Rooney Mara is an American film and television actress. She 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.
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 (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. A small but pivotal role in The Social Network was her first collaboration with director David Fincher, who subsequent cast her as the lead in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.
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Rooney Mara Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Dress
Rooney Mara is all smiles as she drops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (November 22) in New York City. The 26-year-old actress, wore a Rodarte for Opening Ceremony dress and Prada wedges, chatted with Jimmy about her new movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Rooney Mara Prabal Gurung Dress for Premiere ‘Dragon Tattoo’ in NYC
Rooney Mara arrived at the premiere of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” on Wednesday night (December 14) in New York City. She turned heads wearing a black cut out detailed dress with sheer insets at the sleeves, skirt, hips, and open back from the Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 collection. Her flirty and risk-taking dress was teamed with black mary jane and peep toe pumps by Christian Louboutin and a rich red lip shade for a pop of color.
Rooney Mara Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2012 Evening Dress Premiere ‘Dragon Tattoo’ in Stockholm
Rooney Mara visited Stockholm, Sweden for the premiere of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” on Tuesday (December 13). She chose to wear a flirty jumpsuit with cut out detailing at the bodice and wide leg pants from the Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2012 collection. Rooney also kept her hair up in a clean updo and wore a rich red lip shade. She completed her look with pumps by Brian Atwood.
Rooney Mara Givenchy Fall 2011 White Silk Tulle Gown for Premiere ‘Dragon Tattoo’ in London
Rooney Mara walked the red carpet for the premiere of her new film, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” today (December 12) in London, United Kingdom. She wore a lovely white silk tulle gown with lace detailing, cut out shoulders, and a cut out back from the Givenchy Fall 2011 Couture collection.
Rooney did not wear jewelry for a clean vibe and kept her hair up in a simple ponytail with short bangs in the front. She finished off her look with matching Brian Atwood “Melly” sandals. Although her gown is gorgeous, her overall look seems rather bland and boring.
Rooney Mara Calvin Klein Spring 2012 Slip Dress for 2011 CFDA Vogue/Fashion Fund Awards
Rooney Mara joined several other stars on the red carpet for the 2011 CFDA Vogue/Fashion Fund Awards which were held at the Skylight SoHo in New York City last night. The actress who stars in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ wore a Calvin Klein Spring 2012 slip dress.