Born: 10 April 1980
Birthplace: Newcastle, England
Best known as:
Jax on the TV series Sons of Anarchy
English actor Charlie Hunnam is best known for playing the leader of a California biker gang in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. Hunnam began working in television when he was a teenager, and his breakthrough role came in 1999 with the series Queer as Folk. Although he's had roles in feature films -- including the title role in 2002's Nicholas Nickleby (based on the Charles Dickens novel) -- he's better known for his television work. After Queer as Folk, Dunnam starred in the short-lived series Young Americans (2000), then played ladykiller Lloyd in the Judd Apatow series Undeclared (2001-02). Since 2008, he's been the troubled protagonist of the hit show Sons of Anarchy (co-starring Ron Perlman). His other films include Cold Mountain (2003, starring Nicole Kidman), Children of Men (2006, starring Clive Owen) and Pacific Rim (2013, with Idris Elba).
Charlie Hunnam was selected in 2013 to star in the film version of the E.L. James novel 50 Shades of Grey, but it didn't work out; he was replaced by Jamie Dornan.
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