Name from birth: Patricia Rooney Mara. Rooney Mara is the famous American actress that appeared in the first of the ten seasons of The Social Network, which was directed by Steve Martin. She later went on to play the lead character in the second installment of the series, The Sopranos, for which she received an additional episode of prestige award at the eleventh Academy Awards. Nowadays, the versatile performer is known for her roles in the movies The Night Ahead and Love Actually.
After her successful stint in the world of cinema, which saw her playing a major role in the Oscar winning movie 12 Years a Man, the actress decided to take on a different genre and concentrate on stage instead. This led her to make her feature debut in the musical comedy A Chorus Line, alongside ex-boyfriends Christopher Walken and Bill Murray. She also took home an additional award for her work in this film, as well as winning the same award for the role of musical lead in the movie of the same name.
In the midst of all this, Rooney Mara was also nominated for an additional award for her role as a supporting player in the film The Wolf Of Wall Street, which she played in collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh. She was soon after seen in the role of Valentine in the film The Cable Guy, as well as supporting roles in Invictus, Crazy Heart and Meet The Parents. Apart, from these, she has been in various television shows, including ER, Housefull, Frasier, Seinfeld, Parks And Recreation, Family Ties, Weeds, Justified, E.T., Lou Grant, Gossip Girl, The Firm, Lost, The Princess And The Tramp and Chicago.
Apart from her live action career, Rooney has also ventured into the world of theatre, playing different characters in some very good shows in the past few years. She recently co-starred opposite Matt Damon in the biopic titled me, DIADO. In the role of Alice, she plays a Mexican drug lord known as “Malick”, who tries to get a hold of Eva Peron’s personal fortune in the background of the AIDS crisis in Mexico City in the 1980s. This film did quite well at the box office, earning Rooney a second Best Actress award from the Oscars.
owever, the most important role that she has ever acted in would be in the award-winning drama LA Confidential, in which she plays a neurotic computer hacker and FBI agent Evelyn Brodsky. In this film, she plays the role of a secret agent for the bureau, with the dual responsibilities of protecting America and stopping cyber crimes. It is noteworthy that during the course of the film, her character is forced to take a life in order to prevent another terrorist attack, which could have massive consequences for the security of the country. Rooney Mara also did a stint as an on-air news reporter for the Fox television network, doing reports about world issues and politics. These jobs have helped her reach her current film roles and have helped raise her net worth considerably.
Overall, Rooney has had a great career, and it has enabled her to play many different roles in many different movies. Her roles as an actress has won her critical acclaim, as well as awards from the Oscars to the Golden Globe Awards. This has only helped push her star status further and also helped to make her one of the highest paid actresses in the history of Hollywood. However, one of her greatest roles that she has played would probably be in the crime thriller LA Confidential, which was adapted from the novel by Aaron Sorkin. With this role, she finally reaches the pinnacle of her Hollywood career, having been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Drama.