Her unusual name is a variation on the Italian musical term "con dolcezza" which is a direction to play "with sweetness". Rice's mother is also a pianist.
Has frequently stated that she would like to be Commissioner of the National Football League.
So far, the only Secretary of State to be nominated for (and win) an acting award. Her "performance" in Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) garnered her a Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple, shared with President George W. Bush. She was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress but lost to her on-screen "co-star", Britney Spears.
Speaks fluent Russian
Steve Earle has a song about her named "Condi, Condi" on his CD called "The Revolution Starts Now."