Skip to main content

See also:

Malia Obama takes a Hollywood job from an unemployed American

President Obama and daughter Malia
President Obama and daughter Malia
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

There are more than 20 million unemployed and underemployed workers in America, including many working on Hollywood productions. First Daughter Malia Obama, on the other hand, seems to have no problem finding a job in Tinseltown.

The 15-year-old just finished her school year at the exclusive Sidwell Friends private school in Washington, D.C., and immediately flew out with the First Lady to California ahead of her father's visit to Palm Springs this weekend. While the President played golf and attended a fundraiser in the area, Malia and her mother Michelle Obama went to the Los Angeles set of the CBS sci-fi series Extant, starring Halle Berry. According to The Wrap, Malia worked as a production assistant on the show while there, including assisting the computer shop alignments and "slating" a take. It is unclear how she got the job, as spokespeople for both CBS and the First Lady did not respond to The Wrap's request for a comment. Michelle Obama reportedly accompanied Malia to the set.

It is also not clear how much taxpayers forked out to cover the cost of the Obamas to fly to Los Angeles and back to Palm Springs to continue their vacation.

It should be noted that Halle Berry is a longtime supporter of President Obama. She made numerous donations to his campaigns, and during his initial Presidential run in 2008, Berry said "I'll do whatever he says to do. I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear."

Victor Medina writes for Yahoo News and his political blog His other writing credits include The Dallas Morning News and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at Click here to receive a weekly email update from To be notified of future stories by Victor Medina, click the SUBSCRIBE link here or at the top of this page.