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Watch Amal Clooney's First US Interview

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Though the press often talks about her style and where she's going for brunch with trophy husband George Clooney, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney seriously kills it in her role as an international human rights lawyer. She often works for free on cases of extreme injustice and is currently working with former Maldives President Mohamed Rasheed on his unfair trial and indictment earlier this year.

Since being propelled to celebrity status with her high profile marriage, Clooney has remained relatively private and quiet and let her husband do his thing at red carpet events. Today, she spoke out for the first time on American television in an interview with Cynthia McFadden on NBC.

Skip to 1:46 to hear her talk more about her case with Nasheed, her safety when she's involved with such dangerous cases, and how she uses her celebrity to draw attention to high profile cases of injustice in the Maldives.