Birth Name: Ethan Coen
Birth Place: St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
Born on Sept. 21, 1957 in St. Louis Park, MN, Ethan was the second born, preceded by Joel three years earlier. Both grew up in an academic home - their father, Edward, was an economics professor at the University of Minnesota and their mother, Rena, was an art history professor at St. Cloud State. Growing up, the Coen Brothers displayed exceptional intelligence that somehow managed to translate into mediocre grades, thanks in part to a minor obsession with watching movies on television. In their early teens, the Coens mowed lawns and saved their money to buy a Super-8 camera which they used to remake several of their favorite films, including "Naked Prey" and "Lassie Come Home." They also c...
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