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Condoleezza Rice Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Nicknames Condi
The Steel Magnolia
The Warrior Princess
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She is known for her work on 30 Rock (2006), Poodle Samizdat (2006) and God, Country, Notre Dame: The Story of Father Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C. (2005).

Trivia (19)

2001-05: U.S. National Security Adviser under President George W. Bush.
Concert-level pianist, she has performed with Yo-Yo Ma.
Served as the provost of Stanford University for six years.
5/7/91-1/15/01: Director of the Chevron Corporation, one of the world's largest and most powerful oil companies. Her decade-long stint ended seven days before being appointed by President--and former fellow oil-company executive--George W. Bush as National Security Advisor. A few months later Chevron changed the name of its its largest oil tanker, the "Condoleezza Rice" (which it had named in her honor in 1995), to the "Altair Voyager". A Chevron spokesman stated, "We made the change to eliminate unnecessary attention caused by the vessel's original name".
Has her look-alike puppet in the French show Les Guignols de l'info (1988).
1/26/05-1/19/09: United States Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.
Steve Earle has a song about her named "Condi, Condi" on his CD called "The Revolution Starts Now."
Her unusual name is a variation on the Italian musical term "con dolcezza" which is a direction to play "with sweetness". Rice's mother is also a pianist.
February 2001: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told reporters he was distracted the first time he met her: "I have to confess, it was hard for me to concentrate in the conversation with Condoleezza Rice because she has such nice legs.".
She began playing piano at age 3.
She was a Democrat until 1982.
Has frequently stated that she would like to be Commissioner of the National Football League.
Speaks fluent Russian
Is portrayed by Sheri Hagen on Deutschlandspiel (2000).
So far, the only Secretary of State to be nominated for (and win) an acting award. Her "performance" in Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) garnered her a Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple, shared with President George W. Bush. She was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress but lost to her on-screen "co-star", Britney Spears.
One of her great-grandfathers and one of her great-great-grandfathers were actually white plantation owners who also owned slaves.
Sen. Hillary Clinton succeed her as U.S. Secretary of State.
Surprised many viewers, including her host, when she confessed to being a big Led Zeppelin fan on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (24 March 2009).
Cousin of Connie Rice.

Personal Quotes (3)

It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more. It is humbling - and indeed healthy - to ask why you have been given so much.
There are those who say, "Well, if you didn't go into Iraq, there wouldn't be terrorists there." They weren't some place drinking tea and playing Scrabble. These are hardened jihadists who will fight us some place. And if they want to fight us in Iraq, where we are 140,000 strong, better there than in New York City again.
[on meeting Muammar Gaddafi] [It] was a pretty strange set of events, especially since he had written a song abut me. He showed a little video of me with [Vladimir] Putin, set to the song 'Black Flower in the White House'. I probably looked totally shocked.

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