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Overview (3)

Born in Bedford, New York, USA
Birth NameKate Rooney Mara
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), Stone of Destiny (2008), The Open Road (2009), Transcendence (2014), and Fantastic Four (2015) as the Invisible Woman. She also appeared in the FX horror mini-series American Horror Story (2011) as Hayden McClaine. Mara's film debut was in Random Hearts (1999), with Harrison Ford in 1999, directed by Sydney Pollack. In 2015, she also had a supporting role as astronaut "Beth Johanssen" in director Ridley Scott's film The Martian (2015). In the same year, she also starred as Ashley Smith in the movie Captive (2015).

Mara also starred in Morgan (2016), Megan Leavey (2017) and My Days of Mercy (2017).

Kate was born in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her younger sister is actress Rooney Mara.

Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway, and her grand-uncle is Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, the former US Ambassador to Ireland. She is the great-granddaughter of Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise. She often sings the national anthem at Giants home games. Her father has Irish, German, and French-Canadian ancestry, and her mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

Mara graduated from high school a year early. She was accepted at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts but deferred her admission for three consecutive years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tweetie bird and Pedro Borges

Family (3)

Spouse Jamie Bell (15 July 2017 - present)  (1 child)
Parents Kathleen McNulty (Rooney)
Timothy Christopher Mara
Relatives Art Rooney (great grandparent)
John Mara Jr. (cousin)
Wellington Mara (grandparent)
Timothy Rooney (grandparent)
John Mara (aunt or uncle)
Rooney Mara (sibling)

Trivia (26)

Granddaughter of Wellington Mara and Timothy Rooney.
Ranked #43 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
A skilled jazz/tap/ballet dancer.
Her younger sister Rooney Mara is also an actress.
Great-granddaughter of Art Rooney and Kathleen McNulty.
Uncle John Mara is CEO of the New York Giants since 2005.
Great-grandfather Tim Mara founded the New York Giants. Great-grandfather Art Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Daughter of Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney) and Timothy Christopher Mara, a scout for the New York Giants.
Was in consideration for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), but Anne Hathaway was cast instead. She also lost to Amy Adams for Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013).
Kate and her sister Rooney Mara both appeared in Best Picture Oscar nominated films in 2011. Rooney was in The Social Network (2010), Kate in 127 Hours (2010).
Her favorite films are Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), The Sound of Music (1965), Lady Jane (1986), The English Patient (1996) and Friday Night Lights (2004).
Her paternal grandfather was of Irish descent and her paternal grandmother was of half German, as well as of French-Canadian and Irish, ancestry. Her mother is of Irish and Italian descent.
Mara has stated she comes from a "huge" family. Her father is one of 11 children. She has 22 aunts and uncles and 40 cousins.
She was in a relationship with actor Max Minghella for several years, starting in 2010.
Great-uncle Dan Rooney was the US Ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2012.
Cousin of John Mara Jr..
Kate and her younger sister Patricia have their mother's maiden name, Rooney, as their middle name, but her sister takes it as her first name and is known professionally as Rooney Mara.
Is contractually permitted to attend any Super Bowl involving the Steelers or Giants due to her arc on 24 (2001) causing her to miss Super Bowl XL (2006).
(July 15, 2017) Married her boyfriend of 2 years Jamie Bell following a 6-month-long engagement.
Stepmother to Jamie Bell's son from his marriage to Evan Rachel Wood.
Mother, with husband Jamie Bell, of a daughter (b. May 2019).
Suffered a miscarriage before giving birth to her daughter in May 2019.
Gave birth to her daughter at 36 weeks gestation via an emergency cesarean section at Cedars-Sinai instead of having an at-home birth like she had wanted. Mara revealed that she had to be induced at 36 weeks along because, after experiencing intense itching, she tested positive for Cholestasis: a liver disease that can happen in the late stages of pregnancy and potentially harm an unborn baby.
Second cousin of YouTube and Instagram artist, Heather Rooney.
Close friends with Elliot Page. The two co-produced My Days of Mercy (2017) as a vehicle in which they could star together.
She is vegan, just like her sister Rooney Mara.

Personal Quotes (28)

Eventually you get bored and you want to work.
Even when I was a kid, I had this insane head of flaming hair. It looked like a wig.
Keeping your private life as private as possible is the smartest thing.
All the actors I respect, especially old-Hollywood actors, the reason I think so many of them have had long careers is that there is a sort of mystery about them. You don't know what they do on Friday nights when they go home from work. You have no clue. You have this sort of fantasy about them.
I have a ridiculous fear of sharks but I'd jump in the water in a second for an amazing role.
I feel so lucky.
I feel like I'm exactly where I should be.
I don't ever take anything for granted.
I am so loyal.
Everybody has to be responsible for their own actions - and if they do something wrong, I believe in paying for it.
I wish no teams had cheerleaders. I find it more distracting than anything else.
I want to do something crazy for a part - something I'd never even consider in real life.
I like traditions, and the national anthem is important.
I hated school.
I hate being in Los Angeles when it's football season. I want to be in New York. It just doesn't feel right if I'm away.
Rooting for the offense is the safe way to go. You win either way.
Let's be honest: I just want a Super Bowl ring.
In New York, you can just wake up and everything sorts itself out. I love that, not having a plan.
If 10 years ago I was told I'd be where I am now, I would've been pretty happy.
I've always wanted to do a period piece.
I remember telling the agent, 'I don't want to do anything but Broadway.' She was like, 'That's not really possible because there is not that much Broadway. So I'll send you out on TV and stuff like that.'
I have so many friends who have no idea what they want to do. They are out of college and working, but not sure they are doing what they want to do, which is normal.
Whenever I dream about flying, it's the best feeling in the world.
There's nothing worse than people who want to make you feel better when you are losing. I just want to smack them.
When my agents tell me how much I'm going to be paid for a film, instead of quoting a figure, they'll say: 'You're going to make ten pairs of Christian Louboutins.'
It's really nice to be in something that you really love and want to share with people. And then, for it to actually get shown and for people to be able to see it is awesome. It's really exciting.
I've definitely become more aware and conscious of what directors I'm working with because it's so important. The director is really more than half the battle of the film. You really rely on that. That's become really, really important to me, for sure.
I was excited to get the opportunity to sing something in a movie 'cause I love musicals and I would love to be able to do more movie musicals, in the future.

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