She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She made her film debut in 1999 with Random Hearts. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), Stone of Destiny (2008), The Open Road (2009), Transcendence (2014), Fantastic Four (2015) as Susan "Sue" Storm/The Invisible Woman, and The Martian (2015). She also appeared in the FX horror miniseries American Horror Story: Murder House in 2011 as Hayden McClaine.
She's from a big football family:
She is the daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, an NFL scout and vice president of the New York Giants for player evaluation, and Kathleen McNulty Mara (née Rooney) . . .
She is a great-granddaughter of both New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr. Her mother's side of the family has held ownership in the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers football team since its formation in 1933, and her father's side of the family has held ownership in the NFL's New York Giants since its formation in 1925.
LOL - Kate Mara (the sex favor trading blogger) wore nipple pasties with Kevin Spacey's face on them to film the sex scene in House of Cards