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Kate Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an
American television and film actress.
Mara, who grew up in Westchester County,
New York, began acting at the age of 9 in a school musical, and appeared
in numerous theatrical performances while attending several youth
theater-arts schools. She began her professional career at age fourteen
after getting her first agent, appearing on the television drama Law &
Order in 1997 and in the film Random Hearts, directed by Sydney Pollack,
in 1999. She graduated from Fox Lane High School early by a year and
went on to guest star on numerous television series, including Madigan
Men, Ed, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Recurring parts on the
series Everwood, Nip/Tuck, and a large recurring role on the WB
Television Network series Jack & Bobby soon followed. Her most recent
television appearance is a 6 episode arc on the Fox Network series 24
playing computer analyst Shari Rothenberg.
Mara has appeared in several feature films,
most notably the Sundance Film Festival award-winning films Tadpole,
alongside Sigourney Weaver, and Joe the King, as well as a small
supporting role in Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain. She has
completed Zoom with Tim Allen and Courteney Cox and before that, Full of
It for New Line Cinema.
Mara will appear in the film We Are
Marshall starring Matthew McConaughey, which began filming April 2006
and will be released October 27, 2006. The film tells the story of the
aftermath of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash. Mara plays head
cheerleader Annie Cantrell.
Kate Mara signed on to star in Shooter as
Mark Wahlberg's love interest, a drama about a master sniper lured out
of retirement to prevent an assassination. Shooter, directed by Antoine
Fuqua, is currently filming and is set for a March 16, 2007 release.
Kate debuted professionally in 2003
theatrically at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in “Landscape of the
Body” with Lili Taylor. She currently lives in both New York and Los
Angeles, living bi-coastally, traveling between the two. Further
television credits include appearances on CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation, CSI: Miami, Boston Public, and Cold Case. She also
starred in Urban Legends: Bloody Mary which was released in the summer
Mara is also known for her singing. She
often sings the national anthem at home games of the New York Giants
(she is the granddaughter of late Giants owner Wellington Mara as well
as the great-granddaughter of Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh
Steelers founder Art Rooney). She recorded an album for the Warner
Brothers record label with her band, "Trace." She has sung at NBA
all-star games, and was accepted at the New York University Tisch School
of the Arts but deferred for 3 consecutive years. Her singing was also
featured in the film The Californians, opposite Noah Wyle.
Mara is also a skilled jazz/tap/ballet
dancer. She has recently signed with the William Morris Agency and is
managed by Washington Square Arts & Film.
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