All About Amal: 7 Fast Facts About George Clooney's Bride
SHE'S A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
Alamuddin, 36, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and studied law at England's Oxford University and the New York University School of Law, according to a bio posted by NYU. Now based in London, she is fluent in French, Arabic and English.
SHE'S A LAWYER AND AN ACTIVIST
Alamuddin is an accomplished barrister who specializes in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law for the Doughty Street Chambers firm in London. In 2011 she began to represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition by Sweden. She also has been appointed to numerous UN commissions and is an advisor to former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Syria.
SHE HAS AN IMPRESSIVE RéSUMé
While at NYU, Alamuddin worked as a student law clerk for now-Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was then a judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After graduating from NYU, she joined the litigation department of Sullivan amp Cromwell in New York and practiced U.S. and international law there for three years, according to her NYU bio.
SHE'S A SEX SYMBOL
Last year, a Tumblr that tracks what it calls "barrister hotties" voted her London's hottest female barrister. Alamuddin landed on top of the list for "achieving the seemingly unattainable ideal of contemporary femininity: she is both breathtakingly beautiful and formidably successful," the website stated.
SHE'S A FASHIONISTA
SHE'S A FOODIE
Yes, she has an enviable figure, but don't expect her to skimp out on a good meal. This girl has dined at some of the best restaurants in the world with Clooney, including French restaurant Rotisserie Georgette in New York, Craig's in Los Angeles, Berners Tavern in London, Da Ivo in Venice and Cafe Habana in Malibu for their engagement party.