KATE MARA (Megan Leavey) has appeared in feature films
including Brokeback Mountain for director Ang Lee, in which she portrayed Heath
Ledger's daughter; Transsiberian with Sir Ben Kingsley and Woody Harrelson for
director Brad Anderson; We Are Marshall with Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox
for director McG; Shooter with Mark Wahlberg for director Antoine Fuqua; and
Stone of Destiny with Charlie Cox for director Charles Martin Smith.
On the small screen, Mara received an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the
critically acclaimed series "House of Cards," in which she co-starred alongside
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Mara also portrayed a mentally unstable ghost in
Season One of Ryan Murphy's hit series "American Horror Story" for F/X.
Most recently, Mara filmed John Curran's thriller Chappaquiddick in which she
plays Mary Jo Kopechne alongside Jason Clarke and Ed Helms. She also produced
and stars opposite Ellen Page in Tali Shalom-Ezer's film Mercy. Both films will
be released in 2017.
In 2016 Mara starred in the sci-fi thriller Morgan for director Luke Scott which
was released by 20th Century Fox and in the psychological thriller Man Down
opposite Shia LaBeouf.
In 2015 Mara starred in three films. First audiences saw her as Sue Storm in the
Fox film Fantastic Four alongside Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. Then she
starred in Captive alongside David Oyelowo, portraying a single mother
struggling with a meth addiction in the adaptation of the best-selling book An
Unlikely Angel. Mara also starred in director Ridley Scott's outer-space action
film The Martian alongside Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. The film received
seven Academy Award nominations.
Mara's other film credits include the Academy Award-nominated 127 Hours with
James Franco and Amber Tamblyn for director Danny Boyle, and Transcendence,
alongside Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman.
Born and raised in Bedford, New York, Mara began acting at age 14 in local
theater projects. At 15 she made her feature-film debut in Random Hearts for
director Sydney Pollack.
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