Allison Mack

Allison Mack

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Allison Mack
Allison Mack at ComicCon 2009 NN.jpg

Allison Mack at San Diego Comic Con in 2009
Born (1982-07-29) July 29, 1982 (age 34)
Preetz, West Germany
Occupation Actress, producer, director
Years active 1989–present

Allison Mack (born July 29, 1982) is an American actress, director and producer. She is best known for her role as Chloe Sullivan, on the WB/CW Superman television series Smallville, and Amanda on FX‘s Wilfred.

Early life[edit]

Mack was born in Preetz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to American parents, Mindy and Jonathan Mack. Her father was an opera singer performing there. The Mack family moved back to the United States when she was two years old. She is the middle of three children with an older brother Shannon and a younger sister Robyn.


She began her acting career at the age of four in commercials for “German Chocolate”.[1] Mack then went into modeling for a short period because her mother thought she “looked cute in clothes”. She began studying at The Young Actors Space in Los Angeles when she was seven.[2]

Her first major television role came in an episode of the WB series 7th Heaven, in which she gained a lot of attention playing a teenager who cut herself. In 2000, she co-starred in the short-lived series Opposite Sex. She also co-starred opposite her former Smallville castmate Sam Jones III in R. L. Stine‘s miniseries The Nightmare Room. Her film credits include roles in Eric Stoltz‘s directorial debut My Horrible Year!, as a girl having great difficulties in her life as she turns sixteen, and in Camp Nowhere.[2]

Smallville, WB and DC Comics[edit]

In October 2001, Mack began starring as Chloe Sullivan, one of Clark Kent‘s best friends, in the WB/CW hit series Smallville. Chloe was an original character created solely for the show, never before in the Superman franchise and quickly became a fan favorite. The character’s popularity ( due to Mack’s portrayal of her) eventually led to Chloe being introduced into DC Comics in 2010. Mack was constantly praised for her portrayal of Chloe and has earned several awards and nominations.

She appeared as a series regular for nine seasons, and returned for five episodes in the tenth and final season, (credited in the main cast for the episodes she appeared in) including the two-part series finale.

From 2003-2004 her character received her own mini series titled Smallville: Chloe Chronicles, and in 2006, Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles.

In November 2008, Mack made her directorial debut with the Smallville in season 8: episode 13 titled “Power“,[3] which aired January 29, 2009.

In the 2013 Superman reboot Man of Steel, Chloe’s surname gets a nod in the form of ‘Sullivan’s’, a Smallville truck and trailer repair shop.

In 2006, Mack voiced the sister of the main character in the Warner Bros. CG-animated movie The Ant Bully. That same year, she voiced Clea, a museum curator in an episode of The Batman.[4]

Adding to her Superman resume, she lent her voice for Power Girl in the Warner Premiere animated feature, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, in September of 2009.

Other works[edit]

Since May 2009, Mack has been part of a project with the Iris Theatre Company.[5]

It was announced in March 2012 that Mack was cast in a recurring role in the second season of the FX sitcom Wilfred. She played Amanda, the love interest of Elijah Wood‘s lead character Ryan. Mack returned to Wilfred for one episode of the fourth and final season.[citation needed]

On November 22, 2014, it was reported that Mack would guest-star in an episode of the Fox thriller The Following with Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Bacon. She played Hilary, a police officer.[6] According to her official Twitter account, she lent her voice to a new cartoon for Amazon.[citation needed]

On March 21, 2015, Mack tweeted that she would be appearing in American Odyssey[7] as Julia, who befriends Suzanne, the daughter of Anna Friel‘s lead character Sgt. Odelle Ballard.[8]


Mack in 2009

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Little Girl
1993 Night Eyes 3 Natalie
1994 Camp Nowhere Heather
1995 No Dessert, Dad, till You Mow the Lawn Monica Cochran
1997 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves Jenny Szalinski
2006 Ant Bully, TheThe Ant Bully Tiffany Nickle Voice only
2008 Alice & Huck Alice Short film
2009 You Quincey
2009 Miserable Old Beasts[9] Sophie Short film
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Power Girl Voice only
2010 Frog Her Short film
2010 Purgatory Woman Short film
2011 Marilyn Marilyn
2011 Blink Producer Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 I Know My First Name is Steven Nettie TV film
1990 Shangri-La Plaza Jenny Episode: “Pilot”
1990 Empty Nest Gloria Episode: “There’s No Accounting”
1991 Switched at Birth Normia Twigg TV film
1991 Living a Lie Stella TV film
1992 Perfect Bride, TheThe Perfect Bride Little Stephanie TV film
1992 A Private Matter Terri Finkbine TV film
1992 A Message from Holly Ida TV film
1993 Evening Shade Julia
Recurring role, 2 Episodes:

  • “The Diary of Molly Newton”
  • “The Dance”
1993 A Mother’s Revenge Wendy Sanders TV film
1995 Dad, the Angel & Me Andrea TV film
1995 Sweet Justice Jessica Episode: “Broken Ties”
1996 Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden Katie TV film
1996 Care and Handling of Roses, TheThe Care and Handling of Roses Bess Townsend TV film
1996 Unlikely Angel Sarah Bartilson TV film
1997 Hiller and Diller Brooke TV series
1998 7th Heaven Nicole Jacob Episode: “Cutters”
1999 Providence Alicia Episode: “Good Fellows”
2000 Opposite Sex Kate Jacobs Recurring role, 8 episodes
2001 Kate Brasher Georgia Episode: “Georgia”
2001 My Horrible Year! Nicola ‘Nik’ Faulkner TV film
2001–2011 Smallville
Series regular, 204 episodes
2002 Nightmare Room, TheThe Nightmare Room Charlotte Scott
Recurring roleEpisodes

  • “Camp Nowhere, Parts 1”
  • “Camp Nowhere, Parts 2”
2006 Batman, TheThe Batman Clea
  • Episode: “The Everywhere Man”
  • Voice only
2012; 2014 Wilfred Amanda Recurring role
2015 The Following Hilary Guest Role
2015 American Odyssey Julia Guest Role
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 Smallville: Chloe Chronicles Chloe Sullivan 8 episodes
2006 Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles Chloe Sullivan 6 episodes
2010 Riese Marlise 3 episodes
2010 Dirty Little Secret Lauren Belle Voice only
Year Title Notes
2009–2010 Smallville

  • “Power”
  • “Warrior”

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Nominated
2004 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Nominated
2005 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Smallville Nominated
2005 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Won
2006 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Smallville Nominated
2007 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Won
2008 SyFy Genre Award Best Supporting Actress Smallville Won
2009 Teen Choice Award Best Sidekick in a TV Series Smallville Nominated

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