Biography of Kate MaraKate Mara is a Hollywood actress who has played more than fifty roles (in 38 movies and 20 TV series). She is famous for her roles of Hayden McClain, Ben Harmon’s vengeful mistress, in the movie American Horror Story and ambitious journalist Zoe Barnes in the political thriller House of Cards, has received Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
In 2015, she received Max Mara Face of the Future Award in the framework of Women In Film. In 2017, the girl co-produced the romantic movie My Days of Mercy and played the lead role in it.
Her Childhood and FamilyThe future actress was born on February 27, 1983, in Bedford. Her father Timothy Christopher was a vice president of the New York Giants and NFL scout. Her mother Kathleen McNulty (nee Rooney) was a housewife and took care of her children.
Her family has the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers football teams. They were founded by her great-grandfathers. Wellington Mara was the president of the Giants, and after his death in 2005, it was succeeded by her father’s brother John. Her grandfather, Dan Rooney, a former US Ambassador to Ireland, was a chairman of the Steelers. Then her cousin, Art Rooney II, became the president of the Steelers.
Kate began acting on the stage at the age of 9 in a school musical. Subsequently, the girl attended several theater-arts schools. In 1993, it was her first audition for the TV show Homicide. She did not get the role but realized that she wanted to become an actress.
Her Acting Career DevelopmentKate's first television role was in the NBC legal drama Law & Order in 1997. Then, the aspiring actress played small roles in numerous TV projects, including Everwood, Madigan Man, Cold Case, gaining indispensable experience.
At the same time, she starred as Alma, a daughter of the main character, in the sensational deeply sad romantic drama Brokeback Mountain that was called the first gay western in the history of Hollywood. This movie with the stunning acting of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, marked by many movie awards, told the audience the tragic love story of two cowboys. After their sudden passion, two boys broke up and had traditional families, but they could neither forget nor stop loving each other.
A year later, it was released the thriller Shooter, where the actress starred as Sarah, a widow of another main character - the sniper Bob (Mark Wahlberg), who helped him to regain his good name. In 2008, Mara could be seen in two projects. She played one of the lead roles in the crime movie Transsiberian, where Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, and Eduardo Noriega also starred. Kate played a student from Glasgow (having mastered the specific Scottish accent with difficulty) in the movie about the return of the sacred object to Scotland Stone of Destiny, where Charlie Cox, Robert Carlyle, Peter Mullan were her partners on the set.
In 2018, it was the premiere of the historical drama Chappaquiddick, which told about the tragic car accident that caused the death of the representative of the election headquarters of Ted Kennedy (Ed Helms) Mary (Kate Mara) and endangered the life and political career of the Senator.
Personal Life of Kate MaraIn the period from 2010 to 2014, Mara’s boyfriend was Max, a son of the British director Anthony Minghella. Previously, she had relationships with director Joseph McGinty Nicole, known as McG (McGee), the author of the TV series Supernatural, and the English actor Charlie Cox, famous for his roles in the fantasy Stardust, TV series Boardwalk Empire and Daredevil.
In July 2017, Kate married the English actor Jamie Bell. They had met during the shooting of the movie Fantastic Four in 2015. It was Bell’s second marriage (from 2011 to 2014, he was married to the American actress Evan Rachel Wood; their son was born in 2013). In 2019, Jamie had a child with Katie Mara.