Patricia Rooney Mara is an American actress. She made her acting debut in 2005, and has gone on to star in films such as the remake A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network and Trash.
In 2011 she portrayed Lisbeth Salander, the title character in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium book series. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. In 2013, she starred in the thriller Side Effects, the independent drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints and the acclaimed sci-fi romantic drama, Her. In 2015, she won the Best Actress Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film Carol.
Mara is also known for her charity work and oversees the charity Uweza Foundation, which supports empowerment programs for children and families in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the largest slums in Africa.