Chloe Bennet

The young actress born Chloe Wang in Chicago didn't change her professional name to Chloe Bennet (her father's first name) until returning to the States after a brief pop career in China. She had demonstrated an early love of performance, acting, dancing and playing the saxophone during her school years before joining improvisational comedy troupe Second City Youth Ensemble at the age of 13. She then moved to Beijing where she released two pop singles, "Uh Oh" (in Mandarin and English) and "Every Day In Between." Moving back to the States in 2010, Bennet presented the variety show "The Nightlife" (Nickelodeon 2010) alongside Nick Cannon and Aaron Fresh. Unfortunately the series was cancelled, but it led to her landing the lead role in ABC drama pilot "Intercept" (2012). Although the show didn't get taken to a full series, it proved Chloe was a likable screen presence. It was a great stepping stone, leading to her appearances as recurring character Hailey in the country and western drama "Nashville" (ABC 2012-16; CMT 2017- ). ABC had obviously taken a shine to Bennet, as they cast her as one of the leads in one of the most anticipated new television shows of 2013: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC 2013- ). The return to TV of director/writer/producer Joss Whedon, it was also the first official Marvel TV series spun off from the incredibly popular Marvel/Disney Studios big screen superhero movies, with direct links to "Iron Man" (2008), "Thor" (2011) and "The Avengers" (2012). Bennet played Skye, a feisty computer genius from an underground hacking network who called themselves The Rising Tide, recruited to join an elite unit of super spies. In between seasons of the hit series, Bennet appeared in voice roles in the animated films "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast" (2015) and "Jake and the Never land Pirates" (2015) and co-starred in the remake of 1983 cult classic "Valley Girl" (2018).