Malia Ann Obama, born July 4, 1998, is the oldest daughter of former U.S. President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama is an undergraduate student at Harvard University, currently pursuing a career in television and filmmaking. Although she has been in the spotlight due to her father’s public life and career, Obama has set out a clear path for her life and separated herself as an individual force. Let’s celebrate her birthday today.
Malia Ann Obama was born and raised in Chicago with her father Barack, an Illinois state senator and law professor, and her mother, Michelle, who was the University of Chicago’s associate dean of student services. In 2008, her father was elected president and the Obama family moved into the White House. She attended the Sidwell Friends School with her younger sister, Sasha, while heeding the duties of being the president’s daughter.
Obama was kept as grounded as possible after moving into the prestigious White House, taking part in typical teenage activities such as class trips, summer camps, and her school prom, under the watchful eye of the Secret Service. She boasts impressive internship and work roles, which include working as a production assistant on the set of “Extant” in 2014 and assisting the writers on the “Girls” series in 2015. She also had a brief stint at The Weinstein Company in 2017 before enrolling at Harvard University, for the 2017 fall semester, where she met her boyfriend Rory Farquharson.
In 2021, it was revealed that Obama would join the writer’s table on a new series called “Hive,” created by singer and actor Danny Glover. She will be portrayed by Lexi Underwood in the upcoming series, “The First Lady,” about White House events from the presidents’ wives’ point of view. Obama still has many roles to fill at such a young age, and her bright future is only just getting started. We cant wait to see what she does next.
Obama moves with her family into the White House as her father is elected president of the United States.
She becomes a writing assistant on the show “Girls.”
Obama enrolls in the fall semester at Harvard University.
She gets her first staff writing job on the show “Hive.”
Why We Love Malia Obama
She is an activist
Obama is a budding activist, much like her mother. She was seen protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, as well as participating in the nationwide demonstrations for George Floyd.
She is a humanitarian
She traveled with her sister, mother, and maternal grandmother, to Liberia to facilitate the Let Girls Learn peace initiative. The United States provided $27 million in aid.
She is a fashion idol
Obama has her own fresh take on styling an outfit that has been dubbed "simple, polished, and pretty" by “Teen Vogue.” This is quite an accomplishment in itself.
5 Surprising Facts
She has worked at the U.S. Embassy
A year before university, Obama worked as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
How she learned to drive
It has been stated that some of the Secret Service employees taught her how to drive.
She has an impressive accolade
Obama and her sister were included in the “25 Most Influential Teens” of 2014 by “TIME Magazine.”
Obama has met renowned leaders
She has been fortunate enough to meet world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Pope Benedict XVI.
She speaks better Spanish than her father
Obama is famously known to have helped her father communicate with hosts in Spanish.
Malia Obama FAQs
Does Malia Obama have a job?
She has a budding Hollywood career. She has secured a role as a staff writer for the show “Hive,” created by Danny Glover.
How old is Malia Obama now?
She will be 24 years old in July 2022.
Who is Malia Obama dating?
She is currently dating Rory Farquharson in 2022.
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