|Ethan Hawke Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 6, 1970|
Ethan Hawke is an American actor, writer, voiceover artist, and director whose work has earned him several awards and nominations including at least 4 Academy Awards and a Tony Award nomination. He is best known for his on-screen roles like Ben Crandall in Explorers, Troy Dyer in Reality Bites, Mason Evans Sr. in Boyhood, Everett Lewis in Maudie, Reverend Ernst Toller in First Reformed, Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue, Hank Hanson in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Jake Hoyt in Training Day, Todd Anderson in Dead Poets Society, and Jesse Wallace in Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight.
Ethan Green Hawke
Austin, Texas, United States
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Hawke went to the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights and later studied at the West Windsor Plainsboro High School in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.
He graduated from the Hun School of Princeton, New Jersey in 1988. He undertook acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on Princeton campus while studying at Hun. He also pursued a course in acting at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
He enrolled at the New York University twice to study English but his acting commitments made him drop it on both occasions.
Actor, director, screenwriter, novelist, voiceover artist
- Father – James Hawke (Insurance Actuary)
- Mother – Leslie Green (Charity Worker)
- Siblings – Patrick Powers (Step-Brother)
- Others – David Weiss (Step-Father), Tennessee Williams (Paternal Great Grandfather), Frank Taylor Hawke (Paternal Grandfather), Betty Virginia Hartsock (Paternal Grandmother), Howard Lemuel Green (Maternal Grandfather), Rosalie Carole Turner (Maternal Grandmother)
He is represented by MGMT Entertainment, Talent Management Company, West Hollywood, California, United States.
5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm
76 kg or 167.5 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ethan Hawke has dated –
- Elisa Jordana – Ethan was RUMORed to be dating American musician Elisa Jordana.
- Karen Campbell (1991) – Ethan Hawke and Canadian actress Karen Campbell were in a short-lived relationship in 1991.
- Julia Roberts (1995) – Ethan Hawke and actress Julia Roberts were an item in 1995.
- Uma Thurman (1996-2004) – Hawke and actress Uma Thurman first met on the sets of Gattaca in 1996 and got married on May 1, 1998. The couple had two children – a daughter Maya who was born in 1998 and a son Levon born in 2002. They split in 2003 after Thurman alleged that Hawke was cheating on her. In August 2005, they legally got divorced.
- Jennifer Perzow (2003) – Ethan Hawke and Canadian model Jennifer Perzow had a short stint in 2003.
- Ryan Shawhughes (2008-Present) – Hawke got married to the nanny of his kids Ryan Shawhughes in June 2008. The couple has two daughters Clementine Jane who was born in 2008 and Indiana who was born in 2011.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German roots.
- Blue eyes
- Charismatic personality
His body specifications might be –
- Chest – 40 in or 102 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
- Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
In 2015, Ethan appeared in the “The Future Starts Now” TV commercial for Microsoft Windows 10.
Best Known For
Some of his best-known movies include Dead Poets Society (1989), Gattaca (1997), Hamlet (2000), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007), Sinister (2012), Before Midnight (2013) and Boyhood (2014).
Ethan’s debut as a movie actor was in the 1985 film Explorers. The young actor played the role of a schoolboy Ben Crandall obsessed with aliens in the science fiction also starring River Phoenix.
First TV Show
In 2003, Hawke did a cameo as a guest in the second season of Alias TV series as a CIA agent James L. Lennox.
Ethan’s debut as a director came in 2002 with Chelsea Walls. The drama movie was based on upcoming and struggling artists who lived in the Chelsea Hotel in New York City.
First Stage Performance
At age 13, Ethan made his first stage appearance in a school production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan.
His Broadway debut came in 1992 in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. He portrayed the role of Konstantin Treplev in the play that was showcased at the Lyceum Theater, Manhattan.
His first novel The Hottest State was published in 1996. It is a love story about a young singer and actor.
Ethan Hawke Favorite Things
- Movie – Star Wars movie series, Reds (1981), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Before Sunset (2004), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
- Band – Wilco, Guns N’ Roses
- Pet – Cat
Ethan Hawke Facts
- Ethan Hawke has a small island in Nova Scotia, Canada.
- Hawke supports the Doe Fund, a charitable trust that helps people who are homeless find suitable homes and jobs.
- Hawke is a friend of director Bryan Singer since childhood.
- He was a co-chair of the Young Lions Committee of the New York Public Library.
- Hawke co-founded Malaparte, a theater company based in Manhattan that closed in 2000.
- In 2001, he became the co-founder of the Young Lions Fiction Award. The award is for fiction writers under 35 years of age.
- Hawke is a recipient of the Michael Mendelson Award for his Outstanding Commitment to the Theater.
- For his work in Before Midnight, he was nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Adapted Screenplay” and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Screenplay”. He also won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for “Best Screenplay”.
- In March 2004, Ethan was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas.
- In November 2010, the New York Public Library honored him as a Library Lion. He joined as a board of trustees for the library in May 2016.
- Ethan is a close friend of actor Frank Whaley. He is also good friends with Catalina Sandino Moreno, Julie Delpy, Robert Sean Leonard, Bryan Singer, and Josh Charles.
- He is a United States Democratic Party supporter. He has supported the presidential campaign of Bill Bradley in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Barack Obama in 2008.
- Hawke is a gay rights activist. He showcased his support for same-sex marriage in New York along with his wife in a video in March 2011.
- His cat has made an appearance in Stay, a music video by Lisa Loeb that he directed.
- For the first time ever, Ethan and his daughter Maya Hawke together appeared in a film titled Revolver.
- He was considered for the role of Sean Dignam in Martin Scorsese‘s The Departed. However, it was later played by Mark Wahlberg.
- During the 2021 Gotham Awards, Ethan won the “Outstanding Performance in a New Series” award for his work in The Good Lord Bird.