J. K. Rowling’s Biography, Books, Awards, Early Life, Career, and More

Biography of J. K. Rowling.

Joanne Rowling is a British author. Her debut book for adults was The Casual Vacancy (2012). She was the author of the seven-volume children’s fantasy series Harry Potter, which was released from 1997 to 2007.

The series is the best-selling book series in history with nearly 500 million copies sold. She writes the ongoing crime fiction Cormoran Strike series under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

At the University of Exeter, JK Rowling pursued her education. She created Harry Potter while a single mom receiving public assistance and struggling to cope with her mother’s passing.

After moving to Portugal, Rowling got married, had a daughter, moved to Scotland after her marriage fell apart, got divorced, and obtained a teaching certificate. She was ranked as the highest-paid novelist in the world by Forbes in 2008.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, was published in 2003.

The books follow a young man named Harry Potter as he joins the wizarding school Hogwarts and faces off against Lord Voldemort.

It draws inspiration from fairy tales, school stories, Bildungsroman (the coming-of-age genre), and Christian allegory.

Many critics find Rowling’s writing to be traditional, and some think her depictions of social and gender inequality are backward-looking.

She established the Volant Charitable Trust, named after her mother, and later she co-founded the nonprofit organization Lumos.

Her charity contributions are focused on aiding needy women and children as well as medical concerns.

She has given money to the British Labour Party and has spoken out against Scottish independence and Brexit.

Early life

She was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire, at Cottage Hospital. Her parents Anne and Peter (“Pete”) James Rowling met the previous year on a train from London to Scotland.

Joanne’s first attempt at writing, “Rabbit” composed when she was six, was inspired by Richard Scarry’s animals in The Wind in the Willows.

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Personal Life

In 1991, JK Rowling moved to Portugal with the intention of writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Five months after arriving in Porto, she married Jorge Arantes, a Portuguese television journalist, and they had a daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes (named after Jessica Mitford).

Rowling experienced domestic abuse during her marriage to Arantes. Before leaving Portugal, she spent two weeks in hiding after going back with the police to get Jessica.

In late 1993, Rowling moved with her daughter to Edinburgh with a draft of Harry Potter in her suitcase.

JK Rowling married her husband Neil Murray in 2001 and they have two children, David Gordon Rowling Murray and Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.

The couple bought Killiechassie House and its estate in Perthshire, Scotland, and moved there after their wedding was leaked to the press.

A priest from the Episcopal church who had flown from Edinburgh conducted their tiny, private wedding there.

Short Information

  • Known As – J.K., Jo.
  • Current Age – 57 years old (2022).
  • Birthdate – 31 July 1965.
  • Profession – British Novelist, Film Producer, and Screenwriter.

Personal Information

  • BirthName – Joanne Rowling.
  • Known As – J.K., Jo.
  • Date of Birth – 31 July 1965.
  • Current Age – 57 years old (2022).
  • Birth Place – Yate, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Hometown – Yate, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Profession – British Novelist, Film Producer, and Screenwriter.
  • Zodiac Sign – Leo.
  • Religion – Anglican/Christian.
  • Nationality – British.
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Physical Stats

  • Height – In meters – 1.65 m, In centimeters – 165 cm, In feet and inches – 5 feet and 5 inches.
  • Weight – In kilograms – 52 kg, In pounds – 114 lbs.
  • Body Dimension- Breast – 34 inches, Waist – 25 inches, Hips – 35 inches.
  • Eye Color – Blue
  • Hair Color – Blonde

Education | Qualification 

  • School – St Michael’s Primary School, and Wyedean School, Sedbury, England.
  • College – University of Exeter.
  • Qualification – Graduate.

Family | Relative

  • Father – Peter James Rowling.
  • Mother – Anne Volant Rowling.
  • Sister – Dianne Rowling.
  • Son – David Murray.
  • Daughter – Jessica Arantes, and Mackenzie Murray.
  • Husband – Neil Murray.

Relationship Status

  • Marital Status – Married.
  • Husband – Neil Murray

Net Worth

  • Total net worth – $1 billion.
  • House – Killiechassie House


  • J.K. Rowling responds to fans’ threats to burn “Harry Potter” books because of their political views.
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  • Her Harry Potter Manuscript was Rejected 12 Times.
  • She suffered from clinical depression which leads to a dementor.
  • She was the First Female Billionaire Novelist.
  • Her pen name includes a “K” in honor of her grandmother.
  • She named her daughter after author and civil rights activist Jessica Mitford.
  • Her favorite sport is basketball.
  • At the age of six, she penned her first story.
  • Her childhood friends had the surname “Potter”.
  • She was not a good student.

Quotes By J. K. Rowling.

  • It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
  • What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.
  • It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
  • Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.
  • Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

Television Shows

  • The Simpsons (1989– )

Awards | Achievements

  • BAFTA Awards: Best Feature Film (2011).
  • Shorty Awards: Best Author (2016).

Favorite Things:-

  • Favorite Book – Emma by Jane Austen
  • Favorite Color – Pink.

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Q.1 What is the birthname of J. K. Rowling?

Ans: Joanne Rowling is the birthname of J. K. Rowling.

Q.2 What is the net worth of J. K. Rowling?

Ans: J.K. Rowling’s net worth is estimated at around $1 billion.

Q.3 Who is J. K. Rowling married to?

Ans: J.K. Rowling is married to Neil Murray.

Q.4 How many kids does J. K. Rowling have?

Ans: J.K. Rowling is the mother of a son named David Murray and two daughters named Jessica Arantes, and Mackenzie Murray.

Q.5 At what age did J.K. Rowling write Harry Potter?

Ans: J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter at the age of 25.