ROONEY MARA began her career several years ago, shortly after enrolling as a student at New York University. Since then, Mara landed roles in several independent films, including ‘Dare’ and ‘The Winning Season,’ both of which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Mara co-starred alongside Jackie Earle Haley and Thomas Dekker in the latest installment of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ as well as with Michael Cera in ‘Youth in Revolt.’
Mara also starred as the lead character, ‘Francesca’ in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival entry, ‘Tanner Hall,’ directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg.
In 2010 Mara starred as the ex-girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg, in David Fincher’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Social Network.’
The Sony film, written by Aaron Sorkin, and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, tells the story about the founders of Facebook. Currently, Mara is in production in Stockholm on the David Fincher directed/Scott Rudin produced US adaptation of the popular Stieg Larsson book ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’
In a three-picture deal, to include ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire,’ and ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,’ Mara will portray the female lead ‘Lisbeth Salander’ opposite Daniel Craig and Robin Wright.
Sony will release the film in December 2011. On the small screen, Mara’s credits include memorable guest starring roles on ‘ER,’ ‘The Cleaner,’ ‘Women’s Murder Club,’ and ‘Law & Order: SVU.’
Mara is the Founder of the non-profit organization Faces of Kibera, which provides critical care and assistance to poverty-stricken orphans in Kibera, Kenya.