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.She also had each of her ears pierced four times, and had her brow and right nipple pierced for the role. She kept the nipple piercing so that it would not need to be re-pierced for a sequel.
So I started my own", she told Interview magazine in 2009.In January 2011, Faces of Kibera merged with Uweza Foundation which runs community-based empowerment programs in Kibera, including soccer leagues and after-school tutoring.Wellington was the long-time co-owner of the Giants, who was succeeded in that position by his son (Rooney Mara's uncle), John Mara. Tom Rooney from Florida is her first cousin, once removed.Rooney Mara's maternal grandfather, Timothy James "Tim" Rooney, has run Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York since 1972. she went to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in South America for four months as part of the Traveling School, an open learning environment.In a coming-of-age film Tanner Hall (2009), Mara landed her first lead role, as Fernanda who has an affair with a married family friend (Tom Everett Scott). She played Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troubled computer hacker who helps journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) solve a series of murders.
Mara dropped her first name 'Patricia', to be known professionally by her middle name after working on the project. In Miguel Arteta's comedy-drama film Youth in Revolt, Mara played Taggarty who tries to sleep with fifty men before she goes to college. David Fincher directed the first film, based on the novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, with Scott Rudin producing.She began the charity due to her frustration with the growing number of nonprofits that are just business opportunities."The people who need help aren’t really getting it.The clothing line is produced in Los Angeles, California.Mara founded the charity Faces of Kibera, which aimed to provide housing, food, and medical care for orphans in Kibera, a Nairobi, Kenya slum.Her other uncle, Art Rooney II, is the current owner and president of the Steelers.