• Katharine Towne is an American actress known for her works in “Mulholland Drive”, “What Lies Beneath”, and “Easy Six”.
• She is the daughter of actress Julie Payne and screenwriter Robert Towne, and granddaughter of actors John Payne and Anne Shirley.
• She has appeared in many films, including “Cool Girl”, “Shadow of Truth”, “She’s All That”, “The In Crowd”, “Sol Goode”, and “Evolution”.
• She has a net worth of over $2 million.
• She was previously married to actor Charlie Hunnam, and divorced in 2002.

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Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJuly 17, 1978
SpouseCharlie Hunnam
FactStepgranddaughter of Charles Lederer.

Who is Katharine Towne?

Katharine Payne Towne, born on the 17th of July 1978, is an American actress who became known for her works in “Mulholland Drive”, “What Lies Beneath” and “Easy Six.” She is also known as the ex-wife of actor Charlie Hunnam.

Katharine Towne’s Early Life

Towne was an only child, born in Hollywood, California into a very artistic family; her mother is actress Julie Payne, and her father is screenwriter Robert Towne, and she is also the granddaughter of John Payne and Anne Shirley, who are also actors. There is no information available regarding her educational background.

Katharine Towne’s Career

Towne’s career started in the late ‘90s, when she debuted in the movie “Cool Girl” in 1998, then appeared in the movie “The Bachelor” alongside Chris O’Donnell and Renee Zellweger. In 2000 she starred in “Shadow of Truth” with Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford, followed by support roles in the movies “She’s All That” and ‘The In Crowd.” Her early years as an actress helped establish her career as well as her net worth.

After playing support roles in many films, Towne finally got a spot in the lead role when she starred in the comedy film “Sol Goode” in 2001, and also starred in the television film “Close to Home” that year, playing the lead role, plus co-starring in the film “Mulholland Drive.” Other films that she appeared in during the early 2000’s included “Evolution”, the horror film “LD 50 Lethal Dose”, and the comedy “Easy Six” alongside James Belushi and Julian Sands. Her appearance in many movies also helped in increasing her wealth.

During the late 2000’s, Towne continued to appear in a variety of movies, including “Something New”, “Looking for Sunday” and “Blades of Glory.” In 2007 she entered the world of television, joining the cast of “Tell Me You Love Me”, then made a guest appearance in “CSI: NY”, both of which boosted her net worth. Today, Towne has stepped back from the limelight and does not have any current projects. Her last appearance was in 2012 when she guest-starred in the show “The Aquabats! Super Show!”, and the movie “Beauty and the Least: The Misadventures of Ben Banks.”

Katherine Towne’s Body Measurement

In terms of her body measurement, Towne is 5 ft. 7 in. (1.70 m.) and weighs approximately 125 lbs. (57 kg). Her vital statistics are 36-24-34, and her hair color is blonde and her eyes green.

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Katherine Towne’s Net Worth

As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Towne’s net worth is reported to be over $2 million, acquired from her years working as an actress both in films and on television.

Katherine Towne’s Personal Life

In terms of her personal life, Towne is currently single, and there are no reports of her currently dating anyone. Before enjoying the single life, she was previously married to actor Charlie Hunnam. They met in 1999, while auditioning for the television series “Dawson’s Creek.” In just three weeks, the two decided to marry,  and the couple flew to Las Vegas and tied the knot in front of Silver Bell Wedding Chapel. However, their marriage only lasted for four years, ending in divorce in 2002.

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Charlie Hunnam is also an actor who gained fame through the television series’ “Queer as Folk”, “Undeclared”, and “Sons of Anarchy.” He also starred in the films “Pacific Rim”, “The Lost City of Z”, and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

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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