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Rebecca Skloot: Family, Spouse, Children, Dating, Net Worth, Nationality and More

Biography - A Short Wiki

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Rebecca L. Skloot is the author of the book, ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ which made it to the list of New York Times bestsellers and banged the #1 spot eventually. She is an American science writer and specializes in the field of science and medicine. In the year 2017, George C. Wolfe made a movie based on this book, which starred Rose Byrne and Oprah Winfrey.

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She once taught creative writing and science journalism in four distinct universities- University of California Berkeley, University of Pittsburgh, University of Memphis, and New York University.

Family and Personal Life

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Although not much is known about her personal life, in her book, she has merely mentioned the fact that in the duration of writing this book, which took ten years of research and immense hardwork to complete, she got married and divorced. Rebecca currently lives in Oakland, California, America, with her pets Clarence (dog) and Phineas (cat).

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Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Dating)N/A
Civil StatusDivorced

Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts

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More Interesting Facts
Full/Real NameRebecca Lee Skloot
Gender (Biological)Female
Age (as of today)51 years
Date of BirthSeptember 19, 1972
Place of BirthSpringfield, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.75 m, 5 feet 9 inches
Weight58 kg, 128 lbs
Net Worth / Wealth$2 Million
OccupationScience Writer

Height, Weight, and Age

Rebecca Skloot's height is pretty average measuring 1.75 m. Boasting a weight of 58 kg. Being born on September 19, 1972, translates to an age of 51 years as of todays date (November 17, 2023).


For scientists, growing cells took so much work that they couldn’t get much research done. So the selling of cells was really just for the sake of science, and there weren’t a lot of profits.

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Often doctors didn’t even tell you what was wrong with you. They just treated you, and sent you home.

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The laws are still very unclear. Cells are still taken from people without consent – a lot of people don’t realize it.

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Black patients were treated much later in their disease process. They were often not given the same kind of pain management that white patients would have gotten and they died more often of diseases.

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For me, it’s writing a book and telling people about this story.

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