Fast Facts

  • Was a soldier in the Austrian Army, 1965-66.
  • Came to America in 1968 and became a citizen in 1983.
  • Was a millionaire before the age of 22 due to his business investments, which included real estate and a bodybuilding-equipment company.
  • Won the title of Mr. Olympia seven times and Mr. Universe three times; also won Junior Mr. Europe and Mr. World.
  • Screen acting debut was in 1970's Hercules in New York (billed as Arnold Strong).
  • Was a contestant on The Dating Game in 1972.
  • Modeled for Andy Warhol.
  • Although Republican, he married Democratic Kennedy clan member Maria Shriver in 1986.
  • Became the 38th governor of California on November 17, 2003.


  • 1977, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee


  • Aurelia Schwarzenegger — Mother
  • Gustav Schwarzenegger — Father
  • Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger — Daughter
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger — Son
  • Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger — Daughter
  • Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger — Son
  • Maria Shriver — Wife (separated)
  • Meinhard Schwarzenegger — Brother
  • Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger — Nephew
  • Mildred Patricia Baena — Ex-significant Other
  • Joseph Baena — Son


  • Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA; University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI (BA, 1980)

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  • Birth Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
  • Birth Place: Thal, Austria
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Bodybuilder, Governor

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