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Bennet at the 2016 Wondercon
April 18, 1992
Chicago, Illinois, United States
(Chinese; pinyin: Wāng Kěyíng)
Chloe Wang (born April 18, 1992), known professionally as Chloe Bennet, is an American actress and singer. She currently plays the role of Daisy Johnson (formerly known as Skye) in the ABC spy-fi series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Bennet's father is Han Chinese and her mother is Caucasian American. She has six brothers: three biological, two foster and one adopted; two are African American and one is Mexican-Filipino. She attended St. Ignatius College Prep. At 15, she moved to China to pursue a singing career under her birthname, Chloe Wang (汪可盈).
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 extended play musical recording 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." 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.
|2014||Nostradamus||Lane Fisher||Short film|
|2015||Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast||Chase (Voice)||Voice, direct-to-video|
|2018||Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors||Daisy Johnson / Quake||Voice|
|2010||The Nightlife||Herself / Host||As Chloe Wang|
|2012||Intercept||Tess||Unsold ABC Family pilot|
|2013–present||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Daisy "Skye" Johnson / Quake||Main; 87 episodes|
|2014||The Birthday Boys||Verna||Episode: "Love Date Hump"|
|2015||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Swifty (Voice)||Voice; Episode: "Flight of the Feathers/Captain Hookity Hook"|
|2016||Talking Dead||Herself||Discussion of The Walking Dead episode "The Well"|
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