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Mara in 2015
Kate Rooney Mara
February 27, 1983
Bedford, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Katherine Rooney Mara|
|Occupation||Actress, fashion model|
Jamie Bell (m. 2017)
|Relatives||Rooney Mara (sister)|
Kate Rooney Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an American actress and fashion model.
Kate Rooney Mara was born and raised in Bedford, New York. Her parents are Timothy Christopher Mara, an NFL scout and vice president of the New York Giants for player evaluation, and Kathleen McNulty Mara (née Rooney). She is the second of four siblings.
She is a great-granddaughter of both New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr. Her mother's side of the family has held ownership in the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers football team since its formation in 1933, and her father's side of the family has held ownership in the NFL's New York Giants since its formation in 1925.
Her paternal grandparents were Wellington Mara and Ann Mara. Wellington co-owned the Giants football team from 1959 until his death in 2005, and was succeeded by his son (Kate Mara's uncle), John Mara, who is currently President, CEO, and co-owner of the team. Kate Mara's maternal grandfather, Timothy James "Tim" Rooney, has run Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York since 1972.
Mara began acting at the age of nine in a school musical. She attended several youth theater-arts schools and appeared in community theater and in school plays. Mara has described herself to Esquire magazine as having been "painfully shy" while growing up, adding that she only had one friend.
Her first audition was for the NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street. She did not get the role but knew from then on that she just wanted to act. Mara graduated from Fox Lane High School a year early and was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to study musical theater, but she eventually deferred her slot to work as an actress. She made her film debut in 1999 with Random Hearts.
In late 2015, Mara began dating her Fantastic Four co-star Jamie Bell and in January 2017, the couple got engaged. On July 17, 2017, the couple announced that they had married. On January 9, 2019 it was reported that Mara and Bell were expecting their first child together.
Mara lives in Los Angeles and Manhattan. She credits her vegan diet and regular workouts for keeping herself fit. "I'm a massive animal lover, too," she explained. "Being vegan has been so good for me. I've never felt better."
Mara has stated she comes from a "huge" family; her father is one of 11 children, and she has 22 aunts and uncles and 40 cousins. As a descendant of the owners of the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, Mara is a fan of both teams. Mara has sung at both teams' games, and after missing the Steelers' 2006 victory at Super Bowl XL due to work, her contracts now state that she can attend if either team goes to the Super Bowl. She was in attendance for the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLII, the Steelers' victory the next year in Super Bowl XLIII, and the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI.
Mara is one of the faces of the Humane Society of the United States. In 2015, she was featured in one of their campaign videos to promote Meatless Monday.
|1999||Joe the King||Allyson|
|1999||Random Hearts||Jessica Chandler|
|2004||Time Well Spent||Girl||Short film|
|2005||Urban Legends: Bloody Mary||Samantha "Sam" Owens||Direct to video|
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Alma Del Mar Jr. (age 19)|
|2005||The Californians||Zoe Tripp|
|2006||We Are Marshall||Annie Cantrell|
|2007||Full of It||Annie Dray|
|2008||Stone of Destiny||Kay Matheson|
|2009||Big Guy||Kate||Short film|
|2009||The Open Road||Lucy|
|2010||Happy. Thank You. More. Please.||Mississippi|
|2010||Iron Man 2||U.S. Marshal|
|2010||127 Hours||Kristi Moore|
|2011||Queen of Hearts||Queen of Hearts||Short film|
|2013||Broken Bells After the Disco||Girl||Short film|
|2014||Tiny Detectives||Detective Kate||Short film|
|2014||Lennon or McCartney||Herself||Short film|
|2015||The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards||Lisa|
|2015||Fantastic Four||Sue Storm/Invisible Woman|
|2015||Man Down||Natalie Drummer|
|2015||The Martian||Beth Johanssen|
|2017||Megan Leavey||Megan Leavey|
|2017||My Days of Mercy||Mercy||Also producer|
|2017||Chappaquiddick||Mary Jo Kopechne|
|2018||Time of Day||Kate Mara||Short film|
|1997||Law & Order||Jenna Erlich||Episode: "Shadow"|
|2000||Madigan Men||Julie||Episode: "White Knight"|
|2000||Ed||Kelly Kovacs||Episode: "Pretty Girls and Waffles"|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lori||Episode: "Pixies"|
|2003||Everwood||Kate Morris||2 episodes|
|2003||Nip/Tuck||Vanessa Bartholomew||4 episodes|
|2003||Cold Case||Jill Shelby||Episode: "Look Again"|
|2003||Boston Public||Helena Gelbke||Episode: "Chapter Seventy-Five"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Stephanie Brooks||Episode: "Murder in a Flash"|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Janelle Macklin||Episode: "Formalities"|
|2005||Jack & Bobby||Katie||6 episodes|
|2006||24||Shari Rothenberg||5 episodes|
|2009||T Takes||Kate||2 episodes|
|2011||American Horror Story: Murder House||Hayden McClaine||8 episodes|
|2012||Tron: Uprising||Perl (voice)||2 episodes|
|2013–2016||House of Cards||Zoe Barnes||14 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2014)
|2014||Robot Chicken||Various voices||2 episodes|
|2015||Moonbeam City||Chrysalis Tate (voice)||10 episodes|
|2018||Pose||Patty Bowes||6 episodes|
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