When trying to relax, Michelle likes to watch The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Michelle hates panty hose due to the fact that they are too painful for her.
For breakfast, Michelle loves eggs, bacon, and fruit.
Because Michelle hated to lose, she stayed away from sports, despite the fact that she was an excellent athlete.
Michelle's nickname within her family is Miche.
As a child, Michelle enjoying playing with her Barbie dolls and her Easy Bake Oven.
Michelle enjoys doing early morning workouts.
Michelle is a strong supporter of the Women's Treatment Center on the West Side of Chicago.
In May 2006, Essence magazine listed her among "25 of the World's Most Inspiring Women." She ranked No.93 in Maxim magazine's Hot 100 List of 2009.
Michelle was in charge of mentoring a young Barack Obama in the downtown Chicago law firm they both worked at.
Michelle and her brother lived in the living room of their apartment on the south side of Chicago. The room was separated by a room divider.
Michelle is the first African American First Lady of the United States.
In October of 2007, Michelle and the van she was riding in during campaigning in Iowa, collided with a motorcycle.
Michelle skipped the second grade.
While working out, Michelle is a pro at jump rope. She can jump over 200 times without missing a beat.
Early in their relationship, Do The Right Thing was the first movie that Michelle and Barack ever saw together.
Michelle is 5'10¾" tall.
Michelle and Barack were married on October 18, 1992. They met in 1989, when she was his mentor at a law firm in Chicago.
In 1996, Michelle became an associate dean of student services at the University of Chicago.
Michelle and husband, Barack, have two daughters named Malia (born in 1999) and Natasha (born in 2001).
Michelle and her family go to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.
Michelle graduated from Harvard Law School and Princeton University. She also graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, in Chicago, IL.
Michelle is the founding executive director of Public Allies in Chicago.
Michelle Obama: Barack didn't pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he's delivered.
Michelle Obama: (when asked why she fell in love with Barack Obama) For the same reason many other people respect him; his connection with people.
Michelle Obama: I hate fund-raising. Haaaaate it. Hate, hate it.
Michelle Obama: I never worry about things I can't affect, and with fidelity...that is between Barack and me, and if somebody can come between us, we didn't have much to begin with.
Michelle Obama: I might be so tired I won't want to talk to anybody after 2008.
Michelle Obama: I think that people are tired. They're tired of the same old kind of politics. People want a new tone to politics. People want to feel hopeful. People are tired of the fear-mongering. And Barack is really the only candidate, in my view, in this race at this time who offers that approach.
Michelle Obama: I think that the American people ... are ready to have somebody that they can believe in and that they can connect to and I think that if Barack does what he's supposed to do and this campaign is ... run well, and he can be clear and articulate in his message, ... he'll be the next president of the United States and ... we will be swearing him in.