Birth Place: Bedford, New York
Height: 5′ 3″
Career Start: Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
She is one of four children born to New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara and Kathleen McNulty, the granddaughter of Art Rooney, Sr., the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise. Her father’s grandfather was Giants founder Tim Mara. (Her mother’s maiden name was Rooney.) Rooney is a 2010 graduate of New York University, where she studied psychology and international relations, focusing on non-profit organizations. Her family has a tradition of philanthropy.
Rooney played my favorite character in the Steig Larsson’s Trilogy of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She nailed her performance as Lisbeth Salander to the T. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen as I watched in amazement as this beautiful woman turned into this scary rugged androgynous character.