She's Not Ready For Some Football... Even Though Her Family Owns It

  • She's Not Ready For Some Football... Even Though Her Family Owns It
The younger sister of actress Kate (Netflix's House of Cards), Mara grew up in Bedford, NY as great-granddaughter to the founder of the NFL’s New York Giants. Despite her association with the popular sport, Mara grew up far removed from the glamor her classmates assumed her football ties afforded her. “Kids would treat me differently and assume that my family had more than we did,” Mara said. “I didn’t like that… I went to a public school, we bought food at Costco, and I definitely wasn’t buying my back-to-school clothes at Barneys.” As a result, Mara had a very sheltered high school experience. “As a teenager, I spent a lot of time alone,” Mara said. “I sat alone during lunch. I was a very strange child.”
Rooney Mara attends Open Road With The Cinema Society And Michael Kors Host The Premiere Of 'Side Effects' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on January 31, 2013 in New York City.
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