Rebecca Skloot Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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 portraying her in the self-titled movie.

Born Name

Rebecca Lee Skloot

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Born Place

Springfield, Illinois, United States


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



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.


Science Writer, Author


  • 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)


Rebecca is represented by the Lyceum Agency.




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


She has Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

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Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Wide smile
  • Wears a pair of rectangular reading glasses



Rebecca Skloot Favorite Things

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

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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


Facts of Rebecca Skloot 

  • full nameRebecca Skloot 
  • Date of Birth September 19, 1972
  • Age 51 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • weight62 kg
  • height5 ft 8 in

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