• Katharine Towne is an American actress best known for her roles in "She's All That", "Mulholland Drive" and "What Lies Beneath".
• She has an estimated net worth of over $2 million.
• She is of Caucasian ethnicity with blonde hair and blue eyes.
• She was married to actor Charlie Hunnam from 1999-2002.
• She accused director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment in 2017.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJuly 17, 1978
SpouseCharlie Hunnam
FactDaughter of famed screenwriter Robert Towne and Julie Payne. Granddaughter of actors John Payne and Anne Shirley.

Katharine Towne’s Wiki and Bio

Katharine Towne was born on 17 July 1978, in California, USA, which means that she is 41 years old and her zodiac sign is Cancer. Katharine, whose nationality is American, is best known as an actress, and the ex-wife of actor Charlie Hunnam. In the acting field, she is known for working on projects such as “She’s All That”, “Mulholland Drive” and “What Lies Beneath”. Being successful allowed her to gain recognition, but it also poses some questions regarding her early life and relationship status, which we’ll discuss in the article.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Katharine Towne as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $2 million, with her wealth being accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. However, Towne hasn’t spoken about her assets, such as vehicles and houses, but she is seemingly able to take care of herself financially.

Ethnicity and Background

Speaking about Katharine’s ethnicity, she is Caucasian and has blonde hair and blue eyes, which suits her complexion perfectly. Judging from the photos available on the internet, Katharine has a fit figure and takes good care of her appearance, indicating that she puts time and effort into her looks. She is a daughter of Julie Payne and Robert Towne, and has one sibling, a sister named Chiara Towne. However, she hasn’t shared any information about her early life and formative years.

Katharine Towne

Social Media

Towne is in the entertainment field, which naturally means that she is active on social media, which she uses to promote her work as well as to communicate with her fans. Katharine has a Twitter account, and is followed by over 3,000 people on that site. She sometimes shares photos and information from her private life, allowing her fans to take a closer look at what’s going on behind the scenes. Some of her latest posts include a tweet in which she wrote “I feel like 50% of Nicole Kidman’s acting is just hyperventilating”. Besides that, she jokingly wrote “Me leaving a telephone message for a friend: just now ”Hey, hello it’s Kate I am a nightmare generally and specifically ok great love you byye”. The actress isn’t active on Instagram, but still has a lot of fans on that site as well.

Relationship Status

When it comes o Katharine’s relationship status, she was married to Charlie Hunnam, a fellow actor. The couple tied the knot in 1999, however, their relationship fell through, resulting in a divorce in 2002; their relationship was reportedly passionate but short-lived. Speaking about it, Hunnam said that he’d known her for three weeks, adding that he fell madly in love with her. “We thought, ‘What if we never see each other again? Let’s get married and we’ll have to see each other again even if it’s just to get divorced”. Subsequently Charlie called their marriage “terrible, painful and expensive”.

Despite being a public figure, Katharine prefers keeping some information behind closed doors, which includes her relationship status – her dating history is unknown, except for her marriage with Hunnam. Her secrecy leads many to believe that she’s single, but we can’t tell for sure. She doesn’t have any children, but who knows what the future holds for her – all that matters is that she’s happy.


Towne made her acting debut in 1998, when she had a small role in “Girl”, and in the same year, the audience was able to see her in “Without Limits”. Continuing to work hard, she was then in “She’s All That”, a beloved and acclaimed teenage drama romance movie. Having finished with that, Katharine was a guest star in an episode of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, which gave her a chance to collaborate with actors such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan and Anthony Head. In 2000, Katharine played the role of Riley Veatch in four episodes of “M.Y.O.B”.

Latter Career

Throughout the early 2000s, Towne remained active, mostly landing roles in movies, such as “The Anarchist Cookbook”, the movie which follows the story of a self-proclaimed anarchist and his friends, “Scream at the Sound of the Beep”, and “Sol Goode”. In 2003, the actress was cast to portray Helen in “LD 50 Lethal Dose”, giving her the chance to work with Mel B, Tom Hardy Ross McCall and Leo Bill.

Subsequently, she had several minor projects, prior to landing the role of Mason in “Tell Me You Love Me”, the series which follows three couples who share the same therapist. Her most recent projects include “Beauty and the Least: The Misadventures of Ben Banks”, made in 2012. Overall, Katharine has had 36 acting gigs, and is currently taking a break from acting, as it seems. However, being a talented young lady, she was able to rise to fame and gain exposure, and we are sure that there is more to come for her.


Towne was the subject of a controversy in November 2017, when she accused Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. Reportedly, he hit on her, and, after she excused herself to the bathroom, he followed her and closed the door, despite the fact that she refused his offer to go on a date. Speaking about this incident, Ratner’s attorney said that, even if this event occurred, “how is flirting at a party, complimenting a woman on her appearance, and calling her to ask her for a date wrongful conduct”

General Info

Full NameKatharine Towne
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJuly 17, 1978


SpouseCharlie Hunnam
ParentsRobert Towne, Julie Payne
SiblingsChiara Towne


MoviesMulholland Drive, What Lies Beneath, Easy Sex, Blades of Glory, Sol Goode, But I'm a Cheerleader, The In Crowd, She's All That, The Anarchist Cookbook, Evolution, Something New, Ben Banks, LD 50 Lethal Dose, Mulholland Dr., The Bachelor, Dingle, Barry, Without Limits, Sweet Home Alabama, Town & Coun...
TV ShowsTell Me You Love Me, M.Y.O.B.

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1Cousin of Holly Payne.
2Stepgranddaughter of Charles Lederer.
3Ex-step-granddaughter of Gloria DeHaven and Adrian Scott.
4Daughter of famed screenwriter Robert Towne and Julie Payne. Granddaughter of actors John Payne and Anne Shirley.
5Met her ex-husband, Charlie Hunnam, in 1999 while attending a Dawson's Creek (1998) audition. Married after knowing each other only three weeks!




Beauty and the Least: The Misadventures of Ben Banks2012Erin Parker
The Aquabats! Super Show!2012TV SeriesDr. Eva Mudlark
CSI: NY2011TV SeriesTessa James
Tell Me You Love Me2007TV SeriesMason
Blades of Glory2007Female Sex Addict (as Katherine Towne)
Looking for Sunday2006Elizabeth
Something New2006/ILeah Cahan
Barry Dingle2005Joanna Wojohowsky
Mr. Dramatic2005ShortElizabeth
Evil Remains2004Interviewer (uncredited)
LD 50 Lethal Dose2003Helen
Easy Six2003Sally Iverson
Sol Goode2003Chloe
Splitsville2003TV Movie
Scream at the Sound of the Beep2002Samantha
The Anarchist Cookbook2002Jody
Close to Home2001TV MovieFrannie
Undeclared2001TV SeriesRebecca
Mulholland Dr.2001Cynthia
Town & Country2001Holly
The Near Future2000TV MovieSal
What Lies Beneath2000Caitlin Spencer
The In Crowd2000Morgan
M.Y.O.B.2000TV SeriesRiley Veatch
The Bachelor1999Monique
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1999TV SeriesSunday
But I'm a Cheerleader1999Sinead
She's All That1999Savannah
Mulholland Dr.1999TV MovieCynthia
Without Limits1998Coed #1

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