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Uma Thurman And Ethan Hawke's Daughter Maya Is The 'Stranger Things' Star And A Rising Talent

Date January 23, 2020 16:05

Children of actors often become the foundation of Hollywood, and Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's daughter Maya is confidently on her way to the acting greatness.

Uma Thurman And Ethan Hawke's Daughter Maya Is The 'Stranger Things' Star And A Rising TalentUma Thurman And Ethan Hawke's Daughter Maya Is The 'Stranger Things' Star And A Rising TalentGetty Images / Ideal Image

A brief history of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's relationship

Actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke met and fell in love on the set of movie Gattaca in 1997. By May, 1998, they were madly in love and married.

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Kids came shortly after. Their daughter Maya was born that same year, in 1998, and in 2002 Uma gave birth to their son Levon.

Unfortunately, things didn't work out between them and the couple separated in 2003. Hawke explained there was no infidelity, they simply crumbled under the pressures of their work.

At the time, Uma was fully involved in filming Kill Bill series, while Ethan was writing and starring in Richard Linklater's Before Sunset. There were just too many problems between the spouses, so they went their separate ways, but agreed to raise their children together.

Maya Hawke soaked in all of her parents' talents

Thurman and Hawke's beautiful daughter was growing up dreaming about making their parents proud with her talent. In 2016 she started her modeling career, but quickly transitioned into acting.

Maya's first acting job was on BBC's adaption of Little Women and she played the lead Jo March. In just two years her career skyrocketed when she was cast for the 3rd season of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things and Quentin Tarantino's 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (by the way Tarantino is Uma's close friend and even former partner).

Ethan Hawke is ecstatic about his daughter's success and can't stop praising her:

It's one of the great honors of my life. It's shocking. I knew when she was a kid that she was -- I felt that she was an artist really young and I have a feeling that she's... she's a substantive human being. And it keeps my life interesting and exciting to try to be the person that she wants me to be.

Maya in return is very "grateful" for all the support her parents have given her and said they really love Stranger Things, which makes her happy.

6 quick facts about Maya Hawke

Let's some up what we know about Maya (there might be a few facts that surprise you!):

  • Maya was born on July 8, 2019;
  • She's 5ft 7in. tall;
  • Maya has a younger brother Levon and three half-sisters from her parents other relationships: Clementine Hawke, Indiana Hawke, and Luna Thurman-Busson.
  • She modeled for Calvin Klein and All Saints as well as posed for Vogue;
  • Maya is slightly dyslexic;
  • She had to leave prestigious Julliard to star in Little Women because it was filmed in Ireland.

There's no doubt in our minds that Maya has a big future in Hollywood. Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's daughter is talented, beautiful (her mom's copy, isn't she?), and down-to-earth. We wish Maya best of luck in her future projects and can't wait to see more of her!

Have you seen Maya on Stranger Things? What do you think about the young actress? Share with us in the comments!

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