Charlie Hunnam is a successful English actor who first gained recognition after portraying the role of Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy. He starred as Nathan Maloney in Queer as Folk and as Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series Undeclared. In films, he earned appreciation for his roles as Raleigh Becket in Pacific Rim (2013), as Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z (2017), and in the title role of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Charles Matthew Hunnam
Birthday / Date of Birth
Charlie Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK.
He’s currently 38 years old.
His ancestry is English, Irish and Scottish.
Charlie Hunnam attended Heaton Manor School in Newcastle and then attended Ullswater Community College and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria.
He was admitted into the Cumbria College of Art and Design, now faculty of University of Cumbria, where he graduated with a degree in the theory and history of film with a side in performing arts.
- Father – William “Billy” Hunnam (Gangster and scrap metal merchant) (Died in 2013)
- Mother – Jane (Bell) Hunnam (Business Owner)
- Siblings – William “Billy” Hunnam (Older Brother), Oliver (Maternal Younger Half-Brother), Christian (Maternal Younger Half-Brother)
Spouse / Partner
Hunnam married actress Katharine Towne on July 25, 1999 in Las Vegas and divorced in 2002.
He has been dating jewelry designer Morgana McNelis since 2005. They live together in a ranch located in Los Angeles.
- In feet – 6 feet 1 inch
- In centimeters – 185 cm
- In meters – 1.85 m
- In Kilograms – 88 kg
- In Pounds – 194 lbs
- Measurements – 46-16-35
- Chest – 46 inches
- Biceps – 16 inches
- Waist – 35 inches
Charlie Hunnam earned a small role in the 1999 film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? as Daz.
In 2002, he made his American film debut with the psychological thriller, Abandon, playing Embry Larkin, the missing boyfriend of a college student, played by Katie Holmes.
In 1998, Hunnam made his acting debut in a British television series Byker Grove, where he played Jason Chuckle in three episodes.
Hunnam‘s first major role came at age 18 when he was cast by Russell T Davies as 15-year-old schoolboy Nathan Maloney in Davies’ Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk.
From 1999 to 2000, he portrayed the role of Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk. His performance in the series found him early success and led him to land on lead roles in films and television shows. The show was largely appreciated and recorded highest ratings of that time.
Hunnam was cast as Jackson “Jax” Teller in Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2011, a show about a prominent motorcycle club in a small fictional California town. This role established himself as an actor in the television industry and earned him many nominations including a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination, three EWwy Award nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Drama series, and a PAAFTJ Award nomination for Best Cast in a Drama Series.
He played Raleigh Becket in Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi film Pacific Rim, which was released in July 2013. The film was well received by the audience and his performance in the film was largely appreciated by critics, grossing $411 million worldwide. It was declared a hit. He won a Huading Award for Best Global Emerging Actor in 2014.
He has appeared in a TV commercial for Calvin Klein.
Charlie Hunnam Favorites
- Favorite Food – Spaghetti puttanesca, chocolate ice cream
- Favorite Movie – War Witch (2012)
- Favorite Actors – Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn
- Favorite Book – Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
- Favorite Places – Northern England, California
- Favorite Outfit – Jeans, a flannel shirt
Charlie Hunnam Net worth
Charlie has a total net worth of $16 million. He splits his time between Los Angeles and London. He owns a $2.7 million Mediterranean-style house in Los Angeles. Built in 1926, the 3,250 square foot lavish house was recently renovated with modern amenities.
Social Media Profiles
He abstains from social media.
Charlie Hunnam Facts
Hunnam was discovered at the age of 17 in a shoe shop on Christmas Eve while clowning around buying shoes for his brother.
He used to be a rugby player while growing up.
He became interested in acting after watching the 1981 film, Excalibur.
He was voted #9 in Elle Girl’s list of the top 100 sexiest men of 2005.
If he wasn’t an actor, he would have been a UFC fighter.
He was originally auditioned for the lead role in Thor, but it finally wen to Chris Hemsworth.
He loves to cook Thai food during his free time.
He was the face of Emporio Armani’s ad campaign in 2005.