Michelle Obama wrote college recommendation for 'Black-ish' actress
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaWe must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary MORE wrote “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi a college recommendation letter, W Magazine reports.

In a profile piece in W Magazine, Shahidi reveals that Obama wrote her a college recommendation and also gave Shahidi a “go get ’em, tiger” back-rub as encouragement before she took her AP exams.


“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi said of the first lady.

The 17-year-old actress has appeared onstage with the former first lady during public speaking engagements, and attended the Obama’s final White House Easter egg roll, where she met Beyoncé for the first time.

The article titled, "Yara Shahidi on Women's Empowerment, Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Instagram, and the Black-ish Spinoff," describes her rise in the fashion and acting worlds while also being an activist.

Shahidi is a black Muslim woman who first appeared on screen in the show Entourage