Mark Kennedy Shriver and Julianne Moore

Mark Kennedy Shriver is Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs for Save the Children. He leads programmatic and advocacy efforts to improve the early childhood development, literacy, physical activity and nutrition of children living in impoverished rural communities across the United States. He also leads Save the Children's domestic emergency programs to ensure that the unique needs of children are incorporated into disaster preparedness, response and recovery plans. Previously, he served two four-year terms as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and was Maryland's first-ever Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families. During his legislative service, he was repeatedly recognized as Outstanding Legislator of the Year by prominent advocacy and civic organizations. In 1988, Shriver founded the innovative Choice Program, a public/private partnership that serves delinquent and at-risk youth through intensive, community-based counseling and job training services. Shriver has been widely published in the national media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Newsweek, among others. He serves as the Chairperson of the National Commission on Children and Disasters and is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council. Shriver received his undergraduate degree from The College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1993.

Shriver is the son of Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. He and his wife, Jeanne Ripp Shriver, are the proud parents of Molly, Tommy and Emma. The family resides in Bethesda, Maryland.

Julianne Moore, an actress of exceptional range, has delivered outstanding work in both box office hits and independent features.

Moore recently wrapped production on A SINGLE MAN, starring alongside Colin Firth in the feature film debut of fashion designer Tom Ford. She was last seen in BLINDNESS, a film adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago’s book of the same name, directed by Fernando Meirelles and also starring Mark Ruffalo. Prior to that, she was seen in Tom Kalin’s independent feature SAVAGE GRACE, about the Baekeland murders that took place in London in the 1970s. Moore will next be seen in SHELTER, an independent psychological thriller, directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, and also starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Moore is the ninth person in Academy history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for her performances in FAR FROM HEAVEN (Best Actress nomination) and THE HOURS (Best Supporting Actress nomination). She was the recipient of many critics' honors for her performance in FAR FROM HEAVEN, directed by Todd Haynes, including the National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics, among others. She won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film and received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in the same category. THE HOURS (Paramount Pictures), directed by Stephen Daldry, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham, and also stars Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. Among numerous honors for her performance in this film, and in addition to her Oscar nomination, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Moore’s additional film credits include: Todd Haynes’ I’M NOT THERE; Alfonso Cuaron’s CHILDREN OF MEN with Clive Owen; NEXT opposite Nicolas Cage; Joe Roth’s FREEDOMLAND with Samuel L Jackson; Joe Ruben’s THE FORGOTTEN with Dominic West; LAWS OF ATTRACTION co-starring Pierce Brosnan; THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO; Lasse Hallstrom’s THE SHIPPING NEWS with Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench; Bart Freundlich’s TRUST THE MAN, WORLD TRAVELER and THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS; HANNIBAL, in which she starred as ‘Clarice Starling’ opposite Anthony Hopkins; EVOLUTION with David Duchovny; Neil Jordan’s THE END OF THE AFFAIR with Ralph Fiennes (Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for Best Actress); Paul Thomas Anderson’s BOOGIE NIGHTS (Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress) and MAGNOLIA (SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress); Robert Altman’s COOKIE’S FORTUNE with Glenn Close and Liv Tyler and SHORT CUTS (Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female); Gus Van Sant’s re-make of PSYCHO with Vince Vaughn; AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress); THE MAP OF THE WORLD with Sigourney Weaver; Steven Spielberg’s THE LOST WORLD; THE BIG LEBOWSKI starring Jeff Bridges and directed by the Coen Brothers; the Todd Haynes film SAFE (Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead); Louis Malle’s VANYA ON 42ND STREET; James Ivory’s SURVIVING PICASSO; THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE; BENNY & JOON; THE FUGITIVE; NINE MONTHS; and ASSASSINS.

Moore’s additional honors include the Excellence in Media Award at the 2004 GLAAD Media Awards, the Actor Award at the 2002 Gotham Awards and the “Tribute to Independent Vision” at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

After earning her B.F.A. from Boston University for the Performing Arts, Moore starred in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money and Ice Cream/Hot Fudge at the Public Theater. She appeared in Minneapolis in the Guthrie Theater’s Hamlet, and participated in workshop productions of Strindberg’s The Father with Al Pacino and Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter with Meryl Streep. Moore made her Broadway debut in 2006 in the Sam Mendes production of The Vertical Hour, an original play written by David Hare.