Mother: Marian (Shields) Robinson
Marriage: Barack Obama, Jr. (October 3, 1992-present)
Children: Sasha, Malia
Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1985; Harvard University, J.D., 1988
Graduated magna cum laude with a sociology degree from Princeton.
Met Barack Obama when she was assigned to be his mentor at Sidley & Austin, a Chicago law firm.
Her father suffered from and eventually died of multiple sclerosis.
1988-1991 - Associate attorney at Sidley & Austin in Chicago.
1991-1992 - Assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
1992-1993 - Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development.
1993-1996 - Founding executive director of Public Allies Chicago.
1996-2002 - Associate Dean of Student Services for the University of Chicago and director of the University Community Service Center.
2002-2005 - Executive Director for Community Affairs for University of Chicago Hospitals.
2005-2007 - Member of the board of Tree House Foods, a food supplier for Wal-Mart stores.
2005-January 2009 - Executive Vice President of Community and External Affairs for UC Hospitals.
April 2009 - "Michelle Obama in her Own Words" is published.
February 2009 - Appears on the March cover of Vogue magazine.
February 9, 2010 -
Launches the national campaign, "Let's Move!,"
to reduce childhood obesity.
April 2011 -
Launches the national veterans' campaign, "Joining Forces,"
with Dr. Jill Biden.
June 20, 2011 - Travels to Africa for a week to focus on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.
June 21, 2011 -
Visits former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela
at his home.
May 29, 2012 - "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" is published.
February 24, 2013 -
Michelle Obama presents the Academy Award
for best picture at the Oscars.
March 13, 2013 - Along with other high profile celebrities and politicians, Michelle Obama's financial information is hacked and posted online. Her student loan information and credit report are posted.
March 14, 2013 - Is on the cover of April's edition of Vogue. This is the second time she has appeared on the cover.
May 2014 -
Launches the national campaign, "Reach Higher,"
a higher education initiative.
March 2015 -
Launches the national campaign, "Let Girls Learn,"
a global focus on girls' education.
July 2015 -
Guest edits "More" magazine. Obama is the magazine's first guest editor as well as the first First Lady to guest edit an entire issue of "More."