and heart to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'". Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Wong, Tony (May 11, 2014). "Actress Chloe Bennet says changing her name changed her luck". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Chloe Bennet – Episode 5". Fired Up with Brad Jenkins 🔥☝🏾. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d "Chloé Wang on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  9. ^ ""Tonight" actress Chloé Wang poses for selcas with Big Bang members". Allkpop. March 3, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Martin, Michel (September 3, 2017). "Actress Chloe Bennet Wants To Change The Narrative For Asian-Americans In Hollywood". NPR. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (December 19, 2012). "Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Pilot Enlists 'Nashville' Actress (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015.
  12. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (December 19, 2012). "Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot Completes Casting With Nashville Actress". TVLine. Archived from the original on December 21, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  13. ^ Gallagher, Brian (December 19, 2012). "Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Chloe Bennett as Skye". MovieWeb. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  14. ^ Abrams, Natalie (December 10, 2014). "'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' reveals Skye's true identity – what's next?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  15. ^ Wood, Ximón. "East West Players' 53rd Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner and Silent Auction". East West Players. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "Chloe Bennet Net » Blog Archive » East West Players "Radiant" 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards And Silent Auction". Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  17. ^ "'Agents of SHIELD' Star Chloe Bennet to Lead Pearl Studios' Animated 'Everest' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  18. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 25, 2017). "'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet, Logan Paul & More Join MGM's 'Valley Girl' Remake". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  19. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 1, 2018). "'Valley Girl' Remake With Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul Looking For Another Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  20. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 9, 2021). "'Powerpuff Girls' Pilot at CW Casts Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault". Variety. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  21. ^ Otterson, Joe (August 11, 2021). "'Powerpuff Girls' CW Pilot Star Chloe Bennet Exits Project (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  22. ^ Douglas, Esme (2018). "Chloe Bennet – My younger self". Childmind institute. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  23. ^ a b Tharp, Sharon (September 1, 2017). "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's Chloe Bennet Changed Her Last Name Because 'Hollywood Is Racist'". Us Weekly. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  24. ^ Swift, Andy (July 8, 2019). "Teen Choice Awards: Stranger Things Leads Final Wave of 2019 Nominations". TVLine. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "Big Bang – Tonight". Retrieved September 28, 2018 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ "Chase Jordan – Lose Control (Take a Sip)". Retrieved September 28, 2018 – via YouTube.

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