Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister, human rights activist, and philanthropist. Her accomplishments in human rights and international law have earned her international recognition as well as high-profile clients, including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition. She has represented several nation-states, including the state of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Yulia Tymoshenko. She’s the wife of famous actor and director George Clooney.
Amal Clooney Biography
Amal Clooney was born on February 3, 1978, in Beirut, Lebanon. She’s currently 45 years old.
|Birth Name||Amal Ramzi Alamuddin|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Age||45 years old|
|Profession||Barrister-at-law, Human Rights Activist, and Philanthropist|
|Residence||Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire, England|
- Father – Ramzi Alamuddin (Entrepreneur)
- Mother – Bariaa (née Miknass) Alamuddin (Foreign editor of the Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat)
- Siblings – Tala Alamuddin (Sister), Samer Alamuddin (Older Half-Brother), Ziad Alamuddin (Older Half-Brother)
Amal attended the girls’ grammar school, Dr. Challoner’s High School in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. After which, she enrolled at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (Oxford’s equivalent to the LLB) in 2000. She won an Exhibition scholarship and a Shrigley Award
In 2001, Amal was admitted to the New York University School of Law where she studied LLM degree. She received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for excellence in entertainment law.
Amal Clooney Personal Life
Amal Clooney began dating actor George Clooney after they first met at a charity event in September 2014. They got engaged on 28 April 2014 and subsequently obtained marriage licenses in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London on 7 August 2014. The couple married on 27 September 2014 in Venice’s city hall (at Ca’ Farsetti) followed by a lavish wedding ceremony.
Together, they have a son and a daughter (twins), named Alexander Clooney and Ella Clooney, born on 6 June 2017, respectively.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8 inches|
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 57 kg|
Pounds – 126 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Lustrous black hair|
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An Alumna of New York University School of Law, and while at NYU, Amal worked clerkships in both the International Court of Justice and United States Court of Appeals. For one semester, she worked as a student law clerk in the offices of Sonia Sotomayor, who is today a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Amal is a qualified lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom. She was admitted to the Bar in New York in 2002 and in England & Wales in 2010. She has also practiced at international courts in The Hague including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Clooney has been involved in high-profile cases representing the state of Cambodia, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Julian Assange, and was an adviser to the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni.
In 2013, she guest appeared on the TV news show Access Hollywood as Herself (lawyer) in an episode dated June 13, 2013.
Being a British attorney, she has worked for high-profile clients including Arthur Anderson, Julian Assange, and Enron.
Amal Clooney Net Worth
According to various sources, Amal Clooney has a total net worth of $50 million US dollars.
Amal Clooney Facts
Her family moved to Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire during the 1980s Civil War, when she was two years old.
After graduation, Amal worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City for three years in Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, where she represented high-profile clients, including Enron and Arthur Andersen.
In 2010, she returned to England and became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers.
Clooney has worked as a visiting faculty member and lectured students on international criminal law at the Law School of the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London, The New School in New York City, The Hague Academy of International Law, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On 25 February 2014, the Office of the UK Attorney General appointed Clooney for the period 2014 to 2019 to the C Panel of the Public International Law Panel of Counsel.
Clooney was chosen as Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2015.
Amal’s wedding dress was designed by New York-based designer Oscar de la Renta.
Amal Clooney is fluent in English, French and conversational Arabic.
She is the president of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which she co-founded with her husband George Clooney in late 2016 to advance justice in courtrooms, communities, and classrooms around the world.
Clooney formed the Amal Clooney Scholarship, which was created to send one female student from Lebanon to the United World College Dilijan each year, to enroll in a two-year international baccalaureate program.
She has co-authored the book “The Law and Practice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon”, published in 2013 by the Oxford University Press.
In 2019, Prince Charles launched the Amal Clooney Award to celebrate ‘incredible young women’.
In 2022, Amal Clooney, along with Michelle Obama and Melinda French Gates, launched the ‘Get Her There’ campaign that seeks to catalyze educating and empowering teenage females.