Kate Rooney Mara is an American actress from Bedford, New York.
Mara's father has Irish, German, and French Canadian ancestry, and her mother is of Irish and Italian descent. She is a great-granddaughter of both New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr.
She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She made her film debut in 1999 with Random Hearts. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), Stone of Destiny (2008), The Open Road (2009) and Transcendence (2014). She also appeared in the horror mini-series American Horror Story: Murder House as Hayden McClaine. Kate will star as the Sue Storm / Invisible Woman in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.