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George Clooney Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 8, 2017

Short Biography

George Clooney was born on 06-05-1961 in Lexington in the state of Kentucky, United States. He is an American Film Actor, Film Director, Activist, Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Television Actor & Voice Artist who known for his work in Hollywood industry.

George Clooney Complete Bio & Career

Exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age, Clooney made his first television appearance at 5 years old, playing sketch characters on the local talk shows his dad hosted. In middle school, however, Clooney struggled with his talent for expression when he developed Bell's palsy, which causes partial facial paralysis. He eventually recovered from the illness.
In school, Clooney was more focused on sports than books, but still managed to be a good student. He dropped out of school in 1981, without a thought as to what he would do next. Clooney stuck around the Cincinnati area for a while, finding work as a shoe salesman and, later, as a farmhand picking tobacco. He landed a recurring role on the popular teen comedy The Facts of Life, from 1985 to 1987. From 1988 to 1991, Clooney also made guest appearances on the sitcom Roseanne. In 1992, he starred in the short-lived series Bodies of Evidence, playing a detective.
Clooney worked steadily in Hollywood, but he had yet to land a significant career breakthrough. All that changed in 1994, when Clooney was cast in a new NBC medical drama called ER. In 1999, Clooney turned in his ER scrubs to pursue his film career full time. He starred in the Persian Gulf War tale Three Kings with Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube that same year. Working with the Coen brothers, Clooney starred as a charming conman in O Brother, Where Are Thou? (2000), an imaginative retelling of the epic poem The Odyssey. He won a Golden Globe Award for his work on the film. 
An outspoken liberal, Clooney has been a frequent target of right-wing politicos and personalities, including FOX News's Bill O'Reilly. Beyond his disappointment with the election of George W. Bush as President in 2000, the actor was also an early opponent of the Iraq War, and later called the president "dim" in a 2003 interview.

George Clooney Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Nick Clooney and Nina Bruce. He was previously married to Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. He is currently married to Amal Alamuddin since 2014. 

Wife Amal Clooney

Life's Important Dates Of George Clooney

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About George Clooney

  • Clooney is a distant relation of President Lincoln.
  • Legendary actress and singer Rosemary Clooney is his aunt.
  • Clooney's father worked for television stations in both Cincinnati and Columbus when George was young before they returned to Kentucky.
  • Clooney appeared in a number of tv series in the early years of his career including 'The Facts of Life' and 'Roseanne.'
  • He went to the University of Cincinnati but did not graduate. Instead, started selling women’s shoes, insurance door-to-door, stocking shelves, working in construction and cutting tobacco to make money.
  • During his struggling days, George lived in a friend’s closet and rode a bicycle to get to auditions.
  • He had a pet pig named Max, a gift from then girlfriend Kelly Preston who once saved his life by waking him up before an earthquake.
  • In his wedding with Amal, he spent around $4.6 million to $13 million, as Clooney booked the entire Hotel Cipriani exclusively for his wedding guests.
  • Since 2007, he is the co-founder of the Enough Project, which aims at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • He is among the few actors to be gifted with a perfect combination of beauty and brains, as he not only topped the ‘Most Beautiful Men Alive’ list but, was also enumerated in the Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
  • He backed Barack Obama’s campaign in the presidential election of 2008 and 2012. In 2006, he traveled around the western region of Sudan, known as Darfur, as a Strategic Adviser for Not On Our Watch Project to monitor armed activity for signs of a renewed civil war between Sudan and South Sudan and to detect and deter mass atrocities.
  • During his school days, he was more focused on sports than books and even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds to pursue a profession in baseball. But, he didn’t succeed, as his fortune was looking for something else.

George Clooney Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

61 years, 4months, 18 days old age George Clooney will turn 62 on 06 May, 2023. Only 7 months, 11 days, 1 hours,57 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

George Clooney has celebrated the total number of 61 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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