Allison Mack, known to most people as Chloe Sullivan (Superman’s sidekick on the hit TV show Smallville), began her acting career at age four, when her mother decided to nurture her dramatic flair and instinctual love of people. Throughout her childhood, Allison worked on numerous films, TV shows and made-for-TV movies. She worked with and learned from great and award-winning actors such as Sissy Spacek, Estelle Parsons, Mary Tyler Moore, Aidan Quinn, Charles Durning and Eugene Levy. Her early career culminated in her role on Smallville, where she worked over the course of a decade. While on Smallville, she had the privilege of directing two episodes, which inspired her to later produce and direct other projects.
Allison forewent a traditional college education in order to pursue her acting career. However, the education and experience she acquired as an actress led her to an acute awareness of the responsibility she took in being part of a widely-viewed show. Through this, and after further education and personal experiences, Allison developed a deeper understanding of the power and influence of media.
Since Smallville ended, Allison immersed herself in the study of her craft in both conventional and unconventional ways. Conventionally, she studied Shakespeare with The Public Theatre Company in New York City, where she performed in several off-Broadway plays.
The more “unconventional” approach came when Allison came across the work of Keith Raniere. Over the course of several years, Mr. Raniere mentored Allison in her study of acting and music. As such, she has developed a deep connection to the nature of humanity as it relates to acting as an art form, and a tool for personal evolution.
In 2013, Mr. Raniere worked with Allison and a small group of equally skilled and dedicated professionals to develop a curriculum that is currently taught through a private arts academy, The Source. There Allison serves as president and is one of its top trainers. The Source provides a unique toolset and innovative exercises to increase one’s mastery of the art of compassion, utilizing the disciplines of acting and expression.