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. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is the wife of former President Barack Obama.

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


June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Says She’s ‘Absolutely Terrified’ After Roe v. Wade Decision

“I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of the time before Roe was made law of the land," Michelle Obama wrote in the letter Swift retweeted

June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘I’m Absolutely Terrified’

The pop star also shared a statement written by former first lady Michelle Obama condemning the Supreme Court decision.

June 24, 2022

Biden, AOC, Barack and Michelle Obama, and More Political Figures React to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Major political figures including the Obamas spoke out against the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, allowing states to outlaw abortion.

June 22, 2022

Michelle Obama shares high praise for Beyoncé’s new track ‘Break My Soul’

"Queen Beyoncé, you’ve done it again!" The post Michelle Obama shares high praise for Beyoncé’s new track ‘Break My Soul’ appeared first on NME.

June 21, 2022

Michelle Obama Is Already Dancing to ‘Break My Soul’: ‘Queen Beyonce, You’ve Done It Again!’

The former first lady is just as excited for 'Renaissance' as the BeyHive is.

April 26, 2022

Viola Davis Hits Back at Criticism of Her Portrayal of Michelle Obama, Says Critics 'Serve No Purpose'

Viola Davis has addressed recent criticism of her portrayal of Michelle Obama in Showtime's new biographical drama anthology series, 'The First Lady.'

April 21, 2022

Barack and Michelle Obama’s Company to End Spotify Podcast Deal

The couple signed the multi-year contract back in 2019

April 18, 2022

‘The First Lady’: How to Watch Viola Davis’ Viral Performance as Michelle Obama for Free

The Oscar winner went viral over the weekend for her portrayal of Michelle Obama in the Showtime anthology series, which premiered on April 17.

March 29, 2022

Michelle Obama Congratulates Questlove on ‘Summer of Soul’ Oscar Win: ‘Barack and I Were So Moved’

The Roots drummer told 'Tonight Show' boss Jimmy Fallon on Monday night that he was meditating until the moment before he won.

February 8, 2022

The New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander Signing ‘You Get What You Give’ Vinyl for Michelle Obama’s Voter Campaign: Exclusive

The frontman is autographing 1,000 copies of the limited-edition vinyl for those who contribute at least $125 to Obama's When We All Vote.

January 31, 2022

Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R. & Becky G Join Michelle Obama’s Voter Campaign

Obama’s When We All Vote initiative already included Selena Gomez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae & more.


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November 13, 2018

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