Patricia Rooney Mara (born April 17, 1985) is an American actress. She made her acting debut in 2005, and has gone on to star in films including the remake A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network, and Trash. In 2011 she portrayed Lisbeth Salander, the title character in the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium book series. For her performance in the film, she received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. In 2013, she starred in the thriller Side Effects, the independent drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints and the acclaimed sci-fi romantic drama, Her.