Rooney Mara

Born Apr 17, 1985

Patricia Rooney Mara is an American film and television actress. Mara made her acting debut in 2005 and has gone on to star in films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, the remake of the 1984 horror film, and The Social Network. Mara rose to prominence starring as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the 2011 version of the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first American film based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book series.… Read More

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    Napa Valley Film Festival 2016
    Huffington Post - Nov 17, 2016
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    Hollywood, It's Time To Stand Up
    Huffington Post - Nov 12, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Sep 21, 2016


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1985 Birth Born on April 17, 1985.


2003 18 Years Old After graduating from Fox Lane High School in 2003, she went to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in South America for four months as part of the Traveling School, an open learning environment. … Read More


2005 - 2007 3 More Events
2008 23 Years Old Mara made her feature film debut Dream Boy in 2008 and guest-starred as Megan for two episodes of NBC's ER in 2009. In a coming-of-age film Tanner Hall, Mara landed her first lead role, as Fernanda who has an affair with a married family friend (Tom Everett Scott). The film was the directorial debut of Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini, it debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and had a limited theatrical release in September 2011. … Read More
In Miguel Arteta's 2009 comedy-drama film Youth in Revolt, Mara played Taggarty who tries to sleep with 50 men before she goes to college. … Read More
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) and went on to have a breakout role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), followed by roles in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and the biographical drama film The Social Network (2010). … Read More
2011 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2011, it was revealed that Mara had joined the cast of Terrence Malick's Weightless, with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and Val Kilmer. … Read More
In 2013, she starred in the thriller Side Effects, the independent drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints and the acclaimed sci-fi romantic drama, Her. … Read More
2014 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Mara served as the costume designer on her boyfriend Charlie McDowell's film The One I Love, credited as Bree Daniel. … Read More


2015 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, she garnered further critical acclaim for her performance in Todd Haynes' romantic drama Carol, for which she tied for the Best Actress Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the SAG, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. … Read More
2016 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, Mara voiced The Sisters in the animated stop motion film Kubo and the Two Strings.
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