George Clooney’s mother, Nina Bruce Warren Biography: Husband, Children, Age, Net Worth, Awards, Height, Parents

February 26, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Nina Bruce is a former beauty queen and journalist best known as Nick Clooney’s wife and George Clooney’s mother.

She has hosted several television programs, such as “The Nina Bruce Show” and “Good Morning Cincinnati.”

She has been involved in humanitarian and political causes, such as the Darfur conflict, the Armenian Genocide, and the Democratic Party.


  • Full name: Nina Bruce Warren Clooney
  • Date of birth: August 24, 1939
  • Age: 84 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Mercer County, Kentucky, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist, television host, former beauty queen
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Parents: Marvin Jackson Warren and Dica Mae Warren
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Nick Clooney (married since 1959)
  • Children: George Clooney and Adelia Clooney
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $20 million

Early Life & Education

Nina Bruce was born on August 24, 1939, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Marvin Jackson Warren and Dica Mae Warren, and she will be turning 84 years old in 2024.

She is of Scots-Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

She was interested in journalism and beauty pageants from a young age. She won the title of Miss Ohio in 1957 and competed in the Miss USA pageant, where she placed in the top 15. She also studied journalism at the University of Cincinnati.

Personal Life

Nina Bruce met Nick Clooney, a journalist, anchorman, and television host, in 1958 when she was a contestant in a beauty pageant that he was judging. They fell in love and got married in August 1959.

They have two children: George Clooney, a famous actor, director, and producer, and Adelia Clooney, a businesswoman.

Nina and Nick have been married for over 60 years and have four grandchildren: Alexander, Ella, Nick, and Allison. They live in Augusta, Kentucky, near Nick’s hometown of Maysville.

Nina and Nick have supported each other’s careers and collaborated on several television projects. They have also been active in humanitarian and political causes, such as raising awareness and funds for the victims of the Darfur conflict, the Armenian Genocide, and the 2004 tsunami.

They are both members of the Democratic Party and have campaigned for various candidates, such as John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.


Nina Bruce started her career as a journalist and television host in the late 1950s. She worked for various stations, such as WLWT, WCPO, and WKRC, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She hosted several television programs, such as “The Nina Bruce Show,” a variety and talk show, and “Good Morning Cincinnati,” a morning news show. She also interviewed celebrities like Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Johnny Carson.

Nina Bruce retired from television in the early 1980s but occasionally appeared on her husband’s and son’s shows.

She also served as a city councilwoman in Augusta, Kentucky, from 1984 to 1988. She was involved in community development and environmental issues. She also wrote a column for The Augusta Chronicle, a local newspaper.


Nina Bruce has received several awards and honors for her work in journalism and humanitarianism.

Some of them are:

  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Programming in 1978.
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Northern Kentucky University in 2006.
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2009.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for International Reporting in 2010.
  • Armenian National Committee of America Freedom Award in 2012.

Net Worth

Nina Bruce has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

She has earned her wealth from her career in journalism and television, as well as from her husband’s and son’s earnings.

Social Media

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