Amal Alamuddin, a trilingual internationally-feted human rights lawyer who was previously an adviser to former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, has married an actor.
The 36-year-old Lebanese-born Briton, who also speaks Arabic and French, tied the knot with the actor George Clooney, who played the lead role in multiple Razzie Award-nominated Batman & Robin, in Venice yesterday.
Alamuddin is an acclaimed English barrister and New York attorney, representing clients such as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Oxford University-educated, she worked at the International Court of Justice, the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia before joining Doughty Street Chambers, London.
She has also lectured at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and The Hague Academy of International Law.
Clooney's other film roles include Grizzly II: The Predator and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.