Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger Pratt is an American author. She has written three self-help books, on subjects like self-image, forgiveness and finding direction after college; she has also written a children’s book about adopting her dog. Schwarzenegger is the eldest child of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
Years active: 2010–present
Born: December 13, 1989, 33 years old and 11 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5 ft 8 in – 173 cm
Measurements: 36-24-36 in / 91.5-61-91.5 cm
Bra Size: 34B US / 75B EU
In May 2012, Schwarzenegger graduated with a degree in Communications from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Her mother delivered the commencement address for the satellite ceremony for the school.
Father – Arnold Schwarzenegger (Politician, Actor, former bodybuilder)
Mother – Maria Shriver (Broadcast journalist and author)
Siblings – Patrick Schwarzenegger (Younger Brother) (Actor, Model), Christina Schwarzenegger (Younger Sister), Christopher Schwarzenegger (Younger Brother), Joseph Baena (Younger Half-Brother)
Others – Gustav Schwarzenegger (Paternal Grandfather), Bobby Shriver (Maternal Uncle) (Activist, attorney, journalist), Timothy Shriver (Maternal Uncle) (Chairman of Special Olympics), Mark Shriver (Maternal Uncle), Anthony Shriver (Maternal Uncle), John F. Kennedy (Great Uncle) (Former US president and Politician), Robert F. Kennedy (Great Uncle) (Former US senator and attorney general), Ted Kennedy (Great Uncle), Sargent Shriver (Paternal Grandfather), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (Paternal Grandmother)
Spouse – actor Chris Pratt (m. 2019) – she has two daughters.
On her father side, she is of Austrian origin, whereas she has Irish and German ancestry on her mother side.
First TV Show
In 2010, Katherine guest appeared on the talk show The View as herself.
Early life and family
Schwarzenegger 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. Her grandmother was a younger sister to President John F. Kennedy while her grandfather was a U.S. Ambassador to France and the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 1972 election.
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. In it, Schwarzenegger describes her personal journey and encourages 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 she was 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 her rescue and subsequent adoption of 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.
Schwarzenegger started dating actor Chris Pratt in 2018. They announced their engagement in January and married in June 2019. They have two daughters, one born in August 2020 and the other in May 2022.
Katherine Schwarzenegger Favorite Things
Go to Cooking Ingredient – Lemon
Flowers – White Rose
Candle – Baies by Diptyque
Kitchen Technology – Kitchen Aid Mixer and Amazon Echo
Serveware Piece – Sabra custom chips and dip container
Kitchen Shopping Brand – Williams-Sonoma
Healthiest Kitchen Habit – Sanitizing countertops and cooking materials
Weekend Movies – That Thing You Do! (1996), Now and Then (1995), My Best Friend Wedding (1997), Love Actually (2003), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Stand By Me (1986), Crazy,
Stupid, Love (2011), Bridesmaids (2011)
Katherine Schwarzenegger Facts
She is the eldest daughter of Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
While growing up, she struggled with body issues and confidence crisis.
In 2014, she published her second book I Just Graduated … Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There.