Beautiful And Talented Rooney Mara (9 Photos)
Patricia Rooney Mara born April 17, 1985 (age 32), in Bedford, New York, United States. She is an American actress and philanthropist. 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 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. 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. 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). 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).
In 2017, Mara appeared in The Discovery directed by Charlie McDowell and A Ghost Story, opposite Casey Affleck, directed by David Lowery. Both had their world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017. Mara then starred in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song, with Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and Val Kilmer, which was released in a limited release on March 17, 2017.
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.