CHLOE BENNET (Yi) is an actress, recording artist and
activist, best known for her leading role as Daisy Johnson (aka Quake) on
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was recently picked up for its seventh
season on ABC. A native of Chicago's South Side, Bennet grew up in a
multicultural family consisting of her first-generation Chinese-American father
and Caucasian mother, along with six brothers-three biological siblings and
three adopted (two brothers who are African-American and one brother who is
Bennet was educated in the Montessori system, where she developed a love for
performing and singing. At the age of 12, she joined the Second City Youth
Ensemble, studying acting and improv. A few years later, she was discovered by a
music manager who immediately signed her and arranged for her to move to China,
where she lived with her paternal grandmother and began intensive Mandarin
studies in Shanghai. During this time, she began making regular trips to Sweden
to record with some of the same songwriters and producers behind Britney Spears,
Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, among others.
Bennet recorded and released her first single and video in China for her
song, "Uh Oh." The song and the video were shot in English and Mandarin and went
on to become hugely popular in China. Based on the success of her "Uh Oh" video,
she was invited to perform at the Zebra Music Festival, a three-day charity
event to benefit victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. With over 30,000 people
in attendance, the event was broadcast to more than 100 million homes in China.
It was Bennet's first live performance, and she emerged as one of the most
impressive acts on the bill. Her performance led to other opportunities and,
most importantly, got Hollywood's attention.
In summer 2010, Bennet landed her first television role as a co-host on the
TeenNick television show The Nightlife, opposite Nick Cannon. Bennet quickly
transitioned to scripted work with a recurring role on the first season of ABC's
Nashville before joining the Marvel family later that year. Next up, Bennet will
make her theatrical debut in MGM's musical remake of the '80s classic Valley
Girl. She has also done voiceover work as Quake in Marvel Animation's Marvel
Bennet recently co-founded Represent. Us. Now. (RUN), a new civic platform
for the fastest-growing racial group in the United States: more than 21 million
Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI). RUN is focused on building AAPI citizen
power from the ground up through live events, creative campaigns and digital
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