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.
  • Spent four months studying abroad in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru after high school.
  • Made her professional acting debut in a bit part in the 2005 slasher flick Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, which starred her older sister, Kate.
  • Got several real piercings and bleached her eyebrows to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).
  • Cast in Her (2013) when Carey Mulligan had to drop out of the film.
  • Founder of Faces of Kibera, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to orphans living in an overpopulated village outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

Awards

  • 2011, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Doug Brown — Uncle
  • Kate Mara — Sister
  • John Mara — Uncle
  • Daniel Mara — Brother
  • Charles McDowell — Significant Other
  • Conor Mara — Brother
  • Kathleen Rooney — Mother
  • Wellington Mara — Grandfather
  • Chris Mara — Father
  • Tim Rooney — Grandfather

College

  • Attended George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; New York University, Gallatin School of Individual Study, New York, New York, United States (BA, 2010)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Patricia Rooney Mara
  • Birth Place: Bedford, New York, United States
  • Birthday: April 17, 1985, Aries
  • Profession: Actor

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