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Rooney Mara Biography

Birth Name:
Patricia Rooney Mara
Birth Place:
Bedford, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2018AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress: nominated
  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2016BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2015Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2011National Board of Review-Breakthrough Performance: winner

Relationships