Allison Mack at San Diego Comic Con in 2009
|Born||(1982-07-29) July 29, 1982
Preetz, West Germany
|Occupation||Actress, producer, director|
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.
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”. 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.
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.
Smallville, WB and DC Comics
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 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.
Since May 2009, Mack has been part of a project with the Iris Theatre Company.
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.
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. According to her official Twitter account, she lent her voice to a new cartoon for Amazon.
|1989||Police Academy 6: City Under Siege||Little Girl|
|1993||Night Eyes 3||Natalie|
|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||Miserable Old Beasts||Sophie||Short film|
|2009||Superman/Batman: Public Enemies||Power Girl||Voice only|
|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|
Recurring role, 2 Episodes:
|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||
|2006||Batman, TheThe Batman||Clea||
|2012; 2014||Wilfred||Amanda||Recurring role|
|2015||The Following||Hilary||Guest Role|
|2015||American Odyssey||Julia||Guest Role|
|2003–2004||Smallville: Chloe Chronicles||Chloe Sullivan||8 episodes|
|2006||Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles||Chloe Sullivan||6 episodes|
|2010||Dirty Little Secret||Lauren Belle||Voice only|
Awards and nominations
|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|