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Michelle Obama - Bio, Photos, Her Chicago Favorites & More

South Side Girl Becomes First Lady

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Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Sasha Obama

Michelle Obama awaits election returns with Barack Obama and their daughter Sasha on November 2, 2004. Barack Obama was an IL State Senator running for the U.S. Senate. He beat his opponent, Alan Keyes, resoundingly that evening.

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Before Michelle Obama met Barack Obama, her name was Michelle Robinson. She was born on the south side of Chicago on January 17, 1964 and was raised by a city worker and a stay-at-home mom. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and enjoyed a career in corporate law, the public sector, and community relations.

She and Barack Obama were married in 1992. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Sixteen years after their wedding, on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States and Michelle Obama learned she would become the nation's next First Lady.

Find essential photos, speeches, and biographical information about Michelle Obama among this growing list of resources.

[Michelle & Barack Obama's Chicago
Find their favorite restaurants, a picture of their home, and more.

Michelle Obama - Photos on Inauguration Day
Our hometown girl held Lincoln's bible while her husband was sworn into office on January 20, 2009. See photos of Michelle from that incredible day.

Michelle Obama - Photo Timeline from Announcement to Election Night
See photos of Michelle Obama during her journey to become First Lady.

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama - Looks of Love
See photos of Michelle and Barack Obama and their looks of love caught on camera. It's a feel-good photo tour.

Michelle Obama Speech - Speech from the Democratic National Convention - Complete Text
Read the complete, unedited text of Michelle's speech at the DNC in August of 2008. She was the keynote speaker on the opening evening of the convention and charged with introducing herself and her husband to the country.

Craig Robinson Introduces Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama's older brother, Craig Robinson, introduced her at the 2008 DNC. Read his complete, unedited remarks about their growing up together in their south side Chicago home.

Michelle and Barack's Chicago
From their favorite restaurants to a photo of their Chicago house, learn more about the Obamas' Chicago.

Barack Obama Bio, Photos, Speeches, More
I've always thought Michelle and Barack seem like one of those couples where you can't figure out who is luckier than whom to have found one another. Learn more about the man Michelle chose to marry.

Malia Obama Photos
Michelle has steadily said her daughters are at the heart of her life. Malia is her older daughter. She was born in 1998.

Sasha Obama Photos
Sasha, Michelle and Barack's younger daughter, was born in 2001.

South Shore Cultural Center Photo Tour
See photos of the lovely Chicago venue where Michelle and Barack held their wedding reception.

Maria Pinto Boutique Profile
Find the location, hours, and more about the Chicago fashion designer and boutique favored by Michelle Obama.

Ikram Boutique Profile
Find the location, hours, and fashion designers carried at Ikram, another favorite fashion store of Michelle Obama's.

Michelle Obama's Favorite Designers
Get a briefing on some of Michelle's favorite designers and how to pronounce their names.

Menu for Michelle Obama by Alice Waters
See the luncheon menu chosen for Michelle by the legendary Alice Waters, who used all local Chicago farmers and producers for the meal she created in 2008.
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