James Steven Hawke: Who is Ethan Hawke’s father?

James Steven Hawke

James Steven Hawke is the father of American actor Ethan Hawke. James Steven Hawke’s son has been nominated for numerous accolades including four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award for his performances in various films. Aside from being an actor, Hawke has also directed three feature films, three off-Broadway plays, and a documentary.

James Steven Hawke: Bio Summary

Full NameJames Steven Hawke
famous asEthan Hawke’s father
Place of Birth United States of America
children Ethan Hawke
spouseLeslie Carole Green (m. ?–1974)
Parents  Frank Taylor Hawke, Betty Virginia Hartsock

Ethan Hawke’s father is an Actuary

James Steven Hawke is an insurance actuary. She is the son of  Frank Taylor Hawke and Betty Virginia Hartsock. James Hawke was born in the United States of America but the exact place he was born has not been made known to the public. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. His son, Ethan was born on November 6, 1970, in Austin, Texas. He is 53 years old as of 2023.

Ethan Hawke is the son of James and his high school sweetheart from Fort Worth, Texas, Leslie Carole Green. The actor’s mother Leslie Carole Green was a charity worker. Ethan Hawke’s parents got married at a very young age. The couple tied the knot when Hawke’s mother was 17. The actor was born a year later. James Steven Hawke and Leslie Carole Green were both students at the University of Texas at Austin at the time of his birth.

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When the Moon Knight actor was just 4 years old, his parents called their marriage a quit. They ended their marriage in 1974. After the separation, Ethan Hawke was raised by his mother.

The mother and son relocated several times, before settling in New York City, where Hawke attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights. James Steven Hawke’s ex-wife remarried when their son was 10 and the family moved to West Windsor Township, New Jersey.

James Steven Hawke is a grandfather

Though his son Ethan, James is a grandfather. His son was married actress to actress and former model Uma Thurman, whom he had met on the set of Gattaca in 1996. They have two children, Maya (b. 1998) and Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke (b. 2002). The couple separated in 2003 amid allegations of Hawke’s infidelity and filed for divorce the following year.

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In 2008, Hawke married Ryan Shawhughes who had briefly worked as a nanny for the family. The Black phone actor and director dismissed speculation about his relationship with Ryan and the collapse of his first marriage, Hawke said, “my [first] marriage disintegrated due to many pressures, none of which were remotely connected to Ryan.” They have two daughters.

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