words | Gerry Strauss
photography | Andrew Gleason
hair | David Wall
makeup | Kira Nasrat
fashion stylist | Sonia Young
sittings editor | Jennifer O’Bannon
She’s only in her mid-twenties, but one look at her resume might suggest that Chloe Bennet has already lived a thousand lives… and really fun ones at that! A Chicago native, Bennet left home at the tender age of 15 and became a teen pop star in China (yes, you read that correctly).
Her early international fame would be a career peak for most, but it was simply part of Chloe’s origin story. Next stop? Hollywood, where she battled ethnic discrimination while struggling to find success as an actress (she’s been very vocal about the fact that her career outlook improved only after changing her last name from “Wang” to “Bennet”).
Despite the industry’s long-standing biases, the cream eventually rose to the top when Chloe landed her trademark role as “Daisy Johnson” aka the super-powered inhuman known as “Quake” on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. With so many of her interviews focused on uber-confidential details about her show’s upcoming plot twists, we were happy to chat with Chloe about… well, Chloe!