Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

Obama's official First Lady portrait is in a the type of sleeveless attire she is known for.


First Lady of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 20, 2009
Preceded by Laura Bush

Born January 17, 1964
Chicago, Illinois
Birth name Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Barack Obama
Children Malia and Sasha Obama
Residence Chicago, IL
White House, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater Princeton University,
Harvard Law School,
Profession Lawyer
Religion Protestant Christian

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Obama, née Robinson, was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Sasha and Malia, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach at Oregon State University.

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