Rooney Mara

A relative unknown for the first five years of her career, actress Rooney Mara became the object of major media attention in 2010 when she was cast in David Fincher's remake of the Swedish thriller "The Girl with the ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1985 in Bedford, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (Movie)

The Sisters (Voice)

Lion 2016 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

The Discovery 2016 (Movie)

Isla (Actor)

The Secret Scripture 2016 (Movie)

Roseanne McNulty (younger) (Actor)

Utopia 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Carol 2015 (Movie)

Therese Belivet (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pan 2015 (Movie)

Tiger Lily (Actor)

Trash 2015 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

Weightless 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Friends with Benefits 2014 (Movie)

Tara (Actor)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013 (Movie)

Ruth Guthrie (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Her 2013 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Side Effects 2013 (Movie)

Emily Taylor (Actor)

Tanner Hall 2011 (Movie)

Fernanda (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Lisbeth Salander (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (Movie)

Nancy Holbrook (Actor)

Dream Boy 2010 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

The Social Network 2010 (Movie)

Erica Albright (Actor)

The Winning Season 2010 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

Taggarty (Actor)

Dare 2009 (Movie)

Courtney (Actor)

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleaner 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Women's Murder Club 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Truth About Emanuel 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A relative unknown for the first five years of her career, actress Rooney Mara became the object of major media attention in 2010 when she was cast in David Fincher's remake of the Swedish thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011). The sister of actress Kate Mara, she was a notable presence in such indie films as "Dream Boy" (2008) and "Tanner Hall" (2009), where she delivered sensitive performances as troubled girls on the cusp of adulthood, while also appearing on the small screen in episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). Meanwhile, the remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010) brought her to the attention of a wider audience, thanks to that movie's relative success at the box office. Her first brush with celebrity came when she joined Fincher for a supporting role in the highly-anticipated drama, "The Social Network" (2010), which led to being cast in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," a film that made the young actress an overnight star. Now ought after by film's most respected directors, the talented Mara's career horizons looked very promising.

Relationships

Kathleen

Mother

Kate Mara Actor

Sister
Born Feb. 27, 1983 Acted in features like "Iron Man 2" (2010) and "127 Hours" (2010)

Timothy Mara

Father
V.P. of player evaluation for the New York Giants

Daniel Mara

Brother

Conor 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
Co-owned New York Giants

Tim Rooney

Grandfather
Ran Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, NY

Art Rooney

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

EDUCATION

Fox Lane High School

New York University

Attended the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied psychology, international social policy, and nonprofits

Milestones

2016

Voiced a role in the animated adventure film "Kubo and the Two Strings"

2016

Appeared in Terrence Malick's music drama "Weightless"

2016

Starred opposite Aidan Turner in Jim Sheridan's "The Secret Scripture"

2016

Was nominated for her second Oscar for her role in Todd Haynes' "Carol"

2016

Starred alongside Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed in the drama "Una"

2016

Appeared alongside Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman in the drama " Lion"

2013

Appeared in Spike Jonze's "Her"

2013

Played a troubled woman opposite Channing Tatum and Jude Law in Steven Soderbergh directed thriller "Side Effects"

2010

Joined ensemble cast, which included Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake in David Fincher directed drama "The Social Network"; film focused on founding of Facebook

2010

Landed much-coveted role of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in American remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011); film based on Stieg Larsson's bestselling novel and also starred Daniel Craig, Robin Wright, and Stellan Skarsgård

2010

Co-starred opposite Jackie Earle Haley (as Freddy Krueger) in remake of horror classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," directed by Samuel Bayer

2009

Landed first lead role in drama "Tanner Hall," about an all-girls boarding school

2009

Appeared opposite Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts in sports comedy "The Winning Season"

2009

Cast in supporting role opposite Michael Cera in "Youth in Revolt"

2007

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

2006

Landed minor role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)

2005

Made feature acting debut in direct-to-video horror "Urban Legends: Bloody Mary"; film also starred her sister Kate

Bonus Trivia

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Is of Irish, Northern Irish, German, Italian, and French-Canadian ancestry.

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Both sides of family were original founders of NFL franchises; her father's family founded the New York Giants, while her mother's side of the family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Traveled to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia for four months after high school as part of the Traveling School.

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Acted in student films and played Juliet in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" while attending NYU.

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