Sarah Palin

Political news commentator, Speaker, Author
Sarah Palin redefined the path to political glory with a wink and smile. A former beauty queen-turned-politico, Palin became an instant media sensation when she became Senator John McCain's pick for his running mate in ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Sarah Palin's Alaska 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Undefeated 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

American Chopper 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Sarah Palin's Alaska 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Sarah Palin redefined the path to political glory with a wink and smile. A former beauty queen-turned-politico, Palin became an instant media sensation when she became Senator John McCain's pick for his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. Barely two years into her term as Alaska's governor and with almost no background on national security and foreign policy issues, Palin was suddenly entrusted to become one heartbeat away from being the Presidency of the United States. With her trademark half up do, questionable fashion choices, and folksy one-liners, Palin was seen by many as a joke while still others considered her a serious reformer. She was a social conservative who supported gun rights, opposed same-sex marriage, and developed a reputation as a maverick with a no-holds-barred position on ethics. Palin's campaign was rocked by numerous scandals that involved her family and she was heavily lampooned by comedienne Tina Fey, whose accurate portrayals of Palin's gaffes on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) only intensified the media frenzy. In November 2008, the Obama-Biden winning ticket put an end to Palin's fast-track journey to the White House. But she kept herself in the spotlight with TV appearances, a book deal, and successful fundraisers, all of which triggered rumors of a presidential bid in 2012, and added a new chapter in Palin's indefatigable quest for a spot in American history.

Relationships

Charles Heath

Father

Sarah Heath

Mother

Todd Palin

Husband
Met in high school and eloped in 1988

Bristol Palin Actor

Daughter
Born October 18, 1990 father, Todd Palin announced her pregnancy at the 2008 Republican National Convention as a teenage parent, she has spoken out as an advocate for abstinence and against teen pregnancy

Piper Palin

Daughter
Born in 2001 father, Todd Palin

Willow Palin

Daughter
Born in 1994 father, Todd Palin

Track Palin

Son
Born in 1989 father, Todd Palin

Trig Palin

Son
Born in 2008 with Down syndrome father, Todd Palin

EDUCATION

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu , Hawaii 1982
Briefly attended in the fall of 1982

Wasilla High School

Wasilla , Alaska 1982
Was a member of the girls' basketball and cross country running teams; during her senior year, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the Alaska state championship, earning the nickname "Sarah Barracuda"

North Idaho College

Coeur d'Alene , Idaho 1983
Briefly attended in the spring and fall of 1983

University of Idaho

Moscow , Idaho 1984 - 1987
Briefly attended in the fall of 1984 and spring of 1985 before leaving and later returning in the spring of 1986

Matanuska-Susitna College

Palmer , Alaska 1985
Briefly attended in the fall of 1985 before returning to the University of Idaho

Milestones

2010

Hosted the Fox News segment "Real American Stories"

2010

Hosted a show on the Discovery Channel called, "Sarah Palin's Alaska"; produced by Mark Bennett

2009

Released her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life, in which she details her private and political career

2008

Made an appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," after she had been parodied several times by Tina Fey

2008

Announced on August 29 that Republican presidential candidate John McCain had chosen Palin as his running mate

2008

Selected as one of America’s "Top 10 Most Fascinating People" of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC special

2006

Became Alaska's first female governor, at the age of 42

2003

Appointed to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

2002

Ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska

1996

Served as Mayor of Wasilla, AK

1992

Member of the Wasilla City Council

1984

Won the Miss Wasilla pageant and finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant

After graduating from college worked as a sportscaster for KTUU-TV and KTVA-TV in Anchorage

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