/ : George Clooney /


Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky
Occupations: Actor, Writer, Producer
Quote: "Probably the one thing I'm most proud of in my life is how hard I've worked at keeping everybody around. It can get tricky. Because when you start to get famous, people start to surround you and tell you how great you are; you get this whole crew of friends you don't know, and they're suddenly your best friends. - GQ, October 1997
 
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Claim to Fame: Played Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC medical drama series ER (1994-99)

Significant Other(s):
Lisa Snowden, model
Trayler Howard, actress; reportedly dating as of spring 2000
Brooke Langton, actress; reportedly dating as of fall 1999
Celine Balitran, French model; dated 1996-99
Kimberly Russell, actress, model; together briefly mid-1995
DeDee Pfeiffer, actress
Denise Crosby, actress
Wife: Talia Balsam, actress; married 1989, divorced 1992
Kelly Preston, actress; together 1987-89

Family:
Father: Nick Clooney, TV newscaster, talk-show host
Mother: Nina Bruce Clooney (née Warren); first runner-up at Miss Kentucky pageant where Nick Clooney was emcee
Aunt: Rosemary Clooney, singer, actor
Sister: Ada; born 1959
Cousin: Miguel Ferrer, actor

Biography
This baby-faced, bedroom-eyed actor had a decade-long career in series TV, generally in forgettable roles, which finally paid off with a regular starring role as a charming but troubled pediatrician on the NBC medical series ER. A scion of a show business family--his father Nick is a broadcast journalist and on-air host, his aunt is singer Rosemary Clooney and his cousin is actor Miguel Ferrer--Clooney grew up on the set of his father's shows, filling in both on- and back-stage.

Clooney's adult acting career began with a slew of pilots and small sitcom roles and included parts in the laughable horror features Return to Killer High (1986) and Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988). Stardom didn't arrive until he was cast as Dr. Doug Ross on ER, a role that made him the man of the year in the media. While continuing with the TV show, Clooney began to make inroads in Hollywood, scoring as Quentin Tarantino's brother in Robert Rodriguez's vampire thriller From Dusk Till Dawn and displaying his boyish charms opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the romantic comedy One Fine Day (both 1996). Although he proved adequate in the dual roles of Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight in Batman & Robin (1997), Clooney was hampered by a muddled script and overwhelmed by the film's over-the-top production values.

Filmography
Insomnia (2002)
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Rock Star (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Fail Safe (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
Tony Bennett: Live By Request (1999)
Out Of Sight (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Batman & Robin (1997)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Full-Tilt Boogie (1997)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
One Fine Day (1996)
The Harvest (1993)
Un-Becoming Age (1993)
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993)
The Magic Bubble (1992)
Red Surf (1990)
Sunset Beat (1990)
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
Return to Horror High (1987)
Combat High (1986)
 

Awards:
1995: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series, ER; award shared with series cast
1996: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series, ER; award shared
1996: MTV Movie Award: Best Breakthrough Performance, From Dusk Till Dawn
1997: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series, ER; award shared
1998: Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series, ER; shared award
2000: Golden Globe: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Factoids:
Once wanted to be a professional baseball player

Education:
Attended Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Studied acting with Milton Katselas

Agency:
William Morris Agency

 


 

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