Rooney Mara
American actress
Rooney Mara
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.
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Rooney Mara And Ryan Gosling's Meet-Cute Gets Complicated In 'Song To Song' Trailer
Huffington Post - 4 days
At first glance, the “Song to Song” trailer is surprisingly happy for a Terrence Malick movie. Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling play smiley lovers floating through the Austin music scene, and that’s about all we know about the drama, which opens March 17. Yet Mara and Gosling’s flirtations are scored by Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” with lyrics like, “I wonder what went wrong with our love.” It looks like Michael Fassbender is on hand to shake up their picturesque romance, at least when he isn’t pouring olive oil into Natalie Portman’s mouth. Whatever is happening here, we’re in. “Song to Song” marks Malick’s third feature in as many years, following “Knight of Cups” and the IMAX evolution documentary “Voyage of Time.” Before that, Malick made “To the Wonder,” “The Tree of Life,” “The New World” and a bunch of cinematic classics that you should revisit. Watch the “Song to Song” trailer above. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and us ...
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Forgotscars:" Celebrating the Oscar Omitted
Huffington Post - 28 days
I do this every year. I don't know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it's hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump presidency. Anyway, with the nominations just announced for the 89th Academy Awards, naturally I'm left bummed out with the omissions. That said, this year the Academy - for the most part - got it right. Sure, they flubbed. I mean no Amy Adams? Are you nuts? The Best Actress race should've been between the Arrival star and 20th Century Women's Annette Bening yet neither were nominated. This is Ridley Scott and Ben Affleck bad. Other omissions? An as expected low showing for Nocturnal Animals, and a complete shaft to Tom Hanks. Oh, and yes Mel Gibson there's a place for you in Trump's America. Anyway, back to the start and me writing this column each year. Here's my annual "forgotscars" - a list of nominees of those not nominated. There are no awards but feel free to weigh in on the comments section. Best Picture Deadpool Lo ...
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Film Clip: 'Lion'
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
Watch a film clip from "Lion," starring Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, and Dev Patel. Photo: Weinstein Co.
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Napa Valley Film Festival 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its highly anticipated 6th anniversary on November 9-13. The gathering of film, food and wine at the most scenic time of year showcased over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in numerous venues throughout the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Attendees socialized with over 300 filmmakers at screenings and enjoyed a list of events including industry panels, wine tastings, culinary demos, winemaker dinners, Celebrity Tributes, and the Awards Ceremony and Gala. The festival started with the opening night screening of The Weinstein Company's Lion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Priyanka Bose. The directorial debut by Australian Garth Davis, based on a true story about Saroo Brierley's journey from his memoir A Long Way Home, had the audience in tears. Dev Patel received a standing ovation when he entered the stage to participate in a post screening Q&A ...
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Hollywood, It's Time To Stand Up
Huffington Post - 3 months
One morning, over breakfast, my father said to me "If a man can't go his own way, he's nothing. The moment you give up what you stand for for fame or money, that's the moment you lose your soul." Yeah, it's heavy talk for a kid over Rice Crispies, but, my Dad was a pretty deep guy. And, he was a man who stood up, and spoke the truth. Sometimes, it made me cringe with nervousness. But, in the end, it was what made me most proud. And that was how that morning's particular chat started. I asked why more people like him didn't stand up and speak up. He told me the truth. Hollywood is full of pussies. It always has been. There have always been those that bowed out from doing the right thing, and hid behind whatever cloak they think made their cowardice palatable. And then, there were those few. The mavericks. The do-what-is-righters, no matter what the cost is on the other end of maintaining their integrity. The ones that stood up to be counted on the right side of history. The ...
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Rooney Mara to Topline Pop-Star Drama 'Vox Lux' With Original Music From Sia
Yahoo News - 5 months
The film will be shot on 65mm large format, with production beginning in February.
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9 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 8 months
We might not have 17 new trailers to show you  like last week , but there are nine new clips from this past week that you definitely need to check out, including new Mel Gibson and Daniel Radcliffe movies. DON’T MISS: How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now Blood Father Mel Gibson is back to play Liam Neeson's character in a Taken adaptation called Blood Father . That’s pretty much all you need to know about this movie. Oh, and it’s coming out August 12th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGvTRG-iud8 Edge of Winter We can’t wait to see Joel Kinnaman handle the Suicide Squad gang, but that’s not the only movie he’s starring in this year. Edge of Winter opens on August 12th as well, and it’s also a family story featuring a dangerous father — but he's looking to rekindle his relationship with his estranged boys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_El-zhWD3io Five Nights in Maine Premiering on August 5th, Five Nights in Maine is a drama about love, loss and grief. It’s ...
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'Carol' Brings Hollywood To Cincinnati
Forbes - 12 months
InCarol,Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara deliver star turns as1950s lovers in New York City. The filmreceived six Academy Award nominations,five for the Golden Globes, andMara won Best Actress at Cannes. In 'Carol,' Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett meet in a department store. In fact, it was an oldCincinnati one that was [...]
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Rooney Mara's Oscars Dress Is Her Sheerest, Sexiest Look Yet
Huffington Post - 12 months
The last time Rooney Mara walked the Oscars red carpet was back in 2012. Nominated for her breakout role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Mara made a majestic appearance in an ivory Givenchy Haute Couture gown. And the 30-year-old actress made a return to this year's Academy Awards wearing the same designer and same color, but showing way more skin. The Givenchy gown with its sheer lace detail and interesting cutouts accentuated Mara's figure. And her severe, triple-knotted hairstyle and burgundy lipstick made for a quite the contrast. If this is any indication that the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominee will be experimenting more with revealing outfits, then we say bring it! What do you think of Mara's sheer and sexy Oscars dress?  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Rooney Mara's Oscars Dress Is Her Sheerest, Sexiest Look Yet
Huffington Post - 12 months
The last time Rooney Mara walked the Oscars red carpet was back in 2012. Nominated for her breakout role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Mara made a majestic appearance in an ivory Givenchy Haute Couture gown. And the 30-year-old actress made a return to this year's Academy Awards wearing the same designer and same color, but showing way more skin. The Givenchy gown with its sheer lace detail and interesting cutouts accentuated Mara's figure. And her severe, triple-knotted hairstyle and burgundy lipstick made for a quite the contrast. If this is any indication that the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominee will be experimenting more with revealing outfits, then we say bring it! What do you think of Mara's sheer and sexy Oscars dress?  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t
Huffington Post - 12 months
As if it wasn't enough that Hollywood lacks serious diversity behind and in-front of the camera, the industry also has a nasty (not-so) little habit of giving diverse roles to white actors.  That means that while an average of 75.2 percent of speaking roles already go to white actors, according the USC study "Inequality in 100 Popular Films," some of those parts are actually characters of color. Over time we have come to expect a tsunami-sized wave of backlash when an actor of color is cast as a fictional character that audiences feel should be white -- see controversies over Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch or Amandla Stenberg as Rue of "The Hunger Games" -- but the outrage isn't quite the same when white actors portray characters of color. Even when, often, they are based of off real-life people of color.  Think whitewashing, blackface and yellowface are a thing of the past? Get ready to cringe. Here are 25 times white actors played people of color and no one really ga ...
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What do Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara think of director Todd Haynes' favorite 'Carol' scenes?
Chicago Times - about 1 year
In a conversation with The Envelope, Todd Haynes, director of the beautiful, spellbinding romance "Carol," mentioned his three favorite scenes shared by his Oscar-nominated actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Naturally, we had to ask the women about them too. Their reactions to Haynes' choices...
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The 2016 SAG Awards Best-Dressed List Is Making Us Feel All The Feels
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There were plenty of gowns that were marched down the red carpet on Saturday night at the SAG Awards, but there were a few in particular that left us feeling all warm inside.  Claire Danes kept it simple in a color-blocked Stella McCartney dress, Rooney Mara wore a stunning plunging Valentino gown and Kristen Wiig changed it up in a jumpsuit that we are ogling.  Check out the best-dressed stars of the night and let us know if you agree with our picks (which are listed in no particular order): Check out all the dresses of the night: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519458412&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rooney Mara
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 30
    She next appeared opposite Ben Mendelsohn directed by Benedict Andrews in Una which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Mara will next appear in Lion opposite Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, revolving around an adopted man finding his family using Google Earth. and the The Secret Scripture, directed by Jim Sheridan. She will then appear in The Discovery directed by Charlie McDowell, which will premiere on Netflix in 2017. Mara is attached to appear in the drama film Mary Magdalene, directed by Garth Davis. and Vox Lux directed by Brady Corbet. Mara founded the charity Faces of Kibera, which aimed to provide housing, food, and medical care for orphans in Kibera, a Nairobi, Kenya slum. The charity's goal was to build an orphanage in the region, for which 6 acres of land have been purchased. The charity auctioned memorabilia from the Steelers and Giants, as well as training camp events on eBay to raise money. She visited the area as a volunteer in 2006 and was moved to help the orphans, many whose parents have died from AIDS and HIV-related illnesses. She began the charity due to her frustration with the growing number of nonprofits that are just business opportunities. "The people who need help aren’t really getting it. So I started my own", she told Interview magazine in 2009. Mara was not really working yet when she started the charity, so later found it challenging to balance her charity work and acting career. "I need to do both; I can't just do acting," she stated to The Journal News.
    In 2016, Mara voiced The Sisters in the animated stop motion film Kubo and the Two Strings.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 29
    At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, she tied for the Best Actress award for her role in the film Carol.
    More Details Hide Details She was also nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the romantic drama.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Mara is also known for her charity work and oversees the charity Uweza Foundation, which supports empowerment programs for children and families in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the largest slums in Africa. Mara was born and raised in Bedford, New York, a town in Westchester County. Mara's mother's family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father's family founded the New York Giants. Her father, Timothy Christopher Mara, is the vice president of player evaluation for the New York Giants, and her mother, Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney), a part-time real estate agent. She is the third of four children: she has an older brother, Daniel, an older sister, Kate, who is also an actress, and a younger brother, Conor. Mara's father has Irish, German, and French-Canadian ancestry, and her mother is of Northern Irish and Italian descent. Her "Rooney" ancestors originated in Newry, County Down. Her paternal grandparents were Wellington Mara and Ann Mara. Wellington was the long-time co-owner of the Giants, who was succeeded in that position by her uncle, John Mara. Her maternal grandfather, Timothy James "Tim" Rooney, has run Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York since 1972. Mara is the great-granddaughter of both New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr., as well as of Kathleen McNulty Rooney. Her great-uncle, Dan Rooney, is chairman of the Steelers, the former United States Ambassador to Ireland, the co-founder of The Ireland Funds charitable organization, and the architect of American Football's Rooney Rule. U.S. Rep.
  • 2014
    Age 28
    In June 2014, she signed on to serve as co-producer for a screen adaptation of the memoir A House in the Sky, and to play the lead role of Amanda Lindhout in the film.
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    In 2014, Mara served as the costume designer on her boyfriend Charlie McDowell's film The One I Love, credited as Bree Daniel.
    More Details Hide Details In 2015, Mara played Tiger Lily in the Joe Wright-directed fantasy film Pan, a role which she received a great deal of criticism for taking. She and Wright faced accusations of "whitewashing" a role originally written for a Native American and of "Redface." To express their concerns, Native American activists created a hashtag #NotYourTigerlily to protest Mara's casting and thousands of Native Americans participated in a "Twitterstorm" to share memes addressing their concerns about the portrayal of Native women in film.
  • 2013
    Age 27
    In May 2013, she became the new face of Calvin Klein new fragrance Down Town.
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    She starred in David Lowery's 2013 independent film Ain't Them Bodies Saints which is described as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde story, alongside Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013 where IFC Films purchased the rights for U.S. distribution.
    Mara starred in Steven Soderbergh's 2013 crime/thriller film Side Effects, replacing Blake Lively.
    More Details Hide Details The film also starred Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vinessa Shaw. She played Emily Taylor, "a woman who turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison."
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she starred in the adventure drama film Trash (2014).
  • 2011
    Age 25
    In late 2011, Mara was considered for Kathryn Bigelow's action film Zero Dark Thirty; the role eventually went to Jessica Chastain.
    More Details Hide Details Mara replaced Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze's film, Her (2013). Variety reported that Mulligan had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, and Mara was selected to fill in alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Listed as a musical drama that is scheduled to be released in 2016, the plot line of the movie has largely been kept under wraps thus far. An official logline released by FilmNation in February 2012 described Malick's picture as a story of "two intersecting love triangles" and, "sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas."
  • 2010
    Age 24
    In August 2010, Mara was cast as the lead in a film adaptation of the Millennium book trilogy by Stieg Larsson.
    More Details Hide Details She played Lisbeth Salander, a damaged punk computer hacker who helps journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) attempt to solve a series of murders. Mara won the role over several other actresses after two and a half months of auditions and screen tests. David Fincher directed the first film, based on the novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, with Scott Rudin producing. The other books, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, may be adapted, depending on box office performance. Fincher initially did not picture her as the character but changed his mind when she auditioned. He convinced executives at Columbia Pictures to cast her for the part. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo began shooting in Sweden in September 2010. Mara did not consider the film to be a remake, but another interpretation of the novel. "I plan on giving my interpretation of the character," she stated to Variety. Mara's long brown hair was cut short and dyed black, in a style reminiscent of 1970s punk and 1980s goth fashions. She also had each of her ears pierced four times, and had her brow and right nipple pierced for the role. Her nose and lip piercings were fake. She kept the nipple piercing so that it would not need to be re-pierced for a sequel. Mara's eyebrows were bleached, and she wore a temporary dragon tattoo.
    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).
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Mara portrayed Lisbeth Salander, the title character in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium book series. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    Mara appeared at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October 2009 as part of its Breakthrough Performers Program, where she was tutored by Sharon Stone.
    More Details Hide Details In David Fincher's biopic drama film The Social Network, she played Erica Albright who breaks up with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook who created the social networking website.
    Mara began shooting the film in Chicago on May 5, 2009, directed by Samuel Bayer.
    More Details Hide Details Mara told Filmmaker that she felt that her Nancy was "completely different from the original" and "the loneliest girl in the world". Mara had signed on to continue her role if a sequel was made. She stated to Vogue that she disliked the experience of making the film so much, that it made her question if she wanted to be an actress.
    Both films were premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and Mara was included on Filmmaker magazine's list of "25 New Faces of Independent Film" that year.
    More Details Hide Details Mara starred in a remake of the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street, as the protagonist Nancy Holbrook, a high school student victimized by Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley).
    Mara played Courtney in the 2009 independent film, Dare and in The Winning Season as Wendy, a high school basketball player who has an affair with a middle-aged shoe salesman (Kevin Breznahan) with a similar story to The Bad News Bears.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film was based on C.D. Payne's 1993 cult novel of the same name. Mara had auditioned for the starring role, but was offered the smaller part when the lead went to Portia Doubleday.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Mara dropped her first name 'Patricia', to be known professionally by her middle name after working on the project. "I never really liked my first name," Mara stated to Paper magazine. "I never felt like a Tricia. And Rooney is more memorable". Her father and younger brother also go by their middle names.
  • 2007
    Age 21
    She guest-starred on the legal drama Women's Murder Club in 2007 and played a drug addict in an episode of The Cleaner in 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 20
    She found work in television, making her professional debut in a 2006 episode of the drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as a girl who bullies overweight children.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 19
    Mara first appeared as an extra in films which starred her sister, including a bit-part in the 2005 direct-to-video horror film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.
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  • 2003
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She attended George Washington University for a year and then transferred to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied psychology, international social policy and nonprofits, graduating in 2010. Mara was inspired to act by seeing musical theatre and classic movies, like Gone with the Wind (1939), Rebecca (1940), and Bringing Up Baby (1938), with her mother. She also wanted to be like her sister, Kate Mara, a professional actress. Mara resisted pursuing acting as a child, stating to The Journal News that "it never seemed that honorable to me, and I guess I was always afraid that I might fail." Her first and only role in high school was Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, which she got after being signed up to audition by a friend. Mara acted in a few student films while at NYU, and then began her career in acting, first auditioning at the age of nineteen.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on April 17, 1985.
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