E.L. James

Erika Leonard, also known as E.L. James, is an author who rose to her fame in her late 40s. She is well known as the writer of the Fifty Shades trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. She has also released their spin-off novels called Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian and Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian. Her inspiration to become a writer first came as her response to the Twilight series with her fanfiction, “Master of the Universe,” under her pen name Snowqueen Icedragon.

Well, how well do you know about E. L. James? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about E. L. James’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about E. L. James to date.

Biography and Early Life

Erika Mitchell was born in Willesden, Middlesex, and was brought up and educated in Buckinghamshire. She has of Chilean and Scottish mixed descent and belonged to a middle-class family. She is a 58-year-old writer who is one of the few women who talk openly about female sexuality in her books. Her other pen names are Snowqueen Icedragon and E.L. James. She had launched her first book of the Fifty Shades trilogy in 2011.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is E. L. James in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, E. L. James’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 7 March 1963. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 175cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 196 lbs in Pound and 89kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.


Erika was educated in Buckinghamshire. Her elementary school education was from Pipers Corner School, and she graduated high school from Wycombe High School. It was a state grammar school for girls. Her university studies were obtained from the University of Kent in South East England. She continued to study History as her subject here.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

  1. L. James is a famous author born on the 7th of March 1963 who has done wonders with her books. Even she has a shocking response to her sale of books. Her father was a Scottish and a cameraman on BBC, and her mother was Chilean. She was brought up in Buckinghamshire. She is a married woman with two children. She’s been married to Niall Leonard for 34 years.

Is EL James Lesbian?

El has been lucky enough to find her soulmate and love of her life in one person. She is straight, and her long, happy marriage is a piece of evidence.

Professional Career

Her career in writing was preceded by being an assistant studio manager at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. She wrote her first book as a response to Twilight Series. But later got to the limelight with her erotic book trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. Her books also gave rise to their counter versions, as told by Christian. Her books have sold over 125 million copies, and she is one of the most influential writers now. She had said that she started writing the trilogy as “My Midlife Crisis, Writ Large.”


As a prolific writer of one of the best-selling books, she has been ranked as one of Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2012. In the same year, she was also named ‘Publishing Person of the Year’ by Publishers Weekly. Her book, Fifty Shades of Grey, also got a National book award for being the ‘Popular Fiction Book of the Year’ and ‘Book of the Year’ 2012 in the UK. Her books have also been made into movies and have done exceptionally well in the industry.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of E.L. James in 2021

As of 2021, With her release of books, she now stands at an estimated net worth of $180 million. She is a celebrity writer and had also worked as an assistant studio manager. Her books and movie rights have made her the millionaire that she is today.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She had said explicitly in an instance that writing Fifty Shades was ‘my midlife crisis, writ large. All my fantasies in there, and that’s it.’
  • She was in Forbes’s highest-earning author’s list by 2013, where her books earned her 90 million dollars excluding the movie rights worth 5 million dollars.
  • Her first book as a part of the trilogy, The Mister, did not do well when it was released in 2019.

A prominent writer who got famous with her books is a woman of many aspirations and has done well to make them come true. She has written books that have explicitly talked about the sexuality of a woman, which is often shut down in our society. She is an exemplary writer for the future generation. Her book, Fifty Shades of Grey, is just the beginning of her career. She has earned wealth and respect alike and is liked by many among the youth of the world.


Facts of Erika Leonard

  • Gender Female
  • full nameErika Leonard
  • birthplaceWillesden, London, United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth March 07, 1963
  • Age 60 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityBritish
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$180 million
  • professionAuthor, Film Producer, Novelist
  • weightIn Kilograms –  89 Kg, In Pounds – 196 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBrown
  • high schoolPipers Corner School, Wycombe High School

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