Ethan Hawke

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Austin, Texas, USA
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Austin, Texas, USA

Ethan Hawke is an American actor, film director, and writer. Ethan Hawke has been nominated for numerous accolades including four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award.

Early Life

Ethan was born Ethan Green Hawke on November 6, 1970, in Austin, Texas, USA. He is 52 years old. He is the son of his parents Leslie Carole (Green) who is a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke who is an insurance actuary. Moreover, his parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but separated when he was just 5 years old.

His mother raised him alone for the next five years, moving around the country until she remarried in the year 1981. Later, the family settled in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. However, there is no information about his brothers and sisters.

Ethan Hawke – Education

Talking about his educational background, he attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School and then moved to the Hun School of Princeton in 1988. There, he started taking acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus.

In addition, he was accepted by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but left after only 5 months.


Hawke’s early ambition had been to be a writer, but as a result of the acting lessons and appearances in student productions, he persuaded his mother to allow him to take an audition for a role in a sci-fi adolescent adventure, Explorers. He got the role but although the movie was favorably reviewed, it just met with little commercial success.

He won his breakthrough role in Dead Poets Society opposite Robin Williams. Then, he appeared in numerous films before taking a role in the Generation X drama Reality Bites (1994) for which he received critical appreciation. He starred in the romantic drama titled Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight.

He earned a number of awards and nominations, including a Tony Award nomination for his role in The Coast of Utopia at the Lincoln Center in New York. Furthermore, his serious and more commercial movies, notably are Gattaca (1997) where he met his first wife, and Training Day (2001).

His role as the father in the drama titled Boyhood (2014) earned him a huge number of award nominations, including the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Besides acting, he also wrote two novels and they are The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday.

More about the career

Furthermore, this actor has been nominated for numerous accolades including four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award. Also, he has directed three off-Broadway plays, three feature films, and a documentary. Also, he has written three novels and one graphic novel.

Moreover, his notable roles include Reality Bites, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Brooklyn’s Finest, Born to Be Blue, The Magnificent Seven, Juliet, Naked, The Black Phone, and The Northman. As a director, he has directed narrative films like Chelsea Walls, The Hottest State, and Blaze as well as the documentary Seymour: An Introduction.

He created, co-wrote, and starred as John Brown in the Showtime limited series titled The Good Lord Bird, and directed the HBO Max documentary series titled The Last Movie Stars. Moreover, this actor starred in the Marvel TV miniseries as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight (2022).

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Caption: Ethan Hawke in Moon Knight. Source: Instagram.

Brand Endorsements

There is no information about Hawke endorsing any products of various brands. However, he has never spoken about any endorsement deals with any brands. Moreover, this actor has not mentioned any brand pages on his social media accounts too.

Relationship Status

Ethan was previously married to his ex-wife Uma Thurman on May 1, 1998. Unfortunately, their relationship did not go well so the duo separated in the year 2004. Moreover, they together had two daughters and they are Clementine Jane Hawke and Indiana Hawke.

Talking about his past affairs, this actor has been in relationships with Jennifer Perzow (2003), Julia Roberts (1995), Karen Campbell (1990), and Elisa Jordana. Currently, he is married to Ryan Hawke since 21 June 2008. The couple has two children and their names are Maya Hawke and Levon Hawke.

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Caption: Ethan Hawke with his daughter Maya. Source: Interia.

Body Measurements

This handsome actor has an attractive and fit body figure. He is 5 feet 10½ inches tall and weighs around 76 kilograms. Moreover, the sizes of his chest, waist, and biceps are 42, 30, and 14 inches respectively. Ethan has blackish-gray hair and a pair of dazzling blue eyes.

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Caption: Ethan Hawke posing for the photo. Source: Instagram.

Ethan Hawke – Social Media

Hawke is active on Instagram with the username @ethanhawke having 1.1 million followers. Moreover, his Twitter account @ethanhawke has garnered more than 15.1k followers. Also, his official Facebook page has altogether 2.2 million followers, and has his own personal website too.

Net Worth 2023

Ethan is listed as one of the richest celebrities according to various sources. It is estimated that his total net worth is around $55 million approximately. However, this famous personality earns most of his wealth from the movie industry and novels.