Kathleen McNulty Rooney – Celebrity Mother Of American Actresses

Many celebrities in Hollywood became celebrities because their parents were celebrities. But sometimes, parents become celebrities because their children grow out to be stars. That is the case with Kathleen McNulty Rooney. She is an …

Real Name:Kathleen McNulty Rooney
Birthday:August 28, 1964
Net Worth:N/A
Height:160 cm
Occupation:American Real Estate Broker, Mother of Kate Rooney Mara and Patricia Rooney Mara

Many celebrities in Hollywood became celebrities because their parents were celebrities. But sometimes, parents become celebrities because their children grow out to be stars. That is the case with Kathleen McNulty Rooney.

She is an American real estate broker known as the mother of Kate Rooney Mara and Patricia Rooney Mara. Her daughters Kate and Patricia are successful actresses in Hollywood.

She is also the granddaughter of Arthur Joseph Rooney Sr, better known as Art Rooney, the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League.

Who Are Her Daughters?

Born in February 1983, Kate Mara is an American actress. She is most famous for playing reporter Zoe Barnes in the Netflix drama House of Cards from 2013 to 2016, and computer analyst Shari Rothenberg in the Fox thriller series, 24.

She is the second of four siblings. More on the Rooney children later on. They are Daniel Rooney, Patricia Rooney, and Conor Rooney.

Kate Mara has Irish ancestry, one-quarter of Italian, and some amounts of German, French-Canadian, and English.

She is the granddaughter of Tim Mara, founder of the New York Giants, and Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers founder.

Kate began acting at the age of nine in a school musical. As a young child, she attended several youth theater-arts schools and appeared in community theater. Growing up, Kate says she was painfully shy and had only one friend.

Her first audition was for the NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street. While she didn’t get the role, she knew she wanted to have an acting career from that moment on.

Her first television role came in Law and Order in 1997, and then would guest-star in many television series including Madigan Men, Ed, and Law and Order, Special Victims Unit.

Her big break was in 2012 when she joined the cast of House of Cards. She portrayed Zoe Barnes, an intrepid reporter from Washington DC who became an ally to Frank Underwood by leaking stories.

Mara’s movie credits include Shooter, Fantastic Four, My Days of Mercy, The Martian, Megan Leavey, Zoom, We Are Marshall, Morgan, 127 Hours, Iron Man 2, Ironclad, Captive, Brokeback Mountain, Man Down, Transsiberian and more.

In 2015, after appearing in Fantastic Four, she began dating her co-star, Jamie Bell. The two got engaged in January 2017, and in the summer of that year, they got married. Due to that marriage, she became the stepmother to Bell’s son from his first marriage to Evan Rachel Wood. In May 2018, they welcomed their daughter. Then, in November 2022, she gave birth to her daughter.

Over the years, Kate Mara has credited her vegan diet and regular exercise for keeping fit. Fun fact: She roots for both the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, the clubs of her grandparents. She says, “When I am mad at my mom, I root for the Giants. And if I am pissed at my dad, I root for the Steelers”.

Her famous sister is American actress Patricia Rooney Mara or Patricia Mara. She is the younger one, born in April 1985.

Patricia is a bit more successful, at least in terms of accolades. She has won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and has two Academy Award nominations. Patricia has won the Golden Globe Award two times.

Patricia got her big break when starting in David Fincher’s thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2011. What followed was leading roles in movies like Side Effects and Her in 2013. In 2015, Patricia Mara appeared in the romantic drama, Carol.

Patricia portrayed Mary Magdalene in the biblical drama Mary Magdalene in 2018. She is famous for her charity work. Patricia oversees the Uweza Foundation, an organization that supports empowerment programs for children and families in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.

Mara is in a relationship with American actor Joaquin Phoenix, with whom she has a son. They named their child River Lee, after Joaquin’s late brother River Phoenix.

Quick Bio

Now let’s talk a bit about Kate and Patricia’s mother. Kathleen was born in August 1964 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Kathleen is the daughter of Tim Rooney and Jun Rooney.

Kathleen McNulty Rooney grew up with two sisters, Margaret Galterio and Bridget Rooney. She belongs to the famous Rooney family.

She has not shared a lot of info about her early life, educational background, and professional career. What we do know is that she works as a real estate agent. Yet, the details have not been revealed yet. Her husband Timothy Christopher Mara, better known as Tim Mara, is the vice president of the New York Giants.

Kathleen tries to stay away from the public as much as she can. But with two American actresses as her daughters, and being part of a sports family, that is a challenge.

To this day, Kathleen manages to keep away most of her private information a secret.

Hanging Out With Her Daughters

What little we see of her is when Kathleen hangs out with her daughters. The last time she was photographed by paparazzi was when she went out for coffee and walk with her daughter, American actress Kate Mara in January 2021. Kathleen, for example, wore a pink T-shirt with a matching set of sweatpants and a sweater wrapped around her pant waist.

Both looked happy and kept their outfit as casual as possible. Kathleen, for example, wore a pink T-shirt with a matching set of sweatpants and a sweater wrapped around her waist. Kate wore a white T-shirt underneath a green hoodie jacket.

Simply put, they wanted to stay cozy in the chilly winter weather.

The Sisters Living Together

Kathleen’s children have lived away from their family home for most of their lives. After all, they began their acting career early on and moved away from home.

For one brief period, the Rooney sisters lived together in Los Angeles. That was in early 2007, and both of them say that experience brought them closer together.

Nowadays, they regularly discuss film business and movie scripts together.

Is She On Social Media?

As we said before, Kathleen McNulty Rooney is trying to keep her private life as secretive as possible. Therefore, she is not present on any social media platform.

Her daughters, on the other hand, are. For example, Patricia can be found as Rooney Mara on Instagram, where she has more than 110k followers.

Of the two, Kate is the more popular on social media. She has more than 460k followers on Instagram.

Net Worth

So far, Kate hasn’t mentioned anything about her professional life, career, or salary. We cannot estimate her net worth.

Luckily, she has a wealthy family to take care of everything. Her husband owns a net worth of more than $50 million. Her daughter Kate Mara has a net worth of $18 million. And her other daughter, Patricia Rooney Mara has a net worth of $20 million.

That is more than enough for a comfortable life.

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