After ten years (2001-2011) Allison Mack finished her role on The CW’s acclaimed drama Smallville, Mack starred as Clark Kent’s (Tom Welling) best friend, Chloe Sullivan. Mack’s role continued to grow throughout the series as her character went from High shool reporter to Watchtower for the Justice League
Since beginning her career at age 4 in her first commercial for German Chocolate, Mack has continued to be a busy working actress with an impressive roster of television roles.
An avid fan of musical theatre, Mack’s talents extend beyond film and television. She received rave reviews for pulling double duty, both as a choreographer and performer in Rent and Chicago. As a result of those performances, Mack was offered the chance to make her directorial debut with Jer Bear Productions’ staging of Hair. Rave reviews from LA Weekly, Backstage West, The Tolucan Times and The Burbank Times all attest to Allison’s diversity in the entertainment field.
Mack returned to theatre in 2010 when she made her off-Broadway debut in Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2011 she starred in the off-Broadway play Apple Cove and studied at The Shakespeare Lab, a public theatre’s program for professional actor development.
Mack, who since Smallville‘s May 2011 series finale had been focused on stage work, booked her first new TV gig in 2012. She landed a major recurring role on FX's Wilfred, playing a biochemist and love interest for the titular character, Ryan (played by Elijah Wood).
In 2013 Mack, and a group of likeminded women, started a women's company: Jness.
"The best part about not being ‘the one that he loved’ is that you can be the one that he’s everything else with. I got to be flawed, I got to struggle, I got to succeed, I got to be a hero, I got to be a villain. I got to do all of these sort of things. My character was really such a lovely patchwork quilt of so many different areas of human evolution; It was a real privilege."
"I’m very proud of the character I play on Smallville. I think that she’s an incredibly independent, fiery, intelligent, insightful and compassionate woman. And I think that there are very few women on television that actually, uhm, set an example like this. So I’m incredibly honored to play a character of such strength and dignity.”
"We never say Tom, because I think Tom was such a figurehead and such a central point of the show it’s sort of like, ‘obviously!’. But he, Tom was, he has the most blue-collar work ethic as far as, he shows up, he’s always prepared, he always has his best foot forward, he’s always in a good mood. He was a very consistent, solid lead for our show. I think a big part of why we were so successful is because of Tom and his attitude. I want to make sure he doesn’t go unmentioned, because he was a really strong leader for us."