Kate Mara

by follers on December 9, 2013

Place of Birth: Bedford, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 27, 1983

*50% Irish
*25% Italian
*12.5% German
*6.25% French-Canadian
*6.25% unclear, possibly also Irish

Kate Mara is an American actress. She is the daughter of Kathleen McNulty (Rooney) and Timothy Christopher Mara. Her sister is actress Rooney Mara. Her parents are both from prominent families with a football team-founding patriarch (the New York Giants for her father and the Pittsburgh Steelers for her mother). Kate is married to English actor Jamie Bell.

Kate’s paternal grandfather was of Irish descent, and Kate’s paternal grandmother was of half German, as well as of Irish and French-Canadian, ancestry. Kate’s mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

Kate’s great-uncle, Dan Rooney, was the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, from 2009 to 2012, and Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, from 2003 to 2017. Her first cousin, once removed, Art Rooney II, is a co-owner and President of the Steelers.

Kate’s paternal grandfather was Wellington Timothy Mara (the son of Timothy James Mara and Elizabeth “Lizette” M. Barclay). Wellington was born in New York, and co-owned the New York Giants football team. Kate’s great-grandfather Timothy was the founder and administrator of the New York Giants, and was born in New York, the son of Timothy James Mara and Elizabeth A. Harris, who were both of Irish descent. Kate’s great-grandmother Elizabeth Barclay was the daughter of Henry Laurence/Lawrence Barclay, Sr., who was born in London, England, of Irish descent, and of Elizabeth/Lizzie Deborah Armstrong, who was born in Pennsylvania.

Kate’s paternal grandmother was Ann/Anne Maria Teresa Mumm (the daughter of George Henry Mumm and Olive V. DuBord). Ann was born in New York, and was a businessperson, socialite, and philanthropist. George’s father, Philip Mumm, was born in Germany, the son of Veith Mumm and Margaret Leydecker. George’s mother, Rose/Rosa A. Hebel, was born in either England or New York, to German parents. Olive’s parents were James Ignatius DuBord, who was born in Canada, and Elizabeth Conlan/Conlen. The surname “DuBord” is French, suggesting likely French-Canadian ancestry. The surnames “Conlan” and/or “Conlen” are Irish, suggesting Irish ancestry.

Kate’s maternal grandfather is Timothy James “Tim” Rooney (the son of Arthur Joseph “Art” Rooney, Sr. and Kathleen McNulty). Timothy was born in Pennsylvania, and runs Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York. He is of Irish descent. Kate’s great-grandfather Arthur was the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. Arthur was the son of Daniel M. Rooney, who was born in Wales, of Irish descent, and of Margaret A. Murray, who was born in Pennsylvania, also of Irish heritage. Kate’s great-grandmother Kathleen was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Henry McNulty and Kathleen B. Devlin, who were of Irish origin.

Kate’s maternal grandmother is June Ann Marraccini (the daughter of Joseph Marraccini and Josephine Campagna). June was born in Pennsylvania, and all of her own grandparents were Italian. Joseph was the son of Arcangelo Angelo Silvestri Leopoldo Marraccini and Maria Adele Carmela Tognarini, who was born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Josephine was the daughter of Anthony Campagna and Teresa Gabalgo.

Sources: Genealogies of Kate Mara – http://www.geni.com

Kate’s paternal great-grandfather, Timothy James Mara, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kate’s paternal grandmother, Ann/Anne Maria Teresa Mumm, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kate’s paternal great-grandfather, George Henry Mumm, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kate’s maternal great-grandfather, Arthur Joseph Rooney, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kate’s maternal great-grandmother, Kathleen McNulty, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kate’s maternal grandmother, June Ann Maraccini, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah August 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm

She married Jaime Bell.

bablah August 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm
andrew June 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Maria Adele Carmela Tognarini was born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.


athelya November 18, 2015 at 6:47 am

i knew she was italian! she looks like my mother

gel January 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

That is such an Irish look!

athelya January 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

her hair is more auburn than ginger

gel January 8, 2016 at 12:28 am

Daft statement. Show me an Italian who looks like that.

Greyface April 19, 2016 at 6:54 am

my mother is half italian and looked alot like kate mara when she was young

mony July 2, 2016 at 7:49 am

Italians can have red hair. Why do people believe we have only black and brown hair?? -.-
She’s an italian actress:

andrew July 2, 2016 at 8:10 am

she’s partially Jewish

athelya November 18, 2015 at 6:47 am

she’s stunning

Ajaxfan October 27, 2015 at 9:32 am

I have a crush on her tbh

billErobreren December 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm

there’s already a word for brownish red: auburn

& hers looks like a good dye job, usually with redheads, their eyebrows are good an indicator

J.J. December 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

correction; her eyes are hazel (light brown)

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