Ethan Hawke is a Tony- and 4-time Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, and director whose career spans over three decades. He recently made his television debut with the Showtime limited series “The Good Lord Bird,” based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride. He co-wrote, executive-produced and starred in the seven-part series, for which he has received Golden Globe, SAG Award, and WGA Award nominations. He is a Tony-nominated stage actor, having appeared on Broadway five times, most recently in Sam Shepard’s True West; Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia; the title role in Macbeth; Henry IV; and The Seagull. He has also appeared and directed Off-Broadway and regionally at BAM, the Steppenwolf, and many others. His screen credits include Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Gattaca, Training Day, Boyhood, Born to Be Blue, Maudie, Before Sunrise, and First Reformed, among countless others. As a filmmaker, his credits include IFC’s Blaze and the documentary Seymour: An Introduction. Also a best-selling author, in February 2021 he released his first novel in 20 years, A Bright Ray of Darkness, published by Knopf.