Rooney Mara Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Facts & More

Who is Rooney Mara?

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative efforts, this line has very well proved by Patricia Rooney Mara who is an American actress. She gathered huge prominence when she starred as Lisbeth Salander in Fincher’s thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In fact, Mara has also won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Recently, this stunning beauty hit the headlines in January 2022 when it was announced that, she will portray Audrey Hepburn in a biopic film directed by Guadagnino for Apple and also serve as a producer on the project.

Personal Life/Early Life

This beautiful actress, Rooney Mara was born in Bedford, New York, United States and belongs to mixed (Irish, German, Italian, English and French-Canadian) ethnicity. Kathleen McNulty (mother) and Timothy Christopher Mara (father) raised her as the third of four children in a prosperous home. Her mother, Kathleen, is a part-time real estate agent and a founding family of the Pittsburgh Steelers, an NFL football team while her father, Timothy is the senior vice president of player personnel and the founding family of the New York Giants. Besides this, Mara grew up in a healthy and fulfilled environment with all the privilege along with her two brothers, Daniel and Conor, and a sister, Kate Rooney Mara. Concerned about her schooling, Rooney attended Fox Lane High School, where she even competed for and won the role of Juliet in the school play “Romeo and Juliet.” After that, she joined a 4-month study-abroad program, visiting Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in South America. Furthermore, Mara joined George Washington University for a year and then got transferred to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, graduating with a degree in psychology, international social policy, and nonprofits in 2010.

Rooney Mara Relationship Status

Moving towards her relationship status, Rooney is in a relationship with an American actor, Joaquin Phoenix who is an Oscar-winning actor who is best known for his role as Joker in the Oscar-winning thriller movie, “Joker”. The duo began knowing each other since 2016 and began dating until they got reunited for their recent film, “Mary Magdalene”(2018). After that, this lovely couple got engaged in July 2019. Mara and Phoenix are also best known for their charity work and love for animals as they even have two pet dogs, Soda and Oskar along with them in their residence at Los Angeles, California. Later, it was reported in May 2020, that Mara was expecting her first child with Phoenix. Thereafter, Mara gave birth to their son, named River after Phoenix’s late brother River Phoenix.

Name Rooney Mara
Nick Name Rooney
Birthdate April 17, 1985
Age 36 years old (as of 2021)
Birth Place Bedford, New York, United States
Gender Female
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Profession Actress
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hobbies Watching films, cooking, dining out, reading
Debut Appearance Film: Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)

Television: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Famous For
Net Worth $16 million

Physical Appearance

Height(Approx) In feet: 5’3”
In centimetre: 160cm
Weight(Approx) In kilogram: 52kg
In pounds: 115lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green

Family Background, Education

Father Name Timothy Christopher Mara
Mother Name Kathleen McNulty
Siblings Sister: Kate Rooney Mara

Brother: Daniel and Conor

School Fox Lane High School
College George Washington University and New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Education Qualification Bachelor’s degree in psychology, international social policy, and nonprofits

Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage

Marital Status Engaged
Boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix and Charlie Mc Dowell(ex)

Joaquin Phoenix

Husband/Spouse None
Children Son: River

Favorite Things & Assets

Favorite Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard
Favorite Color Otter brown, Deep spring bud
Favorite Actress Vivien Leigh, Joan Fontaine, Gena Rowlands
Favorite Destination Ishigaki, Japan and Dubai
Car Collection

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Rooney Mara
Twitter Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara Career Highlights

Talking about her career, Rooney entered in the world of acting by making her debut with her appearance in an episode of the popular TV series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2006. After that, she made her crucial guest appearance on the legal drama, “Women’s Murder Club”, “The Cleaner” and “ER”. Moreover, in the year 2008, Mara made her full-fledged film debut playing the role of Evelyn in the film, “Dream Boy”. Furthermore, this gorgeous personality got her first lead role as Fernanda in a drama film, “Tanner Hall” that debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. This film was a critically acclaimed movie as it has gained the Grand Jury Prize at the Gen Art Film Festival.

Later, she got the opportunity to be starred in three major films, namely, “The Winning Season” as Wendy Webber, “Friends(with benefit)” as Tara, “Dare” as Courtney, and “Youth in Revolt” as Taggarty. This star has also starred in a remake of the 1984 horror film, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” playing the role of Nancy Holbrook, which was released on October 1, 2010. This outstanding film was a huge hit, grossing $115.6 million at the box office. Later, in 2010, Mara played as Erica Albright, Mark Zuckerberg’s ex-girlfriend, in the biographical film “The Social Network,” which entered at No. 1 and grossed $22.4 million in its first week, established Mara as being one of the world’s major performers.

Aside from that, in 2011, Rooney landed the main role of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish–American psychological thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which was a box office success, grossing over $233 million. Thereafter, she starred as Emily Taylor in crime-thriller film, “Side Effects” in the year 2013. In fact, she starred in David Lowery’s 2013 independent film, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and sci-fi romantic drama, “Her” in the same year. Besides this, Mara served as the costume designer on her former boyfriend Charlie McDowell’s acclaimed independent film, “The One I Love” in the year 2014. She also made her appearance in the film, “Trash” in the same year. In the following year, she played the role of Tiger Lily in the Joe Wright-directed fantasy film, “Pan”.

Apart from that, Mara accumulated huge prominence after she starred as Therese Belivet in the romantic drama film, “Carol” released on November 20, 2015, which was a huge hit and even earned several awards and nominations for her. In addition to this, she voiced The Sisters in the stop motion animated film, “Kubo and the Two Strings” in the year 2016. This famous actress has starred in hit films including drama film, “Una”, in biopic drama, “Lion”, and the Irish film, “The Secret Scripture” in the same year.

Furthermore, Mara appeared in a romantic sci-fi film, “The Discovery” as Isa directed by Charlie McDowell and supernatural drama film, “A Ghost Story” as M in the year 2017. In the same year, she starred alongside Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, and Val Kilmer in Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” playing the role of Faye. Later, she made her crucial appearance as Annu in comedy-drama film, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Jack Black in the year 2018. After that, she served the title role as Mary in the biblical drama film, “Mary Magdalene” in 2018.

Aside from that, Rooney co-narrated Chris Delforce’s animal rights documentary “Dominion,” for which she received the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards’ 2018 Award of Excellence for Narration. Later, it was announced in June 2021 that Mara joined Frances McDormand, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley and Ben Whishaw in Sarah Polley’s feature adaptation of Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel Women Talking. At the same time, it was also reported that she would reunite on-screen with Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming film Polaris.

Rooney Mara Wealth and Net Worth

This talented actress has quite good earnings from her professional career as an actress. She has managed to amass a million worth fortune from her several hit films and appearances, having worked in the field for over 10 years. Her net can be estimated to have $16 million approximately.

Physical Appearance  

This sizzling actress, Rooney was born on April 17, 1985 and has turned 36 years old as of 2021. She possesses a very charming and lean physique with the weight of 52kg. She has a perfect height which is 5 feet 3 inches or 152 in centimeters. Moreover, this beauty is blessed with a lovely smile which is complemented by her green eyes and brown hair. Her figure measurements are 33 inches breast, 23 inches waits and 34 inches hips approximately. Her bra size is 30B while she wears the shoes size of 7 (US).

Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Rooney Mara

  • In 2006, Rooney volunteered in the neighbourhood and was motivated to aid the orphans, many of whom had lost their parents to AIDS and HIV-related diseases.
  • She also started the organisation Faces of Kibera, which intended to support orphans in Kibera, a Nairobi, Kenya slum, with home, food, and medical treatment.
  • It was announced in February 2018 that Mara, Sara Schloat, and Chrys Wong had started a vegan clothing line named Hiraeth Collective, consisting of clothing, shoes, and accessories, designed by themselves.

  • This star also serves as the president of the board of directors for the foundation.
  • She 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.
  • Rooney also wanted to be like her sister, Kate Mara, a professional actress.
  • She also acted in a few student films while at NYU, and then began her career in acting, first auditioning at the age of nineteen.
  • Mara has also learned to play the guitar.
  • She has also become so popular on Instagram having more than 73K followers.

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