Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here


  • FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

Barack Obama

Powered by imdb

Barack Obama was born to a white American mother, Ann Dunham, and a black Kenyan father, Barack Obama Sr., who were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard, she and Barack stayed behind, and his father ultimately returned alone to Kenya, where he worked as a government economist. Barack's mother remarried an Indonesian oil manager and moved to Jakarta when Barack was six. He later recounted Indonesia as simultaneously lush and a harrowing exposure to tropical poverty. He returned to Hawaii, where he was brought up largely by his grandparents. The family lived in a small apartment - his grandfather was a furniture salesman and an unsuccessful insurance agent and his grandmother worked in a bank - but Barack managed to get into Punahou School, Hawaii's top prep academy. His father wrote to him regularly but, though he traveled around the world on official business for Kenya, he visited only once, when Barack was ten. Obama attended Columbia University, but found New York's racial tension inescapable. He became a community organizer for a small Chicago church-based group for three years, helping poor South Side residents cope with a wave of plant closings. He then attended Harvard Law School, and in 1990 became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He turned down a prestigious judicial clerkship, choosing instead to practice civil-rights law back in Chicago, representing victims of housing and employment discrimination and working on voting-rights legislation. He also began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, and married Michelle Robinson, a fellow attorney. Eventually he was elected to the Illinois state senate, where his district included both Hyde Park and some of the poorest ghettos on the South Side. In 2004 Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, representing Illinois, and he gained national attention by giving a rousing and well-received keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. In 2008 he ran for President, and despite having only four years of national political experience, he won. In January 2009, he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American ever elected to that position. Obama was reelected to a second term in November 2012.  See full bio on IMDb »

Sarah Palin -- Blames President Obama for Son's Domestic Violence Arrest (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin
Blames Prez Obama for Son's Arrest

Sarah Palin finally spoke out about her son's domestic violence arrest ... and she's kinda laying blame on President Obama. Palin was at a Donald Trump rally in Oklahoma when she addressed the… READ MORE >

President Obama -- Drake or Kendrick Lamar? That's an Easy One! (VIDEO)

President Obama
Drake or Kendrick? That's an Easy One!

President Obama and Meek Mill now have something in common -- they've both dissed Drake. The prez sat down with YouTube star Adande Thorne ... who asked, "If Drake and Kendrick Lamar got in a rap… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard -- We'd Give Obama A Job!!! (TMZ LIVE)

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard
We'd Give Obama a Job!!!

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard think we're absolutely crazy for even raising the question ... Would Obama take a job running a studio after he leaves office ... but if he's interested,… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Jim Harbaugh -- Obama CRUSHED State of the Union (VIDEO)

Jim Harbaugh
Obama CRUSHED State of the Union

Barack Obama just got a big Maize and Blue stamp of approval for his State of the Union speech -- with Jim Harbaugh telling TMZ Sports, "The President hit it out of the park!" Harbaugh and his… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Brian Grazer -- I Want Obama on 'Empire'!!! (VIDEO)

Brian Grazer
I Want Obama on 'Empire'!!!

President Obama has an in when he leaves office if he wants a piece of "Empire." Exec producer Brian Grazer never thought of it until our photog raised the question Tuesday outside Craig's in… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Keegan-Michael Key -- Comedy with Donald Trump? I Said, Biiiiitch ... (VIDEO)

Keegan-Michael Key
Comedy with Donald Trump? I Said, Biiiiitch ...

"Key & Peele" star Keegan-Michael Key famously shared a stage with President Obama, but says NO amount of money will get him to do the same for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Key… READ MORE >

- 145 days ago
George Zimmerman -- Blasts President Obama for Fake Tears (VIDEO)

George Zimmerman
Blasts Prez Obama for Fake Tears

George Zimmerman put down his guns long enough to shoot off his mouth instead at President Barack Obama ... accusing him of shedding crocodile tears over mass shootings.  … READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
President Obama -- Teary and Angry ... Guns are Killing Our Children (VIDEO)

President Obama
Teary and Angry Guns are Killing Our Children

President Obama choked up and wiped tears from his eyes as he talked about children getting murdered in the wave of gun violence. Obama took a moment to compose himself as he unveiled a… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
'Making A Murderer' -- Prez Obama Needs to Step Up ... Says 'Empire' Star (VIDEO)

'Making A Murderer'
Prez Obama Needs to Step Up ... Says 'Empire' Star

"Empire" star Adam Rodriguez thinks Steven Avery, the man at the center of "Making A Murderer" ... should be set free, and President Obama needs to make it happen. Adam was leaving the… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
David Spade to Obama -- President Obama ... Thirstiest President Ever (VIDEO)

David Spade
Obama ... Thirstiest Prez Ever

David Spade thinks President Obama and Michelle have gone over the deep end and are becoming downright embarrassing to the office. David was leaving Craig's when he groused about the… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago

Around The Web