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Michelle Obama

US First Lady Michelle Obama
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Profession: US First Lady

United States of America

Biography: A lawyer by profession she became the first African-American First Lady of the United States when Barack Obama was sworn in as President in 2009.

An advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating Obama has become a strong role model for women.

Born: January 17, 1964
Birthplace: DeYoung, Illinois, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

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Married Life

  • 1992-10-03 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

Historical Events

  • 2016-04-21 US President Barack Obama begins a 4 day visit to the UK with Michelle Obama
  • 2018-02-12 Portait paintings of Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald are unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
  • 2018-05-21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series
  • 2018-11-12 Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir "Becoming"
  • 2019-03-26 Michelle Obama's biography "Becoming" sells over 10 million copies according to its publisher Bertelsmann

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