Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger (born September 18, 1993) is an American actor and model. A member of the Kennedy family, Schwarzenegger is also the grand nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he is the elder son of Maria Shriver, a journalist and author and Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor, and former Republican Governor of California. His maternal grandmother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and was a sister of John F. Kennedy and of former U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward “Ted” Kennedy, and his maternal grandfather, Sargent Shriver, was a United States Ambassador to France, the first director of the Peace Corps, and the Democratic vice-presidential nominee under George McGovern in the 1972 U.S. presidential election.
Schwarzenegger graduated from Brentwood High School in 2012. In 2012, he matriculated at the University of Southern California, and graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business in May 2016. Schwarzenegger’s parents helped him found his company Project360 when he was 15. The philanthropic clothing line has a full menswear collection on the horizon as well as mid-five-figures net earnings from 2010, according to Details magazine. Patrick is also signed with LA Models, which has plans to push him for Ralph Lauren and Armani ad campaigns. He has stated that he hopes to raise awareness of his clothing company by taking on high-profile modeling jobs.
In 2011, he worked a summer internship at The Grove, an upscale outdoor mall in Los Angeles. He posed shirtless for a highly visible Hudson Jeans billboard advertisement seen on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. In October 2013, he played Romeo in the music video for “Right There” by Ariana Grande. In 2014, Schwarzenegger franchised his own Blaze Pizza at The Grove in Los Angeles. He has since opened up other locations at USC and Staples Center.
Schwarzenegger had small roles in 2012’s Stuck in Love and 2013’s Grown Ups 2. His first leading role is in 2017’s Midnight Sun.