Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a name for himself as an actor and politician as a former governor of California. The Terminator star shares four children with ex-wife Maria Shriver and one child with Mildred Patricia Baena.
Although Arnold is known for his creative exploits, what are his children known for?
Here's a closer look at Arnold Schwarzenegger's children and their individual paths in the entertainment industry.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has five children.
In an interview with Men's Health in 2018, Arnold discussed the joys of being a parent. "Fatherhood is really the greatest joy. Watching all five of my kids grow into their own successful lives is fantastic. You start to realize, wow, they are really growing up and now it’s not just me pumping them up. We are all pumping each other up."
His eldest child, Katherine Schwarzenegger-Pratt, was born in December 1989. The University of Southern California grad has published several nonfiction self-help books, like 2010's Rock What You've Got, as well as a number of children's books, including 2023's Good Night, Sister. Katherine married actor Chris Pratt in 2019; the pair welcomed daughter Lyla in 2020 and daughter Eloise in 2022.
Following Katherine is Christina Schwarzenegger, who was born in July 1991. Over the years, the Georgetown University grad has worked at several interior design startups and was an editor at Goop. She also co-executive-produced the Netflix documentary Take Your Pills about the perils of Adderall abuse. The documentary was inspired in part by Christina's issues with ADHD and other prescription medications.
Born in September 1993, Patrick Schwarzenegger — who is a USC alum like Katherine — is best known for his work as an actor and model. He has appeared in films such as Grown Ups 2, Midnight Sun, and Moxie. He is also known for his high-profile relationships with fellow celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and his long-term relationship with model Abbey Champion.
Christopher Schwarzenegger, who was born in September 1997, graduated from the University of Michigan in 2020. It's unclear where his career path will take him, but his proud dad gave him a shout-out on Twitter for his graduation. "Christopher, you are a champion. I know your graduation from Michigan wasn’t the big celebration you dreamed about for years, but walking across a stage isn’t what makes me so proud of you: it’s your compassion, your hard work, and your vision. I love you," Arnold wrote on Twitter.
Last but certainly not least, Pepperdine University graduate Joseph Baena — who was born in October 1997 — is following wholeheartedly in dad's footsteps as an up-and-coming bodybuilder and actor. In 2016, he even released a short film called Terminator 2 Remake With Joseph Baena: Bad to the Bone to YouTube. He's also appeared in films like Chariot (alongside John Malkovich and Thomas Mann) and Bully High. Per his Instagram, he appears to also work in real estate.
Ultimately, it sounds like while not all of Arnold's kids are following his exact life path, they are all uniquely successful in their own rights. We can't wait to see what they do next!