Attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in Central New Jersey, but is not pictured in the yearbook (1984-86).
Daughter, with Uma Thurman, Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke. [8 July 1998]
Graduated from the Hun School of Princeton. 
Published his first novel, "The Hottest State," in 1996 (the novel sold for $400,000 to Little, Brown and Company).
Was in a production of "Great Expectations" at West Windsor Plainsboro High School.
Was accepted by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA, but dropped out after only 5 months.
Proposed to wife Uma Thurman twice before she said yes.
His brother is a Green Beret.
Welcomed second child, Levon, a boy on January 15, 2002. The baby weighed 7lbs 15oz.
Childhood friend of director Bryan Singer (_The Usual Suspects_ ; X-Men (2000))
The cat appearing in the Lisa Loeb music-video "Stay", which he directed, is his own.
Has appeared in two film adaptations of William Wharton novels: Dad (1989) and A Midnight Clear (1992).
He was the original choice to play FBI Agent Will Graham in Red Dragon (2002), but turned the role down to take time off from making movies.
His parents were University of Texas students when Ethan was born, and they separated when he was three.
Says that he is constantly mistaken for Mark McGrath from "Sugar Ray" so often that he signs autographs as "Mark McGrath" and, apparently, the same thing happens to Mark McGrath who, in turn, signs autographs as "Ethan Hawke" to fans.
Met and became friends with River Phoenix during the making of Explorers (1985).
When he was in the seventh grade, he played "Lon" in West Windsor-Plainsboro junior high school production of the play "Meet Me in St. Louis".
Remains close friends with Dead Poets Society (1989) co-stars, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles.
Attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York for one year.
First cousin twice removed of Tennessee Williams. Hawke's great grandfather and Williams' father were brothers.
Is close friends with actor/director Frank Whaley, whom he met while filming A Midnight Clear (1992).
On father's day 2004 he went to a Yankees game with his kids
Is a big fan of the Star Wars movie series
His mother Leslie, is a Charity worker who lives in Romania.