Kate Mara: biography
Kate Mara is an American actress, the star of Hollywood films: Fantastic Four, Transsiberian, and Morgan.
Kate Mara was born in Bedford, New York, in the family of the owners of the football clubs New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. The actress’s father, Timothy Christopher Mara, is the vice president of the first club for player evaluation. Her mother, Kathleen McNulty, raised four children. In addition to Kate, the couple had two sons, Daniel and Conor, as well as the youngest daughter, Rooney Mara, who also became an actress.
Kate has an incredible number of relatives. Since the actress's father is one of 11 children, the actress also has more than 40 cousins. At the same time, Kate was timid and felt uncomfortable surrounded by a large number of people.
The girl early chose her future profession. In the theater, she saw the production of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, after which she began to tell everyone that she would indeed become an actress. To fulfill the dream, Mara graduated from school as an external student and did not enter college for some time. Kate went on the theater stage at the age of 20, although her credentials already had a considerable number of films and television series. Since 2003, the actress has often played in productions of famous theaters in New York City and Los Angeles.
Kate Mara made her acting debut at the age of 14. She played in the detective series Law & Order, after which she got a lot of bit parts in various TV and film projects, featuring such stars as Harrison Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, and many others.
The actress landed the first leading role in the low-budget horror film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, followed by the comedy Full of It, the action movie Shooter, and the crime thriller Transsiberian. At the beginning of her career, Mara was included on the list of "10 young actors who have a shot at making it big", and she confirmed the status in every new film.
Kate portrayed a student from Glasgow in the adventure film Stone of Destiny. She admitted in an interview that it was one of her most challenging roles since it was extremely difficult for the actress to do a Scottish accent, but in the end, everything sounded very natural.
Later, the actress appeared in several projects, and the most successful movie was the historical film Ironclad, in which the actress performed the role of Isabel. It is a historical action movie, telling about the great and landmark event in the UK, the acceptance of the Magna Carta. In 1215, King John Lackland was forced to sign it by the rebellious barons of England, led by Cardinal Stephan Langton. But the king created an army of mercenaries, wanting to regain his tyranny.
From 2013 to 2014, the actress appeared in 14 episodes of the famous American political thriller television series House of Cards. The story begins when the Democratic congressman helps another politician to become the president of the United States for appointment as Secretary of State. But after the election, the president forgets about the promise, and the deceived politician is ready to do anything to take revenge for this betrayal.
In this project, Kate Mara first went naked in front of the cameras. The actress performed the role of Zoe Barnes. In the fifth episode of the first season, Kate Mara stripped nude in front of the title character. Moreover, in the first episode of the second season, the actress appeared naked in a sex scene again.
The actress does not hesitate to pose nude for photo shoots. In August 2015, the pictures of naked Kate Mara appeared on the pages of the famous Esquire magazine.
In 2015, the actress landed the leading female role in the film adaptation of the comic book "Fantastic Four," a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise. In this fantasy action movie, Kate Mara played the role of Sue Storm / Invisible Woman. The film could have been successful because it is based on the famous Marvel Comics superhero team, but Fantastic Four was a box office flop. On Rotten Tomatoes, this film has the lowest approval rating out of all movies based on Marvel Comics properties.
Critics gave extremely negative reviews before the release. It was different from the original plot. Superheroes did not fly into space, they built a teleport, the team leader suddenly became a traitor, a mysterious planet appeared in another universe, and two heroes worked for the government for a while. But these innovations did not make the movie more interesting; on the contrary, viewers and critics did not like several plot holes and a contrived plot.
The film received three Golden Raspberry Awards in 2016 for Worst Picture, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, and Worst Director.
The new fantasy thriller Morgan was also not very successful. The actress played the role of Lee Weathers, a risk-management specialist who was sent to a secret branch to assess the consequences of the disaster that had happened and to figure out the situation.
Critics called the film mediocre and superficial, although at the beginning it seemed intriguing.
Kate Mara’s first famous boyfriend was an American director and producer, Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG. He was 15 years older than his beloved woman; nevertheless, their relationship lasted for about two years. Then the actress dated her colleague from the UK, Charlie Cox, the star of the fairy tale Stardust and the television series Daredevil.
Soon the couple ceased to hide the romantic relationship, and the celebrities began to appear together at social events. But before that, the actors had held themselves out as friends.
In January 2017, the couple announced their engagement. Kate Mara posted the photo of a ring on Instagram, which made it clear that they would soon marry. The actress also mentioned that they started planning their wedding.
A few months later, the lovers reported that they were planning to get married soon. Kate Mara and Jamie Bell's wedding took place in the middle of July 2017. The marriage ceremony was held in Los Angeles, and the couple invited relatives and friends.
A few days later, Kate Mara shared this news with her fans. The actress posted the wedding photo on Instagram. This picture depicts the kissing bride and groom in the dusk. The photo is indiscernible, but the subscribers have managed to see the beautiful wedding gears and appreciate the bridesmaid dress.
Kate Mara now
In 2017, the actress played the leading role in the war drama Megan Leavey. The film is based on a real biography of a US Army soldier named Megan Leavey, who served in Iraq with her faithful dog Rex from 2004 to 2006. The woman and the combat dog defused explosive devices, which saved the lives of both military and ordinary people.
The actress also began shooting in the melodrama My Days of Mercy, in which she got a title role again, and in the crime thriller Chappaquiddick.
Kate Mara has a net worth of $14 million.
- 1997 – Law & Order
- 2003 – Nip/Tuck
- 2005 – Brokeback Mountain
- 2005 – Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
- 2006 – We Are Marshall
- 2007 – Full of It
- 2008 – Transsiberian
- 2009 – Happy. Thank You. More. Please.
- 2011 – Ironclad
- 2011 – American Horror Story: Murder House
- 2012 – Deadfall
- 2013-2014 – House of Cards
- 2015 – The Martian
- 2015 – Fantastic Four
- 2016 – Morgan
- 2017 – Megan Leavey