Early Career and Eventual Success
Kate Mara was born on February 27, 1983 in Bedford, New York. Her family is heavily connected with NFL. When she was nine, she started showing interest for acting, when she also did by appearing in a school musical. Her acting experience during her younger years consisted of performances in community theater and school plays. Wanting to pursue acting professionally, she went to various auditions. After high school, she decided to enter NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied musical theater. She ultimately opted out to work as an actress.
Her first screen role was on the television series Law & Order in 1997. Two years later, she appeared in the films Joe the King and Random Hearts. During this time, she only had a few acting gigs, mostly guest roles on the small screen. Her first recurring role was in Everwood and Nip/Tuck in 2003. In 2005, she played the role of Samantha in the direct-to-video Urban Legends: Bloody Mary. That same year, she played the role of Heath Ledger’s grown up daughter in Brokeback Mountain, her first appearance in a well-known production.
Subsequently, she acted in the films The Californians, Zoom, We Are Marshall, Full of It, and played a starring role in the action thriller Shooter, as well as in the German-British-American movie Transsiberian. Before the 2000s ended, she also performed in the films Stone of Destiny and The Open Road. She also became more familiar among television audiences for her recurring roles in Jack & Bobby, 24, Entourage, and T Takes.
The beginning of the 2010s saw her continue her movie career with roles in Happythankyoumoreplease, Iron Man 2, 127 Hours, Peep World, Ironclad, 10 Years, and Deadfall. In 2011, she went on to portray a significant role in American Horror Story: Murder House. She was then acclaimed for her guest role, playing Zoe Barnes in House of Cards, which secured her a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2014.
Her most recent work on the cinema are Transcendence and Fantastic Four, the latter of which she portrayed Sue Storm. She also starred in Man Down, The Martian, and Captive. Mara was in a long-term relationship with actor Max Minghella from 2010 to 2014. Fellow actress Rooney Mara is her younger sister.
Has Kate Mara had Plastic Surgery?
The Fantastic Four actress is only in her early 30s so a more promising acting career is certainly in the loop. With her recent involvement with major Hollywood productions, it wouldn’t be surprising if she becomes an established leading lady. She’s definitely got the looks, the talent and the charisma. Since she started her Hollywood journey in the late 1990s, her fans have witnessed how she’s grown into a more beautiful woman that she is today.
However, because of how her appearance has progressed throughout the years, some are wondering if the actress has had plastic surgery at one point to enhance her facial features and be more noticeable in Hollywood. Looking at her old and current photos, it is apparent how the actress looks more sophisticated, her features more refined. Though cosmetic procedures are always a strong possibility in Hollywood, it seems that Mara is one of the exemptions. Her improved appearance is more likely to be caused by enhanced styling and make-up than plastic surgery. Just like her baby sister, Rooney, Kate Mara is a natural beauty.