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Facts About J.K. Rowling

Recently at Universal Studios Orlando Diagon Alley opened up! Amazingly the world of J.K. Rowling has been brought even more to life in Central Florida! Here are some facts about the amazingly imaginative author herself!

1. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, England.

2. She is a Leo.

3. Her first name is Joanne.

4. The K in her name is borrowed from her grandmother named Kathleen. In real life she does not have a middle name.

5. Rowling is a graduate of Exeter University, where she studied French.

6. In 1990 she moved to Oporto, Portugal to teach English.

7. Worked for Amnesty International in London.

8. In 2001 Rowling married an anesthetist named Dr. Neil Murray in Scotland.

9. She has a total of three children, two with her current husband and another from a previous marriage.

10. After writing the Harry Potter series Rowling wrote another novel called "The Casual Vacancy."

11. Under a pen name she also wrote a mystery called "Cuckoo Calling."

12. Is a huge fan of the band The Smiths.

13. One of Rowling's favorite films of all time is "The Fabulous baker Boys."

14. One of Rowling's personal heroes from history is Robert F. Kennedy.

15. Author Stephen King is a huge fan of Rowling and has reviewed all of her books for the New York Times Review of Books.

For more information on J.K. Rowling feel free to check out the following websites below.

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/j-k-rowling

http://www.biography.com/people/jk-rowling-40998

http://www.jkrowling.com/en_GB/#/about-jk-rowling/

http://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/author

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0746830/bio