Kate Mara

Highest Rated: 100% My Days of Mercy (2017)
Lowest Rated: 3% Zoom (2006)
Birthday: Feb 27, 1983
Birthplace: New York, USA
American actress Kate Mara realized many an ingenue's dream in late 2005, when she nearly stole Ang Lee's film Brokeback Mountain. As Ennis Del Mar's (Heath Ledger) 19-year-old daughter, Alma Jr., who becomes one of the first familial recipients of Ennis' newfound ability to project love and affection, Mara walked away with one of the most powerful scenes in the picture. It marked a small contribution but a masterful one, and it made audiences take notice of her for the first time. Admirers of this scene may not have realized that Mara's onscreen history stretched back a decade prior to this.As the great-granddaughter of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney and New York Giants progenitor Tim Mara, Kate Mara began life in Bedford, NY, and came of age in nearby Westchester. Mara debuted on-camera in her early teens, in a 1997 episode of Law & Order, and took her cinematic bow two years after that, as Kristin Scott Thomas' daughter in Sydney Pollack's romantic drama Random Hearts. The film struck audiences as laborious and unsatisfying, but great things lay in store for Mara -- and if she scraped bottom with the direct-to-video slasher flick Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) and paid her dues with bit roles in such blockbuster series as CSI and 24, her extraordinary contribution to Brokeback (playing, ironically, the daughter of an actor only a few years older than the actress herself) paved the way for more covetable assignments.Thanks in no small part to an inherited football passion, Mara particularly warmed to the part of Annie Cantrell in McG's sports drama We Are Marshall. Mara then appeared as Sarah Fenn, opposite Mark Wahlberg, in Antoine Fuqua's action saga Shooter (2007). She followed that up with a role in Machinist director Brad Anderson's tense thriller Transsiberian, alongside Ben Kingsley and Woody Harrelson. In 2010 she appeared in the indie films Peep World and happythankyoumoreplease, as well as having a key role in the Oscar-nominated drama 127 Hours. She had a leading part in the 2011 twentysomething drama Ten Year. She had a supporting role in the first season of American Horror Story, and then appeared on the first two seasons of House of Cards.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tall Tales from the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings (Drôles de petites bêtes) Actor 2019
81% Chappaquiddick Mary Jo Kopechne 2018
No Score Yet The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Lisa 2017
86% Megan Leavey Megan Leavey 2017
100% My Days of Mercy Mercy 2017
15% Man Down Natalie Drummer 2016
37% Morgan Lee Weathers 2016
91% The Martian Beth Johanssen 2015
27% Captive Ashley Smith 2015
9% Fantastic Four Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman 2015
20% Transcendence Bree 2014
35% Deadfall Hanna 2012
60% 10 Years Elise 2012
42% Ironclad Isabel 2011
25% Peep World Meg 2011
40% HappyThankYouMorePlease Mississippi 2011
93% 127 Hours Kristi 2010
73% Iron Man 2 U.S. Marshal 2010
29% The Open Road Lucy 2009
No Score Yet Peoples Jessica Anderson 2009
93% Transsiberian Abby 2008
53% Stone of Destiny Kay Matheson 2008
47% Shooter Sarah Fenn 2007
6% Big Liar on Campus Annie Dray 2007
48% We Are Marshall Annie Cantrell 2006
3% Zoom Summer Jones/Wonder 2006
No Score Yet The Californians Zoe Tripp 2006
87% Brokeback Mountain Alma Jr. 2005
40% Urban Legends: Bloody Mary Samantha Owens 2005
78% Tadpole Miranda Spear 2002
67% Joe the King Allyson 1999
15% Random Hearts Jessica Chandler 1999

TV

CREDIT
97% Pose
2018
Patty Bowes Patty
  • 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
31% Moonbeam City
2015
Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
78% House of Cards
2013-2018
Zoe Barnes
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
75% American Horror Story
2013
Hayden
  • 2011
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Brittany
  • 2009
87% 24
2001-2014
Shari Rothenberg
  • 2006
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Vanessa
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Jack & Bobby
2004-2005
Katie Torcoletta
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Helena Gelbke
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Stephanie Brooks
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Jill
  • 2004
  • 2003
92% Everwood
2002-2006
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Lori
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Janelle Macklin
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Jenna Erlich
  • 1997
No Score Yet House of Cards
Zoe Barnes
No Score Yet Madigan Men
2000
Julia

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