About this Famous Person

Rooney MARA

American Rooney MARA

born Patricia Rooney MARA

American actress

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTER

Born: on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York, United States  (34 years)


Biography

Mara was born on April 17, 1985, in Bedford, New York, a town in Westchester County about 40 miles north of New York City. Mara's mother's family (the Rooneys) founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father's family (the Maras) founded the New York Giants. Her father, Timothy Christopher Mara, is the vice president of player evaluation for the New York Giants, and her mother, Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney), a part-time real estate agent. She is the third of four children: she has an older brother, Daniel, an older sister, Kate, who is also an actress, and a younger brother, Conor.

Mara's father has Irish, German and French-Canadian ancestry, and her mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Her Rooney ancestors originated in Newry, County Down. Her paternal grandparents were Wellington Mara and Ann Mara. Wellington was the long-time co-owner of the Giants, who was succeeded in that position by his son (Rooney Mara's uncle), John Mara. Rooney Mara's maternal grandfather, Timothy James "Tim" Rooney, has run Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York since 1972. Mara is the great-granddaughter of both New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr., as well as of Kathleen McNulty Rooney. Her granduncle, Dan Rooney, was chairman of the Steelers, the former United States Ambassador to Ireland, the co-founder of The Ireland Funds charitable organization, and the architect of American Football's Rooney Rule. U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney from Florida is her first cousin, once removed.

Source :  © Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 .

See Also :

- Category Actor