Amal's clients include former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Australian Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. After her wedding, she threw her legal clout and celebrity behind a series of high-profile cases including Britain's possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.
She defended Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy after he was jailed in Egypt and was part of the legal team for former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed following his toppling in 2012.
She has also defended the cause of young Yazidi women who were abused by fighters of the Islamic State jihadist group.
Amal was born in Lebanon before her family moved to Britain when she was three- years-old.
Actor, director and producer George Clooney was earlier married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993, before his role in hit television series ER propelled him to international stardom.
(With AFP inputs)