Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara  


Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have been engaged for 1 year. They started dating in 2016 and after 3 years were engaged on 21st Jul 2019.

They have a son named River.

On Screen Matchups

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have been in Her(2013) together.


Rooney Mara is a 35 year old American Actress. Born Patricia Rooney Mara on 17th April, 1985 in Bedford, New York, she is famous for A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Joaquin Phoenix is a 46 year old American Actor. Born Joaquin Raphael Bottom on 28th October, 1974 in Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, he is famous for Joker. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating2016 - 21st Jul 2019 3 years, 6 months
Engaged21st Jul 2019 - present 1 year, 6 months
Total Oct 2016 - present 4 years, 3 months

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara's Full Relationship Timeline
FEB 9 2020, 10:00 PM EST
Joaquin Phoenix is up for a plethora of awards in 2020 thanks to his starring role in Joker. Despite keeping their relationship relatively low-key, Phoenix has recently taken to thanking his partner, actress Rooney Mara, in his acceptance speeches.
The adorable Hollywood couple may fly under the radar, but here's everything you need to know about Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara's relationship so far.
2012: They meet while filming Her.
Phoenix and Mara met while shooting the Spike Jonze movie Her in mid-2012. The movie follows a man who falls in love with a computer operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Mara portrays Phoenix's ex-wife in the movie.
In 2019, Phoenix opened up about meeting Mara to Vanity Fair and said, "She’s the only girl I ever looked up on the internet." He continued, "We were just friends, email friends. I’d never done that. Never looked up a girl online." Per the publication, he "believed Mara despised him during the making of Her but later learned she was just shy and actually liked him too. "
2016: They reunite to shoot Mary Magdalene.
While Mara took on the lead role of Mary Magdalene, Phoenix portrayed Jesus in the movie, which wasn't released in the United States until 2019. According to W magazine, Mara and Phoenix were just "friends" before they shot the biblical movie, and "started dating shortly after the film wrapped."
2017: They couple up at Cannes.
While dating rumors had begun to swirl on the set of Mary Magdalene, Phoenix and Mara revealed their romance to the world at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017. Not only did they sit next to one another and hold hands, but they publicly embraced when Phoenix won the Best Actor award for You Were Never Really Here.
Also in 2017, Phoenix confirmed to The New York Times that he was now living with Mara, and that "he watched the 10-hour true-crime doc The Staircase recently because Mara wanted to."
2018: Mara supports Phoenix at a movie screening.
The star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo supported her beau at a screening of Amazon Studios' You Were Never Really Here on April 3, 2018.
2019: Phoenix and Mara get engaged.
Us Weekly reveals that Mara and Phoenix are engaged, after the Lion actress is spotted with a sparkler on her left hand. It's reportedly the first engagement for both stars, as long as we ignore that time Phoenix lied about getting engaged just to get applause on talk shows.
2019: They couple up for the Joker press tour.
Next, Mara and Phoenix looked chic as they arrived at the Venice Film Festival in August 2019, where Joker won Best Film.
And when Phoenix was honored at the Toronto International Film Festival with the Tribute Actor Award, he gave Mara a strange-but-sweet shout-out in his speech. Per Variety, Phoenix said, “One last thing—somewhere here, I don’t know where, is a filthy dragon, and I want to rip its wings off and fasten a blanket and sleep with it forever. I love you. Thank you."

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Relationship Timeline

August, 2020 - Child

May, 2019 - Engagement

October, 2016 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Rooney Mara
Joaquin Phoenix
Rooney Mara
Joaquin Phoenix
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 3" (160 cm)
5' 8" (173 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Eye Color


RiverMaleAugust, 20205 months old

Onscreen Matchups

  • Her Her 2013



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