>Five things to know about the dark horse, 25, who beat out a slew of A-listers to play The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s fierce, pierced heroine.
1 SHE’S FOOTBALL ROYALTY
Mara is related to the founders of both the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
2 SHE’S NO FACEBOOK ADDICT
“I very rarely use it,” Mara, who stars in the upcoming Facebook movie The Social Network, told Paper.
3 ACTING RUNS IN THE FAMILY
Her big sister Kate has appeared in Brokeback Mountain and We Are Marshall.
4 SHE’S A PHILANTHROPIST TOO
Inspired by trips abroad, she founded Faces of Kibera, a nonprofit that helps Kenyan orphans.
5 ROONEY IS ACTUALLY HER MIDDLE NAME
“I never felt like a Tricia,” she has said of her legal first name, Patricia. “Rooney is more memorable.”