Amal Clooney is an accomplished and recognized human rights lawyer of British and Lebanese descent. Amal Clooney was born as Amal Alamuddin in Beirut on February 1978 however during the Lebanese Civil War, her family moved to London when Amal was 2 years old. British-Lebanese barrister Amal’s mother is Baria Alamuddin who is an award-winning journalist while her father is now a retired professor from the American University of Beirut. Amal Alamuddin is married to George Clooney and has two kids together. Amal Clooney, George Clooney's wife studied law at NYU’s Law School and has managed to work on a number of high-profile cases. 


Quick Facts about Amal Alamuddin

Birth name: Amal Alamuddin 

Date of birth: February 3, 1978 

Place of birth: Beirut 

Age: 39 years 

Nationality: British, Lebanese 

Profession: Barrister 

Husband: George Clooney 

Children: Ella and Alexander 

Father: Ramzi Alam Uddin

 Mother: Bariaa Miknass 

Education: 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. Amal’s 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. Amal’s 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 City–based Sullivan & Cromwell, a recognized law firm worldwide. Amal worked as part of the firm’s 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 £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.