Kate Mara Biography

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Born: February 27, 1983


Date of Birth: February 27, 1983

As the great-granddaughter of Timothy Mara, the founder of the New York Giants, Kate Mara has never been a stranger to the spotlight, singing the national anthem at various Giants home games since she was a young girl.

Born and raised in Bedford, New York, Kate graduated from high school a year early and was accepted at NYU, but postponed university in order to focus on her passion for acting and singing, which she had from a young age. After seeing the stage production Les Misérables she said she "fell in love with Broadway and musicals."

Kate acted in several plays before beginning her venture into film. Her first big screen role was in Joe the King, closely followed by an appearance in Sydney Pollack's Random Hearts, both released in 1999. Following these initial film appearances, Kate was a regular on several television shows including Nip/Tuck, Jack & Bobby, Entourage and most recently, American Horror Story.

Kate currently lives in Los Angeles, and balances acting in both television and movies, appearing in popular films such as Brokeback Mountain (2005), 127 Hours (2010) and Deadfall (2012). She also starred in Transcendence (2014) alongside Johnny Depp, and in Fantastic Four alongside Miles Teller. More recently, she starred in the space drama The Martian (2015), the sci-fi thriller Morgan (2016), the post-apocalyptic war drama Man Down (2016), and the biopic Megan Leavey (2017) with Tom Felton.

Kate's younger sister, Rooney Mara, is also a successful actress.


Megan Leavey (2017)
Mercy (2017)
Man Down (2016)
The Heyday of Insensitive Bastards (2016)
Morgan (2016)
Captive (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)
The Martian (2015)
House of Cards: Season 2 (2014)
Transcendence (2014)
10 Years (2012)
Deadfall (2012)
Ten Year (2011)
Ironclad (2011)
Peep World (2010)
127 Hours (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Stone of Destiny (2008)
Transsiberian (2008)
Shooter (2007)
Full of It (2007)
We Are Marshall (2006)
Fireflies (2006)
Zoom (2006)
The Californians (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Tadpole (2000)
Random Hearts (1999)
Joe the King (1999)
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