1. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg.
2. She also appeared in the FX horror miniseries American Horror Story: Murder House in 2011 as Hayden McClaine.
3. Kate Rooney Mara was born and raised in Bedford, نيويورك.
4. She is the daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, an NFL scout and vice president of the New York Giants for player evaluation, and Kathleen McNulty Mara ; and one younger brother, Conor.
5. Wellington co-owned the Giants football team from 1959 وحتى وفاته في 2005, and was succeeded by her uncle, جون مارا, who is currently President, المدير التنفيذي, and co-owner of the team.
6. جدها لأمها, تيموثي جيمس “تيم” روني, وقد تشغيل يونكرز القناة في يونكرز, نيويورك منذ 1972. Her granduncle, دان روني, chairman of the Steelers, was a former United States Ambassador to Ireland and the co-founder of the charitable organization The Ireland Funds.
7. Her first cousin, إزالة مرة واحدة, Art Rooney II, is the current President and co-owner of the Steelers.
8. She attended several youth theater-arts schools and appeared in community theater and in school plays.
9. Her first audition was for the NBC police drama Homicide: الحياة في الشارع.
10. She did not get the role but knew from then on that she just wanted to act.
11. Mara graduated from Fox Lane High School a year early and was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to study musical theater, but she eventually deferred her slot to work as an actress.
12. She went on to guest star on numerous television series, including Madigan Men, Ed and Law & طلب: وحدة الضحايا الخاصة.
13. Mara landed two recurring roles in 2003, as Kate on Everwood, an 18-year-old who is impregnated by her piano teacher and then gets an abortion, and as Vanessa on Nip/Tuck, a bisexual cheerleader involved in a love triangle with her boyfriend Matt McNamara . Mara also appeared on Cold Case, بوسطن العامة, CSI: ميامي, وCSI: Crime Scene Investigation that same year.