JON MARIE MACK
Jon Mack was born in Rochester, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. She grew up on a 180 acre farm owned by her grandparents. The only child of a drama teacher and theater director, she began acting on stage at the age of 5. She is of Polish and Eastern Europe descent. Upon graduating high school, Mack attended the prestigious NYU Tisch School of Arts and studied under both Lee Strasberg and Experimental Theater programs.
After finishing NYU, Jon relocated to Los Angeles to finish her studies at UCLA. At this time, she began 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 played a junkie named Jane in Saw VI (2009) of the 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 soon the be released, The Amityville Murders (2018) and Lifetime TV Original “Expectant Mother” (2018)
Mack is also an accomplished musician, singer and music producer. Her brainchild Auradrone has released 3 albums since 2009 and will be releasing a forthcoming ep in 2018. Auradrone has performed in festivals around the world including Exit Fest in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Animal welfare and preserving endangered wildlife are other passions for Mack who created her foundation Defending the Endangered in 2015 to raise awareness about poaching and trophy hunting.
Mack starred in, co-directed, produced and edited a music video titled Auradrone: Weapon of Choice (2016) which illustrates the devastation poaching and trophy hunting and causing the planet. The video was released in late 2016 and has been featured on several animal welfare sites and blogs.
Defending the Endangered held it’s first celebrity charity event in March 2017 which raised funds to support Rhino Rescue Project and Black Mambas APU to combat poaching in South Africa. Their next event will be in September 2018 in conjunction with Monaco Better World Forum as the foundation representing Biodiversity.