Maya Hawke stormed into the spotlight thanks to a breakout role in season 3 of Stranger Things. She also landed a role on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and played Jo March in the television miniseries Little Women in 2017. In addition to her acting, Hawke also released two singles in 2019 and has plans to release a studio album in the near future.
If you recognize her last name, that's because she has two famous folks for parents: Her father is actor Ethan Hawke and her mother is Uma Thurman. Technically, Maya's full name is Maya Ray Thurman Hawke.
Ethan Hawke has been a big name in Hollywood since the mid-1980s having starred in Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Explorers, Training Day, and Gattaca, which is where he met Maya's mother, Uma. Her mother is best known for her work alongside Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill I & II. Like Maya's father, she has been working since the mid-1980s in numerous films including The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dangerous Liaisons, Les Misérables, and many more.
After her breakout role in Stranger Things, Maya opened up about her famous parents in an interview with WSJ Magazine:
I’m always running decisions by them. They both have similar levels of success but really different experiences within the business. I think that’s the biggest advantage [I have], that I have information about the pitfalls and the good things. Hopefully, it’ll keep me from making some mistakes that young actors can make.