Maria Shriver

Journalist, Author, First Lady of California
As a member of the famous Kennedy family, Maria Shriver seemed destined to enter the political arena from birth. But her early aversion for a political life coupled with a passion for journalism led Shriver down a ... Read more »
Born: 11/06/1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

That's So Raven 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

30 By 30: Kid Flicks -- Party Animals 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday With the Stars 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Maria Shriver 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Today 1987 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Power of One 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition 1968 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Oprah Winfrey: Heart of the Matter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1999 Special Olympics -- World Summer Games 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Decision '96 Election Night 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperately Seeking Happiness 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

I Want a Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

To Your Health 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Brother Is My Boss 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (08/26/93) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

No Hell Like Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gay '90s: Sex, Power & Influence 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Exposure -- Privacy and the Press 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (02/19/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (03/28/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (05/06/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (11/12/91) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (02/28/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (05/21/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (10/21/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (12/23/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (6/29/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Cutting Edge With Maria Shriver 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Today 1986 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow 1988 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 Summer Olympic Games 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Special Christmas Party 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Addictions 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Not Easy Bein' Teen 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Guns, Guns, Guns 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Main Street 1985 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Showcase (08/23/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Showcase (08/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Behind Bars 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

God Is Not Elected 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Men, Women, Sex and Aids 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Baby Business 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Wall Street: Money, Greed and Power 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Still Alice 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Alzheimer's Project 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Portrait of a Legend 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

As a member of the famous Kennedy family, Maria Shriver seemed destined to enter the political arena from birth. But her early aversion for a political life coupled with a passion for journalism led Shriver down a different path - one that eventually led to exactly where she was reluctant to be - in the public spotlight. After graduating Georgetown University, she began working as a reporter and writer for a local news station in Philadelphia, which soon led to producing the news in nearby Baltimore. Eventually, she found her way to CBS, where she became a correspondent on the evening news. Jumping over to NBC, Shriver was propelled to celebrity when she became a host of a variety of news specials like "Cutting Edge with Maria Shriver" (NBC, 1990) and "First Person with Maria Shriver," as well as the weekend anchor of the nightly news. But her famous and unlikely marriage to actor/bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger led to a life in politics when the action star became the governor of California in the recall election of Gray Davis in 2003. As a life-long Democrat married to a Republican governor, Shriver was thrust into public service while being forced out of her hosting duties by NBC in early 2004 for a conflict of interest. Despite giving up her journalism career to become First Lady of California, Shriver used her office to champion women's causes and Alzheimer's research, assuring fans and admirers that she was able to be an effective advocate in her latest role.

Relationships

Edward Kennedy Actor

Uncle
Born Feb. 22, 1932; senior United States Senator from Massachusetts since 1962 Died Aug. 25, 2009

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Actor

Uncle
Born May 29, 1917; 35th President of the United States Served from 1961 until his assassination Nov. 22, 1963

Robert F Kennedy Narrator

Uncle
Born Nov. 20, 1925; United States Attorney General from 1961-64 U.S. Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination June 6, 1968

Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor

Husband
Married April 26, 1986 in Hyannis, MA Announced separation May 2011 after 25 years of marriage Shriver filed for divorce July 2011

Katherine Schwarzenegger Guest

Daughter
Born Dec. 13, 1989; father, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Patrick Schwarzenegger Actor

Son
Born Sept. 18, 1993; father, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Christina Schwarzenegger

Daughter
Born July 23, 1991; father, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Christopher Schwarzenegger

Son
Born Sept. 27, 1997; father, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Robert Shriver

Father
Driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps; 1972 vice presidential candidate Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003

Eunice Shriver

Mother
Sister of former President John F. Kennedy Founded the Special Olympics and championed the rights of the mentally disabled Died Aug. 11, 2009 at age 88

Anthony Shriver Actor

Brother
Born July 20, 1965; founded Best Buddies International, an international organization that helped people with intellectual disabilities to find employment and social opportunities

Robert Shriver Executive Producer

Brother
Born April 28, 1954; co-founded with U2 lead singer Bono, the organizations DATA, the ONE Campaign, and Product (RED); won a seat on the Santa Monica City Council 2004

Mark Shriver

Brother
Born 1964; served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1995-2003; served as the VP and Managing Director of charity Save the Children

Tim Shriver Co-Producer

Brother
Born Aug. 29, 1959; Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics

EDUCATION

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Bethesda , Maryland 1973

Georgetown University

Washington D.C. 1977

Milestones

2014

Produced the Oscar-winning drama "Still Alice"

2013

Returned to the anchor desk of NBC's "Today Show" for the first time since 1998

2009

Executive produced and hosted HBO four-part documentary "The Alzheimer's Project"

2004

Returned to NBC to interview Roy Horn for "Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle," the first TV interview since he was mauled by one of his tigers

2004

Announced she would step down from full-time job with NBC News to focus on her role as First Lady of California; continued working on occasional TV projects

2004

Told by NBC she was to be "relieved of duties at NBC News," citing the conflict of interest

2003

Served as First Lady of California

2000

Published Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World

1994

Served as contributing anchor to "Dateline NBC"

1993

Appeared in "The Last Action Hero," starring husband Arnold Schwarzenegger

1992

Participated in the NBC News coverage of political conventions

1990

Released video "Winners and Losers: Dealing with Substance Abuse"

1990

Began hosting "First Person With Maria Shriver" for NBC

1990

Hosted the "Cutting Edge" for NBC News

1989

Was substitute anchor for "NBC Nightly News"

1987

Joined NBC News as co-host of "Sunday Today"

1987

Hosted "Main Street" for NBC News

1985

Co-anchored "CBS Morning News" with Forrest Sawyer

1983

Worked for CBS News as correspondent

1981

Produced syndicated series "Portrait of a Legend"

1978

Worked as a news producer for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, MD

1977

Began career as news writer and producer for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, PA

Named national reporter for "PM Magazine"

Bonus Trivia

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With her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shriver was a co-owner of the former restaurant Schatzi on Main St. in Santa Monica, CA.

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On May 17, 2011, Shriver's husband Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff. Revelation apparently led to the couples separation, which was announced one week before.

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In October of 2013 Shriver returned to the anchor desk of NBC's "Today Show" for the first time since 1998.

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