Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford New York. Her great-grandfathers, Tim Mara and Art Rooney, Sr. both founded a football team, the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She went to Fox Lane High School and graduated in 2003 and headed to South America for several months for the Traveling School. She later studied psychology, international social policy and nonprofits and graduated in 2010. Her sister, Kate Mara, was a professional actress and she also wanted to act. She played the role of Juliet in a high school play. She also did a few student films at NYU. She did her first audition when she was 19. She first appeared as an extra, also appearing in TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER. Her first lead role was in the movie Tanner Hall. She also appeared opposite of Michael Sera in Youth in Revolt. She has since been in movie like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which earned her an Oscar nomination) and Side Effects.
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