November 6, 1970
50 years old
5 ft 10.5 in | 180 cm
76 kg | 167.5 pounds
40 in | 102 cm
11 US | 44 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Ethan Green Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, U.S., on November 6, 1970, is an American actor.
Young Ethan Hawke first started performing on stage in a play "Saint Joan", at The McCarter Theatre, at the age of 13.
He made his big screen debut in science fiction film Explorers (1985) in role as Ben Crandall, at the age of 14, for which he was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film.
He got his television debut in ABC action series Alias (1993) in episode "Double Agent", in role as CIA Agent James L. Lennox.
Ethan's breakthrough performance came as Todd Anderson in drama movie Dead Poets Society (1989) opposite Robin Williams.
He landed his Broadway debut in Anton Chekhov’s play "The Seagull" (1992) in role as Konstantin Treplev, at the Lyceum Theater in Manhattan.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Mikhail Bakunin in Tom Stoppard's play "The Coast of Utopia" (2007), at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
He made his directorial debut with drama film Chelsea Walls (2001).
He published his first novel "The Hottest State" in 1996.
Tesla (2020) biography in role as Nikola Tesla, with Kyle MacLachlan and Eve Hewson
Cut Throat City (2020) action drama heist in role as Jackson Symms, with Terrence Howard and Wesley Snipes
The Kid (2019) semi-biographical western action in role as Pat Garrett, opposite Dane DeHaan, Chris Pratt and Adam Baldwin
Adopt a Highway (2019) drama in role as Russell Millings, with Elaine Hendrix and Betty Gabriel
The Truth (2019) in role as Hank, opposite Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
Training Day (2001) crime thriller in role as Officer Jake Hoyt
Boyhood (2014) drama in role as Mason Evans Sr., for which he was also nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
He portrayed Jesse in Before trilogy:
Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight (2013), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
He won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Everett Lewis in biographical drama film Maudie (2016).
He was nominated for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor for his role as Pastor Ernst Toller in drama movie First Reformed (2017).
Reality Bites (1994) romantic comedy drama opposite Winona Ryder and Ben Stiller
Gattaca (1997) science fiction with Uma Thurman and Jude Law
Daybreakers (2009) science fiction action opposite Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill
Great Expectations (1998) drama romance with Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro
Brooklyn's Finest (2009) crime drama opposite Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes
Cymbeline (2014) drama crime opposite Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and Dakota Johnson
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) crime drama oppositePhilip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei
Predestination (2014) science fiction thriller with Sarah Snook
The Magnificent Seven (2016) western action opposite Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt
Lord of War (2005) crime drama opposite Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto
24 Hours to Live (2017) science fiction action thriller opposite Xu Qing and Rutger Hauer
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) space opera opposite Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and Rihanna
Stockholm (2018) crime drama with Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong
He played Starbuck in television miniseries Moby Dick (2011).
The Good Lord Bird (2020) drama television series in role as John Brown
Attended the public West Windsor Plainsboro High School, in Princeton Junction, Mercer County, New Jersey.
Graduated from Hun School of Princeton in 1988.
Studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Has English, Scottish and Scots-Irish / Northern Irish ancestry.
Friend with director Bryan Singer since childhood.
Big fan of the Star Wars movies series.
He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind" (2010).
He is a gay rights activist.
Friends with actress Julie Delpy and actor Frank Whaley.
He is a long-time supporter of the Doe Fund.
Huge fan of rock band Wilco.
Lives in New York City.
He was married to actress Uma Thurman (1998-2005), they have a daughter and a son.
He married Ryan Shawhughes in 2008, they have two daughters.
He dated Jennifer Perzow (2003), Julia Roberts (1995) and Karen Campbell (1990).