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 George Clooney From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search George Clooney George Clooney, July 2004 Born George Timothy Clooney May 6, 1961 (1961-05-06) (age 47) Lexington , Kentucky , United States Years active 1978 — present Spouse(s) Talia Balsam (1989 — 1993) Awards won Academy Awards
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Best Supporting Actor 2005 Syriana Golden Globe Awards Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture 2005 Syriana Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Ensemble - Drama Series 1996 ER 1997 ER 1998 ER 1999 ER Other awards Saturn Award for Best Actor (film) 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn NBR Award for Best Actor 2007 Michael Clayton [1] George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe award-winning American actor, director , producer , screenwriter and philanthropist . Clooney has balanced his glamorous performances in big-budget blockbusters with work as a producer and director behind commercially riskier projects, as well as social and liberal political activism . On January 31, 2008, the United Nations named Clooney a "Messenger of peace". [2] [3] [4]
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Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2 . 1 E a r l y r o l e s 2 . 2 I n i t i a l s u c c e s s 2 . 3 M o v i e
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[ edit ] Early life Clooney, an Irish American , [5] was born in Lexington, Kentucky . His mother, Nina Bruce ( née Warren), is a former pageant queen , while his father, Nick , is a journalist , anchorman , game show and American Movie Classics host, and – in later years – an aspiring politician from the state of Kentucky . [6] He also has an older sister, Adelia (aka Ada). His cousins include actors Miguel and Rafael Ferrer , who are the sons of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney , and actor José Ferrer . He is also related to another singer, Debby Boone , who married José and Rosemary's son, Gabriel Ferrer. From an early age, Clooney would hang around his father's sets, often participating in shows, where he proved to be a crowd favorite. Clooney began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky . Spending part of his childhood in Ohio , he attended St. Michael's School in Columbus , and the Western Row and St. Susanna schools, both in Mason . There he developed an interest in theater. Eventually, his parents moved to Augusta, Kentucky . He went to Augusta High School where he was the lead in several plays. Clooney has stated that he earned all A's and a B in school, [7] and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 to play professional baseball, but was not offered a contract. He did not pass the first round of player cuts. [8] He attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981 and, very briefly, the University of Cincinnati , but did not graduate from either. [8] [9] [ edit ] Career [ edit ] Early roles His first major role came in 1984 in the television medical comedy-drama
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