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Michelle Obama

 
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. She was the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. She was the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members ... (read complete bio)
 

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First Lady Michelle Obama and the cast of ALADDIN (Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and Jam Photo

First Lady Michelle Obama and the cast of ALADDIN (Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart) at the White House Kids'' State Dinner

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First Lady Michelle Obama and the cast of ALADDIN (Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and Jam Photo

First Lady Michelle Obama and the cast of ALADDIN (Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart) at the White House Kids'' State Dinner

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First Lady Michelle Obama and the cast of ALADDIN (Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and Jam Photo

First Lady Michelle Obama and the cast of ALADDIN (Courtney Reed, Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart) at the White House Kids'' State Dinner

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07/10/2015
HAMILTON cast with Michelle Obama Photo

HAMILTON cast with Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama Biography

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. She was the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls education.

When people ask Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom.

But before she was a mother -- or a wife, lawyer, or public servant -- she was Fraser and Marian Robinson's daughter.

The Robinsons lived in a brick bungalow on the South Side of Chicago. Fraser was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day of work. Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love, laughter, and important life lessons.

A product of Chicago public schools, Michelle Robinson studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met Barack Obama, the man who would become the love of her life.

After a few years, Mrs. Obama decided her true calling was working with people to serve their communities and their neighbors. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago's City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service.

In 1996, Mrs. Obama joined the University of Chicago with a vision of bringing campus and community together. As Associate Dean of Student Services, she developed the university's first community service program, and under her leadership as Vice President of Community and External Affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center, volunteerism skyrocketed.

Mrs. Obama continued her efforts to support and inspire young people during her time as First Lady.

In 2010, she launched Let's Move!, bringing together community leaders, educators, medical professionals, parents, and others in a nationwide effort to address the challenge of childhood obesity. Let's Move! had an ambitious goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. Whether it was providing healthier food in our schools, helping kids be more physically active, or urging companies to market healthier foods to our children, Let's Move! focused on giving parents the support they needed to make healthier choices for their kids.

In 2011, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities. Joining Forces worked hand in hand with the public and private sector to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families had the tools they needed to succeed throughout their lives.

In 2014, Mrs. Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative, an effort to inspire young people across America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. Reach Higher aimed to ensure that all students understood what they need to complete their education by working to expose students to college and career opportunities; helping them understand financial aid eligibility; encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities; and supporting high school counselors who do essential work to help students get into college.

In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama to launch Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. As part of this effort, Mrs. Obama called on countries across the globe to help educate and empower young women, and she shared the stories and struggles of these young women with young people here at home to inspire them to commit to their own education.

As First Lady, Mrs. Obama worked on the issues close to her heart -- supporting military families, helping children lead healthier lives, and encouraging all our young people to fulfill their boundless promise.




Michelle Obama News

Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Michael R. Jackson, and More Named TIME's 100 Most In Photo Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Michael R. Jackson, and More Named TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

Today, TIME has announced the 2022 TIME100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Among those on this year's list are  Elizabeth Alexander, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Michael R. Jackson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Amanda Seyfried.

TAMRON HALL to Celebrate 500th Episode Photo TAMRON HALL to Celebrate 500th Episode
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Tamron celebrates 500 episodes! Arsenio Hall turns the tables on Tamron and asks her the questions! Plus, Kim Fields stops by to talk about her Netflix series “The Upshaws.” Also, a man living in his car who raised money for the homeless by walking more than 500 miles to his dream college in Boston. And, special surprises. 

Young People's Chorus of New York City Appoints New Creative Director Photo Young People's Chorus of New York City Appoints New Creative Director
by Marissa Tomeo - May 3, 2022

The world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Núñez as Creative Director.  An acclaimed conductor, clinician and speaker, and soloist, Núñez has been with YPC since 2004 and has played a significant role in fostering the award -winning choir’s key programs as well as providing vision for new initiatives. In her new role, Núñez will lead YPC’s creative programming efforts.

Fashion Designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim Team Up for the Disney+ Original Seri Photo Fashion Designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim Team Up for the Disney+ Original Series AMERICAN BORN CHINESE
by Michael Major - Apr 28, 2022

In their first-ever professional collaboration, the pair will work together with 'American Born Chinese' costume designer Joy Cretton to design costumes for culturally significant characters from Chinese mythology and classic literature portrayed in the series by stars Michelle Yeoh and Daniel Wu.

Young People's Chorus Of New York City Announces The Appointment Of Elizabeth Núñez Photo Young People's Chorus Of New York City Announces The Appointment Of Elizabeth Núñez To Creative Director
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

An acclaimed conductor, clinician and speaker, and soloist, Núñez has been with YPC since 2004 and has played a significant role in fostering the award -wining choir's key programs as well as providing vision for new initiatives. In her new role, Núñez will lead YPC's creative programming efforts.

Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis & Michael Potts Join the Cast of THE PIANO LESS Photo Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis & Michael Potts Join the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON Starring Samuel L. Jackson & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy announced additional cast for the revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson, the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere in 1990.

Shirley Chen, Emma Galbraith & More to Star in MAN OF GOD at Geffen Playhouse Photo Shirley Chen, Emma Galbraith & More to Star in MAN OF GOD at Geffen Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Man of God, written by Anna Ouyang Moench (Mothers, Birds of North America) and directed by Maggie Burrows (TRAYF, Damsels). 

People's Light to Present World Premiere of BAYARD RUSTIN INSIDE ASHLAND Photo People's Light to Present World Premiere of BAYARD RUSTIN INSIDE ASHLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

People’s Light will present Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland, the world premiere of a play with music inspired by the true story of West Chester, PA native Bayard Rustin. Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay Civil Rights activist, Bayard Rustin was nearly written out of the history books.

VIDEO: Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson Talk THE FIRST LADY on CB Photo VIDEO: Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson Talk THE FIRST LADY on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 10, 2022

Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson stopped by CBS Sunday Morning today to discuss their upcoming Showtime series, The First Lady.

Falu Wins GRAMMY For Best Children's Album at 64th Grammy Awards Photo Falu Wins GRAMMY For Best Children's Album at 64th Grammy Awards
by Michael Major - Apr 4, 2022

Critically lauded, Indian born world musician Falu (aka Falguni Shah) has won her first GRAMMY® award in the Best Children’s Album category for her latest album A Colorful World. Listen to the GRAMMY®-winning album now, which celebrates diversity and unity through shared empathy, the impetus for Falu first making a children’s album.

Michelle Obama Videos

VIDEO: Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson Talk THE FIRST LADY on CB VideoVIDEO: Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson Talk THE FIRST LADY on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 10, 2022

Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson stopped by CBS Sunday Morning today to discuss their upcoming Showtime series, The First Lady.

VIDEO: Arianna Afsar Performs "Erase You" From BHANGIN' IT VideoVIDEO: Arianna Afsar Performs "Erase You" From BHANGIN' IT
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2021

La Jolla Playhouse has released a new video featuring Arianna Afsar performing 'Erase You' from the upcoming new musical Bhangin' It, which premieres in 2022.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Hamilton' & Friendship With Michelle Obama on TODAY  VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Hamilton' & Friendship With Michelle Obama on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2020

Revisit three of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s appearances on TODAY as the “Hamilton” creator talks about bringing the Broadway hit to Puerto Rico, shares a behind-the-scenes look at “Hamilton: The Exhibition” and delves into his friendship with former first lady Michelle Obama.

VIDEO: Ledisi Talks About Michelle Obama's Reaction to Her Performance on THE KELLY C VideoVIDEO: Ledisi Talks About Michelle Obama's Reaction to Her Performance on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2020

Kelly recalls a moment when jazz singer Ledisi tore the house down with a performance in front of the Obamas. It was so iconic, in fact, it got a very unexpected reaction from Michelle Obama. Tune in to hear the full story.

VIDEO: Tayla Parx Unveils Music Video for 'Residue' VideoVIDEO: Tayla Parx Unveils Music Video for 'Residue'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist Tayla Parx has released the official music video for new single 'Residue.'

VIDEO: The Cast of THE WEST WING Reunites for HBO Stage Special VideoVIDEO: The Cast of THE WEST WING Reunites for HBO Stage Special
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2020

With less than a month remaining until the general election, HBO Max has revealed the trailer for A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, which will premiere on the platform on October 15.

VIDEO: Watch Conan O'Brien's Full Interview With Michelle Obama VideoVIDEO: Watch Conan O'Brien's Full Interview With Michelle Obama
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2020

Conan is joined by former First Lady Michelle Obama to talk about what it’s like to quarantine with the Obama’s, what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy means to her, and the importance of voting in every election.

VIDEO: James Corden Takes Issue with Obama's 2020 Playlist VideoVIDEO: James Corden Takes Issue with Obama's 2020 Playlist
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2020

James Corden kicked off last night's episode of The Late Late show with a recap of the news, including Michelle Obama making waves with her speech during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Trailer for BECOMING, the Michelle Obama Documentary VideoVIDEO: Netflix Shares Trailer for BECOMING, the Michelle Obama Documentary
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2020

Netflix has shared the official trailer for its upcoming documentary, Becoming, which will be released on May 6, 2020.

VIDEO: Learn Choreography From THE LION KING in a Tutorial Introduced by Michelle Oba VideoVIDEO: Learn Choreography From THE LION KING in a Tutorial Introduced by Michelle Obama
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

You can now learn choreography from the THE LION KING on Broadway!