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ROONEY MARA (Emily Taylor) began her career several years ago, shortly after enrolling as a student at New York University. It was during her college years that Mara decided to explore her interest in acting, landing small parts in independent films and eventually moving to Los Angeles to pursue it full-time.

Last year, Mara mesmerized audiences and critics alike in the David Fincher directed, U.S. adaptation of the popular Stieg Larsson book THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. In a three-picture deal, to include THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST, Mara portrays the female lead "Lisbeth Salander" opposite Daniel Craig and Robin Wright. Sony released the film on December 20, 2011. For this role, Mara was recognized by the National Board of Review for Breakthrough Performance as well as earned a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Drama.

Mara wrapped production on a series of independent films, including "The Untitled Spike Jonze Project" about a man who falls in love with the voice of a computer. The film co-stars Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix. Mara will also star in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Competitive entry AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS for writer/ director David Lowery with Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.

Mara most recently completed production alongside Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman in the"Untitled Terrence Malick" film. This feature involves two intersecting love triangles, sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Next year, Mara is signed on to star in the Nick Hornby (AN EDUCATION) project, BROOKLYN about a young Irish immigrant (Mara) who is learning to assimilate to New York life in the 1950's.

Additional film credits include the lead character of "Francesca" in Anchor Bay's TANNER HALL, directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg. Mara also starred as the ex-girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg, in David Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The Sony film, written by Aaron Sorkin, and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, told the story about the founders and eventual development of the worldwide internet interface, Facebook. In 2010, Mara co-starred along with Jackie Earle Haley and Thomas Dekker in the latest installment of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Mara also appeared with Michael Cera in Weinstein Company's YOUTH IN REVOLT.

On the small screen, Mara's credits include memorable guest starring roles on "ER," "The Cleaner," "Women's Murder Club," and "Law & Order: SVU."

Mara is the Founder of the non-profit organization Uweze, which provides critical care and assistance to poverty-stricken orphans in Africa's largest slum in Kibera, Kenya.

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