Katherine Schwarzenegger

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Katherine Schwarzenegger
Katherine Schwarzenegger World Dog Awards 2015 (cropped).jpg
Schwarzenegger in January 2015
Born
Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger

(1989-12-13) December 13, 1989 (age 30)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationAuthor
Spouse(s)
(m. 2019)
Children1
Parents
RelativesSee Kennedy family

Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger Pratt[1] (born December 13, 1989)[2] is an American author, and the eldest child of actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver.

Early life[edit]

Schwarzenegger was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is the eldest child of Austrian-born actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist and author Maria Shriver. She is of Irish and German descent through her maternal grandparents Eunice and Sargent Shriver. Eunice was a younger sister to President John F. Kennedy and Sargent was a U.S. Ambassador to France and the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 1972 election.[3]

She has a younger sister, Christina,[4] and two younger brothers, Patrick[5] and Christopher Schwarzenegger.[6] Through her father, she also has a half-brother, Joseph Baena.[7][8]

Career and advocacy[edit]

In 2010, Schwarzenegger wrote a book entitled Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back.[9] Schwarzenegger uses the book to describe her personal journey and encourage other young women to achieve confidence and a positive self-image.[10] She had body-image issues between fourth and seventh grade, but now controls her physical and mental health with walking exercises and yoga.[11]

After graduating from the University of Southern California in 2012 and unsure of her next steps, Schwarzenegger sought career advice from a variety of people, including athletes, singers, entrepreneurs and actors.[12] She compiled their wisdom into her second book— I Just Graduated . . . Now What?—which was released in 2014 as a "survival guide" for recent college grads.[13]

In 2017, Schwarzenegger authored a children's book, Maverick and Me. The book tells the story of how Schwarzenegger rescued and subsequently adopted her dog, Maverick. Using her own experience as a "foster fail" (when a foster home turns into a "furever" home), the book touts the benefits of pet adoption and rescue.[14] In 2019, she partnered up with Pedigree to host a limited-series podcast discussing the importance of adopting dogs.[15]

The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable is Schwarzenegger's latest book, which is a compilation of stories of forgiveness. The book features the stories of 22 people including Elizabeth Smart and Tanya Brown (sister of Nicole Brown-Simpson).[16]

Schwarzenegger is an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ambassador[14] and supports the Best Friends Animal Society.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Katherine and her brother, Patrick, October 17, 2010

She started dating actor Chris Pratt in June 2018. Schwarzenegger and Pratt announced their engagement on January 13, 2019.[18] On June 8, 2019, they were married in Montecito, California.[19] In April 2020 they announced that they were expecting their first child together, the second for Pratt.[20] In August 2020, they welcomed their first child, a daughter, Lyla Maria.[21]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Katherine Schwarzenegger (September 14, 2010). Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back. Hachette Books. ISBN 978-1-4013-4143-5.
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger (April 1, 2014). I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There. Crown Publishing. ISBN 978-0385347204.
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger (September 5, 2017). Maverick and Me. Worthy Publishing. ISBN 978-0824956875.
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt (March 10, 2020). The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable. Pamela Dorman Books. ISBN 978-1984878250.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABOUT KATHERINE". katherineschwarzenegger.com. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Birth of Katherine Schwarzenegger". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 14, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Brentwood High School Commencement Speech". gov.ca.gov. June 7, 2008. Archived from the original on June 18, 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2008.
  4. ^ Pace, Eric (July 24, 1991). "Chronicle". New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  5. ^ Brozan, Nadine (September 21, 1993). "Chronicle". New York Times. Archived from the original on January 26, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  6. ^ Brozan, Nadine (September 30, 1997). "Chronicle". New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  7. ^ "Arnie 'Bought Home For Love Child And Mum'". Sky News. May 20, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Schwarzenegger's son with housekeeper born days after Shriver gave birth". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011.
  9. ^ "Read Katherine Schwarzenegger's 'Rock What You've Got'", Good Morning America, September 16, 2010
  10. ^ "Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back" Archived February 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Publishers Weekly, December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Katherine Schwarzenegger shares advice on body image", USA Today, September 13, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  12. ^ McKenzie, Lesley. "I Just Graduated...Now What? Katherine Schwarzenegger Shares the Best Advice from Her New Book". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Wong, Stephanie. "You Should Fail to Succeed—Katherine Schwarzenegger Tells Us Why". POPSUGAR Career and Finance. Archived from the original on May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Schwarzenegger daughter puts heart into book about adopting dog". ajc. Archived from the original on May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Warner, Kara (May 21, 2019). "Katherine Schwarzenegger Hopes New Podcast 'The Dog That Changed Me' Inspires Others to Adopt". People. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt's book tackles forgiveness". ABC News. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  17. ^ FOX. "Katherine Schwarzenegger: Holiday gifts that give back". KTTV. Archived from the original on May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Are Engaged: 'Sweet Katherine, So Happy You Said Yes!'". People. Time Inc. January 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger's 'Romantic' and 'Beautiful' Wedding — All the Details". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  20. ^ "Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Expecting First Child Together". PEOPLE.com. April 25, 2020.
  21. ^ "Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger welcome first child together". The Independent. August 10, 2020.

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