Jon Mack

Actress | Musician | Producer | Activist

Jon Mack was born in Rochester, a suburb near Detroit, Michigan. She grew up on a farm owned by her grandparents. The only child of a drama teacher and theater director, she began acting on stage at the tender age of five. She is of Polish and Eastern-European descent. At age 17, she attended the prestigious Tisch School of Arts at NYU in both Lee Strasberg and Experimental Theater schools where she also worked as a fashion model to help support her studies.

 

A few years later, Mack relocated to Los Angeles to finish her studies at UCLA and begin working in feature films. She first came to national attention with her performance as Ava Gardner in the Emmy Award-winning biopic Introducing “Dorothy Dandridge” (1999) starring Halle Berry. From there she went on to appear in several feature films as well as television. She became known to horror fans after playing a junkie named Jane in the 6th installment of the “Saw VI” (2009) franchise.

 

In 2012 Mack played a soccer mom hoping to score with Gerard Butler in “Playing for Keeps” (2012), also starring Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta Jones. She also appeared in “Straight A’s” (2013) with Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe and Luke Wilson as well as Millennium Entertainment's Spiders 3D (2013). She is also a voice over artist who worked alongside Will Smith in “After Earth” (2013) playing a psychiatrist. In 2015, Mack played a gun slinger named Reggie in “Blunt Force Trauma” (2015) with Mickey Rourke, Ryan Kwanten and Freida Pinto. She played an entertainment reporter in SyFy's creature comedy “Lavalantula” (2015) and sequel “2 Lava 2 Lantula” (2016).

 

In 2017, she played a telepathic government test experiment subject in “Mind Blown” (2016) and ancient time traveling sorceress in “Doomsday Device” (2017). She will appear in the upcoming film “The Amityville Murders” (2018) and Lifetime TV Original “Expectant Mother” (2018).

Defending the Endangered

Defending The Endangered (DTE) is a movement founded by actress, musician, producer & animal activist, Jon Mack. Its vision is to join forces with other artists, social pioneers, thinkers, healers & celebrities to raise awareness and put an end to poaching & trophy hunting.DTE's mission is to educate & serve as a collective to end poaching & trophy hunting through our creative works. We endeavor to work with many endangered animal rescues, sanctuaries & rangers to educate, rehabilitate & protect wildlife all over the planet...