Kate Mara

Actress
Though she grew up in a famous professional football household, actress Kate Mara turned to performing on stage and screen at an early age, leading her to become a professional before she had even graduated high school ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1983 in Bedford, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Man Down 2016 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

Moonbeam City 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

Captive 2015 (Movie)

Ashley Smith (Actor)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

Sue Storm (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Martian 2015 (Movie)

Beth Johanssen (Actor)

Fireflies 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Bree (Actor)

10 Years 2012 (Movie)

Elise (Actor)

Chronicle 2012 (Movie)

Hindley (Actor)

Deadfall 2012 (Movie)

Hanna Becker (Actor)

American Horror Story 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Catch .44 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

HappyThankYouMorePlease 2011 (Movie)

Mississippi (Actor)

Ironclad 2011 (Movie)

Lady Isabel (Actor)

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Meg (Actor)

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

Kristi (Actor)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

U.S. Marshal (Actor)

The Open Road 2009 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Stone of Destiny 2008 (Movie)

Kay Matherson (Actor)

Transsiberian 2008 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

Annie Dray (Actor)

Shooter 2007 (Movie)

Sarah Fenn (Actor)

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

Annie Cantrell (Actor)

Zoom 2006 (Movie)

Summer Jones/Wonder (Actor)

Brokeback Mountain 2005 (Movie)

Alma Jr., age 19 (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary 2004 (Movie)

Samantha Owens (Actor)

Cold Case 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tadpole 2002 (Movie)

Miranda Spear (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joe the King 1999 (Movie)

Allyson (Actor)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

Jessica Chandler (Actor)

Law & Order 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

House of Cards (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though she grew up in a famous professional football household, actress Kate Mara turned to performing on stage and screen at an early age, leading her to become a professional before she had even graduated high school. Mara quickly amassed several credits on television shows like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), and features like "Random Hearts" (1999) and "Tadpole" (2002). She graduated to recurring roles on "Everwood" (The WB, 2002-06), "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-2010) and "Jack & Bobby" (The WB, 2004-05), before landing more prominent feature parts in "Brokeback Mountain" (2005), "We Are Marshall" (2006) and "Shooter" (2007). Mara went on to prominent supporting turns on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011) and in "Iron Man 2" (2010) and "127 Hours" (2010), before landing her first regular series role on the acclaimed horror drama "American Horror Story" (FX, 2011- ) and following up with a strong performance on the critically acclaimed "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013- ). After that breakthrough role, Mara became better known for her work in a string of action and science fiction films including starring roles in "Fantastic Four" (2014) and Ridley Scott's "The Martian" (2015).

Relationships

Chris Mara

Father
Vice president of player evaluation for New York Giants

Rooney Mara Actor

Sister
Born April 17, 1985 Acted in "The Social Network" (2010) and landed lead role in U.S. remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011)

Conor Mara

Brother

Daniel Mara

Brother

Wellington Mara

Grandfather
Born Aug. 14, 1916 Co-owned New York Giants from 1959 until his death Oct. 25, 2005

Tim Mara

Great-Grandfather
Born July 29, 1887; founded New York Giants Died Feb. 16, 1959

John Mara

Uncle
President and CEO of New York Giants

Max Minghella Actor

Boyfriend
Began dating Broke up

Kathleen Rooney

Mother

Art Rooney

Great-Grandfather
Born Jan. 27, 1901; founded Pittsburgh Steelers Died Aug. 25, 1988

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Accepted at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, but deferred for 3 consecutive years, before deciding not to go

Fox Lane High School

Bedford , New York
Graduated a year early in order to act full time

Milestones

2015

Co-starred opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in Ridley Scott's "The Martian."

2015

Co-starred as Sue Storm in Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four"

2014

Co-starred opposite Johnny Depp in science fiction drama "Transcendence"

2013

Appeared as reporter Zoe Barnes in Netflix political drama "House of Cards"

2011

Co-starred in historical drama "Ironclad"

2010

Co-starred opposite James Franco in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours"

2010

Appeared in "Iron Man 2" as a U.S. Marshal.

2010

Starred in writer-director Josh Radnor's indie hit "Happythankyoumoreplease"

2009

Co-starred opposite Justin Timberlake in comedy-drama "The Open Road."

2008

Co-starred in Brad Anderson's "Transsiberian"

2007

Played the love interest of Mark Wahlberg's character in Antoine Fuqua’s "Shooter"

2006

Appeared in a five episode arc on the Fox series "24," as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg

2006

Played cheerleader Annie Cantrell in "We Are Marshall" opposite Matthew McConaughey

2005

Had a recurring role on the WB drama series "Jack & Bobby"

2005

Co-starred with Noah Wyle and Illeana Douglas in "The Californians"

2005

Appeared in a supporting role in the Academy Award-winning "Brokeback Mountain"

2003

Had recurring roles on the series "Everwood" (WB) and "Nip/Tuck" (FX)

2003

Made theatrical debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in "Landscape of the Body" with Lili Taylor

2002

Appeared alongside Sigourney Weaver in "Tadpole"

1999

Appeared in the Sundance Film Festival award-winning "Joe the King"

1999

Made film debut opposite Harrison Ford in "Random Hearts"

1997

Made television debut in an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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The older sister of actress Rooney Mara.

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Both of Mara's great-grandfathers, Tim Mara and Art Rooney Sr., founded NFL teams, the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively.

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Included on New York's Daily News list of "10 young actors who have a shot at making it big" at the start of 2006.

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Outspoken proponent of veganism.

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