Michelle Obama

Active - 2008 - 2020  |   Born - Jan 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - History, Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio

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  • Attended a gifted class at Bryn Mawr Elementary School.
  • Graduated as the salutatorian of her high school class.
  • Graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a minor in African-American studies.
  • In 1989, met Barack Obama at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin where she worked as an associate attorney.
  • Saw the movie Do the Right Thing (1989) on her first date with Barack Obama during the summer of 1989.
  • Served as Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, and Vice President of Community and External Affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
  • The first person besides Oprah Winfrey to appear on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine.
  • The first First Lady of the United States of African-American descent.
  • Her memoir, Becoming, was released on November 13, 2018.