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George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky, and graduated from Augusta High School. He was very active in sports such as basketball and baseball, and tried out for the Cincinnati Reds, but was not offered a contract.After his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, got him a small part in a feature film, Clooney began to pursue acting. His first major role was on the sitcom E/R as "Ace", an orderly. More roles soon followed, including "George Burnett", the handsome handyman on The Facts of Life; "Booker Brooks", a supervisor on Roseanne; and "Detective James Falconer" on Sisters. Clooney had his breakthrough when he was cast as "Dr. Doug Ross" on the award-winning drama series, ER, opposite Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies.While filming "ER", Clooney starred in a number of high profile film roles, such as Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, and One Fine Day, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1997, Clooney took on the role of "Batman" in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin. The film was a moderate success in the box office, but was slammed by critics, notably for the nipple-laden Bat suit. Clooney went on to star in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, and David O. Russell's Three Kings.In 1999, Clooney left "ER" (though he would return for the season finale) and appeared in a number of films, including O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Perfect Storm, and Ocean's Eleven. Collaborating once again with Steven Soderbergh, "Ocean's Eleven" received critical acclaim, earned more than $450 million at the box office, and spawned two sequels: Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.In 2002, Clooney made his directorial debut with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an adaptation of TV producer Chuck Barris's autobiography. This was the first film under the banner of "Section Eight Productions", a production company he founded with Steven Soderbergh. The company also produced many acclaimed films, including Far from Heaven, Syriana, A Scanner Darkly, and Good Night, and Good Luck.. Clooney won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in "Syriana", and was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for "Good Night, and Good Luck".In 2006, "Section Eight" was shut down so that Soderbergh could concentrate on directing, and Clooney founded a new production company, "Smokehouse Productions", with his friend and long-time business partner, Grant Heslov.Clooney went on to produce and star in Michael Clayton (which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor), directed and starred in Leatherheads, and took leading roles in Burn After Reading, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Jason Reitman's Up in the Air. Clooney received critical acclaim for his performance in "Up in the Air" and was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe and Academy Award. He didn't win that year, but took home both Best Actor awards (as well as countless nominations) for his role as a father who finds out his wife was unfaithful as she lay in a coma in Alexander Payne's The Descendants. Throughout his career, Clooney has been heralded for his political activism and humanitarian work. He has served as one of the "United Nations Messengers of Peace" since 2008, has been an advocate for the Darfur conflict, and organized the "Hope for Haiti" telethon, to raise money for the victims of the 2010 earthquake. In March of 2012, Clooney was arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam, from 1989 until 1993. After their divorce, he swore he would never marry again. Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman bet him $10,000 that he would have children by the age of 40, and sent him a check shortly after his birthday. Clooney returned the funds and bet double or nothing he wouldn't have children by the age of 50. Although he has remained a consummate bachelor, Clooney has had many highly publicized relationships, including with former WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler. In 2014, he married lawyer and activist Amal Clooney.  See full bio on IMDb »

Elisabetta Canalis -- Life After George Clooney Is ...

Elisabetta Canalis
Life After George Clooney Is ...

Admit it ... you totally wrote off George Clooney’s ex Elisabetta Cannalis once he ditched her. Well, we got the hot Italiana out in Hollywood with her new husband.And the guy is actually… READ MORE >

Amal Clooney -- Expecting?

Amal Clooney

10:00 AM PT -- Clooney's rep tells TMZ, Amal is NOT pregnant.  George Clooney broke his vow by taking one ... and MAYBE the reason is becoming apparent.Amal Clooney and her husband were… READ MORE >

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Spielberg, Downey, Clooney ... Celebrities Owed a Fortune in Unclaimed Property

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Celebs Owed a Fortune In Unclaimed Property

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Hail to Amal & the Future Chief?

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George Clooney's Wife -- Back to Work ... On Important World Stuff (PHOTO)

George Clooney's Wife
Back to Work On Important World Stuff

George Clooney's wife (sounds weird, right?) jumped back on the lawyer beat Tuesday ... heading out to a big international lawyer meeting -- where it's a safe bet she'll have the best legs in… READ MORE >

- 830 days ago
Bill Murray -- No Wedding Gift for George Clooney

Bill Murray
No Wedding Gift for Clooney

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George Clooney
Italian Wedding Legal and Binding

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George Clooney -- We Sold Wedding Pics to Highest Bidder ... For Charity

George Clooney
We Sold Wedding Pics to Highest Bidder ... For Charity

George Clooney put his wedding pics on the auction block and a tabloid was one of the winners ... but the money is ALL going to charities that he fiercely supports ... TMZ has learned.George's… READ MORE >

- 843 days ago
George Clooney -- Have Fun at My Wedding ... But I Got My Digital Eye On You!

George Clooney
Have Fun at My Wedding But My Digital Eye is on You!!!

George Clooney created a deliciously diabolical security plan to keep guests from giving the media pictures of the wedding ... and even though he said the issue was hackers ... it's clear the REAL… READ MORE >

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George Clooney Wedding -- Meet Mr. and Mrs. Clooney

George Clooney Wedding
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Clooney

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