Kate Mara Bio - Biography

Name Kate Mara
Height 5' 3"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 27 February 1983
Place of Birth New York, USA
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Kate graduated high school a year early. She was accepted at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts but deferred for 3 consecutive years due to acting and singing.

She is the great-granddaughter of the founder of the New York Giants, Timothy Mara and Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers. She often sings the national anthem at Giants home games.Mara was born in New York, the daughter of Chris Mara, a scout for the New York Giants, and Kathleen Rooney. Mara has one older brother, Daniel, and two younger siblings, Patricia and Conor. Mara was raised in Bedford, New York and wanted to be an actress since seeing Les Misérables at a young age. Mara said she "fell in love with Broadway and musicals",and grew up watching movie musicals on television and going to Broadway shows with her mother. She was especially a fan of Judy Garland's films.She began acting at the age of nine, appearing in a school musical.Mara attended several youth theater-arts schools and appeared in community theater and in school plays.

Beginning at a young age, Mara continually asked her mother to help her get an agent.Mara's mother got the name and address of a management company, sent in a photograph, and Mara signed with her first agent, beginning her professional career at the age of 14. Mara's first audition was for the television drama Homicide: Life on the Street. She didn't get the role, but knew she just wanted to act from then on. Mara was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to study musical theater, and graduated from Fox Lane High School early by a year. Mara felt pressure from her parents to go to college, but was already getting work as an actress, so she deferred for three or four years before deciding not to go. Mara moved to Manhattan in order to act full time.

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