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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameMaria Owings Shriver
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maria Shriver was born on November 6, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Maria Owings Shriver. She is a producer and actress, known for Last Action Hero (1993), Still Alice (2014) and The Alzheimer's Project (2009). She has been married to Arnold Schwarzenegger since April 26, 1986. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (26 April 1986 - present) ( filed for divorce) ( 4 children)

Trivia (30)

TV newswoman.
Born at 5:12pm-CST
Granddaughter of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. Great-Granddaughter of John Francis Fitzgerald.
Her father had German, Irish, and small amounts of Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenot, ancestry. Her mother was of Irish descent.
Her father, (Robert) Sargent Shriver, was U.S. Ambassador to France, 1968-1970.
Attended Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland, an area close to Washington, D.C.
Her Aunt Pat (Patricia Kennedy) was once married to actor Peter Lawford.
First lady of California (2003-2011).
Fourth cousin of former tennis star Pam Shriver.
Mother of Katherine Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger and Christopher Schwarzenegger.
Son Christopher is in a Los Angeles hospital ICU after a surfing accident on July 17, 2011.
Met friend, Nancy O'Dell, in 1993, thru "Best Buddies", an organization started by her brother, Anthony Shriver.
Release of her book, "What's Happening to Grandpa?". [2004]
Release of her book, "And One More Thing Before You Go--". [2005]
Release of her book, "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known--Before I Went Into the Real World". [2000]
Release of her book, "What's Heaven". [1999]
Release of her book, "Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question, Little Book, Answer Within". [2008]
First introduced to husband-to-be Arnold Schwarzenegger by NBC's Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament in 1977.
Through Richard Owings and his wife Rachel, she is a sixth cousin once removed to filmmaker John Waters.
Gave birth to her third child at age 37, a son Patrick Schwarzenegger on September 18, 1993. Child's father is her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gave birth to her fourth child at age 41, a son Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger on September 27, 1997. Child's father is her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gave birth to her second child at age 35, a daughter Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger on July 23, 1991. Child's father is her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gave birth to her first child at age 34, a daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger on December 13, 1989. Child's father is her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in 2015.
The head-and-shoulders photo of Maria on the jacket of her 2018 book - "I've Been Thinking... Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life" - was taken by her son Patrick Schwarzenegger with his iPhone.
Former daughter-in-law of Aurelia Schwarzenegger.

Personal Quotes (10)

Make your mistakes and learn from them. And remember: No matter how many mistakes you make, your mother always loves you.
[to Arnold Schwarzenegger about Ronald Reagan] I don't know why you are for this guy.
[her opinion of Arnold Schwarzenegger's marriage proposal] It was so romantic.
[to Arnold Schwarzenegger after Last Action Hero flopped] Out of your 20 movies, two thirds were successful.
At work, you're replaceable...but as a parent, you're irreplaceable.
[Arnold Schwarzenegger and her mother are so alike] I married my mother.
My mother's death brought me to my knees. She was my hero, my role model, my very best friend. I spoke to her every single day of my life. I really tried hard when I grew up to make her proud of me.
Arnold (Schwarzenegger) was right to follow his dream. He's loved this governor's job more than anything else. It was a perfect match for his intellect, his love of people, passion for public policy, and his competitive streak. I've never seen him happier or fulfilled. Even with the ups and downs of the last seven years, if he had to do it over again, he would in a heartbeat, and I believe him.
[her opinion of Clint Eastwood] He's weird.
We all obsess about what we are doing and accomplishing. What if we let it go and simply made the way we live our lives our accomplishment?

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