Amal Clooney is a British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and author. She is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specializing 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 Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. She is married to the American actor, George Clooney.
Clooney was born in Beirut, Lebanon. During the 1980s Lebanese Civil War the Alamuddin family left Lebanon settled in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. She was two years old at the time. Her father, Ramzi Alam Uddin, who received his MBA degree at the American University of Beirut and was the owner of COMET travel agency, returned to Lebanon in 1991. He is from a Lebanese Druze family from Baakline, a village in the Chouf district.Her mother, Bariaa Miknass, originally from Tripoli, North Lebanon, is a foreign editor of the Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat and a founder of the public relations company International Communication Experts, which is part of a larger company that specializes in celebrity guest bookings, publicity photography, and event promotion. The family of Clooney's mother Bariaa, is from Tripoli.
1- Amal with Georg Clooney