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.
2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
2011, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
2015, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
2015, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
Doug Brown — Uncle
John Mara — Uncle
Daniel Mara — Brother
Conor Mara — Brother
Chris Mara — Father
Wellington Mara — Grandfather
Tim Rooney — Grandfather
Kate Mara — Sister
Charles McDowell — Ex-significant Other
Kathleen Rooney — Mother
Dan Rooney — Great-uncle
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)