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.
2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee