How tall is J K Rowling

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".".

Emma Watson and JK
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 4.19in (163.1cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/22
Ms Rowling must be on first name terms with many, many stars.

5ft4. πŸ’
ChaosControl2 said on 27/Feb/22
ChaosControl2 on 27/Feb/22
Weak 5’4, also the most overrated author in human history
Editor Rob
I can safely say I've never read a JK Rowling novel, but I enjoyed the Harry Potter films.

I read the Harry Potter books when I was younger, didn’t like them at all
Editor Rob
Jenny is an avid reader and seems to read one novel a week. Jenny has all the Potter books in hardback somewhere in the house.
ChaosControl2 said on 26/Feb/22
Weak 5’4, also the most overrated author in human history
Editor Rob
I can safely say I've never read a JK Rowling novel, but I enjoyed the Harry Potter films.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Jul/20
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Wishing JK Rowling a wonderful time on her 55th Birthday.

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She has created so many stars and set young imaginations ablaze with curiosity - what a terrific thing to do!

Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries) said on 20/May/20
This Billionaire Harry Potter author is around 163cm tall when standing with Ems Watson in this phone taken back in Early 2011. Yes, she DID admit that she is inch less than 5ft 5 as her desired height.....
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Jul/19
πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆβ‡οΈ Happy Birthday JK Rowling! β‡οΈπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

This lady has brought loads of happiness to absolutely countless people, young and not-so-young alike, and made many stars from the Harry Potter films.

What an achievement!


Lily Jarvis said on 13/Feb/17
She is 5'5". She looks shorter than 5'5" Emma because Emma always wears higher heels.
Phil 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.
marla singer 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
Dean said on 8/Jul/09
Click 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.
Anonymous said on 4/Jul/07
At the UK Prisoner of Azkaban premier Click Here and
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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".
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.
ForensicNYC said on 2/Jun/06
J K Rowling 5'4" with Husband Neil Murray 5'7"...
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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"...
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!

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