Thursday 17 September 2020

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke is an American actor. Besides, he is also a writer, musician, and a director. He was born on 6th November, 1970 in Austin, Texas, United States. He is the son of insurance actuary James Steven Hawke and social worker Leslie Carole Green. His debut film is the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers. He then gave his film breakthrough performance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society. He starred in many other movies such as The Magnificent Seven, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 24 Hours to Live, Before Midnight, Born to be Blue, and Tesla, to name only a few of them. Moreover, he directed three feature films and three Off-Broadway plays. He also directed a documentary. He has been nominated for four academy awards and a Tony Award. Also, he got nominated many other times and won several other awards such as Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, to mention just a few. 

Ethan Hawke Religion

He grew up in a family where everyone goes to the church. Therefore, he also goes to the church. His mother used to teach Sunday school and his father is very devout. Furthermore, his stepfather is even more devout. Interestingly, his great grandmother wanted him to become a priest. He belongs to the English, smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish or Northern Irish, and distant German ancestry. 

Ethan Hawke Political Views 

He spoke about US President Donald Trump and described his presidency as fascism. He supports the United States Democratic Party and extended support to Bill Bradley, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton for the President of the United States of America. He spoke about many other topics such as greed, capitalism, racism and political correctness. He is an activist for gay rights and supports same-sex marriage. He is also a philanthropist and supports the Doe Fund for a long time which helps homeless people to get access to housing and employment. He has also been a part of New York Public Library’s Young Lions Committee which is one of the major philanthropic boards of New York. He has claimed himself to be a feminist. 

Who is he dating? 

Ethan Hawke is currently married to Ryan Shawhughes. They got married in 2008. Ryan Shawhughes worked as a nanny for his children from his previous marriage. She then graduated from Columbia University. They have two daughters together. Prior to Shawhughes, Hawke was married to American actress and model Uma Thurman. They met in 1996 on the set of Gattaca. They got married on 1st May, 1998 and have two children together, actress Maya Hawke and Levon Hawke. In 2003, Hawke faced allegations of infidelity and the couple separated. They filed for divorce which got finalised in the year 2005. 

Ethan Hawke Hobbies

He does not open much about his personal and daily life and prefers to keep it private. Apart from acting, he is also interested in music and writing. He claimed that he wanted to be a writer when he grows up. He also plays guitar at times to relax. 

Interesting Facts

His full name is Ethan Green Hawke.

His parents separated when he was just four years old. 

He has a small island in Nova Scotia, Canada.