Actress, Musician, Producer, Animal Rights Advocate
Los Angeles, CA
Jon Mack was born in Rochester, a suburb near Detroit, Michigan where 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 Eastern-European (Polish) descent.
At age 17, she went on to attend the prestigious Tisch School of Arts at NYU in both Lee Strasberg and Experimental Theater schools in New York City at age 17 where she worked as a fashion model to help support her studies. A few years later, Mack relocated to the Los Angeles to finish her studies at UCLA and begin working in feature films. She first came to national attention by her performance as Ava Gardner in the 1999 Emmy Award-winning biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 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 franchise.
In 2012 Mack played a soccer mom hoping to score with Gerard Butler in “Playing For Keeps”, also starring Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta Jones. She also appeared in “Straight A’s” with Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe and Luke Wilson as well as Millennium Entertainment's “Spiders”. She is also a voice over artist who worked alongside Will Smith in 2013 sci-fi drama “After Earth” playing a psychiatrist. In 2015, Mack played a gun slinger named Reggie in “Blunt Force Trauma” with Mickey Rourke, Ryan Kwanten and Freida Pinto. She also starred as Bettina in short film “Strangers In A Book” and played an entertainment reporter in SyFy’s creature comedy “Lavalantula” and it’s sequel “2Lava2Lantula”. She also stars in the upcoming science fiction action films “Mind Blown” and “Doomsday” which will be released in 2017.
Mack is an accomplished musician, singer and music producer. Her brainchild ‘Auradrone’ has released 3 albums since 2009 will be releasing a 4th album in 2017. She has performed as ‘Auradrone’ in festivals around the world including the well known ExitFest.
Preserving endangered wildlife is another passion for Mack who created an artistic movement called “Defending The Endangered" in early 2015 to raise awareness about poaching and trophy hunting. Mack starred in, co-directed, produced and edited a music video titled “Weapon of Choice” to raise awareness about the devastation poaching and trophy hunting are causing to our planet . The video was released in August 2016 and has been gaining momentum since being featured on several animal conservation sites.