Rooney Mara is an American actress. She had a leading role as computer hack Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and a supporting role as lonely Therese Belivet in Carol (2015). Both parts got her nominated for an Oscar. Other notable roles include The Social Network (2010) and Side Effects (2013). Her next feature is in Una (2016), and between this and next year, Mara has at least five movies in which she will appear.
The actress hasn’t talked much about her religion publicly, but she was definitely raised in a Christian household. Every Sunday her family would go to church and right after to a football game. She said to this day she remembers wearing the itchy church clothes to the games.
She is a big fan of football and comes from a huge football family. Mara also really enjoys doing charity work. She worked for charities for a while before getting frustrated with how they seemed to care more about business than actually helping people. She then went to found her own organization, Faces of Kibera, which aims to provide basic needs to orphan kids in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rooney doesn’t seem to be affiliated to either Republicans or Democrats, despite having relatives who have run as Republicans. She’s been asked if she’s a feminist but she said she doesn’t really know what “being a feminist” means and seems to prefer avoiding such labels.
Mara started a relationship with director Charlie McDowell in 2010 and has maintained it so far with seemingly no bumps.
Her mother’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father’s family the New York Giants. Both families have since the founding at least partially owned their respective teams. “[Football is] the glue that holds our family together”, she has said. A number of other relatives are also involved with the football teams, occupying important positions within the organizations.