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Overview (4)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameMichelle LaVaughn Robinson
Nickname The First Lady
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. She is an actress, known for Lil Bub's Big Show (2013), NCIS (2003) and The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013). She has been married to Barack Obama since October 3, 1992. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Barack Obama (3 October 1992 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (21)

Graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology, and went on to earn a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
The movie she saw on her first date with Barack Obama was Do the Right Thing (1989).
Her brother is the head coach of the Oregon State basketball team.
Has two daughters, Malia Obama (born in 1998) and Sasha Obama (born in 2001).
Is narrowly beaten by Eleanor Roosevelt as the tallest United States First Lady. Michelle Obama is slightly shorter than 5'11", Roosevelt was slightly shorter than 6'.
Is a fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961).
Shared the cover of the April 2009 issue of Oprah Winfrey's O magazine, becoming the first person other than Winfrey to appear on its cover.
First U.S. First Lady of African-American ancestry.
Sister-in-law of Maya Soetoro-Ng.
In-law relative of Konrad Ng.
(White House - June 2010) When President Barack Obama hosted the "Gershwin Prize for Popular Song" event honoring former Beatle Paul McCartney, Paul sang his love song "Michelle" especially for the First Lady.
Sister of basketball player, coach and author Craig Robinson.
Daughter-in-law of Barack Obama Sr..
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. (2013).
Counts Stevie Wonder as one of her all-time favorite artists.
For her various State of the Union and public appearances the First Lady has been clothed by the likes of Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Barbara Tfank, Rachel Roy, Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodríguez, Zac Posen, etc.
First Lady's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, lived part-time at the White House, becoming the first Presidential in-law to live in the executive mansion since Elvira "Minnie" Doud, Mamie Eisenhower's mother. Doud "wintered" in the White House from 1953 between 1960.
While as First Lady, Meredith Koop was her stylist.
Signed one book deal as two separate memoirs with Barack reportedly worth $60 million.[May 2017].
As part of the deal, the publishers will donate one million books in the Obama family's name to First Book: a nonprofit organization.
Her nickname from the secret service is "Renaissance".

Personal Quotes (6)

Choose people who lift you up. Find people who will make you better... Of course I've made my husband better!
[joking about her self-described 'mid-life crisis'] I couldn't get a sports car, they won't let me bungee-jump, so instead I cut my bangs.
[2013: Opening remarks while presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture] These nine movies took us back in time and all around the world. They made us laugh, they made us weep, they made us grip our armrest a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our lives in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we work hard enough, and dig deep enough, and find the courage in ourselves. These lessons apply to all of us, no matter who we are, or what we look like, or where we come from, or who we love, but they are especially important for our young people. Every day, through engagement in the arts our children learn to open their imaginations, to dream just a little bigger, and to strive every day to reach those dreams. And I want to thank all of you tonight, for being here to fulfill that vitally important work.
[a special Thanksgiving thought, 2013] Miiitary families don't complain. They're proud of their service and more than willing to make the sacrifices that come with it. And no matter how tough it gets, because they're so strong and resilient they somehow keep everything together. They succeed in their jobs, run their households and even find time to serve their communities. So I'm feeling tremendously thankful and I hope you'll join me in working to serve them as well as they've served our country.
[observation as First Lady, 2016] Each morning I wake up in a house that was built by slaves.
Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that your work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect.

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