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Christiane Amanpour Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 January 1958London, England, UK
Height 5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christiane Amanpour was born on January 12, 1958 in London, England. She is known for her work on War Photographer (2001), Veillées d'armes (1994) and 60 Minutes (1968). She has been married to James Rubin since August 8, 1998. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

James Rubin (8 August 1998 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (20)

News reporter for CNN.
Husband James P. Rubin is the State Department spokesman.
She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.
Her first child, with husband James, was born [March 2000]
She is half-Iranian
Lived in Iran until her late teens/early twenties. She left her homeland because of the Iranian Revolution.
Her son born was born on 27 March 2000. He was named Darius John Rubin: John after her and her husband's very good friend John Kennedy Jr..
Is constantly refered to in Gilmore Girls (2000) as the character Rory's (Alexis Bledel) big role model.
At 11, she was sent from Iran to a Catholic girl's boarding school in England.
Was an accomplished equestrian who competed as a child jockey.
Is the eldest of four sisters.
Her parents are Mohammad and Patricia Amanpour.
Her father is Iranian and her mother is British.
Amanpour was permitted to interview the extremist Russian politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, for 60 Minutes after he specifically said he would not be interviewed by an American correspondent from the show.
Fluent in Farsi and most of the time speaks Farsi in Iran.
Her son's name is "Darius". "Darius" is a Persian name, which was the name of one of the historical kings of Iran.
She was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honors List for her services to journalism.
She made an interview with Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after he was announced as the president of Iran on June 13th.
Kensington, London, England [May 2009]
New York [February 2010]

Personal Quotes (6)

But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.
It occurred to me that I have spent almost every working day of the past ten years living in a state of repressed fear.
U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.
[on being a war correspondent] There's a certain kind of person who's attracted to being an astro-physicist or a soldier or taking risks at sports. We need the adrenaline to keep us safe. We're not heroin addicts. If you want us to be the eyes and ears in our field - not people spinning in the blogosphere or sitting in armchairs opining about what's going on in the rest of the world - you need people who are willing to go to the battlefield.
If I had been reporting in World War II, would I have had to say, in the name of objectivity, 'Poor Mr. Hitler, he has a point'? No, you don't play footsie with the most appalling crimes known to humanity. I realized in Bosnia that, even if it it means you're going to be accused of not being fair, you have to tell the truth.
[on being awarded the Order of the British Empire] I'll tell you something odd. I grew up a monarchist in Iran. It was all I knew. And I respected the British monarchy. But in the interim I've tried to put the spotlight on people who are struggling for their rights, or the right to stay alive, and that really affected me when it came to standing in from of the Queen to receive the honor. Because I couldn't curtsy - even though I grew up curtsying. I bowed instead.

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