Name: JK Rowling
Birth Name: 
Joanne Rowling
Birth Date: 
July 31, 1965
Birth Place: 
Bristol, England
Occupation: 
Writer - Harry Potter Series
Relationship Status: 
Married to Neil Michael Murray
Celebrity Ranking # 1764
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JK Rowling: New “Fantastic Beasts” Film Trilogy On The Way!

Posted Monday March 31, 2014 12:18 PM GMT

Fans of “Harry Potter” have reason to rejoice today as author JK Rowling has confirmed she’ll write three new films based on her fictitious 2001 textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

In a New York Times article, the 48-year-old scribe credited new Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara for motivating her to take the project to the next level.

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J. K. Rowling’s “History of the Quidditch World Cup” Hits the Internet!

Posted Friday March 14, 2014 2:25 PM GMT

She’s a never-ending source of creativity and J.K. Rowling has just released the first part of her “History of the Quidditch World Cup” for fans to enjoy.

The “Harry Potter” scribe put together a 2,400-word essay for her Pottermore.com website to explain the curious sport, played by wizards and witches in her uber-popular fantasy novel series, and the second half of the story will go live next week.

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JK Rowling Admits Hermione Granger Should Have Fallen for Harry Potter

Posted Sunday February 2, 2014 4:00 PM GMT

Revealing her hidden feelings towards Harry Potter's best mates, JK Rowling divulged a stunning secret and plot twist, six years after the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

In an interview with the Sunday Times, the world renowned 48-year-old author spoke with Emma Watson, telling her all about her regret for the fact that Hermione and Ron Weasley tied the knot in the end.

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J.K. Rowling: Taking Daily Mail to Court!

Posted Friday January 31, 2014 12:05 PM GMT

She’s usually pretty content to lay low and work on bestselling books, but JK Rowling isn’t one to let injustice go unpunished.

The “Harry Potter” author is launching a lawsuit against the Daily Mail, who she says defamed her with an incendiary article.

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J.K. Rowling Announces “Harry Potter” Prequel Play in the Works!

Posted Friday December 20, 2013 11:05 AM GMT

She’s not done writing wonderful wizardry tales just yet- J.K. Rowling has announced she’s working on a new play to deal with Harry Potter’s pre-Hogwarts School life.

According to a statement from the author herself, the forthcoming project will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast.”

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Courts Punish Lawyer Who Revealed J.K. Rowling's Secret

Posted Wednesday July 31, 2013 11:53 AM GMT

A single Tweet has resulted in a sweet monetary payout to the creator of the “Harry Potter” books.

Courts in London have awarded author J.K. Rowling an undisclosed sum after a lawyer revealed on-line that she had written another book under a pseudonym. Rowling plans to donate the money to a U.K. soldiers’ charity.

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J.K. Rowling Talks “Robert Galbraith” Pseudonym

Posted Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:43 AM GMT

Given her worldwide fame and success, J.K. Rowling can’t go anywhere or write anything without massive fanfare, so she changed her name for her most recent book “The Cuckoo’s Calling.”

Under the “Robert Galbraith” moniker, the “Harry Potter” author hoped to be received solely on the basis of her work rather than her reputation.

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J.K. Rowling Talks Secret Book Release

Posted Monday July 15, 2013 2:36 PM GMT

She’s one of the most successful authors of all time, and just to prove that she wasn’t resting on her laurels, J.K. Rowling released her latest book under a false name.

The “Harry Potter” mastermind penned “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and it hit stores in April to dismal sales of only 1,500 copies.

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