The Girl with the Super Bowl Connection

6 Feb

Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara as herself (l) and as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander (r).

When Rooney Mara isn’t forging her own potentially Oscar worthy career, she enjoys a familial connection to recent Super Bowl victors, the New York Giants. The team, which also won Super Bowls in 1987, 1991, and 2008, was founded by her paternal great-grandfather, Tim Mara. At one time, the team was owned her grandfather, Wellington Mara, before being passed to John Mara, Rooney’s uncle. Her father, Timothy, currently works as an executive for the franchise; meanwhile, her mother’s side of the family–the Rooneys–is linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers, which also won Super Bowls in 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 2006, and 2009. Claiming more Super Bowl wins than any other team, the Pittsburgh Steelers were founded by Rooney Mara’s great grandfather, Art Rooney, Sr.  Today the team is managed by her great uncle, Dan Rooney.  Apparently, Miss Rooney Mara has winning in her genes, but scoring an Oscar might very well prove more brutal than winning the Super Bowl. On the other hand, Mara’s onscreen alter-ego, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘s Lisbeth Salander, seems more than capable of taking care of herself. You go, Girl.

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