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The Rooneys and The Maras

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 Mara.

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 Steelers.

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.

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Their cousin Art Rooney II is the president and co-owner. Art Rooney, Jr. is their uncle, but not the president of the team.
Submitted by: Steelers Fan