Allison Christin Mack, born July 29, 1982, is an American actress, known for her roles as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW series Smallville and as Amanda on the FX series Wilfred. She was born in Preetz, West Germany, to Jonathan, an opera singer, and Mindy Mack. Take a look below for 26 more interesting and fascinating facts about Allison Mack.
1. In 2018, Mack gained publicity as one of the top ranking members of NXIVM, a group accused of engaging in blackmail, sex trafficking and forced labor, for which it has garnered accusations by some experts of being a cult.
2. On April 20, 2018, Mack was arrested by the FBI on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.
3. Her parents were in Germany at the time of her birth because her father, Jonathan, was performing there.
4. Mack has a brother named Shannon and a sister named Robyn.
5. She began her acting career at the age of four in commercials for “German Chocolate.”
6. She went into modeling for a short period because her mother thought she, “looked cute in clothes.”
7. She began studying at the Young Actors Space in Los Angeles when she was seven years old.
8. Her first major television role came in an episode of the Warner Brothers series 7th Heaven, in which she gained notoriety playing a teenager who cut herself.
9. In 2000, she co-starred in the short lived series Opposite Sex.
10. Mack co-starred opposite her former Smallville castmate Sam Jones III in R.L. Stine’s miniseries The Nightmare Room.
11. Her movie credits include roles in Eric Stoltz’s directorial debut My Horrible Year!, as a girl having difficulties in her life as she turns 16; in Camp Nowhere, and the Disney movie Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.
12. She announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Peter, in March 2003. However, in 2008, she said in her blog that marriage was something she didn’t see herself committing to anytime soon. In January 2009, she mentioned a boyfriend in her blog but it’s not known if that is Peter.
13. She attended the 2003 San Diego International Comic-Con with co-star Sam Jones III to promote the third season of Smallville.
14. Mack has a German Shepherd and Malamute mixed dog called Phantom.
15. In 2005, Mack was listed among the 50 Sexiest Women in the Femme Fatales.
16. She had her hair cut short just before the third season of Smallville went into production. After shooting the season opener, the producers insisted that she wear a hairpiece until her hair grew longer. They felt that Allison’s haircut didn’t suit the character of Chloe Sullivan.
17. She learned to knit from co-star Annette O’Toole.
18. She shares Kristin Kreuk’s addiction to Chapters bookstores.
19. She has stated that Audrey Hepburn is her beauty role model.
20. Her younger sister, Robyn Mack, attends the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California.
21. The Mack family moved back to the United States from Germany when she was two years old.
22. An old autographed head shot from when she was a child still lies framed on the wall of a Taco Bell restaurant across the street from Warner Brothers Studios on Olive Avenue in Burbank, California.
23. In 2006, Mack voiced the sister of the main character in the Warner Brothers animated movie The Ant Bully.
24. Adding to her Superman resume, she lent her voice for Power Girl in the Warner Premiere animated feature, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, in September 2009.
25. In March 2012, Mack was cast in a recurring role in the second season of the FX sitcom Wilfred.
26. On March 21, 2015, she tweeted that she would be appearing in American Odyssey as Julia, who befriends Suzanne, the daughter of Anna Friel’s lead character Sgt. Odelle Ballard.