J. K. Rowling Personal Details
Birth Name: Joanne Rowling
Nickname: J. K. Rowling, Jo, JKR
Born: July 31, 1965
Religion: Anglican / Episcopalian
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birth Place: Yate, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Residence: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Education: She attended St Michael’s Primary School before attending Wyedean School and College. Later on, she attended the University of Exeter.
Occupation: Novelist, screenwriter
Net Worth: $1 billion
J. K. Rowling Measurements
Height: 5’5″ (1.65 m)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Bra Size: 34B
Dress Size: 4
Shoe Size: 8
Distinctive features: Blue eyes, soft voice
Best known for: Being the author of the famous Harry Potter book series which sold more than 400 million copies worldwide
J. K. Rowling Family:
Father – Peter James Rowling
Mother – Anne Rowling
Siblings – Dianne Rowling
J. K. Rowling Dated:
- Jorge Arantes (1992-1994) – She dated journalist Jorge Arantes for just a couple of months before marrying him in October 1992. The marriage lasted less than two years with the couple eventually getting separated in November 1993.
- Neil Murray (2001-Present) – She is currently married to Neil Murray with whom she has two children named David Gordon Rowling Murray and Jean Rowling Murray.
First Novel: She published her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997.
First TV appearance: She also made her first appearance on television in 1997 when she appeared in an episode of Blue Peter.
Personal trainer: It doesn’t appear that J. K. Rowling employs the services of a personal trainer, nor does she seem to work out that much.
J. K. Rowling Favorite Things, Facts & Hobbies:
- She wrote her first short story when she was 6 years old.
- Interestingly enough, her debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by 12 different publishers before Bloomsbury accepted it.
- Joanne did most of the writing for her first book on a typewriter in various street cafes in Edinburgh, often accompanied by her infant daughter.
- In 2008, the Telegraph named her the 14th most powerful person in British culture.
- She founded the Volant Charitable Trust a few years back, which is a charity that deals with social inequality and poverty worldwide.
- In 2007, a handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was auctioned and bought for $1.9 million by an online retailer, which makes it the single most expensive book ever sold at an auction.
- She has donated millions of pounds to fund research and treatment of sclerosis over the years, seeing how her own mother suffered from the condition.
- J.K. Rowling is the first writer in history to have sold more than 500 million copies of a single fiction series.