Amal Clooney Parents: Meet Baria Alamuddin, Ramzi Alamuddin
Amal Clooney born on 3 February 1978 is a Lebanese-British barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law and human rights.
Her clients include Nobel Prize laureate Maria Ressa; a former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed; Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition; a former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko; Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy; and Nobel Prize laureate Nadia Murad.
She is the co-founder of the Clooney Foundation for Justice with her husband, George Clooney.
Amal Alamuddin Clooney was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Her first name is from أمل, ʾamal in Arabic, meaning “hope”.
Her family left Lebanon when she was two years old, during the Lebanese Civil War, and settled in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Her father Ramzi Alamuddin, a Lebanese Druze from the Alam al-Din dynasty village of Baakline in the Chouf District, received his MBA degree at the American University of Beirut.
He returned to Lebanon in 1991 after the end of the Lebanese Civil War. Her mother, Bariaa (née Miknass), is from a family of Sunni Muslims from Tripoli in Northern Lebanon, and is a political journalist and foreign editor of the Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat.
She is a founder of the public relations company International Communication Experts, which is part of a larger company that specialises in celebrity guest bookings, publicity photography, and event promotion.
Clooney has three siblings: one sister and two half-brothers from her father’s first marriage.
Who is Ramzi Alamuddin?
Her father, Ramzi Alamuddin, is of Lebanese-Druze descent and worked as a University professor and as the owner of a travel company.
Who is Bariaa Alamuddin?
Her mother, Bariaa Alamuddin, is a Sunni Muslim and an internationally recognized journalist.