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Jon Mack

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{{Infobox person | name = Jon Mack | native_name = | image = Jon Mack cropped lighting corrected jm_cropped_web | caption = Jon M. Mack | birth_name = | birth_place = Rochester, MI, USA | citizenship = American | alma_mater = Tisch

| occupation =

  • Actress
  • Singer
  • Producer
  • Philantropist
  • Animal Activist

| height = 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) | years_active = 1999–present

Jon MACK is an actress, singer, musician, music producer, philanthropist, founder & president of Defending the Endangered, an organization she founded to protect animals at risk of being wiped out by poaching & trophy hunting.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Jon Mack first draw 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 “Doomsday Device” (2017).

She will appear in the upcoming “The Amityville Murders” (2017).

Jon Mack currently has 41 credits to her name as an actress, her complete filmography can be seen on IMDb[1]

Music[edit]

Brainchild of founding member Jon Mack, Auradrone mixes sensuality, shades and layers into ultramodern post-rock electronic music. While developing the material from Auradrone's debut release, 'Whitelite Britelite', Jon's vision caught interest of gifted collaborators from France, Germany, the UK, New York and Los Angeles who took part in co-creating a fresh sound.

Absorbing inspiration, she engineers and produces her own material in addition to performance and writing and continuing to collaborate with talents across the globe. "Whitelite Britelite" Auradrone's first album was released on March 2nd, 2009. Auradrone's sophomore release album "Bleeding Edge" was released 11.11.11. Auradrone is currently at work on their new album due out in early 2018.

Other Work[edit]

Animal Activist[edit]

Jon Mack is the founder & president of Defending the Endangered an organization she founded in 2015 to protect animals at risk of being wiped out by poaching & trophy hunting. [2]

On August 27, 2016, Jon Mack released Weapon of Choice, a music video inspired by the desire to bring change to light and end the terror of poaching and trophy hunting on this planet for good. [3]

In November of 2017, Jon Mack was invited to join Animal Equality's "Inspiring Global Action" Celebrity Host committee. Other celebrities include: Kat Von D, Russel Simmons, Evanna Lynch to name a few. [4]

In November of 2017, Manuel Collas de La Roche, Founder & President of Better World Forum (BWF) sent a letter to Jon Mack, Founder & President of Defending the Endangered (DTE), confirming DTE's participation at the 3rd Edition of the Better World Forum which will take place in Monaco on September 27, 2018. [5]

In the Media[edit]

Jon Mack has given numerous interviews over the years and has been featured on various media (TVs, radios, magazines).

Recently, she was interviewed by Tony D'Urso on his weekly radio show, "The Spotlight", with co-host Michael Benner, a radio announcer for 40 years that is well known for his talk shows since 1977 on KABC-AM, KLSX-FM, KCBS-FM, KRLA-AM and KPFK-AM. [6]

Mack has been the subject of various articles published in magazines such as:

. FRUK Magazine[7] . SWAAY Magazine[8] . KODD Magazine[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Amityville Murders Edith
American Paradise Tara Valenti
Power Play Melanie Ann Johson
2015 Blunt Force Trauma Reggie
Fire Twister V
LA Apocalypse Candice
2013 After Earth Psychiatrist
Spiders 3D Doctor Stella
Straight A's Holly / Craps Table Girl #2
2012 Playing for Keeps Connie
2010 The Confidant Psychiatrist
2009 Accused at 17 News Reporter
Saw VI Female Addict
Lost in the Woods FBI Agent #3
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Antoine's Bikini Girl
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Ava Gardner

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Doomsday Device Kora
2016 Mind Blown Gertie
2 Lava 2 Lantula! Reporter #2
2015 Drakul Jezabeth
Stormaggedon Agent Smith
Lavalantula Entertainment Reporter
2013 The Perfect Boyfriend Marcie
2012 A Christmas Wedding Date Wedding Singer
Stalked at 17 Elizabeth
Mega Cyclone Kathy
2011 Good Night Burbank Jayne Bayne
Camel Spiders Sharon Mullins
Super Tanker Morgan
2010 Mandrake Carla
Dinocroc vs. Supergator FBI Agent
Mongolian Death Worm Steffi
1999 Hefner: Unauthorized Joyce Nizzari

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film FANtastic Award Strangers in a Book Nominated [10]

References[edit]

  1. "Jon Mack's profile on IMDb". IMDb.
  2. "Defending the Endangered". DTE.
  3. "Auradrone - Weapon of Choice". IMDb.
  4. "Animal Equality's "Inspiring Global Action" Celebrity Host committee" Check |url= value (help). Animal Equality.
  5. "Letter of Confirmation from BWF to DTE" (PDF). BWFDTE.
  6. "The Spotlight with Tony DUrso". TDurso.
  7. "Exclusive Interview With Jon Mack". FRUK.
  8. "This Hollywood Actress Is Stepping Up To Protect Animals". SWAAY.
  9. "Interview With The Charismatic Jon Mack". KODD.
  10. "FANtastic Horror Film San Diego Awards 2015". IMDb.

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