Allison Mack is an American actress best known for appearing as Amanda in the FX series ‘Wilfred’ and as Chloe Sullivan in the opera ‘Smallville’. Born to Jonathan, an opera singer, and his wife Mindy, she was raised in Germany till the age of two. Later, she moved with her family to California. By the age of four, Mack had started acting in commercials and she began attending The Young Actors Space when she was seven. Soon, she was making regular appearances in TV shows and films, albeit in small roles. She earned considerable popularity after she started playing the role of Chloe Sullivan in the series ‘Smallville’. Recently, she became embroiled in a major controversy. In 2018, she gained notoriety as one of the top-ranking associates of NXIVM, a multi-level marketing organization accused of engaging in sex trafficking, blackmail, and forced labor. The actress was arrested by the FBI on the charges of sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy.
Allison Mack started her acting career at the age of four by appearing in advertisements for "German Chocolate". She next ventured into modeling for a brief period. In 1989, she appeared in the movie ‘Police Academy 6: City Under Siege’, playing the role of a little girl. From 1991 to 1996, she did a number of TV movies, including ‘Switched at Birth’, ‘Living a Lie’, ‘The Perfect Bride’, ‘A Private Matter’, ‘A Mother's Revenge’, ‘Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden’ and ‘Unlikely Angel’.
In the 1990s, Mack also appeared in the films ‘Camp Nowhere’ and ‘No Dessert, Dad, till You Mow the Lawn’. In 1998, she appeared in an episode of ‘7th Heaven’. Two years later, she starred in the series ‘Opposite Sex’. Then in 2001, she started appearing as a series regular in ‘Smallville’. That year, the actress also did the TV movie ‘My Horrible Year’. Soon after this, she co-starred opposite Sam Jones III in the miniseries ‘The Nightmare Room’.
From 2003 to 2004, Mack played Chloe Sullivan in the web series ‘Smallville: Chloe Chronicles’. She next had voice roles in the series ‘The Batman’ and the film ‘The Ant Bully’ in 2006. That year, she also reprised her role as Chloe Sullivan in the web series ‘Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles’. In 2011, the actress got featured in the romantic crime drama film ‘Marilyn’. The following year, she began appearing in a recurring role in the drama ‘Wilfred’. After this, she had guest roles in the series ‘The Following’ and ‘American Odyssey’. In 2017, she lent her voice to the character of Evelyn in the animated series ‘Lost in Oz’.
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Association with NXIVM & Legal Issues
In 2010, it was reported that Allison Mack had been recruited by the multi-level marketing agency NXIVM. In a 2003 article from Forbes, NXIVM’s advocates portrayed it as a company focused on inspirational executive coaching while its detractors stated that the company’s founder Keith Raniere ran a cult course that was aimed at breaking down his subjects psychologically.
On April 20, 2018, Allison Mack was arrested by the FBI on charges of sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy, and sex trafficking conspiracy. According to prosecutors, after the actress recruited ladies to join NXIVM, she employed tactics like blackmail and forced them into performing sexual activities with Raniere. She also allegedly enslaved them to do menial jobs for which she received payment.
On April 24, Mack was bailed and was held under house arrest in California. It was reported that if convicted of all charges, she could be imprisoned for at least a period of 15 years.
Allison Christin Mack was born on July 29, 1982 in Preetz, West Germany to Mindy and Jonathan Mack. She has two siblings, Shannon and Robyn. Coming to her love life, the actress once had a relationship with a man named Peter and was even engaged to him at one point. After that, she got romantically linked with Silvio Spacinschi. In 2017, Mack married actress Nicki Clyne.