Ethan Hawke Biography

Birthday: 1970-11-06
Place of Birth: Austin, Texas USA
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Wiki Biography: Ethan Green Hawke was born on 6 November 1970 in Austin Texas. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5. His mother raised him alone for the next five years, moving around the country, until she remarried in 1981 and the family settled in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. He attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School and then transferred to the Hun School of Princeton and it was while he was there that he began taking acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus. His 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 attend an audition for a role in a sci-fi teen adventure, Explorers (1985). He got the part (alongside River Phoenix) but although the movie was favourably reviewed, it met with little commercial success which discouraged Hawke from pursuing further movie roles for a few years. He was admitted to the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University to study theater but his studies were interrupted when he won his breakthrough role opposite Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989) and he didn't complete his degree. His subsequent acting career was a mix of theater work (earning a number of awards and nominations, including a Tony nomination for his role in The Coast of Utopia at the Lincoln Center in New York), and a mix of "serious" and more commercial movies, notably Gattaca (1997) (where he met his first wife, Uma Thurman) and Training Day (2001). Meanwhile he also pursued his childhood ambition and has written two novels and several screenplays.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
White Fang Jack Conroy 1991 Adventure
Training Day Jake Hoyt 2017 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Great Expectations Finnegan Bell 1946 Biography
Explorers 1985 Adventure, Family, Sci Fi
Dead Poets Society Todd Anderson 1989 Drama
Mystery Date 1991 0, 0, Biography
White Fang Jack Conroy 1991 Adventure, Drama
A Midnight Clear 1992 Drama
Waterland 1992 Drama, Mystery
Alive Nando Parrado 1993 Action, Adventure, Drama
Rich in Love Wayne Frobiness 1993 Drama
Reality Bites Troy Dyer 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Before Sunrise Jesse 1995 Drama, Romance
Search and Destroy Roger 1995 Action, Comedy, Drama
Gattaca Vincent Freeman 1997 Game Show
The Newton Boys Jess Newton 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
Snow Falling on Cedars Ishmael Chambers 1999 Biography
Hamlet Hamlet 2000 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Training Day Jake Hoyt 2001 0, Comedy, 0
Tape Vince 2001
All the Love You Cannes! 2002
The Jimmy Show Ray 2002 Comedy, Drama
Corso: The Last Beat 2004
Taking Lives Costa 2004 Comedy, Game Show
Before Sunset Jesse 2004 Drama, Romance
Assault on Precinct 13 Sgt. Jake Roenick 2005 Action, Drama, Crime
Before The Devil Knows Your'e Dead Hank Hanson 2007
The Hottest State Vince 2007 Drama, Music, Romance
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Hank Hanson 2007
Lion's Den 2008
New York, I Love You 2008 Biography, 0
What Doesn't Kill You Paulie 2008 0, Comedy, 0
Daybreakers Edward Dalton 2009 0, 0, Reality Tv
Little New York Sully Halverson 2009 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Tonight at Noon 2010
La femme du Vème Tom Ricks 2011 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Sinister Ellison Oswalt 2012 Reality Tv
The Purge James Sandin 2013 Sport, Reality Tv
Before Midnight Jesse Wallace 2013 Biography, 0
Getaway Brent Magna 2013 Action, Crime
Cymbeline Iachimo 2014 0
Body Defenders Troy 2015 Animation
The Phenom Hopper Senior 2016 0, Music