Kate Mara is an American actress and fashion model. She is known for her roles as reporter Zoe Barnes in the Netflix political drama House of Cards, computer analyst Shari Rothenberg in the Fox thriller series 24 and Ben Harmon’s vengeful mistress Hayden McClaine in the FX horror miniseries American Horror Story: Murder House.

Birth Name

Kate Mara







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kate Mara was born on the 27th February 1983, in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, United States.


She’s currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign





Roman Catholic


Kate attended Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York and graduated a year early, and then got admission at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to study musical theater. But she eventually left it to try her luck in acting.

Family Details

  • Father – Timothy Christopher Mara
  • Mother – Kathleen McNulty Mara (née Rooney)
  • Siblings – Rooney Mara (Younger Sister) (Actress), Conor Mara (Sister), Daniel Mara (Older Brother)
  • Relatives – Wellington Mara (Paternal Grandfather) (Co-owner of the Giants), John Mara (Uncle), Timothy James “Tim” Rooney (Maternal Grandfather) (Ran Yonkers Raceway in the past), Dan Rooney (Granduncle) (Chairman of the Steelers)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Kate Mara has dated –

  • McG (2006-2008) – The film producer McG met Kate on the set of “We are Marshall” in 2006. He was the director and producer of the film, while Kate was starring in the same film. They dated for two years and they separated in March 2008.
  • Charlie Cox (2008) – Stone of Destiny co-stars Charlie Cox and Kate Mara briefly dated in 2008.
  • Max Minghella (2010-2014) – In 2010, Kate started dating British actor, Max Minghella. The duo dated for four long years and called it quits in August 2014.

  • Jamie Bell (2017-Presents) – Mara started dating actor Jamie Bell, with whom she worked in Fantastic Four, in 2015. The couple got engaged in January 2017 and subsequently married on July 17, 2017. On January 9, 2019 it was reported that Mara and Bell were expecting their first child together.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m


  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip -35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman in the 2015 film The Fantastic Four.

Film Debut

In 1999, Kate made her onscreen debut in the drama film, Joe the King, in which she played the role of Allyson.

Television Debut

In 1997, Mara guest appeared in the police procedural and legal drama TV series Law & Order for her role as Jenna Erlich in an episode titled Shadow.

Brand Endorsements

Kate has endorsed AT&T and appeared in their television commercials.

Kate Mara Net worth

Kate Mara net worth is estimated to be $18 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kate Mara

  • Mara started acting at the age of 9. She used to perform in school plays and community theater. She also attended several youth theater-arts schools.
  • Kate is a skilled dancer. She knows ballet, jazz as well as tap.
  • Her dad has 10 siblings. So, Kate has 40 cousins and 22 aunts and uncles.
  • She is a big fan of Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants.
  • She is one of the faces of the Humane Society of the United States and has appeared in their campaign videos to promote Meatless Monday.
  • In 2012, Mara joined the cast of House of Cards, playing the part of Zoe Barnes, an intrepid reporter from Washington, D.C. who becomes a major ally to Frank Underwood by leaking stories that undermine his rivals.
  • In 2013, Mara starred in Broken Bells video for the song Holding On For Life. Mara appeared in Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and directed by Wally Pfister.
  • In 2015, she played Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman in a reboot of the Fantastic Four.
  • In 2015, she was featured in one of their campaign videos to promote Meatless Monday.
  • In 2017, Mara starred in Megan Leavey, playing Megan Leavey, a real life U.S. marine who bonded with her military working dog.


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