Katharine Towne’s Wiki: Where is Charlie Hunnam’s ex-wife today?

April 18, 2024
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Who is Katharine Towne?

Katharine is an American former actress, who appeared in such films as “Mulholland Drive” (2001) and “Something New” (2006), and TV series “Tell Me You Love Me” (2007), among many other appearances, but she is perhaps best known to the world as the ex-wife of the award-winning English actor Charlie Hunnam.

Where is Katharine Towne Today?

Katherine Towne has been away from the public eyes since 2012, when she left show business with the portrayal of Erin Parker in the romantic comedy-drama film “Beauty and the Least: The Misadventures of Ben Banks”, written and directed by Bryce Clark.


Katharine Towne Wiki: Age, Parents, and Education

Katharine Payne Towne was born on 17 July 1978 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in Hollywood, California USA. She’s the daughter of filmmaker and actor Robert Towne, best known to the world for writing the original screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film “Chinatown”, and his ex-wife Julie Payne, an actress.

Her parents had a rather turbulent marriage; her father developed a cocaine addiction, during which period he would occasionally be violent, leading to a bitter divorce and fierce custody battle over Katharine between the two.


She has a younger half-sister, Chiara, from her father’s subsequent marriage to Luisa Guale.

Growing-up, Katherine was kept under the veil from unwanted public attention, being the child of celebrity parents. She started honing her acting talents in kindergarten, and as she got older, continued to appear in various school production plays.

Katharine matriculated from high school in 1996, and hasn’t shared information on whether she pursued a  degree or not.

Career Beginnings

Katharine’s career started in 1998, with the role of Marjorie in the comedy-drama film “Girl”, starring Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Summer Phoenix.

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The following year she was Savannah in the award-winning romantic comedy film “She’s All That”, with Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Leigh Cook, and Matthew Lillard, and continued her career with roles in such films as “Go” and “But I’m a Cheerleader”, both in 1999.

Rise to Prominence

In 2000, Katharine starred in the award-winning horror mystery drama film “What Lies Beneath”, with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer co-starring, while in 2001 she featured in the Academy Award-nominated mystery thriller-drama film “Mulholland Drive”, with Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux in the lead roles.


Katharine enjoyed success in the new millennium, appearing in such films as the sci-fi comedy “Evolution” (2001), then “Sol Goode” (2003) with Jason Bateman in the lead role, and the same year starred in the horror film “LD 50 Lethal Dose”.

In 2004 she was Joanna Wojohowsky in the comedy film “Barry Dingle”, and two years later co-starred in the award-winning romantic comedy-drama film “Something New”, while in 2007 she portrayed Mason in the TV series “Tell Me You Love Me”, with Michelle Borth, Tim DeKay and Aislinn Paul in the lead roles.

Katharine remained active until 2012, and before she retired, she appeared in the film “To Love” in 2009, and in 2011 she portrayed Sarah in the mystery thriller-drama film “Blur”.

Net Worth

As of early 2022, Katharine Towne’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned largely through her career as an actress, during which she appeared in more than 35 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Katharine and Charlie met in 1999 at an audition for “Dawson’s Creek”. Charlie at the time was just 18 years old, but that didn’t stop them from eloping three weeks later.


The duo married at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, but the marriage failed after three years, which were later described as three painful, terrible, and expensive years by Charlie Hunnam.

Since the divorce, Katharine has continued on with her love life, and in 2014 became engaged to actor Ethan Embry, but there’s no information as to whether the couple took the next step, so she’s apparently still single, and doesn’t have children.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has blonde hair and green eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 126lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-33, bra size 40B.


Katharine Towne Ex-Husband, Charlie Hunnam Short Bio

Born Charles Matthew Hunnam on 10 April 1980 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear England, he is the son of Jane Bell and William Hunnam. He and his older brother William were raised by their mother, who later remarried and gave birth to Charlie’s two younger half-brothers.

He was expelled from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria after he fought his classmates, and was forced to take exams from home. After matriculation, he studied performing arts at the Cumbria College of Art and Design.


Discovered at the age of 17 by a production manager for the Newcastle-based teen drama “Byker Grove”, he had the role of Jason in three episodes of the popular series.

His first major role was as Nathan Maloney in the TV series “Queer as Folk” (1999-2000), while in 2002 he starred as Nicholas Nickelby in the film of the same name based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

In 2006, Charlie portrayed Patric in the film “Children of Men”, while from 2008 to 2014, he starred as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated thriller crime-drama series “Sons of Anarchy”.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Charlie starred in the biographical adventure about British explorer Major Percival Fawcett entitled “The Lost City of Z” (2016), and in 2017 portrayed King Arthur in the new take on the legend of the sword Excalibur and King Arthur, entitled “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”. He’s currently working on the TV series “Shantaram”, which is yet to receive its premiere date.

Charlie Hunnam’s net worth is estimated at around $20 million, as of early 2022.

He has been in a romantic relationship with artist Morgana McNelis since 2005.

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