Kate Mara

Kate Mara


Kate Rooney Mara is an American actress, fashion model, and film producer.


Kate Rooney Mara  is an American actress, model and film producer. She is known for her role as reporter Zoe Barnes in Netflix’s political drama House of Cards (2013–2014; 2016), computer analyst Shari Rothenberg in the Fox thriller series 24 (2006), and Mistress Ben Harmon Hayden’s Revenge McClaine in the American FX miniseries. Horror Story: Murder House (2011).

Before Fame

Mara began acting at the age of nine. She attended several youth theater-arts schools and appeared in community theater and in school plays. In an interview in Esquire magazine, she says she was “terribly shy” growing up, adding that she only had one friend.


Her first audition was for the NBC crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street. She didn’t get the part, but now knew she wanted to play.

Family Life

In 2015, Mara began dating her Fantastic Four co-star, Jamie Bell. January 2017, the couple got engaged and on July 17, 2017 announced that they were married. As a result, Mara became Bell’s son’s stepmother from her marriage to Evan Rachel Wood. In May 2019, the couple’s first child together, a daughter, was born.

Associated With

Mara is one of the faces of the Humane Society of the United States. In 2015, she appeared in one of their campaign videos to promote Meatless Monday.