Joanne Rowling was born on 31st July 1965 near Bristol, and grew up in Gloucestershire in England and in Chepstow, Gwent, in south-east Wales.
She is a British author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series. The series has sold more than 500 million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise.
J K Rowling is also known for her charity work with Lumos, Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and Volant.
Rowling currently lives in Scotland with her family and two dogs.
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