Joanne Rowling, better known by her pseudonym J. K. Rowling, is an English writer, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter. She is best known for writing the award-winning Harry Potter fantasy series, which sold over 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling series in history. These books form the basis of a popular series in which Rowling approved the entire script and produced the final films. She also wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International in 1990 when she conceived of the Harry Potter series while on a train. Delayed from Manchester to London.
|Born||Joanne Rowling, July 31, 1965, Yate, Gloucestershire, England|
|Pen name||J. K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith|
|Occupation||Author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, screenwriter|
|Alma mater||University of Exeter|
|Genre||Fantasy, drama, young adult fiction, tragicomedy, crime fiction|
|Notable works||Harry Potter series, Cormoran Strike series|
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|IMDb||J.K. Rowling's IMDb|
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English author who wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy books. Her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was followed by six equally popular installments, all of which were made into feature films.
She began writing as a child, creating stories about a rabbit family for her younger sister's enjoyment. In her early adulthood, Rowling studied Classics and French at the University of Exeter and subsequently accepted a job offer with Amnesty International.
She went from depending on welfare programs to becoming a millionaire within five years, and was ranked the 12th richest woman in the UK in 2008.
She was born in Gloucestershire, England to Anne Volant Rowling and engineer Peter James Rowling. J.K. Rowling was married twice: first, to Portuguese broadcast journalist, Jorge Arantes, and, later, to anesthesiologist Neil Michael Murray. Her two marriages resulted in three children: Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, David Gordon Rowling Murray, and Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.
Daniel Radcliffe played the titular character in the film adaptation of her Harry Potter books.
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Latest information about J.K. Rowling updated on June 14 2021.