Our Favorite Kate Mara Looks, On and Off the Red Carpet

Kate Mara in Madewell
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Kate Mara is one busy lady. After playing TV roles, like a psycho home-wrecker in American Horror Story and a go-getter journalist on The Hill in House of Cards, it looks like the actress is turning her attention to the big screen. She has a leading role in the sci-fi thriller Transcendence (also starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman) out in theaters April 17. Mike Sager sat down with Mara for the April issue (now available on newsstands and for digital download) and unearthed three Kate Mara tidbits:

1. She didn't actually work with Johnny Depp in Transcendence."It's just that we didn't film a single scene together," she tells InStyle of her co-star,because Depp's character (spoiler alert!) dies earlier on in the film. "We met once in the makeup trailer," she adds. " I was in a crazy wig. He wouldn't know me if he bumped into me. One day I'd like to work with Johnny Depp."

2. She's really into football. In fact, she can "throw a spiral." But that's because she's gridiron royalty: Her mother's family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father's family owns the New York Giants. "I was the quarterback in high school flag football, but we were bad," she admits. "My sister and I weren't raised to be tomboys."

3. She describes her style as feminine with an edge. And she seeks designers who do just that, one of them being Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.

To read her full interview with Mike Sager and to see her amazing fashion editorial spread (styled by InStyle Style Director Melissa Rubini), pick up the April issue (available on newsstands and for digital download). In the meantime, flip through our favorite Kate Mara looks, on and off the red carpet.

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Kate Mara in Dior
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara stepped out in a little white Dior tuxedo dress with a skirt featuring a purple sheer overlay. She topped off her ensemble with a playful beaded green clutch and white satin peep-toes.

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Kate Mara
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara left a Dior luncheon in a navy lace crop top and a matching pencil skirt that she styled with two-toned navy pumps.

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Kate Mara in J. Mendel
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara stunned at the Her premiere in a cargo metallic leaf jacquard two-tiered top and a matching leaf motif embroidered tulle crepe mini skirt dress, both by J. Mendel, styling it with a gold clutch and see-through platform heels.

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Kate Mara in Everlane
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WHAT SHE WORE

At the Parker Party, Mara accented her black Everlane sweater with an embellished Miu Miu peter pan collar, styling it with black James Jeans skinnies, an Everlane tote and bejeweled Miu Miu pointy-toe pumps.

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Kate Mara in Mulberry
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara dazzled at a House of Cards event in a Mulberry short set with an embellished collar. A sleek bun and nude pumps finished her look.

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Kate Mara
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara attended a Joe Fresh Celebration Dinner in a powder blue Joe Fresh dress and strappy platforms.

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Kate Mara in Dolce & Gabbana
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WHAT SHE WORE

Kate Mara walked the red carpet for the New York premiere of House of Cards in a silver Dolce & Gabbana dress and black accessories.

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Kate Mara in Peter Som
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara screened House of Cards in a mint Peter Som dress that she styled with a bright clutch and satin Brian Atwood peep-toes.

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Kate Mara in Dior
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara made an entrance in an asymmetric Dior shift at the London House of Cards premiere. An amethyst Plukka necklace, gold Gilan cocktail ring, crocodile Nancy Gonzalez box clutch and satin peep-toes completed the look.

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Kate Mara in Jason Wu
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WHAT SHE WORE

At New York's Cipriani, Mara stepped out in a sheer Jason Wu column and gold box clutch.

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Kate Mara in Mulberry
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara hit a Mulberry bash in the label's white jacket, pleated shirt and leather clutch. Black skinnies and platform pumps completed the look.

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Kate Mara in Madewell
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WHAT SHE WORE

Mara hit the Summer Party On The High Line in a polka dot Madewell blazer, sheer blouse, textured shorts, a leather clutch and black slingbacks.

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