Kate Mara

Kate Mara is an American film and television actress, who starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as "Zoe Barnes" and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as a computer analyst "Shari Rothenberg." 

Date of birth

She was born on February 27, 1983.


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 (née Rooney). She is the second of four siblings, with one older brother, Daniel; one younger sister, Patricia (known professionally as Rooney Mara, also an actress); and one younger brother, Conor. Mara's father has Irish, German, and French Canadian ancestry, and her mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

Early life & Education

Mara began acting at the age of nine in a school musical. She attended several youth theater-arts schools and appeared in community theater and school plays. Growing up, she was "painfully shy," as she described herself in a January 2015 interview with Esquire magazine. She added, "I hated school. The thought of sitting in a room with twenty kids my age and everybody talking freaked me out."

Her first audition was for the NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street. She did not get the role but knew from then on that she wanted to act. Mara graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York a year early, and was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to study musical theater. However, she deferred her slot to work as an actress.

Love life

In 2015, Mara began dating her Fantastic Four co-star Jamie Bell. In January 2017, the couple got engaged.On July 17, 2017, the couple announced they had married. As a result, Mara became the stepmother to Bell's son from his marriage to Evan Rachel Wood. In May 2019, the couple's first child together, a daughter, was born.

Net worth

Not yet established.


Mara's made her acting debut in 1997, appearing as "Jenna Erlich" in the NBC legal drama Law & Order. Two years later, in 1999, she made her film debut with Frank Whaley's crime-drama Joe the King. 

She then guest-starred on numerous television series, including Madigan Men, Ed, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

She also featured in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg.

She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), Stone of Destiny (2008), The Open Road (2009), Transcendence (2014), and Fantastic Four (2015) as the Invisible Woman.

Katestarred in the FX horror mini-series "American Horror Story: Murder House" as Hayden McClaine. Mara's film debut was in Random Hearts (1999), with Harrison Ford in 1999, directed by Sydney Pollack.

In 2015, she also had a supporting role as astronaut "Beth Johanssen" in director Ridley Scott's film The Martian (2015). In the same year, she also starred as Ashley Smith in the movie Captive (2015).

In 2017, Mara starred in Megan Leavey, playing the title role of Megan Leavey, a real-life U.S. marine who bonded with her military working dog. The film was directed by Gabriella Cowperthwaite and released on June 9, 2017.

In the same year, she was seen as "Mary Jo Kopechne" in director John Curran's thriller Chappaquiddick, alongside Jason Clarke and Ed Helms.

Also in 2017, she and her friend, Ellen Page, co-produced and starred in a drama/romance My Days of Mercy.

In 2020, she starred in " A Teacher" TV series as Claire Wilson.

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Kate Mara
First Name Kate
Surname Mara
Born 27th February, 1983
Home City Bedford, New York, U.S.
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