Film, Video, and TV Movie Credits:
• T Takes: Brooklyn '09 Episode 4 (2009) (V) as Kate
• T Takes: Brooklyn '09 Episode 1 (2009) (V) as Kate
• Stone of Destiny (2008) as Kay Matheson
• The Open Road (2008) as Lucy
• Fireflies (2006) as Taylor
• Time Well Spent (2004) as Girl
• Prodigy (2004) (TV)
Her all-time favorite TV show is 24, where she guest-starred for five episodes in 2006 playing Shari Rothenberg.
In Spring 2007, Kate did a print ad for Gap clothing entitled "khakis with attitude".
Kate is the daughter of Chris Mara. She is the grand-daughter of late Giants owner Wellington Mara. And the great-granddaughter of the founder of the New York Giants, Timothy Mara and Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kate began her acting career at the age of 17.
Kate ranked #43 on Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Kate often sings the national anthem at Giants home games.
Kate's height is 5'3". She has natural red hair and brown eyes.
Her singing was featured in the film The Californians, opposite Noah Wyle. Among the songs she performed were "The Californians", "Mother Nature", "The Right Idea", and "Little Boxes".
In 2003, Mara made her professional stage debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Landscape of the Body with Lili Taylor.
Kate has signed with the William Morris Agency and is managed by Washington Square Arts & Film. She was previously repped by the Abrams Artists Agency.
Kate is a skilled jazz, tap, and ballet dancer.
Kate recorded an album with her band "Trace".
Kate has been living bi-coastally, traveling between New York and Los Angeles.
Kate has an older brother named Dan, and a younger sister named Tricia Mara who's also an actress. They starred together in the straight-to-video thriller Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005).
Kate was a co-director of the film The Whole Truth (2006).
Kate: Yeah, I love stage. I love it. I would love to do that so much. That's how I started. That's basically how I learned how to act was in theatre. I think the first play I did, I was nine or something like that, just community stuff, and that was really my acting school.
Kate: For as long as I could remember, I had always wanted to be an actress. I grew up watching movie musicals, all the old classics like Gypsy. That's what I grew up on. I fell in love with Broadway and musicals.
Kate: (on singing the National Anthem before a NY Giants game) At family dinner parties, it would always come up-'Oh, sing for us!' That, to me, was the most horrifying thing. But singing in front of thousands of people was so much easier. First of all, I couldn't see anyone. Plus, I mean, come on, they're at a football game, they're drinking!
Kate: I grew up in New York so every home game, we would wake up, go to church, and drive an hour to the stadium in New Jersey. Every Sunday, it was church, then football.
Kate: (About her character on Shooter) I like that she's a really strong Southern woman and she's very different from anyone I've played before. It's hard for her when Swagger just shows up in her life, because he brings back all these demons and reminds her of the husband she lost. She's sort of thrown into a tough dilemma – but she can't help but care about Swagger and feel for him.
Kate: (On being drawn to screenplay) I couldn't put it down, it was just too suspenseful.
Kate Mara: (on what she needs to learn) How to get over rejection quickly and not take it so personally. Sometimes I do because I still have doubts about myself.
Kate Mara: (on what is unique about her) I think I'm so normal. I try to make all the roles I do feel as normal as possible so people believe them. People relate to the regular-looking person.