Katherine Schwarzenegger | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Monday, 10th August
Born Name: Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger
Date of Birth: December 13, 1989
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 1.73 m
Alma mater: University of Southern California
Spouse(s): Chris Pratt (m. 2019)
Siblings: Joseph Baena, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger
Parents: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver
Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger Pratt (born December 13, 1989) is an American author, and the eldest child of actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver.
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.
She has a younger sister, Christina, and two younger brothers, Patrick and Christopher Schwarzenegger. Through her father, she also has a half-brother, Joseph Baena.
Career and advocacy
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. Schwarzenegger uses the book to describe her personal journey and encourage other young women to achieve confidence and a positive self-image. She had body-image issues between fourth and seventh grade, but now controls her physical and mental health with walking exercises and yoga.
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. 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.
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. In 2019, she partnered up with Pedigree to host a limited-series podcast discussing the importance of adopting dogs.
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).
Schwarzenegger is an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ambassador and supports the Best Friends Animal Society.
She started dating actor Chris Pratt in June 2018. Schwarzenegger and Pratt announced their engagement on January 13, 2019. On June 8, 2019, they were married in Montecito, California. In April 2020 they announced that they were expecting their first child together, the second for Pratt. Their first child was born in August 2020.