Ethan Hawke

Not many actors and actresses have been nominated for the Academy awards. When we look at the bio of Ethan Hawke we will know that apart from being a popular director, writer and actor, he also has been nominated for four academy awards. This in itself is a good achievement.

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Additionally he also has been nominated for a Tony Award. He was born on November 6, 1970 and during the span of forty seven years he has been able to achieve quite a bit in the world of films and acting. It would be pertinent to mention here that he has written three novels by the names The Hottest State, Ash Wednesday and Rules for a Knight.

Coming to his personal life, Ethan Hawke was born in Austin, Texas. His father was James Hawke and his mother was Leslie. His father was an insurance actuary and his mother was a charity worker. His parents however did not stay together and they divorced in 1974 when he was just four years old. His mother raised him after separation. They had to move around the country quite a bit and they settled in New York. His mother remarried when he was ten and this took him to New Jersey (West Windsor Township).


Hawke had a desire to become a writer at a young age but soon also started developed a fascination for acting. He made his first debut in acting when he was just thirteen and since then he has travelled quite a bit in his acting and other related careers. His first marriage was with Uma Thurman and this took place on May 1, 1998. The marriage ended in divorce in 2005. He dated Ryan Shawhughes and got married to her in June 2008. He has two children out of this marriage to his second wife. Both are daughters by the names Clementine Jane and Indiana and they are one happy family now.

His Career

He has had a highly successful career in the big screen and it all started with the first film Explorers which hit the big screen in the year 1985. This film was not only a big hit but it also won him a nomination for the best Young Actor in a feature film. This set his success journey well and truly on the move.

Since then he has acted in almost 63 films till 2017 and this is phenomenal in more ways than one. Many of these movies have been big commercial successes and additionally he also has been nominated for some prestigious awards for performances in few of these movies. He also has had a short stint in the television and has acted in three titles from 2003 to 2011.

Net Worth

He is one of the commercially successful actors of the country and his estimated net worth is around $65 million.

Nominations for Awards

As mentioned earlier he has been nominated for quite a few awards and notable among them are for the movie Training Day released in 2001 where he was nominated for Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. He also was again nominated for another famous film in 2004 and the name was Before Sunset.

18 Dec, 2017