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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 November 1955Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameMaria Owings Shriver
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 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 Dateline NBC (1992), 1986 (1986) and Weekend Today (1987). 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 (23)

TV newswoman.
Children with Arnold Schwarzenegger: Katherine Schwarzenegger (born on December 13, 1989), Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger (born on July 23, 1991), Patrick Schwarzenegger (born on September 18, 1993) and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger (born on September 27, 1997).
Sister of Robert Shriver, Tim Shriver, Mark Shriver and Anthony Shriver.
Born at 5:12pm-CST
Granddaughter of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
Ancestry is Irish on both sides of her family.
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.
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?".
Release of her book, "And One More Thing Before You Go--".
Release of her book, "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known--Before I Went Into the Real World".
Release of her book, "What's Heaven".
Release of her book, "Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question, Little Book, Answer Within".
First introduced to husband-to-be Arnold Schwarzenegger by NBC's Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament in 1977.

Personal Quotes (8)

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.

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