Who is Morgana McNelis?
Morgana McNelis was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 9 July 1983 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s a jewelry designer and an entrepreneur, also known for being in a relationship with the “Sons of Anarchy” star, Charlie Hunnam.
Early life, education and career
Morgana grew up in Atlanta, alongside her older sister, Marina. She matriculated from a local public high school in 2001, but didn’t enroll at college, but instead started working odd jobs, before eventually venturing into modeling. Morgana’s modeling career was brief, however, and in 2005, she started her training to learn how to craft jewelry.
After she completed her education, she and her sister Marina moved to Los Angeles, California, where they opened their own jewelry store, which sadly closed down in 2007, as they were facing financial losses. This didn’t stop Morgana from further pursuing a career in jewelry design, and in 2012 she launched her own jewelry brand called Maison de Morgana. The business is still going strong, and several Hollywood celebrities such as Winona Ryder and Zac Efron, have been spotted sporting Morgana’s designs.
Aside from entrepreneurship, Morgana also has two acting credits to her name – she made her acting debut in the 2011 short horror movie “187: The McKenna Murders”, written and directed by her friend, Nicole Warner.
Three years later, she played the role of a waitress in the short comedy drama movie “Acting 101”, appearing alongside J. Francisco Rodriguez and Agnes Albright. The movie won eight awards, including the July Award for Best Comedy at the 2016 edition of Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
Relationship with Charlie Hunnam
Morgana and Charlie reportedly met in 2005 through her jewelry business, and started dating shortly thereafter. However, the two managed to keep a low profile, and didn’t go public with their relationship until 2014. Once it was confirmed that Charlie was dating Morgana, some of his fans took the fact to heart, and started sending hate to Morgana online, which prompted Charlie to publicly defend his girlfriend from the toxic environment she found herself in.
‘She is an intelligent, beautiful, kind person who just tried to live a simple life and has nothing to do with the entertainment industry. (…) If you want to talk s**t, talk s**t about me, leave her out of it’, the actor wrote on his Facebook profile in response.
Even after publicly revealing their relationship, Morgana and Charlie have mainly been avoiding the media, and very rarely attend public events together. Furthermore, neither of them are really active on social media, keeping their lives even more private. One of the questions they’ve often faced from their fans is why haven’t they married yet, as it tends to be quite rare for a couple to stay together for more than 15 years without tying the knot. In an interview Charlie gave for the magazine “People” in 2020, he revealed that he feels indifferent to the idea of getting married, while he also said that Morgana doesn’t quite feel the same.
‘I’ll do it because it’s important to her, but I don’t have any great romantic feelings towards it’, he added. However, the actor later went on to express his regret for his previous statements about marriage, which hurt Morgana’s feelings. ‘I have to say that really hurt my girlfriend’s feelings. The reality is I sort of consider myself married … I suppose what I was trying to articulate was that the official government sanctioning of it doesn’t mean anything to me, but the romance of it means an enormous amount.’, he clarified.
Before meeting Morgana, Charlie was previously married to the actress Katherine Towne from 1999 to 2002. They dated for mere three weeks before being wed in Los Angeles, California; Charlie later described his marriage with Katherine as ‘three terrible, painful, expensive years’. He was later in relationships with the model Sophie Dahl, actress Stella Parker, and producer Georgina Townsly, which were all been relatively short-lived.
Age, height and net worth
Morgana is 37 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $2 million.
Charlie Hunnam Wiki Bio
Charlie Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England, on 10 April 1980 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor and a screenwriter, perhaps known best for his role as Jackson Teller in the popular FX crime drama series “Sons of Anarchy”.
Charlie was born to Jane Bell, a ballet dancer, and William Hunnam, a small business owner. His parents divorced when he was very young, and he was raised solely by his mother.
His mother remarried when he was 12 years old, and the family relocated to Melmerby, England, where he attended high school. During his time there, Charlie exercised problematic behavior and ended up being expelled from school, which forced him to study and take exams from home. Due to this, he wasn’t able to enroll at a university as he intended, and instead opted to enroll at the Cumbria College of Art and Design, graduating with a degree in film theory.
At 17 years old, Charlie was discovered by a talent agent in a local clothing store, and was soon cast for a supporting role in the Newcastle-based teenage drama series “Byker Groove”. He also briefly worked as a model, and did a photoshoot for the brand Kangol Caps, but ultimately decided that modeling wasn’t for him, and focused solely on acting,
Charlie’s major breakthrough came in 1998, when he was cast to play the role of Nathan Maloney, in the Channel 4 drama series “Queer as Folk”, centering on three gay teenagers from Manchester. In 1999, he appeared in the comedy movie “Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?”, and then moved to the US to pursue more acting opportunities.
Upon relocating, he landed a recurring role in the eight episode-long drama series “Young Americans”, created by Steven Antin, as a spin-off from “Dawson’s Creek”. In the following years, he had roles in movies such as “Abandon” and “Nicholas Nickleby” in 2002, and “Cold Mountain” (2003).
Charlie returned to the UK in 2005, to take the leading role in the drama film “Green Street Hooligans”. Although the movie received mainly positive reviews from the critics upon its release, along with winning several awards and nominations, Charlie was criticized for his attempt at delivering a cockney accent, and ended up being included in numerous ‘worst accents in movie history’ lists.
Today, most people recognize Charlie for having played the role of Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller in the series “Sons of Anarchy”, which aired on FX from 2008 through 2014, and centered on a prominent motorcycle gang from California. For his performance, Charlie was rewarded with two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations, along with a nomination for a Satellite Award in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.
Another notable role for him was in the 2013 sci-fi movie “Pacific Rim”, directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film was a huge box-office hit, grossing more than $411 million worldwide, while Charlie won a Huading Award for Best Global New Performer in a Motion Picture, as the film performed well in the Asian markets. In the same year, it was announced that he was to take the leading role of Christian Gray in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel “Fifty Shades of Gray”, but Charlie later left the project due to scheduling conflicts, and was ultimately replaced by Jamie Dornan.
In 2015, he starred as the British explorer Percy Fawsett, in the biographical adventure drama movie “The Lost City of Z”, written and directed by James Gray. He had another leading role two years later, in Guy Ritchie’s historical drama movie “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”, and in 2019 he teamed up with Guy Ritchie again, to star alongside Matthew McCounaughey in his action movie “The Gentlemen”.
Aside from acting, in recent years Charlie has been working on writing and developing several film projects of his own, but none of them have been realized yet.
Charlie is 41 years old. He has short blond hair and blue eyes, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, and weighs around 194lbs (88kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $20 million.