Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

Movie Actor

Charles Matthew Hunnam is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Pete Dunham in Green Street Hooligans and as Jax Teller in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. For the latter, he was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor.

Full Name
Charles Matthew Hunnam
Apr 10, 1980
In a relationship
6' 0"
Net Worth


Charlie Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. His zodiac sign is Aries and his ethnicity is British. He is the son of William “Billy” Hunnam and Jane Bell, and he has one older brother named William. Growing up in a working-class family, Hunnam had to work odd jobs for extra money during his teens.

    Hunnam began his acting career at age 17 when he was cast in the Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000). His performance earned him critical acclaim and a nomination for Best Actor at the British Academy Television Awards. He then went on to star in the BBC adaptation of The Virgin Queen (2005) alongside Anne-Marie Duff, which earned him another BAFTA nomination. In 2007, he landed the role of Jackson "Jax" Teller in FX's hit show Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014). During this time, he also starred in films such as Green Street Hooligans (2005), Children of Men (2006), Cold Mountain (2003), Nicholas Nickleby (2002) and Pacific Rim (2013). 

In 2017, he starred alongside Tom Holland in The Lost City of Z (2017). He followed this with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Papillion (2018) and Jungleland (2019). In 2020, Hunnam will be appearing in Guy Ritchie's movie The Gentleman alongside Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant. Offscreen, Hunnam is an avid reader and enjoys boxing, surfing, rock climbing and motorcycle riding.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Charlie Hunnam is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 10, 1980, Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">TV Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Debuts in the TV series Byker Grove at the age of 17.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Role in Queer as Folk</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets his breakthrough role as Nathan Maloney in the British TV series Queer as Folk.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Big Screen Credit</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives his first big screen credit in Nicholas Nickleby.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Pacific Rim</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads the science fiction film Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro.</p></div>

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads King Arthur: Legend of the Sword</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads the action adventure film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Charlie Hunnam is an incredible actor. He has starred in some of the most critically acclaimed movies, such as Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, and The Lost City of Z. He also has a great range, being able to play both comedic and dramatic roles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Has a Genuine Charisma</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Charlie Hunnam has an undeniable charisma that draws people in and makes them want to watch his performances. He is able to make audiences laugh, cry, and feel every emotion in between with his heartfelt acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Supportive of Charitable Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Charlie Hunnam is passionate about giving back to those in need. He supports many different charities, including the British Heart Foundation and the UK Children’s Charity. His support for these causes shows his true selflessness and generosity.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Has a Twin Brother</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlie Hunnam has an identical twin brother, William, who is three minutes older than him.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Turned Down Lead Roles in Two Blockbuster Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlie Hunnam turned down the lead roles for Fifty Shades of Grey and The Wolf of Wall Street.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Used to Be a Landscaper</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlie Hunnam used to work as a landscaper before he became an actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Starred on British TV Shows Before Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before he moved to Los Angeles, Charlie Hunnam starred in several British television shows, including Byker Grove and Queer as Folk.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Married Before Becoming Famous</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlie Hunnam was married to actress Katharine Towne from 1999 to 2002 before becoming a movie star.</p></div>


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