Hollywood Spotlight: Amal Clooney


By Jenna Milliner-Waddell

For years, actor George Clooney has dated models, athletes, and fellow big screen actresses involved in the Hollywood social scene. However, Clooney tied the knot in September with Amal Alamuddin, a lawyer.

Alamuddin, 36, is quite accomplished. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University and went to law school at New York University. She was the student law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during her days as a US Court of Appeals judge, practices international, extradition, human rights, and criminal law, and is the legal advisor to the Royal Court of Bahrain. Not to mention she can do all of this in three languages: English, Arabic, and French.

“ I always see her in the media a lot,” sophomore biology major Melinda Matos said. “She seems like a different person then who George Clooney would date.”

In comparison to his first wife, Talia Balsam, an actress with various TV and movie roles, Alamuddin is very different.

Alamuddin, Barbra Walter’s “Most Fascinating Person of 2014,”and one of London Evening Standard’s most powerful women, is not only respected by the world but adored but by her husband. When George Clooney accepted his Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award he boasted about his good year and how proud he is to be married to Alamuddin.

The Lebanon native has enough clout without George Clooney, but thanks to their very public relationship she is everywhere influencing not only our intellect but fashion too. Matos has taken note of her sense of style and so has everyone else.  Her look have taken the industry by storm and in just a few months she has become one to watch for her street style and red carpet ensembles.


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