Chloe Bennet was born Chloe Wang in Chicago, Illinois, to Stephanie, an internist, and Bennet Wang. Her father is of Chinese descent. As a teenager, she moved to Beijing to pursue a singing career. While she was there, she studied Mandarin, learned the demands of international pop stardom and released her debut single, "Uh Oh", in both English and Mandarin. She then moved to Los Angeles where, amongst other projects, she worked with Nick Cannon and Aaron Fresh on a Teen Nick series called The Nightlife (2010).