Quick Facts about Amal Alamuddin
Birth name:Â Amal AlamuddinÂ
Date of birth:Â February 3, 1978Â
Place of birth:Â BeirutÂ
Age:Â 39 yearsÂ
Nationality:Â British, LebaneseÂ
Husband:Â George ClooneyÂ
Children:Â Ella and AlexanderÂ
Father:Â Ramzi Alam Uddin
Â Mother:Â Bariaa MiknassÂ
Education:Â New York University School of Law
Amal Clooney early life, education, and family
Though Amal Alamuddin was born in Beirut, Lebanon her family moved to settle in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire due to the Lebanese Civil War in the 1980s. Amalâs father is Ramzi Alam Uddin and received his MBA degree from the American University of Beirut and was the owner of COMET travel agency, as well as a retired professor from the American University of Beirut. Amalâs mother, Bariaa Miknass, is the founder of the public relations company International Communication Experts and an accomplished foreign editor of the al-Hayat newspaper. British-Lebanese barrister, Amal Alamuddin has one sister, Tala, and two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad who are from her father's first marriage. Amal went to Dr. Challoner's High School, before joining St Hugh's College and later on enrolled at New York University School of Law for an LLM degree.
Amal’s high-profile career
Amal amplified her studies with a number of recognized clerkships with first and foremost working with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the U.S. Court of Appeals and also at the International Court of Justice. British-Lebanese barrister, Amal Alamuddin passed the New York State Bar then got employment with the New York Cityâbased Sullivan & Cromwell, a recognized law firm worldwide. Amal worked as part of the firmâs defense group representing high-end clients such as Arthur Andersen and Enron at a time when they were being probed in regards to their criminal activities. Some years later, Amal Alamuddin changed her career to international law and through that, she became part of a tribunal mandated to prosecute the assassins of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri. Besides working as a criminal defense lawyer, British-Lebanese barrister, Amal Alamuddin has also held advisory roles, working hand in hand with Kofi Annan acting as counsel for a 2013 United Nations Commission Syrian inquiry.
Amal’s marriage to American actor George Clooney
Being an accomplished barrister in the legal world, Amal Alamuddin stepped even more into the limelight when she got into a relationship with famous American actor George Clooney. In September 2014, Amal and George tied the knot in Venice, Italy following a high-profile wedding ceremony two days before the wedding day. The couple was married by Clooney's friend Walter Veltroni, who is a former mayor of Rome and shortly after getting married they moved to a Â£10 million Mill House located on a growing island in the River Thames in London. In February 2017, it was revealed that the couple was expecting twins and on June 6, 2017, Amal Clooney, George Clooney's wife gave birth to a girl and a boy named Ella and Alexander. The twins are the only children that the celebrity couple has for now.