>> Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog store.
>> Michelle grew up in a two-story house on Euclid Street in Chicago’s South Shore community area.
>> Michelle is a lawyer by profession and worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama first. She was assigned to mentor him.
>> Their relationship started with a business lunch and then a community meeting.