Michelle Obama


Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, being married to former president Barack Obama.

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in nonprofits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992, and together they have two daughters.

Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She has subsequently delivered acclaimed speeches at the 2012, 2016, and 2020 conventions. As first lady, Obama served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon. Obama was the first African-American woman to serve as first lady.

After her husband's presidency, Obama's influence has remained high. In 2020, she topped Gallup's poll of the most admired woman in America for the third year running.


April 29, 2023

Watch Michelle Obama join Bruce Springsteen to perform ‘Glory Days’ at Barcelona gig

The former first lady sang and played tambourine The post Watch Michelle Obama join Bruce Springsteen to perform ‘Glory Days’ at Barcelona gig appeared first on NME.

April 28, 2023

Michelle Obama and Bruce Springsteen Sing ‘Glory Days’ in Barcelona

The former first lady was joined by Steven Spielberg's wife Kate Capshaw

April 20, 2023

Michelle Obama Says She’s ‘Fangirled Out’ Over These 2 Iconic Musicians: Watch

The former first lady revealed she is not immune to getting starstruck.

September 7, 2022

Barack and Michelle Obama Return to White House to Unveil Official Portraits

The former President and First Lady attended the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday. The portraits were done by artists Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung.


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November 13, 2018

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