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Born: February 3, 1978 (age 40 years), Beirut, Lebanon
Education: St Hugh’s College, Oxford (2000), New York University School of Law, Dr Challoner’s High School
Children: Alexander Clooney, Ella Clooney
Parents: Baria Alamuddin, Ramzi Alamuddin
Nationality: British, Lebanese
Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin; Arabic: أمل علم الدين; born 3 February 1978) is a Lebanese-British barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law and human rights. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition.
She has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. She is married to the American actor George Clooney
Amal Clooney is fluent in English, French and conversational Arabic. Her father is a Lebanese Druze and her mother is a Lebanese Sunni Muslim. Some reports have described Clooney as a Druze. She became engaged to actor George Clooney on 28 April 2014.
Her first name is derived from Arabic أمل ʾamal, meaning “hope”.
In July 2014, George Clooney publicly criticised the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail after it claimed his fiancée’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds. When the tabloid apologised for its false story, he refused to accept the apology. He called the paper “the worst kind of tabloid.
One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers.”
On 7 August 2014, the couple obtained marriage licences in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. They married on 27 September 2014 in Venice’s city hall (at Ca’ Farsetti), following a high-profile wedding ceremony two days earlier, also in Venice.
They were married by Clooney’s friend Walter Veltroni, a former mayor of Rome. The wedding was widely reported in the media. In October 2014, it was announced that the Clooneys had bought the Mill House on an island in the River Thames at Sonning Eye in England at a cost of around £10 million.
In February 2017, it was reported by the CBS talk show The Talk that Clooney was pregnant, and that she and her husband were expecting twins. Friend Matt Damon confirmed the pregnancy to Entertainment Tonight. In June 2017, she gave birth to a daughter and a son, named Ella and Alexander respectively.
Who is Amal Clooney and where does she come from?
Amal Clooney, born Amal Alamuddin, is a 40-year-old activist and human rights lawyer of British and Lebanese descent.
Born in Beirut, her family relocated to Buckinghamshire, England, where she was raised and went to school.
As a lawyer, Amal has worked on several high profile cases including representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition hearings.
She has also worked closely with the UN in backing a UK-led campaign to battle terrorist organisation ISIS.
In September 2015, she revealed that her efforts had been noticed by the terror group, and she has been the target of threats as a result.
Amal has also launched the Amal Clooney scholarship in partnership with 100 lives, which sends one Lebanese student to college each year to participated in a two-year international baccalaureate.
When did Amal Clooney get married to George?
American actor George Clooney, 55, announced his engagement to Amal in April 2014 and they married that September.
Due to George’s reputation as one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, the engagement put Amal directly in the world media’s spotlight.
The pair wed in Venice’s City Hall after holding a party to celebrate the marriage two days before – with guests including Matt Damon, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flying into the Italian city.
Former mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni officiated the ceremony.
Since they got married, the duo have launched a charity foundation, The Clooney Foundation for Justice.