12 Things to Know About Michelle Obama

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Meet Michelle Obama


First Lady Michelle Obama is one of the headliners at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where she will rally Americans to get behind her husband's re-election campaign. Keep reading for 12 fun facts about her life so far. — Britt Middleton

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, 48, was born in Chicago on Jan. 17, 1964. Her father, Fraser Robinson III, was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, and her mother, Marian, was a homemaker. The family lived in a brick bungalow on Chicago's South Side. (Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)