Maria Shriver

First Lady of California from 2003 to 2011

Maria Owings Shriver, (born May 6, 1955) is an American author and journalist.

Maria Shriver
Shriver in October 2010
First Lady of California
In office
November 17, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Preceded bySharon Davis
Succeeded byAnne Gust Brown
Personal details
Born (1955-05-06) May 6, 1955 (age 69)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)
Arnold Schwarzenegger
(m. 1986; div. 2011)
RelationsParents: Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Siblings: Anthony Shriver, Bobby Shriver, Mark Shriver, Timothy Shriver
Grandparents: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy
Aunts: Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Cavendish, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jean Kennedy Smith, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joan Bennett Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy
Uncles: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
US President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy
see Kennedy family
ChildrenKatherine, Christina, Patrick, Christopher
ParentsEunice Kennedy
Sargent Shriver
ResidenceBrentwood, Los Angeles, California
Alma materGeorgetown University
ProfessionJournalist, author

Early life

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Shriver was born on May 6, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy. Her uncles were John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy. Her cousins are Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Caroline Bouvier Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr.

Journalism career

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She was co-anchor of NBC News and covered 1988 Summer Olympics. She has won many Emmy Awards.

Personal life

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In addition, she is former First Lady of California and wife of former Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, from whom she is currently separated.