Kate Mara is a talented 33-year-old actress who continues to land bigger and bigger film roles. Although, most of us probably think (prepare yourself for a House of Cards spoiler) Zoe Barnes died too young.
Mara also happens to be the offspring of two high-profile NFL families. Her father, Tim, is the brother of Giants co-owner John Mara. Her mother, Kathleen (née Rooney) is part of the Steelers' ownership family.
Football is an important part of Mara's life and apparently, one boyfriend found that out the hard way. Appearing on Conan Monday night, Mara recounted a story in which an ex-boyfriend, who is British, dropped the Vince Lombardi Trophy and dented it with his steel-toed boots.
Mara claims this story involves a Giants' victory trophy (think about it, in the last 12 years, Mara has seen two Steelers and two Giants Super Bowl titles) and it happened "a long time ago." The Giants won Super Bowls in February 2008 and February 2012. If we want to guess, Mara dated British actor Max Minghella from roughly 2010 to 2014.
In other news, Mara is currently dating British actor Jamie Bell, who she says once watched the previous season of the Giants -- "every game" -- to prepare his knowledge for Mara.
Good to know he understands what kind of catch he is working with. It's the type of team that has Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. on it.
The Steelers and Giants meet Sunday in Pittsburgh for the first time in four years, so Bell should prepare for his first taste of that Mara-Rooney awkwardness.