Think you know everything about Michelle Obama? Think again!
Fans of the former First Lady have often posed questions about everything from her upbringing to her education — so, we've rounded up the answers! Scroll down to read a few fascinating facts about Michelle.
After attending Chicago's Whitney Young High School, the future FLOTUS went to Princeton University where she majored in sociology and minored in African American studies. Michelle graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985.
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In 1988, Michelle earned her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. She was the third First Lady in US history to have a postgraduate degree after her two immediate predecessors, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.
Michelle giving a high school commencement address in 2009. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on Jan. 17, 1964, in Chicago to Fraser Robinson III — a city water plant employee — and homemaker Marian Shields Robinson.
Michelle, her parents, and her older brother, Craig Robinson, grew up in a two-story bungalow on Euclid Avenue in Chicago's South Shore community area. The Robinsons rented a small apartment on the second floor from Michelle's great-aunt, who lived downstairs.
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Michelle was raised United Methodist. She and her husband, Barack Obama, were married in the Trinity United Church of Christ, but the couple later left the church in 2008. After moving to Washington, D.C. in 2009, Barack and Michelle attended several different Protestant churches including Shiloh Baptist Church and St. John's Episcopal Church.
22 years. #HappyAnniversary A post shared by Michelle Obama (archived) (@michelleobama44) on Oct 3, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT
22 years. #HappyAnniversary
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Michelle met her future-husband, Barack, while they were both working at Chicago's Sidley Austin LLP law firm. At the time, Michelle was assigned to mentor Barack while he was serving as a summer associate at the firm.
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Their first date was to see the 1989 Spike Lee movie, Do the Right Thing. Barack and Michelle later married in October 1992.
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