Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach at Oregon State University. As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition and healthy eating.
First Lady Obama guest-starred as herself in iCarly's season 4 episode iMeet The First Lady. The episode was written by series creator, writer and executive producer Dan Schneider specifically for Mrs. Obama and her Joining Forces initiative. Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to mobilize all sectors of society to give American service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. She appears in the episode lauding Carly, Sam and Freddie for their love and support of Carly's father Colonel Steven Shay.