Caption: Still of Barack Obama in The Daily Show: Barack Obama (2012)
Born: August 4, 1961
Star sign: Leo
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Known for: By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009), 60 Minutes (1968), Mistaken for Strangers (2013), Senator Obama Goes to Africa (2007)
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 ...