04:28 PM EDT 12/19/2013
Originally posted 01/30/2008 04:45PM
Ethan Hawke – already the father of two children with his ex-wife Uma Thurman – is about to become a father again, this time with Ryan Shawhughes, described as the former nanny to his children.
"I can confirm and they are thrilled," says Hawke's rep Mara Buxbaum. "No further details will be made available."
Speaking in December 2006 about the joys of fatherhood, the 37-year-old actor-author said, that his two children with Thurman – daughter Maya, now 9, and son Levon, 5 – provide "the greatest pleasure in my life. It's the only role that, if I fail, I will consider my life a failure."
Originally posted 10/29/2007 11:10AM
Originally posted 12/23/2006 06:00AM
Though both Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman have never publicly discussed the private reasons for the 2004 break-up of their marriage, being in the limelight did not help the relationship, he now says.
Originally posted 12/22/2005 08:00AM
Ethan Hawke has petitioned New Jersey's acting governor to grant clemency to Melvina McClain, a 65-year-old woman and Hawke family friend who has spent the last 16 years in prison for murdering her police officer-boyfriend.
Originally posted 10/07/2005 04:35PM
For the first time since her divorce from Ethan Hawke became final in August, Uma Thurman spoke publicly about the breakup, telling Oprah Winfrey on the talk host's program Friday that – although "I've been so cool for so long" – the split was "excruciating" and her self-esteem was "pretty mangled."
Originally posted 05/26/2005 08:00AM
Lawyers for estranged couple Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Saralee Evans on Wednesday that the two actors are close to bringing their seven-year marriage to an amicable end.
Originally posted 01/20/2005 06:00AM
The sensitive guy is now the tough guy: Ethan Hawke picks up a gun and grit for Assault on Precinct 13, playing a Detroit police sergeant trapped on New Year's Eve in a battle with crooked cops and prisoners. It's a role that 10 years ago would have been unlikely for the goateed star known for long walks along the Seine (Before Sunrise) and rejecting the establishment (Reality Bites). But since doing 2001's Training Day – for which he earned an Oscar nod – mainstream moviemaking has become acceptable in his book. "My taste has kind of expanded," Hawke, 34, says. The father of two (with ex-wife Uma Thurman) recently chatted about going commercial, playing the action star and chalking it all up to good fortune.
Originally posted 01/19/2005 06:00AM
Ethan Hawke certainly has proved his versatility, going from playing the terrorized partner of Denzel Washington's rogue cop in 2001's Training Day to revisiting the sensitive, earnest young man he played in 1995's Before Sunrise in last year's Before Sunset. So, what's his secret? Life experience. "Well, if you're in the arts, as corny as it sounds, your life is the stuff from which you work with," said Hawke, who is back in a police uniform for his new movie, Assault on Precinct 13. "That's why it's important to read a lot. I mean, it's important to learn a lot. It's important to live a lot. My children affect me. Friends of mine say that, like, after Training Day, there was some kind of change in my work, and I chalk a lot of that up to simply development. It was my daughter and turning 30. All of these things affect you."
Originally posted 02/20/2004 10:15AM
A HAWKE TELL-ALL: Actor Ethan Hawke denied "annoying" tabloid reports that claimed his infidelity was the root cause for his split with wife Uma Thurman. In the new issue of Details magazine, Hawke says that although he and Thurman are likely headed for a divorce, there is more to the story than meets the eye. "If our problems were that simple, we'd still be together," he said. Regardless, the 33-year-old actor said this has been an exceedingly difficult period of his life. "If my forties are where people say (life is) really good," Hawke said, "I'm probably going to be suicidal."
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