Rooney Mara net worth: Rooney Mara is an American actress who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Rooney Mara's salary for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was a surprisingly low $200,000 but that could potentially skyrocket if the movie is as big of a hit as people expect. Born in Bedford, New York, Rooney Mara traveled around South America after graduating from high school, and graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree that combined psychology, international social policy, and non-profit work. She began acting in college, and made her on-camera debut in a small role in "Urban Legends: Bloody Mary". She went on to guest starring roles on various television shows, including "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit", "Women's Murder Club", "The Cleaner", and "E.R.". She also appeared in multiple films, including "Dare", "The Winning Season", "Friends (With Benefits), "Youth In Revolt", "Nightmare on Elm Street", and "The Social Network". She won the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming American remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", based on the book by Stieg Larsson and is also slated to appear in the film "Lawless".
Rooney comes from very wealthy and distinguished American football families. One of her great grandfathers founded/owned the New York Giants and the other great grandfather founded/owned the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rooney's extended family still owns both teams and many of her relatives work for both organizations.