Ethan Green Hawke was born in Austin, Texas on November 6, 1970 to parents Leslie Carole and James "Jim" Steven Hawke, a high-ranking executive at Conseco. His maternal grandfather, Howard Samuel Green, was a minor league baseball commissioner and had served five terms in the Texas Legislature. Ethan Hawke's parents were students at the University of Texas when he was born and separated in 1974.
Ethan Hawke has appeared in numerous theater productions including "The Seagull"," Henry IV", "Hurlyburly", "The Cherry Orchard", "The Winter's Tale" and "The Coast of Utopia", for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 independent feature "Chelsea Walls".
In November 2007, Ethan Hawke directed his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's" Things We W
ant". Aside from acting, he has written two novels," The Hottest State" in 1996 and "Ash Wednesday" in 2002. Ethan Hawke was married to actress Uma Thurman between the years 1998-2004.
Why is Ethan Hawke famous?
Ethan Hawke is an American actor, writer and film director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie "Explorers", before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" which is considered his breakthrough role. He then appeared in such films as "White Fang" in 1991, "A Midnight Clear" in 1992, and "Alive" in 1993 before taking a role in the 1994 "Generation X drama Reality Bites", for which he gained critical acclaim. In 1995, he starred in the romantic drama "Before Sunrise", and later in its sequel "Before Sunset" in 2004.
Why do we like Ethan Hawke?
In 2001, Ethan Hawke was cast as a rookie policeman in "Training Day", for which he got a Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Other films have included the science fiction feature "Gattaca" in 1997, the title role in "Michael Almereyda's Hamlet" in 2000, the action thriller "Assault on Precinct 13" in 2005, and the crime drama "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" in 2007.
Ethan Hawke News
Ethan Hawke Lists