Cynthia McFadden was born on May 27,1956, is the excutor of long time friend and fellow actress Katharine Hepburn. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude - Bowdoin College (1978). She received her law degree from Columbia University. She was adopted, and has been married twice, once to Michael Davies and a second time to James Hoge, both of which ended in divorce. She has a son with Hodge, Spencer Graham McFadden Hoge (b. July 1998).