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 2016, 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 to be released, “The Amityville Murders” (2018) and Lifetime TV Original “Saving My Baby” (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 its 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.
Actress, model and animal rights activist Jon Mack stars in the upcoming film thriller "Kill Chain," starring Nicolas Cage. It tells the story of three strangers who become entangled in a conflict that none of them are prepared for.
Her recent film thriller "The Amityville Murders" is coming to Netflix, starring John Robinson and Lainie Kazan. It's the follow up to the acclaimed film thriller which tells of the true-life story of a family who faced a strange presence in their house.
Jon also just recently wrapped work on a film starring Dolph Lundgren and former UFC champion fighter Chuck Liddell along with Danny Trejo, star of "Machete." Although Jon has done lots of dramas and action films, she is also appeared science fiction films such as "L.A. Apocalypse," the Will Smith sci-fi thriller "After Earth," and others.
Jon is also the lead singer of the rock band Auradrone which is currently working on an album and set to go on tour in the New Year. Besides acting and music, Jon is an animal rights activist and the founder of Defending the Endangered charity which aims to stop poaching and trophy hunting of animals in Africa and elsewhere. Her organization works with many other such organizations to stop the killing of wildlife for sport.