Charlie Hunnam, born April 10, 1980, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, is an English actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Nathan Maloney in the hit gay drama “Queer as Folk” and Jackson “Jax” Teller in the acclaimed FX series “Sons of Anarchy”.
Discovered while clowning around in a shoe shop, the handsome, blond, and charismatic actor landed his first major role at aged eighteen, playing the role of fifteen-year-old schoolboy Nathan Maloney in the controversial British gay drama, “Queer as Folk” (1999) and its sequel “Queer as Folk 2” (2000). He played the recurring role of Gregor Ryder in The WB’s “Young Americans” (2000) and the regular role of Lloyd Haythe in the Fox sitcom “Undeclared” (2001-2002).
On the silver screen, Hunnam first attracted international attention with his role in the Stephen Gaghan-directed thriller, Abandon (2002) and won a National Board of Review Award in Nicholas Nickleby (2002).
His career grew when he was cast as Jackson “Jax” Teller in the acclaimed and FX’s highest rated series ever, “Sons of Anarchy,” a show about a prominent motorcycle club in a small fictional California town. His performance earned him much critical praise, as well as nomination for “Best Actor in a Drama Series” from the Critics’ Choice Television Award.