Meet Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton. She introduced her mother tonight at the Democratic National Convention by narrating a video about Hillary’s life and campaign for the democratic nomination for the presidency. Read her biography, see photos and a video below.
Tonite it was Chelsea Clinton who introduced her mom, Senator Hillary Clinton, for the much anticipated “Unity” speech at the Democratic National Convention. I am stunned at how much they look alike.
Chelsea, who’d been sometimes seen but hardly ever heard since she’d moved into the White House as a gawky 12-year-old, is now most certainly an integral part of the Clinton political team. Her voice is calm, conversational—none of Hillary’s proclivity to hector—and her delivery is fluent, self-assured, almost soothing. I even noticed a trace of the lilt of Little Rock mixed with a wee bit of Manhattan.
Chelsea Clinton is in many ways the ideal blend of her parents’ political talents—as Bill Clinton himself put it once, “She has her mother’s character and her father’s energy.�? Somehow, this product of two of the most adored and disliked politicians in recent history turned out well-adjusted and yet also incredibly, unmistakably like her parents.
Chelsea Victoria Clinton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 27, 1980 so her age is 28. She is the daughter and only child of former President Bill Clinton and current New York Senator and former 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chelsea’s name was inspired by her parents’ fondness for Judy Collins’s recording of the Joni Mitchell song “Chelsea Morning”.
Her parents describe her as having been a precocious child. While in elementary school, Chelsea skipped the third grade. Her mom and dad encouraged her academic excellence, with dad keeping a miniature desk for Chelsea in the governor’s office when he was Governor of Arkansas.
Throughout her childhood, she enjoyed volleyball, cards, ping pong and movies. Chelsea became a vegetarian when she was 11 years old she says for health and ethical reasons.
She moved into the White House when her father became president on January 20, 1993, when she was twelve years old and lived there until 2001. She attended Sidwell Friends School – a prestigious private school. She was a National Merit Scholarship finalist in 1997. Her Secret Service code name? ENERGY.
Chelsea Clinton attended Sanford University and majored in history then received her Master’s Degree from University College, Oxford, in international relations.
She works for Avenue Capital, a hedge fund run by Marc Lasry, a donor to Democratic causes and supporter of the Clintons. She also serves on the board for her father’s Clinton Foundation.
She was very involved in campaigning across the country for her mother’s unsuccessful run for the presidency speaking primarily on college campuses.
Chelsea Clinton Video