Chloe Bennet

2014 PaleyFest - Marvel "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." - Arrivals

Bennet in 2014, photo by

Birth Name: Chloé Wang

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 18, 1992

*father – Chinese
*mother – English, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, German

Chloe Bennet is an American actress, model, and singer. She has starred on the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., appeared in the film Valley Girl, and had voice roles in the films Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, Abominable, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and on the series Abominable and the Invisible City.

She is the daughter of Stephanie, an internist, and Bennet Wang, an investment banker. Her father is of Chinese descent. Her mother has English, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, and German ancestry. At age fifteen, Chloe moved to China, where she was a singer under her birth name of Chloé Wang. She studied Mandarin while living in Beijing and Shanghai.

Some web sites have stated that Chloe’s mother is Jewish. This is not correct. Chloe’s mother was raised in a devout Christian household by missionary parents, and is not of Jewish heritage.

Chloe’s maternal grandfather is The Rev. Donald Wayne Crane (the son of The Rev. Clifford Cecil Crane and Emilie/Euilie Louise Barrett). The Rev. Clifford was the son of Edward Eggleston Crane and Florence Eliza McDermott. Emilie was the daughter of Henry B. Barrett and Martha Gaddy.

Chloe’s maternal grandmother is Beatrice Pendleton (the daughter of Kyle Montague Pendleton and Vera Cecillia Dingus). Beatrice was born in Kentucky. Kyle was the son of George Hiram Pendleton and Alice Serena Eads. Vera was the daughter of David Crockett Dingus and Bathsheba Webb.

Sources: Genealogy of Chloe Bennet (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Chloe’s maternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Clifford Cecil Crane, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chloe’s maternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Clifford Cecil Crane –

30 Responses

  1. munnabengali says:

    Not necessary to change the surname cause English speakers can’t pronounce Wang…

  2. Mr. Postman says:

    Bennett is her father’s first name.

  3. Pegzi says:

    She looks like Aubrey Plaza

  4. ashash says:

    She looks Eurasian like Devon Aoki, Kristin Kreuk, Shay Mitchell, Olivia Munn, etc.

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