George Clooney

George Clooney

Actor and Filmmaker

Personal Stats

NameGeorge Clooney
Net Worth$500 Million

About George Clooney

George Clooney is an acclaimed American actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist. He gained fame in the 1990s for his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the television series "ER." Clooney transitioned successfully to film, starring in and directing numerous critically acclaimed movies. He is known not just for his acting chops, but also his humanitarian efforts through his justice foundation, and some would argue, also through his coffee.

Businesses Owned

  • Casamigos Tequila
  • Smokehouse Pictures
  • Clooney Foundation for Justice
  • Nespresso

Early Life

George's beginnings gave him the just the right push to bring him where he is today.

  • Born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Frequently moved due to his father's career, living in various towns in Kentucky and Ohio.
  • Attended Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and St. Michael's School in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Went to Western Row Elementary School and St. Susanna School in Mason, Ohio.
  • Attended Augusta High School in Augusta, Kentucky.
  • Suffered from Bell's palsy, a condition that causes partial facial paralysis, during middle school.
  • Attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981, majoring in broadcast journalism.
  • Worked various odd jobs, including selling women's shoes, insurance door-to-door, stocking shelves, and construction work.
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 1982 to pursue acting, living with his aunt, singer and actress Rosemary Clooney.


His family held many with wonderful talents of their own, giving Clooney the environment to pursue acting as a career.

  • George was born to Nick Clooney, who was a journalist, anchorman, and television host and Nina Bruce, a former beauty queen and city councilwoman.
  • Has an older sister, Adelia (Ada) Clooney Zeidler.
  • His extended family includes Aunt Rosemary Clooney, a famous singer and actress.
  • He got through many marriages, first, Married actress Talia Balsam in 1989; they divorced in 1993.
  • His second marriage was to a human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on September 27, 2014, in Venice, Italy.
  • His children are Alexander and Ella Clooney, born on June 6, 2017.
  • He had high-profile relationships with several actresses and models before marrying Amal, including Kelly Preston, Renée Zellweger, and Stacy Keibler.

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