English actor Charlie Hunnam has been in the acting business since the late 1990s and is one of the most famous actors from England. He has starred in movies and series like Triple Frontier, Green Street, Pacific Rim, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Many people also remember Charles as Jackson Teller from the FX show Sons of Anarchy and are hoping to know more about his life away from acting. So, let’s take a look at Hunnam’s biography and learn about his childhood, education, romantic history, and net worth.
Did Charlie Hunnam Study Acting?
The Sons of Anarchy actor was born in Newcastle, England, on April 10, 1980, as Charles Matthew Hunnam. He is the younger son of William Hunnam, who was a scrap metal merchant, and Jane Bell, a business owner. Charlie Hunnam’s parents separated when he was young, and the actor and his older brother, William Hunnam, were raised by their mother. Sadly, his dad is no more, as he passed away in 2013.
As for his mom, Jane reportedly remarried and welcomed two more sons from her second marriage. Therefore, along with his elder brother, Charlie also has two younger half-brothers. Moreover, the family relocated to Melmerby, Cumbria, when Hunnam was 12, and he spent the rest of his childhood there.
Due to his difficult childhood, Charlie was involved in trouble at school. He attended Penrith, Cumbria’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, but was expelled after a fight with his classmates. After this, he had to study and take exams at home. He completed his studies, but rather than going to university, Hunnam enrolled at the Cumbria College of Art and Design to study performing arts.
Charlie Hunnam was a rugby player in high school, so his pursuing a performing arts degree was a surprise. Nonetheless, he graduated with a degree in film history and film theory with also a side in performing arts. He had dreams of writing and directing his own movies.
How Much Has Charlie Hunnam Earned From Acting?
As mentioned above, the Newcastle native had ambitions of making his own movies, so he got a degree in film theory and history. However, he got his first acting job after being discovered as a 17-year-old while playing around with his younger brother. Since then the actor has worked on over 20 projects and thanks to his earnings from then Charlie Hunnam’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
Charlie made his debut in an episode of the show Byker Grove in 1998. He then had brief roles in other tv series like Microsoap and My Wonderful Life and the movie Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? In 1999. He also secured the part of Nathan Maloney in Queer as Folk, which was Hunnam’s first major role.
The English actor then moved to the US and starred in a few episodes of “Young Americans” before securing a significant role in “Undeclared.” He also appeared in movies like Abandon, Nicholas Nickleby, Cold Mountain, Green Street Hooligans, and Children of Men.
Charlie Hunnam then had a dry spell and reportedly had plans to move back home. But he booked the part of Jackson “Jax” Teller in the action crime drama Sons of Anarchy. The talented actor’s performance was well received, and he reprised his role until the 2014 series finale. Hunnam’s popularity grew after his appearances in movies like Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Lost City of Z, The Gentlemen, and King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword.
The talented star has continued his acting career and has several unreleased projects on the horizon. Moreover, he has also sold the rights to a few of his screenplays to studios so they can be made into full-length movies. Seeing as he has worked on many movies and TV series over the years, it is no surprise that Charlie Hunnam’s net worth is around $20 million.
Is Charlie Hunnam Married?
The English actor’s career and personal life seem to be interconnected, as he met his first public girlfriend while auditioning for a part. Charlie Hunnam and Katharine Towne were both trying out for a part in Dawson’s Creek in 1999, and they met by chance. The pair started dating soon after and then got married three weeks later in Las Vegas.
However, Charlie and Katharine’s marriage was short-lived, and they got divorced in 2002. Following this failed marriage, Hunnam reportedly dated a slew of individuals like Sophie Dahl, Georgina Townsley, and Stella Parker.
Since 2005, the Pacific Rim star has been in a relationship with Morgana McNelis. Charlie Hunnam’s girlfriend is a jewelry designer, and the duo is very private about their relationship. However, the actor has shared a few tidbits about his relationship with Morgana, including the fact that the duo did not talk for 5 months while he was filming The Lost City of Z.
Moreover, Charlie once talked about how marriage was important for his partner even though he did not have similar feelings. So maybe we’ll see the couple tie the knot in the near future. Whatever their decision, we hope the couple lives a wonderful life.