|Real Name/Full Name||Joanne Rowling|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||J. K. Rowling|
|Birth Place:||Yate, United Kingdom|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||31 July 1965|
|Age/How Old:||58 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Peter Rowling
Mother – Anne Volant Rowling
|School:||Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre|
|College:||University of Exeter|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Neil Murray|
|Kids/Children Name:||Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, David Gordon Rowling Murray, and Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray|
|Profession:||Author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter|
|Net Worth:||1 billion|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
K. Rowling is a British poet, philanthropist, film maker, television producer, and screenwriter who goes by the pen name Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, HonFRSE, FRCPE, FRSL. Her most popular work is the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has received several awards and sold over 500 million copies, making it the best-selling book series in history.
Rowling had majority approval on the scripts and was a consultant on the final films, and the books became the inspiration for a successful film series. Under the pen name Robert Galbraith, she also authors crime stories.
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Biography and Early Life
Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire, to Anne (née Volant), a research technician, and Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer. In 1964, her parents met on a train leaving King’s Cross Station bound for Arbroath.
When Rowling was 23 months old, her sister Dianne was born at their house. When Rowling was four years old, the family relocated to the local village of Winterbourne. Rowling used to write fairy stories as a teenager, which she would read to her sister.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is J. K. Rowling in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, J. K. Rowling’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 21st September 2023 having been born on 31 July 1965. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119 lbs in Pound and 54kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.
Rowling went to St Michael’s Primary School, which was founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More when she was a child. Alfred Dunn, her headmaster at St Michael’s, has been proposed as the model for Harry Potter’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Her mother worked in the science department at Wyedean School and College, where she attended high school.
Rowling took the entrance exams for Oxford University in 1982 but was not admitted, so she went to the University of Exeter and received a BA in French and Classics.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
After 18 months in Porto, she met Jorge Arantes, a Portuguese television journalist, in a bar and discovered they shared a love of Jane Austen. Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes (named after Jessica Mitford) was conceived on July 27, 1993, in Portugal, after they married on October 16, 1992.
On November 17, 1993, the pair divorced. Rowling’s biographers have said that she was subjected to sexual violence during her marriage, which she later confirmed.
Rowling married Neil Murray, a Scottish doctor, in a private ceremony at her home, Killiechassie House, in Scotland, on December 26, 2001. David Gordon Rowling Murray, their son, was born on March 24, 2003. Rowling knew Sarah Brown, the wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, while they worked together on a charity program.
Is J. K. Rowling Lesbian?
No, J. K. Rowling is not a lesbian. Looking at her love life, it is clear that her interest is only in the opposite sex.
Rowling completed her Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone manuscript in 1995, typing it on an antique manual typewriter. The Fulham-based Christopher Little Literary Agency decided to represent Rowling in her quest for a publisher after hearing from Bryony Evens, a reviewer who had been approached to review the book’s first three chapters. The novel was sent to twelve publishing houses, all of which turned it down. Editor Barry Cunningham of Bloomsbury, a London publishing company, eventually gave her the green light (and a £1,500 advance) a year later.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the sequel, was released in July 1998, and Rowling was awarded the Smarties Prize once more. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book, won the Smarties Prize in December 1999, making Rowling the first person to receive the award three years in a row.
She subsequently removed the fourth Harry Potter book from consideration in order to give other books a shot. Prisoner of Azkaban received the inaugural Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year award in January 2000, but lost out to Seamus Heaney’s adaptation of Beowulf for Book of the Year.
Warner Bros. paid a seven-figure amount for the film rights to the first two novels in October 1998. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was adapted into a film on November 16, 2001, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on November 15, 2002. Christopher Columbus directed both films.
Alfonso Cuarón directed the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was released on June 4, 2004. Mike Newell directed the fourth film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which was released on November 18, 2005. On July 11, 2007, the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was announced.
J. K. Rowling has won a number of awards during her career. They are as follows:
- Legion of Honor Award in 2009.
- Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2001.
- Goodreads Choice Award Best Fantasy in 2016 and 2017.
- Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in 2010.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of J. K. Rowling in 2023
As of 2023, J. K. Rowling currently has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. All of which she has earned from her current career as an author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter.
J. K. Rowling is probably one of the most popular writers in the world with one of the most interesting success stories. Her Harry Potter franchise is a fan favorite for millions all over the world.