Maya Hawke is having quite a busy year, between playing Robin on Stranger Things, landing a role in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, and now releasing her first album.
“I am a little bit nostalgic for the days where artists, the musicians, the actors were of their characters and you followed their careers through following their work. Now it seems more like everyone is sort of leaning into being a public personality, rather than a public artist. I don’t really want to be a personality. I want to be a worker. I want to be an actor,” she says in an interview.
Born in New York, she is the daughter of the actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Her parents met on the set of Gattaca (1997) and were married in 1998, then divorced in 2005. Her younger brother Levon was born in 2002. She also has two half-sisters born from her father’s second marriage with Ryan Shawhughes. She has another half-sister born in 2012 from her mother’s relationship with financier Arpad Busson.
Maya Hawke suffers from dyslexia, which forced her to change schools frequently during her primary education, before enrolling at Saint Ann’s School, a private school in Brooklyn. She took part in summer studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and at the renowned Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She also studied at the Juilliard School, but after a year left it to devote himself to the first roles.
At the beginning of her career, she posed as a model for Vogue. It was later chosen as the testimonial for the collection of the British fashion brand AllSaints. In 2017, together with Kirsten Dunst and Lauren Hutton, she was the protagonist of the black and white advertising campaign for Calvin Klein‘s spring/summer underwear line, directed by Sofia Coppola.
In 2017 she gets the part of Jo March in the television miniseries Little Women, a BBC adaptation of the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. She has a part in Quentin Tarantino‘s film Once upon a time in … Hollywood. In 2019 she joined the cast of the third season of the Netflix Stranger Things series, in which he played the role of Robin.
In Once upon a time in … Hollywood, Maya Hawke stars as Linda “Flower Child” Kasabian, a Manson Family member. The film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where a fictional aging television actor and his stunt double and longtime friend navigate the changing Hollywood film industry. This story is intertwined with the vicissitudes of the band of Charles Manson that in those years committed a series of nine murders at four locations.
Maya Ray Hawke was born on July 8, 1998, in New York.
As everyone knows, Uma Thurman is particularly known for her performance as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino‘s cult movie Pulp Fiction, which is nominated for an Academy Award in 1995 for Best Supporting Actress, followed by nominations for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award. She has always worked with Tarantino in 2003 in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and in 2004 in Kill Bill Vol. 2, films that have earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress, and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Drama. She won the award for best actress in a mini-series or TV movie in 2003 for Hysterical Blindness.
Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, Stranger Things centers on events related to the mysterious disappearance of a child and the appearance of a shaven-haired girl with psychic powers escaping from a secret laboratory.
The first season was published on Netflix on 15 July 2016, the second on 27 October 2017, while the third was formally announced on 1 December 2017 and will be released in summer 2019.
The series was welcomed by critics, who praised the characterization of the characters, the cast and the atmosphere that pays homage to the science fiction cinema of the eighties.
Robin Buckley is the character of Stranger Things starred by Maya Hawke. Robin is an “alternative” girl that works alongside Steve at the ice cream store in the mall.
Maya Hawke’s boyfriend is Gus Wenner. The boy is the heir of the Werren Media, a publishing house, for example, of Rolling Stone magazine. In February 2019, she first introduces her boyfriend via Instagram.
Maya Hawke’s first song is Stay Open, from the single “To Love a Boy / Stay Open”.
Maya Hawke is followed by 2.6 million followers on Instagram!