updated 04/27/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/27/2014 AT 5:20 PM ET
So who is the beautiful, successful London lawyer who has won Clooney’s heart?
Here are five things to know about Amal Alamuddin.
1. She’s a citizen of the world.
Alamuddin, 36, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and studied law at Oxford University and the New York University School of Law, according to a bio posted by NYU. Now based in London, she is fluent in French, Arabic and English.
2. She’s a lawyer and activist.
Alamuddin is an accomplished barrister who specializes in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law for the Doughty Street Chambers firm in London. In 2011 she began to represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition by Sweden. She also has been appointed to numerous U.N. commissions and is an advisor to former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Syria.