Meet the newest generation of the Kennedy family, America's most famous political dynasty


Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg attend the 2017 Met Gala.Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images

The Kennedy family has been a prominent clan in US politics for over a century. 

The younger Kennedys are a mix of politicians, authors, actors, socialites, and journalists. 

Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members making headlines.

The younger members of the Kennedy family, one of the most famous political dynasties in the US, include authors, actors, and journalists.The most famous members of the Kennedy family include former president John F. Kennedy, his wife and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and their son John F. Kennedy Jr, who tragically died in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in 1999 with his wife and sister-in-law.However, younger members of the Kennedy family, from the Schlossbergs to the Schwarzeneggers, have risen in the ranks of American politics and are making a name for themselves in film, philanthropy, and politics.Here are 11 young Kennedy family members who are making headlines.Joe Kennedy III is one of the most prominent modern Kennedys in politics.Joe Kennedy III.Greg Nash-Pool/Getty ImagesJoe Kennedy III, 43, is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.In 2020, Kennedy, who attended Stanford University for his undergrad and Harvard Law School, lost the senate primary against Ed Markey, becoming the first Kennedy to lose an election in Massachusetts history.Still, he'd go on to serve as a United States representative for Massachusetts from 2013 to 2021 and has held the position of United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland since 2022.Kennedy first came to national attention in 2018 when he gave the Democratic Party's response to former President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.Kennedy served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee while representing Massachusetts's 4th congressional district. He supported Democratic efforts like the Green New Deal, according to a Facebook post made by the congressman, and protection for Dreamers and immigrants under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, according to NBC Boston.He's also spoken out in favor of gun control. After a 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Kennedy said during an appearance on The View, "We're not doing enough ... I can't even tell you how many times we have uttered our thoughts and prayers to the victims and survivors of gun violence and thoughts aren't doing it."In December 2012, he married Lauren Birchfield, a fellow Harvard-educated lawyer. The pair met in a Harvard Law School class taught by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and they now live in Newton, Massachusetts, with their two young children, CBS reported.His twin brother, Matthew Rauch Kennedy, has stayed more out of the public eye, opting to study business instead, CNN reports.Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, who is married to actor Chris Pratt, is related to John F. Kennedy through her maternal grandmother.Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger photographed on November 4, 2023, in Pacific Palisades, California.Michael Kovac/Getty ImagesKatherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, 34, is the oldest daughter of actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver. Pratt's middle name, Eunice, is a nod to her maternal grandmother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the younger sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy.Pratt has written several self-help and children's books. Her most recent self-help title, "The Gift of Forgiveness," was released in March 2020. She interviewed 22 people for the book, from kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to Sue Klebold, the mother of one of the perpetrators of the 1999 Columbine school shooting. "I grew up with this understanding that forgiveness is something you give another person, like: 'I forgive you for doing something wrong to me.' By doing this book and getting a deeper understanding of forgiveness, I realize forgiveness is all about you. It's a gift you give yourself," Pratt told Oprah Magazine.In addition to writing, she is involved in animal rights advocacy and is an ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA, according to her website. She's a dog mom to a rescue named Maverick, who inspired her first children's book, "Maverick and Me."Pratt's private life has also been a topic of interest in the press. She's married to actor Chris Pratt. Their first child, Lyla Maria, was born in August 2020, and their second daughter, Eloise Christina, was born in May 2022.Patrick Schwarzenegger, Katherine's younger brother, is an increasingly familiar face in the young Hollywood crowd.Patrick Schwarzenegger attends the 2023 GQ Men of the Year.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesSchwarzenegger, 30, is a model and actor who has appeared in many movies, TV shows, and music videos, including "Midnight Sun," "The Staircase, and "Gen V," according to his IMDb page.He's also known for his brief relationship with Miley Cyrus in 2015.In 2019, he acted in the psychological horror film "Daniel Isn't Real," produced by Elijah Wood. The movie also starred Miles Robbins, Susan Sarandon's son.Jack Kennedy Schlossberg is the grandson of President John F. Kennedy and the son of Caroline Kennedy.Jack Schlossberg.Nathan Congleton/NBC/Getty ImagesSchlossberg, 31, is the youngest son of Caroline Kennedy, the former US ambassador to Japan and the only surviving child of John F. Kennedy, and Edwin Schlossberg, a designer and author.He was born in New York City and graduated from The Collegiate School, an all-boys private school in Manhattan, the New York Post reported. He later attended Yale University as an undergrad, Esquire reported. He'd go on to graduate from Harvard in 2022.In April 2023, Schlossberg announced in an interview with People that he had passed the New York State Bar exam.Schlossberg makes frequent media appearances and has written for prestige publications several times, with op-eds in The New York Times and The Washington Post. In the latter, Schlossberg urged fellow young people to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton days ahead of the 2016 presidential election."I'm inspired by my family's legacy of public service," Schlossberg said in his first live television interview on "Today" in 2017. "It's something that I'm very proud of."Esquire reported that he appeared at the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention and discussed the climate crisis, healthcare, and racial justice. He has also frequently gone viral on TikTok for his humorous videos, making him one of the most well-known young Kennedys.Tatiana Schlossberg, Jack's older sister, is a journalist with a focus on environmental issues.Tatiana Schlossberg attends her book signing in 2019.Amber De Vos/Getty ImagesTatiana Schlossberg, 34, is a journalist who covered the climate crisis for the New York Times science desk until 2023. According to her website, she now freelances for several publications. She graduated from the University of Oxford in England with a US history degree in 2014, according to People and the New York Times.She released a book titled "Inconspicuous Consumption" in August 2019 that Vogue called "a plucky exploration of the myriad ways our casual lifestyle choices come at the expense of the planet and our fellow human beings."Tatiana married her college boyfriend George Moran, a medical student, in 2017 at her family's estate on Martha's Vineyard, The New York Times reported.They welcomed a son, Edwin Garrett Moran, in April 2022, Glamour reported. He is the first great-grandchild of former President John F. Kennedy.Rose Schlossberg is an actor and has been described as a lookalike of their grandmother, Jackie O.Rose Schlossberg attends the "Incitement" screening at The Museum of Modern Art on December 8, 2019.John Lamparski/Getty ImagesRose Schlossberg, 35, is the oldest child of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg.WWD reported that Rose received her bachelor's degree in English studies from Harvard University in 2010. She later received a master's degree in interactive studies from New York University. She is a voting rights activist and appeared in and directed a video promoting voting for Dover Street Market in 2020, ahead of the presidential election. She is also involved in filmmaking and acting, according to her IMDb page. Her most recent acting credits include roles in the short film "Small Gay Tragedy #1" and the upcoming television series "End Times Girls Club."She has been married to her wife, restaurateur Rory McAuliffe, since 2022, according to People.Kyra Kennedy is a New York City socialite and fashion enthusiast.Kyra Kennedy.Daniele Venturelli/Getty ImagesKyra Kennedy, 28, is the daughter of presidential candidate and well-known vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr.In 2016, Harper's Bazaar wrote that Kyra, then 21, was "the latest Kennedy making headlines" after making her formal debut in society at a 2013 debutante ball in Paris. The outlet also reported that she was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology.The New York Times also profiled her social circle that year, dubbing Kyra "a statuesque beauty" and a member of the so-called "Snap Pack," named for their frequent use of Snapchat to document nights out on the town. The group included people like Gaia Matisse, the great-granddaughter of artist Henri Matisse, and Tiffany Trump.Kyra has dabbled in modeling, posing for her friend and fellow Snap Pack member Andrew Warren's clothing line during New York Fashion Week in May 2016, Harper's Bazaar reported. According to her Instagram, she frequently attends brand pop-ups, fashion shows, and Fashion Week events. Robert "Bobby" Kennedy III is an actor and director.Bobby Kennedy III attends the "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" premiere in 2017.Rodin Eckenroth/Getty ImagesBobby Kennedy III, 39, is one of the more well-known children of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his first wife Emily Ruth Black, who separated in 1993, according to the LA Times. He is the grandson and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on June 6, 1968. He wrote, directed, and acted in the 2013 film "AmeriQua," which was retitled "Eurotrapped" for home-streaming services. He starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Alessandra Carina Mastronardi in the film, which earned a dismal 1-star rating on Rotten Tomatoes.People reported that in July 2018, he married Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA agent, at the Kennedy family compound in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.In January 2019, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Bobby, also named for her great-grandfather, People reported.Michaela, Mariah, and Cara Kennedy-Cuomo are the daughters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo, Cara Kennedy-Cuomo, Kerry Kennedy and Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala.Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesCara Kennedy-Cuomo, 29, attended Harvard for her undergraduate studies and lived in New York City. She has previously worked with Sahar Global Summits, global investment firm RockCreek, and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, according to her LinkedIn profile.Kennedy-Cuomo's twin, Mariah, studied history at Brown University and is the founder and SEO of Socrates Social, a social media advisory firm, according to her LinkedIn profile. In November 2023, she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Tellef Lundevall, in Italy, People reported.Michaela, 26, is the youngest of the three Kennedy-Cuomo sisters. Her LinkedIn profile says that she graduated from Brown in 2020 and is the founder of Mic Loves Me, a wellness company that sells jewelry and decor to promote balance and "help individuals align with the Divine within and throughout, and thrive for the collective good."Debanjali Bose contributed to an earlier version of this story.Read the original article on Business Insider

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