How much is Rooney Mara worth?

Net Worth:$12 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:April 17, 1985
Country:United States of America
Height:
1.6 m

As the object of Jesse Eisenberg’s unrequited desire in The Social Network and transforming from cute girl next door to edgy Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Who Is Rooney Mara

Going from relative unknown to a supporting role in the 2011 Golden Globes’ Best Drama, Rooney Mara has done pretty well for a starlet who jumped into the business as an afterthought. Now beating out some of Hollywood’s biggest names for blockbuster roles, Rooney is on the fast track to being our newest it girl.  

American actress Rooney Mara has a net worth of $12 million dollars, as of 2020.

All In The Family

Born in Bedford, New York Rooney is the spawn of legends of a different sort of industry—sports. Her great-grandfathers Art Rooney and Tim Mara created the sports franchises the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. The sports iconoclasm that is deeply rooted in her family was passed down to her father, Timothy, who is the VP of Giants’ player evaluation. But even with her family’s strong ties to the professional sports world, as a kid Rooney couldn’t care less. She was more interested in theater and was in awe of her older sister, Kate Mara’s, acting career.  

But as interested as she was, fear of failure was enough to make her pursue other avenues. After high school, Rooney spent months traveling the world before heading to NYU to study psychology and international social policy. But the smart girl couldn’t get the acting bug out of her system and, although tentative, she started to star in student films before taking the plunge into pursuing a full-blown career.  

Rooney made her first film debut in the straight-to-DVD horror flick Urban Legends: Bloody Mary in 2005 alongside her older sis. From there she went on to appear in Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit (2006), The Cleaner (2008) and ER (2009), playing a variety of tough roles from a piano playing drug addict to a teen mom who leaves her baby at a hospital.  

The Girl With The Stamp Of Approval

Building quite the television portfolio, Rooney headed back to film when she landed a role in the Michael Cera blockbuster Youth in Revolt in 2009 before starring in the indie flick Tanner Hall and A Nightmare on Elm Street the following year. But things went from bit parts and ensemble film roles to a megawatt hit when she landed a spot on the cast of 2011 Golden Globes winner for Best Drama, The Social Network. In the film she played Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s ex-girlfriend who dumped him and inspired an idea that would later become Facebook.  

Rooney clearly made an impression with The Social Network director, David Fincher. He chose her as his leading lady in the American remake of the Swedish hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opposite Daniel Craig. Rooney beat out fellow young starlets like Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan to play the tormented hacker Lisbeth Salander in the trilogy based on the bestselling books.  

One to nothing, with one fight for the silver screen ending her way, we have no doubt that this determined actress will secure her name on every director’s short list.

Defining Quote “I just want to keep doing what I’m doing, which is a bunch of different things.”

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