Rooney Mara Biography

Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m)
Wiki Biography: Rooney Mara was born into professional football royalty in Bedford, New York in 1985. She is one of four children born to New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara and Kathleen McNulty, the granddaughter of Art Rooney, Sr., the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise. Her father's grandfather was Giants founder Tim Mara. (Her mother's maiden name was Rooney.) Rooney is a 2010 graduate of New York University, where she studied psychology and international relations, focusing on non-profit organizations. Her family has a tradition of philanthropy. Rooney's older sister is the actress Kate Mara, but she wasn't bitten by the acting bug until she was at New York University, when she appeared in student films. She appeared with sister Kate in Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) (V) - her movie debut - a horror movie that was released on video in 2005. She subsequently appeared in guest roles on TV and bit parts in movies. Her big "break" was the lead in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). A small but pivotal role in The Social Network (2010) was her first collaboration with director David Fincher, who subsequent cast her as the lead in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) trilogy. Rooney created Faces of Kibera, a charity that provides food, medical care and housing to orphans in Nairobi, Kenya's Kibra district, a small slum that houses a million people. There are many orphans as AIDS is rampant in the slum.

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Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dream Boy Evelyn 2008 Drama, Romance
Tanner Hall Fernanda 2009
The Winning Season Wendy 2009
Youth in Revolt Taggarty 2010 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Nightmare on Elm Street Nancy Holbrook 2010 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Friends (With Benefits) Tara 2010 Comedy, Romance
The Social Network Erica Albright 2010 Biography, Drama
Her Catherine 2013 Biography, Sport
Side Effects Emily Taylor 2013 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ain't Them Bodies Saints Ruth Guthrie 2013 Drama
Trash Olivia 2014 Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Blackbird Una 2016 Drama