Joanne Rowling, pen name J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith is a British novelist, film producer and screenwriter born on July 31, 1965. She is best known as the author of her fantasy series Harry Potter which received worldwide attention and won several awards. The books have become the best-selling series in history. In 1990, Rowling conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London. At that time she was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International. Rowling took seven years to finish the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her child and divorced from her husband. There were six sequels and the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows completed in 2007. Since then, she has written four books including The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Casual Vacancy, The Silkworm and Career of Evil. Rowling is the United Kingdom’s best-selling living author because of her creative writing. In 2010, she was named the Most Influential Woman in Britain by leading magazine editors.
As an author, she was honored with numerous awards such as British Book Award, Blue Peter Badge and Hugo Award. Philanthropically, Rowling is an active supporter of several charities including Lumos, Comic Relief and One Parent Families. In her personal life, J. K. Rowling married twice, firstly with Jorge Arantes in 1992 but the couple got separation in 1995. Later on, she became married with Neil Murray in 2001.
J. K. Rowling Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Joanne Rowling
- Nicknames: J.K., Jo
- Date of Birth: 31 July 1965
- Birthplace: Yate, Gloucestershire, England
- Occupation: Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Blonde
J. K. Rowling Height Weight Bra Size Body Measurements Stats Facts
J. K. Rowling Family Details:
- Father: Peter James Rowling (Rolls-Royce Aircraft Engineer)
- Mother: Anne Volant Rowling (Science Technician)
- Siblings: Dianne Rowling (Sister)
- Spouse Name: Neil Murray (m. 2001), Jorge Arantes (m. 1992–1995)
- Children Name: Jessica Arantes (Daughter), Mackenzie Murray (Daughter), David Murray (Son)
J. K. Rowling Body Measurements:
Listed below are the complete J. K. Rowling body measurements details including her weight, height, bust, waist, hip, dress, bra cup and shoe size.
- Height: 5′ 5″ (165 cm)
- Weight: 54 kg (119 pounds)
- Bra Size: 32C
- Cup Size: C
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 7 (US)
- Body Measurements: N/a
J. K. Rowling Interesting Facts:
- Rowling and Harry Potter share the same birthday.
- In 2001, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire.
- K. Rowling went from being unemployed to becoming a multi-millionaire in just five years.
- The original manuscript of Harry Potter was rejected by 12 publishing houses before Bloomsbury accepted it.