Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke Biography

Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke is an American actor and producer, better known as the wife of actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke.

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Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses T V & Movie Producers

Born in: United States

Famous as: Actress


Spouse/Ex-: Ethan Hawke (m. 2008)

children: Clementine Jane Hawke, Indiana Hawke

City: New York City

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education: Columbia University

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Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke is an American actor and producer, better known as the wife of actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke. She came under the spotlight after marrying the popular Hollywood celebrity. A 'Columbia University' graduate, Ryan briefly worked as a nanny for Ethan’s children with his former wife, Uma Thurman. Ryan and Ethan started their relationship shortly after and got married in 2008. They have two daughters and currently live in New York City. Ryan is known for her role in the movie 'The Hottest State.' She has also produced a couple of Ethan’s directorial ventures.

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  • Ryan made her debut with the 2006 movie 'The Hottest State.' Directed by Ethan, the movie featured her in the role of a Williamsburg girl. She has also worked as the associate producer of the 2017 thriller ‘First Reformed.’ She has also produced 'The Hottest State.' She produced the 2018 biographical drama film 'Blaze,' directed by Ethan.
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Birth & Early Life
  • Ryan was born Ryan Shawhughes, in the US. She graduated from 'Columbia University.'
  • Ryan met her future husband, Ethan, in 2004, while she was in college. Ethan was then already married to actor and model Uma Thurman and had fathered two children.
  • Ryan started working as a nanny for Ethan’s children, and that was when they began dating.
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Relationship & Marriage with Ethan
  • Ryan met Ethan regularly while working as his children’s nanny. Eventually, they fell in love with each other. This impacted Ethan’s marriage. Uma and Ethan have a daughter named Maya and a son named Lenon. The media reported that Ethan had been cheating on his wife. Ethan and Uma divorced soon after. The divorce was announced and filed in 2003 and was finalized in 2005. The media largely framed Ryan as the reason for the end of Ethan’s 7-year-long marriage. However, Ethan defended Ryan consistently, stating that the divorce was caused due to other pressures. He also made a vague statement regarding his relationship with Ryan in an interview in 2013. He regarded sexual fidelity as an insignificant concept in any relationship.
  • Following his divorce, Ethan flaunted his relationship with Ryan in the media. They continued their courtship until 2007, when Ryan became pregnant. Ryan and Ethan got married in June 2008, and a few weeks later, they welcomed their first daughter, Clementine Jane Hawke. Ryan gave birth to their second daughter, Indiana, 3 years later. Ryan and her family now live in Boerum Hill, New York City. They also share a townhouse worth more than $6 million, in Manhattan, New York City, and a small island in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Ryan often makes public appearances with Ethan. They were clicked together on the 'Academy Awards' red carpet in 2016. Ryan has inked Ethan’s initials on her arm.

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