Happy 48th Birthday, Michelle Obama!

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The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, turns 48 today.

The first-ever African-American First Lady, Michelle doesn't describe herself in such terms. Instead, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom, and that before that, she was a wife, lawyer and public servant.

Here's an official White House portrait of Michelle and family:

Obama Family Portrait 2011

Promoting Service and working with young people has remained a staple of her career and her interest in the White House, exemplified by her Let’s Move campaign to bring together communities in a nationwide effort to tackle childhood obesity.

Michelle also co-founded Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they deserve, and to raise awareness of military families' unique needs.

Regardless of your political views, here's wishing the First Lady a very happy birthday on this day. Click to enlarge some of our favorite Michelle Obama photos below!

Beautiful Michelle Obama
Outdoorsy First Lady
Gorgeous First Lady
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President and Mrs. Obama
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Michelle Obama and Lisa Simpson
Michelle Obama Time Cover
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Michelle Obama Biography

Barack and Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is the First Lady of the United States, and the wife of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. She is the... More »
Born
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama