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Queenie Goldstein[5] was an American witch.[6] She was the younger sister of Porpentina Scamander neé Goldstein and the sister-in-law of Newt Scamander.


Early life

Queenie was born somewhere in the United States of America in 1902 or later.[1][6] She had at least one sibling, an older sister, Porpentina.[7][8] The sisters lost their mother and father when they were young.[9] Afterwards, they were left to "raise each other," an experience that lead them to share a very deep bond into adulthood.[9][10]

Both sisters attended Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[11] They may have been of Jewish heritage.[12]

Later life

Queenie landed a menial desk job in the Wand Permit Office at the Magical Congress of the United States of America sometime after leaving Ilvermorny.[4][2] Porpentina worked as an Auror, but after she did something that provoked the ire of her superiors, she was demoted to a position in the same department as Queenie.[4][2][13][14]

In 1926,[14] Queenie was sharing a brownstone at 679 West 24th Street in New York City with her sister,[9][15] when the pair were introduced to the soon-to-be famous British magizoologist and author Newt Scamander. Porpentina eventually married Newt and moved with him to the United Kingdom.[16]

Personality and traits

Queenie was a free-spirited, kind-hearted woman,[15] and was noted for her beauty, being described as a "bombshell".[6] She was very empathic and skilled in the art of Legilimency which sometimes affected her relationship with others but deepened the one she shared with her sister.[14][15][17] She was also considered very brave.[17]

Magical abilities and skills

  • Legilimency: Queenie was a very accomplished Legilimens who could look deep down into the story of someone if she really wanted to which could sometimes be a lot for her to take on.[17]



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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Porpentina's date of birth is listed as 19 August 1901 on a prop MACUSA identification card featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As Queenie is known to be younger, this places her earliest possible birthdate around June 1902, presuming Mrs Goldstein got pregnant again a month after having Porpentina (the soonest that is biologically possible) and had a normal nine-month gestation. She couldn't have been younger than 17 in 1926, as Ilvermorny students were not allowed to take their wands outside school according to Rappaport's Law, unless she broke the law.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 See this image of Porpentina Goldstein's MACUSA identification card on display as part of a prop exhibition in Japan.
  3. (any rlation to Anthony Goldstein) Yes (but distant). posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Fantastic Beasts reveals a new magical power" from Entertainent Weekly
  5. Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein. posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Everything we know about ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’" at
  7. .@MaddieDUHx Queenie's younger. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  8. "Kate Upton, Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning Eyed for J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trilogy (Exclusive)" at The Wrap
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: 43 Things to Know about the New Wizarding World Story" from Collider
  10. Behind-the-scenes video from the official Pottermore account on Twitter
  11. @emmalineonline1 Newt's a Hufflepuff, but the other heroes went to the American school of wizardry (and yes, I know their houses). by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  12. J. K. Rowling revealed in a tweet that Anthony Goldstein was Jewish. Since she has also confirmed that Anthony is distantly related to Porpentina and Queenie, it is possible that the sisters were Jewish as well.
  13. "'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed" (Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein) from Entertainment Weekly
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Everything we've learned about ‘Fantastic Beasts' this week" from Pottermore
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed" (Queenie Goldstein) from Entertainment Weekly
  16. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real-world book)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Queenie's powers are 'a lot to take on', says actress Alison Sudol
  18. Pottermore - News: "Meet wand designer Molly Sole: a real-world Ollivander", by The Pottermore Correspondent
  19. "'Harry Potter" Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' to Star Singer-Songwriter Alison Sudol" at The Hollywood Reporter

Magical Congress of the United States of America

Josiah Jackson (1693-?) · Charity Wilkinson · Thornton Harkaway (c. 1760) · Able Fleming · Elizabeth McGilliguddy (c. 1777) · Emily Rappaport (c. 1790) · Seraphina Picquery (1920-1928) · Samuel G. Quahog (c. 2014)


Wilhelm Fischer · Theodard Fontaine · Gondulphus Graves · Robert Grimsditch · Mary Jauncey · Carlos Lopez · Mungo MacDuff · Cormac O'Brien · Abraham Potter · Berthilde Roche · Helmut Weiss · Percival Graves

Other positions

Keeper of Treasure and Dragots · Director of Magical Security · Chief of Staff · Federal Wand Permit Officer · Federal Identity Commissioner

Other employees

Aristotle Twelvetrees · Porpentina Goldstein · Queenie Goldstein · E. A. Limus · Irene Kneedander


Department of Magical Law Enforcement · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Bureau of Covert Vigilance & Obliviation · Wand Permit Office · Body for Protection of Magical Species · Young Wizards Daycare Center

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