Kate Mara Parents Have An Age Old Connection With The NFL
Kate Mara parents Timothy Christopher Mara and Kathleen McNulty Rooney come from NFL heritage.
They have relatives as owners of two NFL franchises. Born and raised in Bedford, New York, alongside four siblings, Mara's family has been involved in NFL since the early 19th century. Both her dad's and mom's sides hold claim to one football league. The love for football is abundant in the family.
The two NFL franchises in question are New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. Kate's father's side is the owner of the New York-based team, and her mom's side is the owner of the Pittsburgh-based team.
Timothy Christopher Mara, more famously known by the name Chris Mara, is the senior player personnel executive of the New York Giants and joined the franchise in 1979. His brother John Mara is the co-owner of the Giants.
Chris Mara's role in the team has been critiqued in the past with his brother John even getting angry once in a press conference after being asked about the role of his family members in the franchise.
Kathleen McNulty Rooney doesn't exercise much power in Pittsburgh Steelers, unlike her husband Tim. The Steelers are currently under the ownership of her brother Art Rooney II.
Kata Mara has been seen several times out with her mom in Los Angeles. In 2021, Daily Mail photographed the mother-daughter duo walking the streets of Los Angeles in their athletic gear, taking a brief morning stroll.
Though brought up in a famous family, Kate Mara has never talked much about her parents. Being the only one in her family to venture into the film industry, she had to warn her mom and dad of raunchy scenes in her movies and shows.
Mara talked about an uncomfortable moment on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2020, where she said she had to inform her family to skip some scenes if they wanted to see her show. She said it made it difficult for her to get honest reviews of her work from her relatives.