J K Rowling's Height
5ft 4 (162.6 cm)
English Author best known for writing the Harry Potter series of novels. She once claimed to be '5ft 5', although on twitter said mentioned "I'm waiting for the inch taller thing to kick in. Always wanted to be 5' 5"."
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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 4.5in (163.8cm)
Lily Jarvis said on 13/Feb/17
She is 5'5". She looks shorter than 5'5" Emma because Emma always wears higher heels.
said on 24/Jun/16
She said on twitter" i am waiting for the inch taller thing to kick in, always wanted to be 5 foot 5" She is 5 foot 4 , Rob.
Editor Rob: ok thanks for noticing, I'll add the quote up the top now.
Jeff Wong said on 2/Apr/16
J.K. Rowling and Emma Watson are both 165cm tall.
Laura said on 3/Apr/15
I believe 5'3, she was only 5'4. Emma Watson is more than that.
said on 14/Feb/12
Emma Watson looked a bit taller than J.K. Rowling lately, but it could be thanks to higher platforms hidden by long dresses. Here they wore similar heels (3") Click Here
Joanne has a straight posture, while Emma is lowering on her knees but is standing closer to the camera so they are probably same height.
I think Joanne is in the 5'3 mark (158-160) and Emma around 5'3 and 5'4 as well (160-162).
Nicole G said on 1/Jan/12
She seems about the same height as Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliff in pictures, so 5'5" seems about right, maybe .75 shorter, not even the full inch
said on 8/Jul/09Click Here
Same height as Emma Watson, who is 5' 5".
Lana said on 10/Apr/08
I read in her biography she was 5 ft 3.5 in when she stopped growing so...
Rose-Marie said on 29/Oct/07
I don't know where Smith got his information. I'm not suggesting it's not from a reputable source, but it still might not be accurate. One day when my height was checked at my doctor's office they determined I was an inch taller than the height listed on my driver's license. Maybe they should check people's heights at the DMV instead of taking the applicants' word for it!
Laura said on 25/Sep/07
You are right. She is not 5'5", and here is proof. I have J.K. Rowling: A Biography by Sean Smith (ISBN 1843170175), on page 65: "Never the biggest girl for her age and only 5ft 4ins fully grown, she fought back to the best of her ability." It's in a paragraph about school bullying. This implies that she stopped growing at high school age and her peak height is 5'4" like you said.
said on 4/Jul/07
At the UK Prisoner of Azkaban premier Click Here
she looks quite small! During the filming of Azkaban, Emma was 5'3" (her stand-in had to be 5'3" anyway) and she definitely isn't 5'5" yet in these pictures. And with about 2.5" heels, she's still barely taller than Emma and Dan (if not smaller..?) even though they're all wearing heels (I think this is when started wearing those special shoes haha) I think she might even be 5'3" or 5'3.5" instead of 5'4".
said on 2/Jul/07
She does look more like 5'4". It's funny because I found this one site that says 5'7"?! Click Here
Rose-Marie said on 9/Aug/06
J.K. has been described by journalists interviewing her as "tall and rangy." Since she usually seems to wear heels that are about 3" minimum, I think that would reasonably put her at about 5'5". She's slim, but she doesn't look short to me in most of the photos I've seen of her. She looks a little taller than Katie Couric when the you see the two of them together in interviews.
said on 2/Jun/06
J K Rowling 5'4" with Husband Neil Murray 5'7"...Click Here
Amanda said on 5/Feb/06
She SO does not look more than 5' 5". Just because the 10-year-olds who took over IMDb put her at 5' 7" doesn't mean she's 5' 7". I actually thought J.K. looked about 5' 4" before I heard any other comments, or what she said her height was.
BTW- Rupert is 5' 7".
Serene said on 23/Jan/06
Rob, why did u change her height? She does really look more than 5'5" you know..
[Editor Rob: I dunno, in 2004 series of pics she didn't look that tall?]
Serene said on 1/Dec/05
Could she be taller than 5'5"?
Anonymous said on 29/Sep/05
she looks 5'4.5"...
hope this helps said on 24/Jul/05
recently she commented on this article that she is 5 foot 5
[Editor Rob: thanks, yes she has now said she stands 5ft 5...but I don't think she looks that to me...]
said on 19/Jul/05
Ummm...I think she is taller that just 5' 3.5''. Check out this pic:
She looks just a bit shorter than 5' 8'' Rupert Grint. But of course, she was wearing about 2.5 inches heels:
= 5' 5''
I'm not trying to say, she really is 5' 5'', but I really believe she's more than just 5' 3.5''.[Editor Rob: Was Grint 5ft 8 in may 2004 though (I know he's got very thin trainers on there and hunches slightly)? Radcliffe was struggling with 5ft 5 just over a year ago...but yes, looking at more pics I think it's fair she can be pushed to that 5ft 4 range...I saw a harry potter fan site who guessed '5ft 4' aswell here ;) ]
Mr. R said on 18/Jul/05
Correction Rob: VERY RICH English author! To paraphrase 5-8 or so US Baseball Player Bret Boone, I'm sure she is VERY tall when she stands on her wallet!