• Ryan Shawhughes is a film producer and wife of Ethan Hawke, an American actor, writer, and film director.
• Ryan studied at Columbia University and acted in her only film in 2006 with her future husband.
• She has produced a number of movies and has been associated with charity work.
• She married Ethan Hawke in 2008 and they have two daughters.
• Ryan enjoys sports, reading, watching movies, and is a feminist and philanthropist.
Who is Ethan Hawke’s wife Ryan Hawke? Wiki Bio
Ryan Shawhughes was born in the USA, but has kept her exact date of birth hidden from the media – her zodiac sign is said to be Pisces and she holds American nationality. Ryan is a film producer, but perhaps best known for being the wife of Ethan Hawke, a famous American actor, writer, and a film director.
Childhood and education
Ryan was raised an only child in the US by her father who was a construction worker, and her mother who was working as a secretary at a local company. She became interested in films at the age of six when she started watching movies with her parents, and dreamt about becoming an actress while she was attending elementary school.
While attending a public high school, Ryan played soccer for the school’s team and became interested in writing eventually becoming interested in producing movies. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at Columbia University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Career as a film producer and other ventures
Ryan acted in her only film in 2006, the romantic comedy “The Hottest State” which was directed and written by her future husband Ethan, and which starred Mark Webber, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Laura Linney. The film is about an actor who comes to New York to work on his acting career, while his relationship with a beautiful singer is slowing him down.
She produced the biographical documentary film “Seymour: An Introduction” in 2014, which was directed by Ethan, and starred Seymour Bernstein, Ethan, and Sam Bachelor, and which is about Seymour who is a pianist and a teacher. Ryan appeared as herself in the documentary movie “Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny” in 2016, which is about the life of the filmmaker Richard Linklater. She was then the associate producer of the mystery thriller movie “First Reformed” in 2017, which was written and director by Paul Schrader and which starred Ethan, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer.
The movie was a huge success, winning 62 awards while being nominated for 104 others, including an Oscar.
In 2018, Ryan produced the biographical drama music film “Blaze”, which was directed by Ethan and which starred Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat, about Blaze Foley who was a famous songwriter from Texas. The year 2019 saw her produce the drama film “Adopt a Highway”, directed and written by Logan Marshall-Green, and which starred Ethan and Elaine Hendrix. Ryan’s latest work has been producing the drama mini-series “The Good Lord Bird”, created by Ethan who also stars in the series, and seven episodes have been aired so far.
Love life and marriage with Ethan
Before meeting Ryan, Ethan was married to American actress and model Uma Thurman – they met on the set of the science fiction movie “Gattaca” in 1996, married on 1 May 1998, and Uma gave birth to their daughter Maya in the same year, while their son Levon followed in 2002. The couple hired Ryan as their nanny, and rumor has it that Ethan was cheating on Uma with Ryan during that time, and because of this, the two separated in 2003 followed by divorce.
On 21 June 2008, Ryan and Ethan married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family, and on 18 July 2008, Ryan gave birth to their daughter Clementine Jane Hawke, while their second daughter, Indiana Hawke was born on 5 August 2011. The family of four is currently living in Los Angeles, California.
Hobbies and other interests
Ryan has been physically active since she was a teenager as she played a variety of sports, and began going to the gym in her early 20s having several training sessions each week. She is interested in doing charity work, and has contributed to several organizations, mostly those working with veterans and children with disabilities. She is also a huge lover of animals, and has had several pets including dogs and cats, while her favorites are dolphins. Ryan likes to read in her spare time, and her favorite writer is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite books are “The Notebook” and “Message In A Bottle”.
She is keen on watching movies late at night, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Channing Tatum, Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are “Dear John”, “Taxi Driver”, and “Les Miserables”.
Appearance and net worth
Ryan is around 45 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million while Ethan’s net worth is reputedly over $55 million.
Who is Ethan Hawke? Wiki Bio
Ethan Green Hawke was born in Austin, Texas USA, on 6 November 1970 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality.
He is an actor, writer, and a musician, perhaps still best known for starring in the romantic drama film “Before Sunset” in 2004, which also starred Julie Delpy and Vernon Dobtcheff, and is about Jesse and Celine who meet again after not seeing each other for nine years. The movie was a big hit, winning nine awards and being nominated for 32 others, including ane Oscar.
Ethan was raised in Austin by his mother Leslie who was a charity worker, and his father James who worked as an insurance actuary. They met while attending University of Texas at Austin, but divorced when Ethan was four. Ethan lived with his mother, and studied at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights; when he was 10, his mother remarried and they moved to West Windsor Township in New Jersey.
He attended West Windsor Plainsboro High School before moving to and matriculating from the Hun School of Princeton in 1988. He continued his education at Carnegie Mello University, but dropped out to pursue his career as an actor.
Ethan actually launched his acting career in 1985, when he was cast to portray the leading character Ben Crandall in the science fiction fantasy movie “Explorers” and for his performance was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film. In 1989, he played Todd Anderson in the critically acclaimed drama movie “Dead Poets Society”, which starred the late Robin Williams and was a huge hit.
Some of his following roles were in the Northern adventure drama film “White Fang” in 1991, the British mystery drama movie “Waterland” in 1992, and the survival drama movie “Alive” in 1993. He starred in the first of the three movies of the trilogy “Before” entitled “Before Sunrise” in 1995, and was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss together with Julie Delpy.
The following years saw him star in many movies, such as the drama “Snow Falling on Cedars” in 1999, the experimental philosophical adult film “Waking Life” in 2001, and the crime thriller movie “Training Day” for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
His next notable performance was in the crime drama movie “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” in 2007, for which he won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award, a Gotham Independent Film Award, and a Satellite Award. He starred in the final movie of the “Before” trilogy “Before Midnight” in 2013, winning four awards and being nominated for six others, and he then portrayed the lead character Mason Evans Sr. in the coming-of-age drama movie “Boyhood”, and for his performance, he was rewarded with a Boston Society of Film Critics Award, while he was nominated for over 10 others.
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In 2017, Ethan won over 10 awards for best actor for his performance in the drama movie “First Reformed” while some of his latest appearances have been in the drama movie “The Truth” in 2019, and the action drama heist movie “Cut Throat City” in 2020.
Ethan is a feminist and a philanthropist who has been supporting the Doe Fund for years now. He is the co-founder of the Young Lions Fiction Award which is given to writers aged below 35. He is interested in politics, and is supporting the Democratic Party including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Ethan is fighting for gay rights and is a supporter of same-sex marriage.