Charles Hunnam is a British actor and model. He is known for his roles as Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy for which he was twice nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Pete Dunham in Green Street, Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk, Lloyd Haythe in the Fox comedy series Undeclared, the title role in Nicholas Nickleby, Raleigh Becket in Pacific Rim, Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z and in the title role of Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Charles Matthew Hunnam
Birthday / Date of Birth
Charlie Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom.
He’s currently 39 years old.
Charlie has English, one-eighth Irish and some Scottish ancestry.
Hunnam attended Heaton Manor School in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne. Charlie further went to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria. Finally, Charlie was enrolled into Cumbria College of Art and Design to finish with a degree in theory and history of film and 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)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Charlie Hunnam dated –
- Katharine Towne (1999-2002) – He met American actress Katharine Towne during the audition of drama series Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003) and started dating in June 1999. They married the next month on July 25, 1999 but divorced in 2002.
- Sophie Dahl (2002) – In February 2002, Charlie and model Sophie Dahl dated each other.
- Stella Parker (2002-2004) – From April 2002 to February 2004, Charlie Hunnam and Stella Parker were an item.
- Kerry Geary (2005-2006) – He was RUMORed to be dating Kerry Geary for a couple of months from 2005 to 2006.
- Georgina Townsley (2005-2007) – From 2005 to 2007, he dated London-based film producer, Georgina Townsley.
- Rashida Jones (2006) – From June 2006 to November 2006, he was romantically linked with American actress, Rashida Jones.
- Morgana McNelis (2007-Present) – In 2007, he started dating jewelry designer Morgana McNelis. They started living on a ranch out of Los Angeles in late 2013 to keep their life peaceful.
- In feet – 6 feet 1 inches
- In centimeters – 185 cm
- In meters – 1.85 m
- In Kilograms – 88 kg
- In Pounds – 194 lbs
- Measurements – 46-16½-35
- Chest – 46 in or 117 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16½ in or 42 cm
- Waist – 35 in or 89 cm
He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.
Playing Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2014. He is also known for playing Nathan Maloney in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk from 1999 to 2000.
Charlie debuted with 1999 film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? for his role as Daz.
In 1998, he debuted with British series Byker Grove for his role as Jason Chuckle in just three episodes.
In 2005, he was announced as the face of “Emporio Armani.” He has appeared in Calvin Klein ads along with model Doutzen Kroes.
Awards & Nomination
|2002||National Board of Review||Best Acting by an Ensemble||Nicholas Nickleby||Won|
|2013||Huading Awards||Huading Award for Best Global Emerging Actor||Pacific Rim||Won|
|2017||International Online Cinema Awards||Best Actor||The Lost City of Z||Nominated|
|CinemaCon Award||Male Star of the Year||King Arthur: Legend of the Sword||Won|
|2011||EWwy Award||EWwy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
|2012||Critics’ Choice Television Award||Best Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|EWwy Award||EWwy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2013||Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists||Best Cast in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2014||EWwy Award||EWwy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2015||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Cable TV Actor||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Critics’ Choice Television Award||Best Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
Charlie Hunnam Favorites
- Favorite Actors – Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn
- Favorite Food – Spaghetti Puttanesca, Chocolate Ice Cream
- Favorite Workout – Swimming
- Favorite Movie – War Witch (2012)
- Favorite Book – Shantaram (By Gregory David Roberts)
- Favorite Places – Northern England, California
- Favorite Outfit – Jeans, a Flannel Shirt
Charlie Hunnam Net worth
Charlie Hunnam has a net worth of $16 million dollars as of 2019. 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 is not on social media.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Charlie Hunnam
- Charlie’s parents divorced when he was two.
- He suffers from dyslexia and hence finds difficulty in reading.
- Hunnam was discovered at 17 on Christmas Eve when he was purchasing shoes for his brother from a shoe shop. He was also drunk at that time.
- At 12, he relocated to a village in Melmerby, Cumbria.
- He has played rugby a lot while growing up.
- He always wanted to live an obscure life.
- Charlie grew up in a socially and economically depressed place.
- At school, he wasn’t a nerd, neither was he the coolest guy.
- The 1981 film “Excalibur” made him choose acting.
- After finishing the filming of the documentary film End of the Line, he completely gave up fish for about 18 months. The film was about the effects of over fishing.
- He became very good friends with screenwriter and director, Kurt Sutter after they worked together on the same project, Sons of Anarchy.
- Charlie Hunnam 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 offered Thor, which was later offered to Chris Hemsworth.
- He generally sleeps early on New Year’s eve and then wakes up early the next day to watch the sunrise of the new year.
- Charlie knows Thai style cooking as he did a cooking course in Thailand.
- In 2016 Hunnam began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and went on to receive his blue belt in October 2018.