EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed actress and producer Kate Mara for for representation.
Mara is perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated work as Washington Herald reporter Zoe Barnes on David Fincher’s political thriller series House of Cards, which helped cement a reputation for Netflix as a purveyor of quality, original television, as the first title to be produced by a studio for the streamer.
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She more recently exec produced and starred opposite Nick Robinson in the FX limited series, A Teacher, adapted by Hannah Fidell from her 2013 film of the same name, which landed an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best New Scripted Series.
Mara was also previously a series regular in the first season of Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-winning FX series Pose, having also appeared in Murphy’s long-running anthology American Horror Story, as well as series like Entourage and 24.
She’s best known on the film side for starring opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, having also been seen in such notable studio features as Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated drama 127 Hours, McG’s We Are Marshall with Matthew McConaughey and Ang Lee’s Oscar winner, Brokeback Mountain.
Mara has also previously appeared in an array of notable indies including the recent Sundance-premiering abortion rights drama Call Jane with Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver; Chappaquiddick with Jason Clarke and Ed Helms; and Josh Radnor’s Happythankyoumoreplease.
Up next for her is the FX limited series Class of ’09, which has her starring opposite Brian Tyree Henry. Mara continues to be represented by Mosaic, Viewpoint, and Shelby Weiser at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
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