Mara Family photo, circa early 2000s. L to R: Kate Mara, Timothy Mara, Patricia Mara, Kathleen Mara, Conor Mara. Despite being from a wealthy family, Timothy and Kathleen sent their children to public schools. Kate finished high school one year early to start her acting career while Patricia was painfully shy throughout high school and made no friends. In lieu of a social life, mother and daughter would watch old movies on television and attend live theater throughout New York.