10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rooney Mara

Actress Rooney Mara has been making quite a name for herself in Hollywood, especially after her roles in The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Her natural talent and effortless beauty definitely put her on the list of “it” girls and as if that were not enough, she has a heart of gold.

Here are 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rooney Mara:

1. Rooney Mara is widely considered football royalty due to the fact that her paternal great-grandfather founded the New York Giants while her maternal grandfather founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.
2. Mara stands at just 5’3″.

3. Almost every piercing that Rooney rocks on screen as Lisbeth Salander in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are real piercings that the actress already had.

4. Rooney is of Italian and Irish descent. Her last name, Mara, is a variation of O’Mara.
5. Her full birth name is Patricia Rooney Mara.
6. Both Rooney and her older sister Kate Mara appeared in Best Picture Oscar nominated films in the same year – The Social Network and 127 Hours (respectively).
7. Before Rooney Mara was officially cast as Lisbeth Salander in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, actresses Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Mia Wasikowska, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Emily Browning, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, and Evan Rachel Wood were considered for the role.
8. Rooney is the founder of the non-profit organization Faces of Kibera.
9. Her most influential actress is Gena Rowlands.
10. The break up scene between Rooney Mara and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network ran eight script pages and took 99 takes.

Have you seen Girl With the Dragon Tattoo yet?