Allison Mack is an American-based actress well-known for her role on “Smallville,” which helped lure women into the cult-like group led by Keith Raniere.
Allison Mack Bio
Allison Christin Mack was born on July 29, 1982, in Preetz, West Germany. Her parents, Jonathan Mack, an opera singer, and Mindy Mack, a schoolteacher and bookkeeper were in Germany at the time of her birth because Jonathan was performing there. They resided in Germany for two years and later moved to California.
Allison Mack education and career
Allison Mack’s first job was for a German chocolate company in a series of print ads and commercials. She later went into modeling for a short period and studied at the Young Actors Space in Los Angeles at the age of seven years.
Mack’s first major television role was an episode of the WB series 7th Heaven, in which she gained fame playing a teenager who cut herself. In 2000, she co-starred in the short-lived series Opposite Sex. Her other film credits include roles in Eric Stoltz’s directorial debut My Horrible Year. She was also featured in Camp Nowhere and in the Disney film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.
She portrayed Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW superhero series Smallville (2001–2011), where she appeared in all 10 seasons. She won several awards and nominations for her role as Chloe. Mack was also featured in a recurring role on the FX comedy series Wilfred (2012; 2014).
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Allison Mark personal life
Allison Mack had a relationship with Canadian actor Chad Krowchuk during the early 2000s. She was later engaged to fellow Smallville actor Sam Witwer in 2013, but they separated a year later. Mack later married Canadian actress Nicki Clyne, a fellow NXIVM member, in February 2017, but the marriage was alleged to have been a plan to get Clyne around US immigration laws and only became public a year later. It was also alleged that Mack, along with another former high-ranking NXIVM member Lauren Salzman (the daughter of senior NXIVM member Nancy Salzman), were NXIVM founder Keith Raniere’s sexual partners. On December 11, 2020, Mack filed for divorce from Nicki Clyne.
Allison Mack NXIVM and criminal prosecution
Allison Mack joined the NXIVM in 2006. NXIVM advocates presented it as an organization that concentrated on inspirational executive training and coaching but detractors accused the founder Keith Raniere of running “a cult-like program aimed at breaking down his subjects psychologically.
According to Guardian.com Mack was arrested in Brooklyn by the FBI on April 20, 2018, on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy. During her arraignment proceedings, prosecutors also accused her of entering a sham marriage with Nicki Clyne to help Clyne circumvent US immigration laws. According to prosecutors, after she recruited women to join the organization, she used tactics such as blackmail to force them into engaging in sexual activity with Raniere against their wishes and enslaved them to do menial tasks, for which Raniere allegedly paid Mack. Mack is said to be second-in-command of NXIVM after Raniere. Mack was released on a five-dollar million bond and placed under house arrest in her parents’ house. On April 8, 2019, Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering charges and was scheduled for sentencing in September 2019. The sentencing was postponed by the court to grant sufficient time to conduct pre-sentencing investigations.
Variety. Com indicates that Allison Mack and her attorneys have asked a federal judge to forgo jail time for her crimes in connection with Keith Raniere and the NXIVM sex cult case, saying that her life has been “turned around” after reconnecting with her family and pursuing studies at University of California at Berkeley.
In a Twitter post, a user indicates that Allison Mack wanted to recruit more women in the cult.
Reminder that Allison Mack *really* wanted Emma Watson to join her sex cult. pic.twitter.com/bhBImBXArX
— laney (@dailylaney) June 30, 2021
On June 30, 2021, Mack was sentenced to three years in federal prison and was ordered to pay $20000 as a fine.
“Smallville” actress Allison Mack sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine for role in NXIVM. https://t.co/wkjmT0qd7i
— ABC News (@ABC) June 30, 2021