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    Born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Rooney Mara as "Lisbeth Salander"

Disgraced financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) finds a chance to redeem his honor after being hired by wealthy Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) to solve the 40-year-old murder of Vanger's niece, Harriet. Vanger believes that Harriet was killed by a member of his own family. Eventually joining Blomkvist on his dangerous quest for the truth is Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious investigator whose fragile trust is not easily won.

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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'Pan' Trailer Introduces Peter, Hook, Tiger Lily, and Neverland (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 25th 2014, 8:26AM

Nov 25th 2014, 8:26AM

David Fincher Still Thinks There's Going to Be Another 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 15th 2014, 5:40AM

Sep 15th 2014, 5:40AM

Rooney Mara Is Playing Tiger Lily, and the Internet Is Not OK With That

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 13th 2014, 3:30PM

Mar 13th 2014, 3:30PM

Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska as Cate Blanchett's 'Carol' Co-Star

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 29th 2013, 7:00AM

Aug 29th 2013, 7:00AM

Spike Jonze's 'Her' Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Falls in Love With a Computer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Aug 7th 2013, 12:30PM

Aug 7th 2013, 12:30PM

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints': Rooney Mara's Impressive Post-'Dragon Tattoo' Movie

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Jan 21st 2013, 8:46AM

Jan 21st 2013, 8:46AM

'Side Effects' Trailer: Sort Of Like 'Contagion' With Channing Tatum (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Nov 2nd 2012, 9:59AM

Nov 2nd 2012, 9:59AM

Academy Awards 2012: Rooney Mara, Ryan Seacrest, Sacha Baron Cohen And More Awkward Oscar Red Carpet Moments (VIDEO)

Posted by
Leigh Weingus on Feb 26th 2012, 4:41PM

Feb 26th 2012, 4:41PM

Rooney Mara's Dad Cried, Shouted, Prayed When She Earned Oscar Nomination

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 25th 2012, 7:00AM

Jan 25th 2012, 7:00AM

Scott Rudin: 'The King's Speech' 'Less Complex' Than 'Social Network'; Rooney Mara the New Ripley

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jan 12th 2012, 11:13AM

Jan 12th 2012, 11:13AM

DGA Nominations 2012: Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Alexander Payne, Michel Hazanavicius and David Fincher Honored

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 9th 2012, 8:40AM

Jan 9th 2012, 8:40AM

How Much Does Lisbeth Salander's Dragon Tattoo Actually Cost?

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Jan 3rd 2012, 11:20AM

Jan 3rd 2012, 11:20AM

Rooney Mara: 'I Didn't Really Even Want' 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 3rd 2012, 4:30AM

Jan 3rd 2012, 4:30AM

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Sequel: 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Still on Track, Says Sony

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 3rd 2012, 3:10AM

Jan 3rd 2012, 3:10AM

Was 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Hurt by Foreign Remake Fatigue?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 27th 2011, 8:30AM

Dec 27th 2011, 8:30AM

Rooney Mara: 'Law & Order: SVU' Quotes Were 'Just Not True'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 19th 2011, 10:10AM

Dec 19th 2011, 10:10AM

Rooney Mara's 'Law & Order: SVU' Role: 'It Was So Awful'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 16th 2011, 6:10AM

Dec 16th 2011, 6:10AM

Best Performances of 2011: From Uggie to Rooney Mara, the Top 11 in '11

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 14th 2011, 10:30AM

Dec 14th 2011, 10:30AM

5 Things the 2012 SAG Nominations Might Tell You About Oscar Season

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 14th 2011, 8:00AM

Dec 14th 2011, 8:00AM

Rooney Mara on Her 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Merkin: There Were 'A Lot of Discussions Around That'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 13th 2011, 11:20AM

Dec 13th 2011, 11:20AM

Is the American Version of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Better Than the Swedish Version? (and 24 Other Urgent Questions)

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Dec 12th 2011, 7:00PM

Dec 12th 2011, 7:00PM

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' 'Immigrant Song' Video: David Fincher Directs Clip for Karen O and Trent Reznor Cover

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 10th 2011, 7:40AM

Dec 10th 2011, 7:40AM

Filming 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo': David Fincher's ABBA Snafu

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 5th 2011, 5:10AM

Dec 5th 2011, 5:10AM

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' New Yorker Review: Critic Breaks Embargo, Angers Studio (UPDATE)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 4th 2011, 11:20AM

Dec 4th 2011, 11:20AM

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Rooney Mara: More Worried About a Motorcycle Than the Film's Sexual Assault Scene

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 10th 2011, 6:40AM

Nov 10th 2011, 6:40AM

Terrence Malick Casts Up Two New Projects: Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett in Both, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara On Board Too

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 1st 2011, 12:10PM

Nov 1st 2011, 12:10PM

H&M Selling 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'-Inspired Clothing

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 26th 2011, 7:40AM

Oct 26th 2011, 7:40AM

New 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Poster: Daniel Craig Gets Inside Rooney Mara's Head

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 25th 2011, 6:20AM

Oct 25th 2011, 6:20AM

Goran Visnjic Feels 'Privileged' to be in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Posted by
Maggie Furlong on Oct 21st 2011, 11:40AM

Oct 21st 2011, 11:40AM

New 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Viral Video: Crash

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 20th 2011, 1:00PM

Oct 20th 2011, 1:00PM

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara Got Hammered as Part of Her Audition Process

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 17th 2011, 11:40AM

Oct 17th 2011, 11:40AM

Blake Lively Becomes Umpteenth Actress to Pass on 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 4th 2011, 5:50AM

Oct 4th 2011, 5:50AM

Morning Grind: Warner Bros. Wants Steven Spielberg for Moses Movie

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 29th 2011, 4:00AM

Sep 29th 2011, 4:00AM

Watch the Outstanding Theatrical Trailer for 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 22nd 2011, 4:20AM

Sep 22nd 2011, 4:20AM

Rooney Mara Takes Out a Chunk of Daniel Craig's Face in 'Dragon Tattoo' Secret Poster

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 19th 2011, 10:50AM

Sep 19th 2011, 10:50AM

Is This Secret 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Tumblr Blog More Viral Marketing?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 7th 2011, 7:10AM

Sep 7th 2011, 7:10AM

Hear the Trent Reznor Score for 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Aug 11th 2011, 7:30AM

Aug 11th 2011, 7:30AM

Meryl vs. Glenn: A Ridiculously Early Look at the Oscar Race for Best Actress

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 9th 2011, 8:00AM

Jul 9th 2011, 8:00AM

Rooney Mara Is Nearly Nude in Edgy First 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Poster

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 8th 2011, 1:30PM

Jun 8th 2011, 1:30PM

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Trailer Leaked

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on May 30th 2011, 7:05AM

May 30th 2011, 7:05AM

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