10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amal Clooney

  

Amal Clooney only came to our attention when she landed one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, George Clooney. Since then, many of us have been watching her like a hawk. Not a whole lot is known about Amal. She generally shies away from interviews and chooses to focus on her work instead. Because so many of us are still interested in Amal, here are 10 things you didn’t know about her!

10. From Lebanon to England

She was born in Beirut, Lebanon, but her family moved to England during the height of the Lebanese Civil War. She was only two years old at the time.

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Photo by Eric Vandeville/ABACAPRESS.COM

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9. Accomplished Parents

Her mother Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and foreign editor of the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, while her father was a professor from the American University of Beirut and the owner of COMET travel agency.

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Photo by Richard Young/REX Shutterstock

8. Half Siblings

She has three older siblings from her father’s first marriage. Her half sister’s name is Tala and her two half brothers are named Samer and Ziad.

7. Master of Law

She has a BA degree from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, in Jurisprudence and she has a Master’s of Law Degree from New York University.

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Linda Wheeler/Everett Collection

6. Multi-Lingual

She is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

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Photo by Geoff Pugh/REX Shutterstock

5. Specializations

She specializes in international law, extradition, human rights and criminal law.

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Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

4. High Profile Clients

Some of her high profile clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives.

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Photo by Geoff Pugh/REX Shutterstock

3. Advisor

She advises governments on international law and is an adviser on Syria to The UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan. She is also Counsel to the Inquiry into the use of drones in counter terrorism operations.

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Photo by REX/Shutterstock

2. Hottest Barrister

In 2013, she was voted the hottest barrister in London by the blog Your Barrister Boyfriend.

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Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

1. Smoker

She quit smoking cold turkey for her husband George Clooney.

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Photo by REX

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