Kate Mara

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Bedford, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/27/1983, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Kate Mara Fast Facts:
  • Two of her great-grandfathers are NFL team founders. Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is her mother's grandfather, and Tim Mara, founder of the New York Giants, is her father's grandfather.
  • Fell in love with theater and acting after attending a performance of Les Miserables at age 9.
  • Was accepted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts but deferred attending due to her acting career.
  • Got her big break with a supporting role in the 2005 Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain, in which she played Heath Ledger's daughter—despite being only four years younger than Ledger.
  • Has sung the national anthem at New York Giants games, including the 2005 game honoring her late grandfather, former owner Wellington Mara; and the 2006 nationally televised season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Missed attending the Pittsburgh Steelers' win in Super Bowl XL due to work in Los Angeles on an episode of 24. She has since included a clause in her contract allowing her to attend any Super Bowl games involving the Giants or Steelers. 
  • Is skilled as a dancer, mainly in jazz, tap and ballet. 
  • Kate Mara Relationships:
  • John Mara - Uncle
  • Chris Mara - Father
  • Daniel Mara - Brother
  • Conor Mara - Brother
  • Wellington Mara - Grandfather
  • Kathleen Rooney - Mother
  • Rooney Mara - Sister
  • Doug Brown - Uncle
  • Tim Rooney - Grandfather
  • Max Minghella - Ex-significant Other
  • Kate Mara Awards:
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee

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