Ethan Hawke has English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.
Ethan Hawke was born on November 6, 1970, in Austin, Texas, the United States, to Leslie, a charity worker, and James Hawke, an insurance actuary. Hawke's mother was only 17 and his father only 18 when he was born. His parents separated in 1974 and he was raised in New York by his mother. His mother remarried when he was 10 and they moved to New Jersey.