Allison Mack (born July 29,
1982) is a Saturn Award nominated
German-born American actress.
She is best known for her role of
in the WB
sci-fi drama Smallville
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 has 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."
studying at The Young Actors Space in Los Angeles when she was seven.
Her first major TV role came in an episode of the WB series
, in which she gained
a lot of attention playing a teenager who cut
. In 2000, she starred in the short-lived series
also starred beside her former Smallville
Sam Jones III
in an R. L. Stine miniseries
The Nightmare Room
filmography includes Eric Stoltz
directorial debut My Horrible
, in which she plays a girl having great difficulties
in her life as she turns 16, and Camp
Mack stars as Chloe Sullivan
's friend, in the CW
hit series Smallville
In the summer of 2006, Mack's voice was heard as the sister of the
main character in the Warner Bros.
movie The Ant Bully
. That year she also
provided the voice of a museum curator named Clea in an episode of
In November 2008, Mack began directing for the first time, taking
the reins on the episode "Power", which aired January 29,
Since May 2009, Mack has been part of a project with the Iris
Theatre Company which is performing a piece of exciting
experimental theater at the renowned Prague Fringe Festival
She has been cast to voice Power Girl
the Warner Premiere
feature, Superman/Batman: Public
released on September 29, 2009.