Name: JK Rowling
Birth Name: 
Joanne Rowling
Birth Date: 
July 31, 1965
Birth Place: 
Bristol, England
Writer - Harry Potter Series
Relationship Status: 
Married to Neil Michael Murray
Celebrity Ranking # 507

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Play Will Star Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger

Posted Monday December 21, 2015 11:31 AM GMT

In addition to the announcement of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Harry Potter fans are also rejoicing over a forthcoming stage production.

Set 19 years after the final Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will star Swaziland-born Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, making for an entirely new look for the character.


Donald Trump: Worse than Lord Voldemort?!

Posted Tuesday December 8, 2015 1:09 PM GMT

It’s no secret that he’s made some pretty inflammatory comments as of late, and Donald Trump just struck a nerve with “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling.

On Tuesday (December 8) the prolific scribe took to her Twitter account to declare her disapproval of the billionaire Presidential candidate.


J.K. Rowling Tweets Announcement of Harry Potter Play

Posted Friday June 26, 2015 1:58 PM GMT

Never content to rest on her laurels, JK Rowling has penned a new play for the London state titled “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” slated to open in the West End in 2016.

The prolific novelist took to her Twitter account to let fans know about the project, which also included contributions from director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne.


J.K. Rowling Unveils Uncle Vernon & Aunt Petunia Dursley Origin Story!

Posted Wednesday June 24, 2015 2:00 PM GMT

It’s the 35th birthday of Dudley Dursley, the cousin of Harry Potter, and author JK Rowling is celebrating with a new essay about the origins of Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia Dursley.

The prolific writer took to her Pottermore website to explain what led Vernon and Petunia to force Harry to take up residence in the under-the-stairs cupboard.


J.K. Rowling Drops First New Harry Potter Story on Pottermore Website!

Posted Friday December 12, 2014 7:03 PM GMT

It’s a wonderful day for “Harry Potter” fans, as JK Rowling just released the first of her twelve new Pottermore stories.

As promised, the prolific author has designed a riddle that readers must solve before gaining access to the goodies and the first one looks to be pretty tough.


J.K. Rowling Announces A Dozen New Harry Potter Surprises For Christmas

Posted Monday December 8, 2014 7:45 PM GMT

Just in case the holiday season wasn’t thrilling enough, JK Rowling is unveiling twelve new treats for her Pottermore peeps later this month.

Per an announcement from the “Harry Potter” author, "Christmas is coming early to Pottermore. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing a surprise for you every day on at 1pm GMT (8am EST)."


J.K. Rowling Posts Six Brand New “Harry Potter” Stories

Posted Friday October 31, 2014 2:03 PM GMT

In celebration of the Halloween holiday, author JK Rowling has shared half-a-dozen new narratives from her “Harry Potter” epic via her Pottermore website.


J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Will Be Film Trilogy!

Posted Wednesday October 15, 2014 1:45 PM GMT

She just can’t seem to stop putting out amazing stories, and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff just got the go-ahead for a three-film deal.

Warner Bros has announced that “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” will hit theaters as a trilogy with release dates in 2016, 2018 and 2020.