Allison Mack sentenced to 3 years in prison for her role in alleged sex cult NXIVM

Allison Christin Mack was born on  July 29, 1982. She is an American actress best known for her appearances as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/Smallville CW’s and Amanda on FX’s Wilfred. Regarding her position in the NXIVM group, she was detained by the FBI in Brooklyn on April 20, 2018, on accusations of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy. In April of this year, Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. Mack was sentenced to three years in jail on June 30, 2021.

Allison Mack sentenced to 3 years in prison for her role in alleged sex cult NXIVM
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Allison Mack – Early years of her life

Mack was born in Preetz, West Germany, on July 29, 1982, to Jonathan, an opera singer, and Mindy Mack.
Her American parents were in Germany when she was born because Jonathan was performing there, and they stayed for another two years. 

Allison Mack – Career

1.Work in  the early stages of her career

Mack’s family resided in Germany for two years before moving to California, and Mack’s first job was in a series of print ads and commercials for a German chocolate firm. Mack recounted her mother’s “My first job was filming a commercial for German chocolate, which was entirely in German… I wasn’t permitted to eat the chocolate. I’d take a bite and then have to spit it out at the end of each take. That was extremely aggravating, especially for a child “. She then did some modeling for a while before enrolling at the Young Actors Space in Los Angeles at the age of seven.

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Mack’s first notable television job was in an episode of the WB series 7th Heaven when she starred as a teen who slashed herself. She starred in the short-lived sitcom Opposite Sex in 2000.In Eric Stoltz’s directorial debut, My Horrible Year!, she played a role. as a young woman facing major challenges as she reaches the age of sixteen. She also appeared in the Disney film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves in the film Camp Nowhere.

2.Smallville (2001–2011)

Mack at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2009. Mack first appeared on the WB/CW blockbuster series Smallville in October 2001, as Chloe Sullivan, one of Clark Kent’s closest friends; Chloe, an original character created for the show, was subsequently brought into DC Comics in 2010. For her depiction of Chloe, Mack received numerous honors and nominations, including the Teen Choice Award for Best Sidekick in 2006 and 2007.

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She was a series regular for nine seasons, then in the tenth season, she returned as an intermittent major cast member, including the two-part series finale. Mack’s character starred in her miniseries, Smallville: Chloe Chronicles, from 2003 to 2004, and Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles from 2006 to 2007. Mack made her directorial debut with Smallville season 8 episode 13 titled “Power,” which aired on January 29, 2009, in November 2008.

She had a few appearances in R. L. Stine’s miniseries The Nightmare Room in 2002, alongside her Smallville co-star Sam Jones III. Mack voiced the main character’s sister in the Warner Bros. CG-animated film The Ant Bully in 2006. In the same year, she appeared in an episode of The Batman as Clea, a museum curator. In September 2009, she added to her Superman credentials by lending her voice as Power Girl in the Warner Premiere animated movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Mack has been working with the Iris Theatre Company on a project since May 2009.

3.After  Smallville

Mack was cast in a recurring role in the second season of the FX sitcom Wilfred in March 2012. She portrayed Amanda, Ryan’s love interest, in the film directed by Elijah Wood. Mack returned to Wilfred in the fourth and final season for one episode.   Mack appeared as Hilary, a policewoman, in an episode of Fox’s thriller The Following in 2014. She announced her role in American Odyssey as Julia, who befriends Suzanne, the daughter of Anna Friel’s protagonist character Sgt. Odelle Ballard, on March 21, 2015. 

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Allison Mack – Personal Life

During the 2000s, Mack had a long-term relationship with actor Chad Krowchuk.  Mack married Nicki Clyne, an actress, in February 2017. The marriage was said to be a ruse to avoid US immigration regulations, and it was only revealed a year later during her trial for conspiracy and racketeering charges related to her membership with NXIVM.

Mack was also accused of being NXIVM founder Keith Raniere’s sexual lover, along with another former high-ranking NXIVM member Lauren Salzman. Mack was rumored to have taken classes at UC Berkeley in September 2020. Mack filed for divorce from Clyne on December 11, 2020. 

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Allison Mack – Films

  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege in 1989
  • Night Eyes 3 in 1993
  • Camp Nowhere in 1994
  • No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn in 1995
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves in 1995
  • The Ant Bully in 20
  • Alice & Huck in 200
  • You in 2009
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies in 2009
  • Frog in 2010
  • Purgatory in 2010
  • Marilyn in 2011
  • Blink in 2011

Allison Mack – Web series

  • 2003–2004 Smallville: Chloe Chronicles
  • 2006 Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles
  • 2010 Riese
  • 2010 Dirty Little Secret

Allison Mack – Awards

  • 2006 – Teen Choice Award
  • 2007 – Teen Choice Award
  • 2008 – SyFy Genre Award
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In 2019, Catherine Oxenberg created Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother’s Fight to Save Her Daughter, a Lifetime television film starring actress Sara Fletcher as Mack.  On October 27, 2020, Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in jail. Mack was facing a sentence ranging from 15 years to life in prison. Mack issued a statement days before her imprisonment, calling her involvement “the worst mistake and regret of [her] life” and expressing compassion for those who were harmed. In addition to the letter, Mack’s lawyers requested that no jail time be served in exchange for his sorrow.  Mack was sentenced to three years in federal prison and forced to pay a fine of $20,000 on June 30, 2021. 

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