Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran to African-American parents. She also appeared on a TV show called Finding Your Roots. The research provided by the show revealed that she also has Native American, French and Scottish roots.
Valerie Jarrett is the former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. In the Obama administration she also served as the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Jarrett officially began her political career in Chicago as the Deputy Corporation for Finance and Development for Harold Washington's administration in 1987. Since then, she has continued her rise to more responsible and high-profile political positions.