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Maria Shriver

at a Womens Conference book signing
(October 2010)
Personal data
Date of birthNovember 6, 1955(age 61)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, US
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseArnold Schwarzenegger
(1986 2011)
RelationsParents: Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Siblings: Anthony Shriver, Bobby Shriver, Mark Shriver, Timothy Shriver
Grandparents: Rose 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
ResidenceBrentwood, Los Angeles, California
Alma materGeorgetown University
ProfessionJournalist, author
ReligionCatholic
First Lady of California
In officeNovember 17, 2003 - January 3, 2011
Succeeded byAnne Gust Brown
Preceded bySharon Davis

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Maria Owings Shriver (c-eniconˈʃraɪvər; born November 6, 1955)

is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. She has received a Peabody Award, and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimer's Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a "television show with a conscience". She was formerly First Lady of California as the wife of actor and then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, from whom she is now separated. She is a member of the Kennedy family (John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were her uncles on her mother's, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, side).


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