Maya Hawke is taking a stand for the environment: Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's daughter is coming of age
To some Maya Ray Thurman Hawke may be known for essaying the queer character Robin on Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3. But, for those who aren’t aware of the show or a few more that she’s been a part of, Hawke will always remain to be the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. However, unlike many star kids who thrive on their parents’ success, Hawke prefers walking her own path and contemplates life as an artist, rather than just a product of the glamorous world or her famous parents’ offspring.
Who is she?
Maya Hawke is the daughter of Hollywood actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Born in 1998, she spent the majority of her childhood bouncing from one private school to another following her parents’ divorce when she was five. She battled dyslexia while growing up. When it was time for her to apply for colleges, Hawke had to settle for Juilliard when the SAT scores failed her admissions, although she wanted to get into Amherst owing to her “weird obsession with Massachusetts and David Foster Wallace”.
What she does?
After completing a year at Julliard, Hawke got roped in to play the role of Jo March in BBC’s 2017 series ‘Little Women’, an adaption of the book of the same name. Thus began her journey in acting as she decided to drop out of school, which she chooses to describe as an “accident” than “predestined”.
And later, she appeared as the gay character, Robin, in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3. Robin works at a mall ice cream shop along with Steve and plays a major role in helping the gang expose the Russian activities.
Where is she now?
Hawke had finally come to grips with her adolescence and had begun to navigate an exciting journey as she was filming for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 in Atlanta until the productions were suddenly stopped and she had to return home as the whole world came to a halt due to the lockdown.
She’s currently staying with her siblings in New York, where she is juggling between both the parents’ house.
As the process of sitting ideal, well almost, due to the lockdown isn’t serving her well, she explained her present situation in an interview with Nylon saying, “I’m in mourning for my life. That’s a joke. I’m fine. I’m very fortunate. But totally depressed and confused.”
What her work includes
Apart from ‘Little Women’ and ‘Stranger Things’, Hawke has also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s latest ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ as Linda Kasabian and announced in 2018 that she would be starring in Gia Coppola’s sophomore film, ‘Mainstream’.
The young actress has also tried her hand in music by collaborating with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jesse Harris for her first two singles ‘To Love a boy’ and ‘Stay Open’. Earlier this year, she released another single ‘By Myself’ from her forthcoming debut album ‘Blush’, which is scheduled to release on June 19, 2020.