Charles Matthew Hunnam is a British actor and screenwriter who was born on April 10, 1980. His most well-known performance was in the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) as Jax Teller. His performance received two nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Award’s Best Actor category.

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Hunnam’s popular TV appearances include Lloyd Haythe on the Fox series Undeclared (20012002), Dale Conti/LindsayLinbabaFord in the Apple TV+ series Shantaram (2022), and Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (19992000).

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FULL NAME Charles Matthew Hunnam
NICKNAMECharles Hunnam
BORNApril 10, 1980
AGE43 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACENewcastle upon Tyne
PROFESSIONActor, Screenwriter
SPOUSEKatharine Towne (1999-2002)
NET WORTH$20 Million
HEIGHT6 feet 0 inches (185cm)

How was the early life of Charlie Hunnam?

Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on April 10, 1980. His father, William (who died in 2013), sold scrap metal and left the family when Charlie was 2 years old. His mother, Jane, is a business owner and former ballet dancer.

He was raised by his 2 younger half-brothers, Christian and Oliver, and his older brother, William. At 12, Charlie moved to Melmerby, Cumbria, after his mom Jane remarried. In his teenage years, Hunnam played rugby and got into fights with his classmates. He began suffering from mysophobia or the fear of germs. Hunnam was diagnosed with dyslexia.

Charlie had to learn at home after being expelled from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for fighting. So, he chose to study performing arts at Cumbria College of Art and Design rather than going to college. With a degree in film, he hoped to write and direct his movies in the future.

Hunnam personal life

After 3 weeks of dating, Charlie got married to actress Katharine Towne in 1999. The couple first met eachother on auditions for “Dawson’s Creek” and eventually got divorced in 2002. Hunnam started dating artist Morgana McNelis in 2005. When some of his fans started harassing McNelis online in 2016, Charlie had to publicly ask them to stop.

Enjoying Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Hunnam trained under former Pan American Champion Rigan Machado for two years. He got his blue belt for jiu-jitsu in 2018. He has stated that he would love living on a farm and that his favorite locations are the rural areas of Northern England and California.

Hunnam struggled with health problems in 2019. He had seven different illnesses while filming the Apple+ series “Shantaram” in India, including strep throat, dengue fever, a bacterial gut infection, and lung infections (which he contracted after being bitten by a mosquito).

Charlie Hunnam career

At the age of 17, Hunnam was shopping at JD Sports, a production manager for the children’s television program “Byker Grove” spotted him. He made appearances in three episodes of the show before making a brief move into modeling. He completed two jobs, one each for Wall’s ice cream and Kangol caps, before telling the agency he was done with modeling.

After starring in ten episodes of “Queer as Folk“, as a rebellious 15-year-old student named Nathan Maloney, Hunnam made his feature film debut in 1999 with “Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?” After moving to the US, Charlie signed up for a three-episode contract on the WB’sYoung Americans” (2000). Later, he starred in all 17 episodes of Judd Apatow’s Fox series “Undeclared” (2001–2002), which co-starred Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, and Loudon Wainwright.

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After making his film debut in the United States in 2002’s “Abandon“, costarring with Katie Holmes, Charlie went on to play the lead in “Nicholas Nickleby” and an Albino Confederate in 2003’s “Cold Mountain“. After that, he went back to the UK to play the lead in “Green Street” (2005), which Kurt Sutter used to cast Hunnam in “Sons of Anarchy“.

Charlie’s performances in “Pacific Rim” got him the Huading Award for Best Global Emerging Actor in 2013 and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” got him the CinemaCon Award for Male Star of the Year in 2017. “Pacific Rim” made $411 million worldwide, making it a box office hit. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was fail, it required $300 million to produce and only brought in $148 million.

How much is Charlie Hunnam worth?

Charlie Hunnam is an actor and screenwriter from England with a net worth of $20 million. He is another actor who gained a devoted following by combining his stunning appearance with more impressive American accent. The actor got a degree in Theory and History of Film from Cumbria College of Art and Design.

Charlie paid about $695,000 for a bungalow in the Fairfax area of Los Angeles in 2002. He put this property up for rent in 2017 for $6,500 a month. Charlie spent $2.7 million on a renovated four-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills in 2016.

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