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Kate Mara

Highest Rated:   93% 127 Hours (2010)
Lowest Rated:   3% Zoom (2006)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Megan Leavey
  • Megan Leavey
$12.9M 2017
No Score Yet Chappaquiddick
  • Mary Jo Kopechne
2017
14% Man Down
  • Natalie Drummer
2016
40% Morgan
  • Lee Weathers
$4M 2016
91% The Martian
  • Beth Johanssen
$202.4M 2015
26% Captive
  • Ashley Smith
$2M 2015
9% Fantastic Four
  • Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
$49.2M 2015
20% Transcendence
  • Bree
$23.1M 2014
33% Deadfall
  • Hanna
$39.2k 2012
60% 10 Years
  • Elise
$0.3M 2012
43% Ironclad
  • Isabel
2011
22% Peep World
  • Meg
$11.4k 2011
40% HappyThankYouMorePlease
  • Mississippi
$0.3M 2011
93% 127 Hours
  • Kristi
$18.4M 2010
72% Iron Man 2
  • U.S. Marshal
$312.1M 2010
29% The Open Road
  • Lucy
2009
No Score Yet Peoples
  • Jessica Anderson
2009
93% Transsiberian
  • Abby
$2.1M 2008
56% Stone of Destiny
  • Kay Matheson
2008
48% Shooter
  • Sarah Fenn
$47M 2007
6% Big Liar on Campus
  • Annie Dray
2007
49% We Are Marshall
  • Annie Cantrell
$43.6M 2006
3% Zoom
  • Summer Jones/Wonder
$11.7M 2006
No Score Yet The Californians
  • Zoe Tripp
2006
87% Brokeback Mountain
  • Alma Jr.
$83M 2005
40% Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
  • Samantha Owens
2005
78% Tadpole
  • Miranda Spear
$2.9M 2002
67% Joe the King
  • Allyson
1999
15% Random Hearts
  • Jessica Chandler
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
31% Moonbeam City
2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
82% House of Cards
2013
  • Zoe Barnes
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Hayden
  • 2011
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Brittany
  • 2009
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Shari Rothenberg
  • 2006
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Vanessa
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Stephanie Brooks
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Jill
  • 2003
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Actor
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Lori
  • 2001
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

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