Actresses Rooney Mara and Kate Mara are members of
two football dynasties that merged through marriage. Their great-grandfathers
were Timothy Mara, founder of the New York Giants NFL team, and Art
Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Their grandfather, Wellington
Mara, was a longtime co-owner of the Giants, along with his brother Jack Mara. Wellington and Jack passed their ownership on to Rooney and Kate's uncle, John
Rooney and Kate's great-uncle, Dan Rooney, is chairman of the
Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. Their
uncle Art Rooney, Jr., is President and co-owner of the
Their father, Tim Rooney, works for the Giants as the
vice-president of player evaluation. Kate is also a singer who has sung the
national anthem at many Giants games.