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George Clooney And How He Is Related To Abraham Lincoln

Famously known for his acting roles in big box office releases like Oceans Eleven and ER, George Clooney is a household name and international acting sensation worldwide. 

The actor is not only talented but has the looks to match. He was named twice by People magazine as the “Sexiest Man Alive.”

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Early Life

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961. The now 58-year-old was born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He is of German, Irish and English descent.

He was born into a family that was accustomed to some level of fame. His father Nick Clooney was an anchorman and television host back in the day, serving five good years on the AMC network.

His mother, on the other hand, was a beauty queen cum councilwoman. He has an older sister known as Adelia. He hails from Abraham Lincoln’s bloodline as his maternal great great great grandmother was Abraham’s mother’s half-sister.

His education life started at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He attended St. Michael’s School in Worthington, Ohio; which preceded Western Row Elementary School (a public school) in Mason, Ohio, from 1968 to 1974; and St. Susanna School in Mason, where he served as an altar boy.

He went to Augusta High School in Augusta, Kentucky where he played basketball and baseball. In 1979 he joined Northern Kentucky University where he majored in broadcast journalism and left in 1981.

Love Life

George Clooney has officially been married twice with a string of girlfriends mostly composed of models and actresses. After splitting, he moved on to French reality TV personality Céline Balitran (1996–1999).

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The famous actor was first married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. After their brief stint at marriage, he is known to have dated the likes of British model Lisa Snowdon, Krista Allen, Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis and WWE personnel Stacy Keibler.

After his long search for love, he finally settled down again. He is now married to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alammudin and the two were blessed with twins, Ella and Alexander in 2107.

The two lovebirds got engaged in April of 2014. In August, the pair got their marriage licenses in the UK. They were officially married by Clooney’s friend and former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, on September 27, 2014.

Career

Before he started his acting career and landed his big break in ER, George Clooney made money selling insurance door-to-door, women’s shoes, working in construction, stocking shelves and cutting tobacco.

His first role on TV was in 1978 as an extra in Centennial, the mini-series. After this, he acted in shows such as The Facts of Life, The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Baby Talk, and Sunset Beat.

Actor and director George Clooney scored his breakout role in 1992 as Dr. Doug Ross on TV’s ER. The hit show led to major film roles, including a turn as Batman. In 2005, Clooney won an Academy Award for his performance in Syriana.

He transformed from just acting to directing as well in 2002 when he directed ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ which is a biographical spy comedy.

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Since then he has directed other films like The Ides of March, Leatherheads, The Monuments Men as well as Good Night, and Good Luck.

In 2013, his directorial role paid off when he received an Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the movie Ago.

TIME magazine has called the actor “The Last Movie Star” and in 2009, they included him in Time 100 Most Influential People In the World.

Through his activism, George Clooney served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since early 2008. He has won an Oscar award twice in his career.

Net Worth

In 2020, George Clooney is estimated to be worth $500 million. This estimate was made by Forbes who named him the highest-paid actor in the world back in 2018.

His estimated net worth is thanks to Diageo who bought his high-end tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion.

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