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Chicago native goes from Chinese pop star to co-star on 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (VIDEO)

Before she got Level 7 clearance to become a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Chicago native Chloe Bennet did a stint as a pop princess in China.

Bennet, 21, whose real last name is Wang (her father is first-generation Chinese-American), moved to China at age 15 to pursue a music career. She lived there for two years and had a big hit with the song “Uh Oh,” which she performed in both English and Mandarin. (Check out the Mandarin version below.)

Bennet has a big role in the upcoming ABC sci-fi/action drama as a computer hacker named Skye. I don’t see a lot of reason for a computer hacker to sing in the show, but you never know. This is Joss Whedon, after all. Remember the musical Buffy episode “Once More, With Feeling?”

Watch Chloe perform her Chinese hit “Uh Oh:”