Who is Morgana McNelis?

Morgana McNelis is an American artistic and luxury jewelry designer, who is recognized for her own brand – Maison de Morgana. However, she is probably best known for being in a long-term relationship with English actor Charlie Hunnam, renowned for appearing in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” and in the 2017 movie “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”.

Early Life, Bio and Education

Morgana McNelis was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on the 7th September 1983, in the state of Georgia, USA, so of American nationality, and white ethnicity.

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She has a sister named Marina Milori. With a strong appreciation for jewelry, yet fascinated by the process of handcrafting, after completing her secondary education, Morgana began attending jewelry crafting lessons. At the age of 20 she enrolled at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, where she learned advanced crafting techniques as well as working with precious metals. Additionally, she took various courses regarding fashion, art and business administration.

Career

Morgana’s first business endeavor dates back to 2007, when alongside her sister Marina she opened a jewelry store.

However, due to the global financial crisis also referred to as the Great Recession that shook the world between late 2007 and 2009, she was forced to shut it down not long after. She then dived into the fashion industry where she worked as a model.

In 2011, Morgana served as a costume assistant for the thriller horror movie “Isolation”, while later that year she made her debut on-screen as well as behind-the-camera appearance – she produced and appeared in one of the leading roles in the short crime horror film entitled “187: The McKenna Murders”.

Charlie Hunnam and Morgana McNelis

In 2012, combining her modeling experience with her sense of fashion, and using her own ‘unconventional’ jewelry crafting methods, Morgana launched her own brand of unique jewelry pieces named Maison de Morgana, located in Los Angeles, California. Her first collection – Black Magik 2012 – was based on mythological foundations, being inspired by the motion pictures covering mythical topics such as legends about King Arthur and Dracula, with a dash of influence from ancient Egypt and the Ottoman Empire.

It consisted of ‘haute noir’ pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, ring and earrings made of white bronze and brass. Influenced by renowned designers, namely Alexander McQueen and Riccardo Tisci, Morgana’s collection quickly attracted customers, including several celebrities such as Zac Efron and Winona Ryder, to name just two.

The unique aesthetics of her pieces caught the eye of the production crew of the FX’s television crime drama series “Sons of Anarchy”, so shortly after her jewelry became featured in the series, worn by members of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle gang.

In 2013, she created the BC Armor Collection for the Boot Campaign charitable organization. Inspired by WWII and in honor of her grandfather who was a member of the US Air Force, as well as all the fallen American military, it aimed to help to promote patriotism and raise awareness. It featured the star as one of America’s most widely recognized patriotic symbols, consisting of bracelets and necklaces produced using white bronze, brass and sterling silver. All sale revenues from this project were guided towards helping war veterans and their family members.

In 2014, McNelis made a cameo appearance in the short, critically acclaimed comedy drama movie entitled “Acting 101”.

Additionally, the brand specialized in so called ‘bridge’ jewelry, combining elegance with attainability and walking the fine line between luxury and costume jewelry, consisting of pieces combining plain metals with precious stones.

With quality as its paramount as well as its eclectic appearance, Morgana‘s pieces have been featured on the pages of a variety of popular magazines and publications, such as the GQ, US Weekly, Red Book and the Accessories Magazine among others.

In addition to its LA’s stores, the Maison de Morgana brand is present in several major global retail chains, from the States to Europe and Japan.

Personal Life

McNelis is standing 5ft 9ins (1.75 m) tall, weighing around 140lbs (63 kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-29-37. She sports blonde-to-light-brown hair and blue eyes.

Although Morgana and Charlie first met in 2005, on the set of the sports crime drama film “Green Street Hooligans”, and soon after began their relationship. However, both being secretive about their personal lives, it became publicly revealed only in 2014. Two years later in 2016, the couple announced their engagement.

With her long-term partner, Morgana resides on their ranch in California, where they live far from the media’s attention, cultivating an organic garden and breeding farm animals.

Charlie Hunnam

Charles Matthew ‘Charlie’ Hunnam was born on the 10th April 1980, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the younger son of Jane Bell and William Hunnam. He enrolled at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, Cumbria, but was expelled for bad behavior. Later, he attended the Cumbria College of Art and Design, from which he graduated, majoring in history of film and film theory.

Charlie’s first major on-screen appearance occurred in 1999, when he was cast as Nathan Maloney in the TV series “Queer as Folk”, after which he honed his skills through a streak of appearances such as in the title role of the 2002 Golden Globe-nominated film “Nicholas Nickleby”, the 2003 Oscar-winning historic drama movie “Cold Mountain”, as well as the Oscar nominated drama thriller “Children of Men”.

The breakthrough in Hunnam‘s acting career occurred in 2008, when he was cast to portray the leading character of Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, the leader of the eponymous bike gang in the “Sons of Anarchy” TV series, which he continued through 2014.

In 2016 Hunnam starred in the main role of the biographical drama movie about Major Percival Fawcettm entitled “The Lost City of Z”, while in 2017 he stepped into the limelight portraying King Arthur in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster movie “King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword”. Charlie‘s most recent acting engagement an was appearance in another Ritchie production, the 2019 action crime comedy film “The Gentlemen”.

Net Worth

Speaking about the 36-year-old Morgana McNelis’ net worth as of mid -2020, sources have estimated that it figures around the sum of $1 million, which has been acquired primarily through the business success of her jewelry brand Maison de Morgana.

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