Who is Charlie Hunnam?

Charlie Hunnam is a popular English actor who is best known for his role in the drama series ‘Queer as Folk’ as Nathan Maloney. He has an interesting story about how he came in this field. When he was goofing around at a shoe store while buying shoes for his brother on Christmas Eve he met a producer who offered him a role in the television series ‘Byker Grove.’ He was just seventeen when he did this series in 1998. He became more famous and came in limelight when he was cast in the FX series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ where he played Jackson Teller. For this role, he has been honoured with prestigious awards.

Charlie Hunnam

Quick Info
Full NameCharlie Hunnam
Birth DateApril 10, 1980
Birth PlaceNewcastle, England
FatherWilliam ‘Billy’ Hunnam
MotherJane Bell
Age40 years
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.85m/185cm)
Weight88 kg (194 lbs.)
Inches46-35-16 inches
GirlfriendMorgana McNelis
Net Worth$16 million


Charlie Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980, in Newcastle, England. He was born to father William ‘Billy’ Hunnam and to mother Jane Bell. His father was a gangster and scrap metal merchant while his mother was a ballet dancer who owned a gift shop. He was the second biological son of the couple and has an elder brother and two younger step-brothers. He is currently 40 years old with Aries sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Charlie Hunnam holds British nationality. Besides this, he stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.85m/185cm) tall and weighs around 88 kg (194 lbs.) He has a slim body type having 46-35-16 body measurements. He has a pair of hazel coloured eyes and blonde hair colour.

Early Life/ Education

Charlie Hunnam father left his family when he was two years old. His mother remarried and moved to Melmerby, Cumbria. He attended Elizabeth Grammar School but was expelled from there. He gave his exams from home and he then graduated from Cumbria College of Art and Design with a degree in theory and history of film.

Personal Life

Charlie Hunnam tied a knot with Katharine Towne, however, they got separated in 2002. In 2005, he started dating jewellery designer Morgana McNelis.

Apart from his love life, in 2016 he started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and received his blue belt in 2018.

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Charlie Hunnam started his acting career in a TV series ‘Byker Grove’ when he was seventeen in 1998. He appeared as Jason in three episodes. The next year he was seen in ‘Queer as Folk’ as Nathan Maloney, which revolved around the life of a homosexual teenager. This series helped him to gained popularity as he played one of the challenging roles which were beautifully portrayed. The show was largely appreciated and recorded highest ratings at the time.

Following this, he played a role in the British-made teen series ‘Microsoap’ the same year. Then in 2000, he played a recurring role in the short-lived teen drama ‘Young Americans’ for the WB Television Network. Likewise, in 2001 he played ‘Undeclared’ for the Fox series where he played as an English drama student Lloyd Haythe.  Additionally, for a few years, he took a break from TV series and again returned in 2008 in the crime drama television series created by Kurth Sutter named ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ as Jackson. He appeared in total ninety-two episodes. This show ran till 2014.


Charlie Hunnam made his big-screen debut, starring as Daz in the film ‘Whatever happened to Harold Smith?’ which released in 1999. In 2002, he made his American film debut in thriller film ‘Abandon’ in which he was cast to play the role of Embry Larkin who is the missing boyfriend of a college student, played by Katie Holmes. In the movie, Larkin’s case is reopened two years later by a police detective who looks into a series of other missing cases. Likewise in the same year, he was cast to play the role of the protagonist in the movie ‘Nicholas Nickelby’ which was based on Charles Dickens novel. In the movie, he played the role of a 19th-century man whose life turns upside down after the tragic death of his father. He appeared alongside actor Christopher Plummer who played his uncle in the film.

Charlie Hunnam


Similarly, in 2003 he was cast in the film ‘Cold Mountain’ alongside Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Rene Zellweger. He played the pivotal character of a Bosie who joins the home guard and kills deserters for cash. He also was featured in ‘Green Street’ a 2005 film where he played the role of a treacherous thug named Pete. The movie earned negative critical reviews for the unrealistic and wrongful deliverance of the Cockney accent. Likewise, he did many several movies in the upcoming year named ‘The Ledge’ in 2011, ‘Deadfall’ in 2012, ‘Pacific Rim’ in 2013 and ‘Crimson Peak’ in 2015. He then was cast in the adventure drama ‘The Lost City of Z’ in 2016 as geographer Percy Fawcett. The next year he played the title role in the film ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.’

Furthermore, in 2018 he played a biographical drama film ‘Papillon’ as Henri Charriere. Then in 2019, he is Justin Kurzel-directed British-Australian biographical film ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ as played Sergeant O’Neill. He also played as Raymond Smith in 2020 films ‘The Gentlemen.’


Charlie Hunnam won National Board of Review Award in 2002 for his work in ‘Nicholas Nickelby.’ He also won Huading Awards in 2013 for his role in ‘Pacific Rim.’ Likewise, in 2017 he won ‘CinemaCon Award’ for his excellent performance in ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.’

Net Worth

Charlie Hunnam the famous actor has earned popularity along with the huge amount of money. As of 2020, he has an approximate net worth of $16 million.