J.K. Rowling

Birthday: Jul 31, 1965
Birthplace: Yate, nr. Bristol, England, UK
Born Joanne Kathleen Rowling in 1965, J.K. Rowling spent several years after graduating from college in relative poverty; she worked briefly as a teacher, and, after her divorce, lived off the English public-assistance program while taking care of her baby daughter, Jessica. During her child's naps, Rowling frequented a small English café and penned, unbeknownst to her, what would become a literary and pop-culture phenomenon -- Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. After winning numerous awards and building up a bank account that would rival those of the world's richest individuals, Rowling allowed Warner Bros., screenwriter Steve Kloves, and director Chris Columbus to produce film adaptations of what fans have coined the "Potterverse." Like the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, whom Rowling lists as one of her inspirations, the Potter series has helped bring the fantasy genre back to mainstream film audiences, and raised the bar in terms of special effects, CGI, and even set and costume design. Though written for children, the books have attracted more than a few adult fans, including the films' star-studded casts -- Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, and Robbie Coltrane all list the series as one of their favorites. As installments in the series hit theaters over the years, directors such as David Yates, Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón, and Mike Newell helmed the projects.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Harry Potter: Journey Through a History of Magic Actor 2017
75% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenwriter Producer $234.1M 2016
No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy Executive Producer Screenwriter 2015
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Producer $381.1M 2011
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Producer $295M 2010
No Score Yet JK Rowling and the Birth of Harry Potter Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Morrissey Actor 2002

TV

CREDIT
85% C.B. Strike
2017-2018
Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
56% The Casual Vacancy
2015
Producer Screenwriter
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet ##Strike
2017
Executive Producer

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