Rebecca Skloot Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Rebecca Skloot Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 62 kg
Date of Birth September 19, 1972
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Green

Rebecca Skloot is a well-known American science writer who is best known for her books and articles she wrote on science and medicine. Her work has been so well received worldwide that playwright and film director George C. Wolfe based a film on her best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) that featured the likes of Australian actress Mary Rose Byrne portraying her in the self-titled movie.

Born Name

Rebecca Lee Skloot

Nick Name

Rebecca

Rebecca Skloot as seen in a picture taken in January 2020
Rebecca Skloot as seen in a picture taken in January 2020 (Rebecca Skloot / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Springfield, Illinois, United States

Residence

She divides her time between Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregan.

Nationality

American

Education

She attended the Metropolitan Learning Center in Portland, Oregon from where she received her high school diploma.

Later, Rebecca pursued her further studies at Portland Community College.

Thereafter, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Colorado State University.

She also went on to completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh.

Occupation

Science Writer, Author

Family

  • Father – Floyd Skloot (Poet, Novelist, Memoirist)
  • Mother – Betsy McCarthy (Professional Knitter, Pattern Book Author)
  • Others – Matthew Coale (Step-Brother), Beverly Hallberg (Step-Mother), Harry Skloot (Paternal Grandfather), Lillian Rosen (Paternal Grandmother)

Manager

Rebecca is represented by the Lyceum Agency.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Rebecca Skloot as seen in a selfie taken with her father Floyd Skloot and Beverly Hallberg in Portland, Oregan in April 2020
Rebecca Skloot as seen in a selfie taken with her father Floyd Skloot and Beverly Hallberg in Portland, Oregan in April 2020 (Rebecca Skloot / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wide smile
  • Wears a pair of rectangular reading glasses

Religion

Christianity

Rebecca Skloot Favorite Things

  • Lines From Her Book – ”Y’all still reportin’?”

SourceThe Open Notebook

Rebecca Skloot as seen in a picture taken in Portland, Oregan in April 2020
Rebecca Skloot as seen in a picture taken in Portland, Oregan in April 2020 (Rebecca Skloot / Instagram)

Rebecca Skloot Facts

  1. In 1988, her father Floyd was diagnosed with neurological damage due to a virus that left him disabled. After that, her biological mother Betsy parted ways with him.
  2. She published her first book titled The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2010, which earned a spot on The New York Times Best Seller list. It was based on the immortal cell line’s also known as HeLa that were found in the cancer cells of an African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks.
  3. Rebecca once stated that she was half “New York Jew” and a half “Midwestern Protestant”.
  4. In the past, she was appointed as the vice president of the National Book Critics Circle.
  5. Rebecca has been a tutor for creative writing and journalism at well-known universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, New York University, and the University of Memphis.
  6. By early May 2020, she had already published more than 200 stories and essays. Most of which had also been featured in notable editorials like The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Discover, and the New York magazine.
  7. In the past, she had started working as a correspondent for NPR‘s Radiolab and PBS‘s NOVA scienceNOW.
  8. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Featured Image By Rebecca Skloot / Instagram

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