BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : APRIL 3, 2000 ISSUE
ENTERTAINMENT

Shari Ellin Redstone


BORN
1954, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION
BA, Tufts University, 1976; law degree, Boston University, 1978; master's in law, BU, 1980.

FAMILY
Divorced; daughter, 18; sons, 16 and 14.

CAREER
Criminal defense attorney, then homemaker, was studying to become a social worker in 1994 when father Sumner suggested she try working at National Amusements. Named president in December, 1999.

FIRST EXPERIENCE IN HOLLYWOOD
A decade before her father bought Paramount Communications, worked at the studio as a summer intern on TV shows Love, American Style and Mannix.

GREATEST PASSION
New England Patriots football games, which she attends religiously with her children. ''I go and yell and scream.''

SECRET AMBITION
To own the New England Patriots--or at least coach them.

ON BALANCING FAMILY AND WORK
''I am always home for dinner with my kids.''

PERK OF BEING A REDSTONE
Flies to New York to meet teen heartthrobs 'N Sync at MTV studio: ''I love them.''



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