Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Ethan Hawke Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)

Ethan Hawke Biography

Ethan Hawke

Born: November 6, 1970 [ Austin, Texas, U.S. ]

Education: Carnegie MellonUniversity | New York University

Occupation: Actor | Novelist |Director | Singer |Screenwriter

Years active: From 1985

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Acting Career

Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award.

Hawke has directed three feature films, three off-Broadway plays, and a documentary. He has also written three novels and one graphic novel.

He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society. He appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. Hawke starred alongside Julie Delpy in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013), co-writing the latter two with Delpy and Linklater. More recently, he has starred in Scott Derrickson's horror films Sinister (2012), and The Black Phone (2021)

More About His Works

Hawke has been nominated twice for both the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; his writing contributions to Before Sunset and Before Midnight were recognized, as were his performances in Training Day (2001) and Boyhood (2014). Hawke was further honored with Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for both films, as well as British Academy Film Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter.

He made his directorial film debut with Chelsea Walls (2001). His other films include the science fiction drama Gattaca (1997), the contemporary adaptation of Hamlet (2000), Sidney Lumet's crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), and the horror film Sinister (2012).

In 2018, he garnered critical acclaim for his performance as a Protestant minister in Paul Schrader's drama First Reformed (2018), receiving numerous accolades, including the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and a nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor.

The following year he directed his third feature film Blaze (2018). In 2022, he starred in the Marvel television miniseries Moon Knight as Arthur Harrow.

Theater Productions

In addition to his film work, Hawke has appeared in many theater productions. He made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia.

In 2010, Hawke directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play.

In 2018, he starred in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival of Sam Shepard's play True West alongside Paul Dano.

Philanthropy

Hawke has served as a co-chair of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Committee, one of New York's major philanthropic boards.

In 2001, Hawke co-founded the Young Lions Fiction Award, an annual prize for achievements in fiction by writers under 35.

In November 2010, he was honored as a Library Lion by the New York Public Library. In May 2016, Hawke joined the library's board of trustees.

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