George Clooney is an American actor and screenwriter. The popular actor has also directed many movies. He has earned a lot of success from his professional acting career. George Clooney is an incredibly talented actor who is listed in the A-List actors in the entertainment industry of Hollywood.
Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 6, 1961. He was born to Nina Bruce, who is a former beauty queen. She is also a city councilwoman and got married to Nick Clooney, who is a former anchorman and TV host. The couple gave birth to the talented actor Clooney and raised him as Roman Catholic. George is known to be an agnostic in his adult life. The actor attended Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and later his family moved to Mason, Ohio.
The Clooneys moved back to Kentucky and when he was in his seventh-grade year, he developed a disease Bell’s Palsy, which is a condition that partially paralyzes the face of the person. He got cured after one year, but Clooney revealed that he had a difficult time in school and was bullied over it.
George was an avid basketball and basement player in school and went to Cincinnati Reds after he completed high school. He couldn’t make it to an official basketball or baseball team during his school or college time. Clooney joined Northern Kentucky University and majored in broadcast journalism.
Career and Breakthrough
He moved to Los Angeles, to pursue his acting career. He lived in his car in Los Angeles and the car used to be parked in the driveway of Beverly Hills. George signed minor roles in television shows and made his debut in the TV show “The Facts of Life”, “Roseanne”, and “The Golden Girls“. He first got attention when he was cast on the sitcom “E/R” in 1984.
He appeared in a number of films that include “From Dusk til Dawn” “One Fine Day”, and “Out of Sight“. He has also appeared only in a “Batman” film. The actor also appeared in the show from 1994-1999 and also appeared on the show in 2000 and 2009. He has appeared in a total of 109 episodes. He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe awards for best actor.
Clooney has been an active member when it comes to political causes, such as the conflict in Darfur, Sudan. He has done a lot of fundraising for relief after the earthquake in 2010 hit Haiti. He got married to Talia Balsam in 1989 but the couple ended up getting divorced in 1993. Clooney used to live with his pet pig, Max until he died in 2006.
Clooney later got engaged to the British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014. The engagement was confirmed by the representative at Alamuddin’s law firm Doughty Street Chambers. Alamuddin and Clooney got married on September 27, 2014. Amal gave birth to twins, named Ella and Alexander, on July 6, 2017.
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George Clooney Salary Highlights and Career Earnings
George Clooney has a net worth of $500 million. He appeared in 19 episodes of “Sisters” and earned around $40,000 per episode. George earned $11 million for working in the “ER”. He earned $10 million for appearing in the movie “Batman” George has a massive net worth and has managed to earn around $200 million from his film and TV career alone.