Awards and Nominations:
2006, nominated, 32nd Annual Saturn Awards, Best Supporting Actress On Television, Smallville
2006, nominated, E! Online's Tater Tot Awards, Best Kiss, Smallville's "Vessel", with Tom Welling
2002-2005, nominated, Teen Choice Award, Choice TV Sidekick, Smallville
2006-2007, won, Teen Choice Award, Choice TV Sidekick, Smallville
2008, won, Best Supporting Actress (Television Category), SyFy Genre Awards, Smallville
As of 2008, Allison is dating photographer and actor Chad Krowchuk. In 2005, Chad guest-starred in the episode "Forever" on Allison's show, Smallville. She was once engaged to band player Peter (2003).
Allison and her best friend, Kristin Kreuk, started a not-for-profit arts grant program called Juicy Peach in 2008.
Allison has been actively supporting Kids For a Cause, a charity organization that assists less-fortunate children in the Southern California area.
When she is off from work, Allison likes to read, go to the movies and the theater, listen to music, and just spend time with her family and friends.
She has been on the cover page of TV Zone dated June 2002.
Allison's preferred charity is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This foundation is all about granting the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.
Allison worked both as a choreographer and a performer in Broadway's Rent and Chicago.
Allison made her debut in movie in the year 1989 in the movie Police Academy 6: City Under Siege.
Allison had her hair cut short just before the third season of Smallville went into production. After shooting the season opener, the producers insisted her to wear a hairpiece until her hair grew longer. They felt her haircut did not suit the character of Chloe Sullivan.
Allison has two tattoos: the Dawn Faery from Brian Froud's Good Faeries, Bad Faeries on her right ankle and a "P" near her heart.
2005 - No.22, Femme Fatale's "50 Sexiest Women"
2006 - Entertainment Weekly's Most Underrated TV Stars
2007 - nominated, Portrait magazine's "Top 30 Under 30 Stars"
2008 - One of TV Guide's Sexiest Sci-Fi Stars
She once did a toothpaste commercial with Draft Beer Man. The commercial only ran for two months in the Minneapolis area before being pulled.
Allison has a German Shepherd/Malamute puppy named "Phantom."
A recent E-bay auction being held in Allison Mack's name to raise money for her favorite charity "Save the Children" raised $1,673.00.
When Allison was young, she went into modeling for a short period because her mother thought she "looked cute in clothes."
Allison's guilty pleasure is staying in watching movies, one after another. She doesn't own a television set, but watches DVD media on her computer.
Loves and Likes:
- listening to music and dancing
- going to art galleries and art centers
- hiking with her dog "Phantom"
- playing board games
- watching gymnastics
- drinking Coors Light Original
- singing country music
- prefers red wine over soda
- fan of Woody Allen movies
- big fan of musical theatre
- likes to use the internet
Favorites: Shows - The Sopranos, The Office (UK)
Song to Sing - "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain
Book - Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Dessert - Breyers White Chocolate Delight
Clothing Designer - Stella McCartney
Movie - Annie Hall
Painter - Gustav Klimt
Food - Gnocchi
The voice-over she contributed for the 2006 production, The Ant Bully, took two years.
Allison and her sister are readers of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling. She doesn't consider herself to be a comic book person.
Allison made her directorial debut with Jer Bear Productions' staging of Hair. She got acclaim from LA Weekly, Backstage West, The Tolucan Times, and The Burbank Times.
Allison can roller blade pretty well.
Allison Mack attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California.
Allison wanted to be a marine biologist and a dolphin trainer when she was growing up. In her late teens, she realized she had a strong passion for acting. That is why she decided to become an actress.
Allison has a small house in Vancouver, Canada where Smallville is filmed.
Allison's parents are Jonathan and Mindy. She has a sister named Shannon Mack and a brother named Robyn Mack.
Allison is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 metres) tall. She has blond hair and hazel eyes.
Allison Mack: (when she was six and witnessing her mother fight cancer) With the same quiet potency the cancer had used in its approach, my feisty, tender, sweet mom began to crawl her way back to us.
Amazing. They could rob her of her hair, her curves, and the rose in her cheeks. They could cripple the body that had carried two children, played tennis in the sunshine, and even, for a time, quiet her laughter. But her love for life was beyond anything they could touch. It was invincible.
Allison Mack: (on the good way her friends see her vs how she sees herself) I love that this is how my friends perceive me from the outside looking in.It almost makes up for the fact that from the inside looking out, I feel a little crazy, like the Tasmanian devil spinning in circles around myself in an attempt to do all that I can. Constantly running on this fear that I might miss an opportunity, or an experience, something life changing and astounding might happen while I am not looking.
Allison Mack: Kristin [Kreuk] is probably more family than a friend. No, we're very, very, very close and we've been through a lot together.
Allison Mack: (in a 2008 blog entry) I am 26, I love to act, I am getting wrinkles on my forehead, my arms are still not as toned as I would like and I have a small pot belly. I love movies, plays, music, and art and I love to eat ice cream out of the carton.
Allison Mack: I never make myself any promises because I have a tendency to change my mind.
Allison Mack: I don't see myself moving back to Los Angeles right away just because I'm ready for a new adventure. Vancouver is great, and I'm so happy here, but I'm ready to be challenged, and I know that if I put myself in a situation where I don't know anybody and I have very few comforts that it would be really great.
Allison Mack: I grew up on Smallville, you know. I started the show when I was 18, and I'm 24, and you do a lot of changing in those years. I think maybe I learned more about myself and who I am. The cast and crew have been such an incredible support system with me while I figure out what is important to me. And Kristin has been a huge influence on me and the fashioning of my ideas in regard to the world. Tom's been an incredible friend, teaching me I can do anything and learn anything. I learned a lot from those two.
Allison Mack: (about her character Chloe on "Smallville") I love how tenacious she is. And I love how loyal she is, and trustworthy, and intelligent, and brave, like, she's SO brave. She's so brave, and she does these outrageous things because of her commitment to her best friend, and I think that's so honorable, and I love the fact that she's a woman in a man's world and she doesn't let that stop her... In every aspect, in journalism and in the hero world. She's a really strong girl, and she holds her own, and I think that that's pretty awesome.
Allison Mack: I think it's really incredible. We're such separatists in this society, everyone's such an individualist, that we forget that the most powerful way we can live our lives is if we stick within the community. So when you come together as a community to achieve one specific goal, it's really just a beautiful thing.
Allison Mack: (in a 2008 interview) I've been acting for twenty-two years. And I love film so much and I love the whole process of making film, this is just sort of the next step of understanding it on a deeper level. I always want to be telling stories in whatever fashion I can and directing is really just understanding learning a different element of that storytelling process.
Allison Mack: What song do I like to sing at karaoke? Well, it used to be –- what's that song? Holy crap, I can't remember the song... what was that I used to sing - "Any Man Of Mine" - a country song.
Allison Mack: (referring to "Smallville") Well, for season four, I would say I had the most fun doing "Devoted" where I was the psychotic cheerleader, because it was the most sort of wild and out there and I could be, like, really crazy and do something totally different. So that was the most fun. But I think the most interesting for my character was the episode "Pariah", where I find out Clark's secret. I think it was just a really interesting introduction to something new for me to play.
Allison Mack: I have a hard time standing still when people are looking at me. That's why photo shoots never work out very well. I don't like them unless I'm with a really great photographer who can make me feel really comfortable.
Allison Mack: Diane Hardin encouraged me to laugh from my toes and color outside all the lines.
Allison Mack: I've always been taught 'Don't go on the internet!' because if someone says something mean about you—as an actor, we're so neurotic. Our egos are so fragile that someone can say twenty nice things about you, but the one person that says something bad, that's the one you remember. So I hadn't really started even looking at the internet web sites until my agent called and told me, 'You know, you should really check this out. It's so cool. Go look at it.' And wow!
Allison Mack: DC bought my character. They bought me-which is kind of neat. My character has never been done before [Smallville]. I'm the original. So anybody who does Chloe after me - I'm the prototype.
Allison Mack: Although I began acting when I was a child I didn't really think about it as a profession until I was around 15. When I was younger I was definitely afraid of kissing boys, so I didn't want to become an actress because I didn't want to have to do those types of scenes. Instead, I was interested in becoming a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a dolphin trainer and then a director. However, the older I got, the more I realized that I had a real passion for acting. I thought if I had the opportunity to do what I loved most and make a living doing it, then why not? So I decided to go for it and I'm so happy that I did.
Allison Mack: My very first job was a commercial for German chocolate and it was all in German.The thing that still sticks out in my mind most about it was I wasn't allowed to swallow the chocolate. I would take a bite and then at the end of every take I'd have to spit it out. That was very frustrating especially for a kid.
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