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Maura Moynihan biography: 13 things about Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s daughter from New York City

Maura Russell Moynihan is the daughter of Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Elizabeth Therese Brennan Moynihan. Daniel served as the United States senator from New York, USA from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 2001.

On January 29, 1990, Daniel conducted a lecture at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York and during a question-and-answer session, Jamaican-American Dutchess County official Folami Gray challenged his speech about the U.S. as a model of ethnic cooperation. He responded, ”If you don’t like it in this country, why don’t you pack your bags and go back where you came from.”

Born in Albany, New York, Maura is an author, actress, producer and painter who speaks Hindi, Urdu, Tibetan and French. Inspired in part by her childhood residence in Asia, she worked as a refugee consultant in India and Nepal for many years.

As a journalist and researcher, Maura worked on issues related to the Chinese Communist occupation of Tibet and as an artist, she has exhibited her paintings in gallery shows in the U.S., India, Nepal and Thailand. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Manhattan, New York City, New York. (a)
  2. She attended high school in New Delhi, India. In 1973, she moved there with her father, who served as the U.S. ambassador to India from 1973 to 1975 and the U.S. ambassador the United Nations from 1975 to 1976. (b) (c) (d)
  3. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. In 2008, she earned her master’s degree in political science from the same university. (d)
  4. It was Andy Warhol who launched her musical career. In 1981, she graced the cover of his Interview magazine. She performed “Lady Luck” from the soundtrack of “Alphabet City,” a crime thriller released in 1984. In the same year, she played various roles in the television series “The New Show” and Henrietta Stackpole in the romantic drama “The Bostonians.” She has recorded three albums namely “Yoga Hotel,” “Bangkok Taxi” and “Bombay Superstar.” (c) (e)
  5. In 1987, she played a makeup woman in “Broadcast News.” In 1989, she played Mona in “Slaves of New York.” (e)
  6. From 1994 to 1995, she was a communications consultant at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. (d)
  7. From 1998 to 2002, she established and supervised Radio Free Asia’s Tibet service bureau in Kathmandu, Nepal. (d)
  8. Her first collection of fiction “Yoga Hotel” was a Washington Post bestseller. It was released in 2003, the same year her father died. On July 25, 2006, William Morrow published her first novel titled “Covergirl: Confessions of a Flawed Hedonist.” (c) (f) (g)
  9. From 2003 to 2008, she was the director of Friends of Moynihan Station. (d)
  10. In 2004, her brother John McCloskey Moynihan died. On January 9, 2015, her brother Timothy Patrick Moynihan died. (g)
  11. In 2018, she produced “Moynihan,” a documentary that chronicles the life and legacy of her father. In 2019, she created a mural for the Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal. (b)
  12. She served as a consulting producer in four episodes of “Seduced: Inside the NVIVM Cult,” a TV mini-series documentary released in 2020. (f)
  13. She was 53 years old when she was accused of asking Korean-American couple Dan Lee, then 31, and Maria Ha, then 25, on March 14, 2021 to go back to China. Lee and Ha were her neighbors in Manhattan. (a)

 

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  1. I hope this N4zi Anglo b!tch dies a miserable death. Of course the NYPD refuses to lift a finger when the victim of a hate crime is Asian

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