Maya Hawke is not just popular for being the daughter of U.S actor and actress Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman but also for being a fast-rising actress creating a niche for herself in the movie industry. Her screen debut was in 2017, where she played Jo March in the BBC adaptation of Little Women. She is also set to play Robin in the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Asides acting, Maya is into modeling and has modeled for the likes of AllSaints, Calvin Klein, and Vogue.
Maya Hawke’s Biography, Age
Her birth name is Maya Thurman Hawke and she was born in New York City, NY on the 8th of July 1998 to parents who are both actors. Growing up, Hawke had a reading disorder (dyslexia) which resulted in her changing schools but finally, her parents found a place for her in Saint Ann’s School, a private school located in Brooklyn, NY. The school emphasized artistic creativity and does not grade students in the conventional school patter. The school became a home for her bringing out the creative and artistic side of her.
The new learning environment that Maya found herself in launched her into the acting world. She later attended the performing arts school Juilliard for a year before dropping out to play Jo March in the BBC adaptation of Little Women.
Maya’s first credited acting role would have been as The Little Mermaid in Universal Pictures’s planned live-action adaptation but the producers preferred to go with Chloë Grace Moretz as against Sofia Coppola’s choice which was Hawke. This and many other issues led to Coppola exiting the project and Moretz eventually dropping out also.
In 2017, she landed her first screen role as Jo March in BBC’s adaptation of Little Women alongside Annes Elwy, Kathryn Newton and Willa Fitzgerald. She is set to play Robin in the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, in addition to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, an upcoming mystery crime movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie which is said to be a tribute to Hollywood’s golden age will also star the likes of Lena Dunham, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt.
Asides her acting career, Maya Hawke is into modeling and like her mother and grandmother, she has modeled for “vogue”. She also modeled for one other organization where she was made the face of a British fashion retailer then she moved on to be featured on a video campaign for Calvin Klein‘s underwear collections.
Family: Parents, Siblings
Maya is the older of the two children the actors have. Her younger brother was born in 2002, a few years before the couple separated. She has three half-sisters; two from her father’s second marriage with Ryan Shawhughes and one from her mother’s relationship with Arpad Busson.
Going down her lineage, Maya is related to so many notable figures in history. Her great grandfather was a playwright. His name was Tennessee Williams. While from her mother, she is related to a Buddhist scholar whose name was Robert A.F.Thurman. Her grandmother was a model just like Maya. she was known as Nena von Schlebrügge.
Height – How Tall is Maya Hawke?
This budding youngster and persona of beauty is 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs about 53kg. Her body measurement (bust, waist, and hip) is 32-24-33 inches.
Maya Hawke is super proud of her parents and has never been interested in hiding from the fact that they are actors. In an interview with Vogue, she said both her parents protected the sanctity of her childhood and really allowed her to be vulnerable and unseen, and that she is very grateful for that.
In January 2019, Hawke was spotted with her mother Uma Thurman at the Giorgio Armani Prive Paris Fashion Week show. Maya was dressed in a baby blue silk pants, over a matching coat with a white shirt and a black tie, while her mom wore all black with a velvet and sparkle details.
Her net worth is not currently known but that of her father is estimated at $55 million and her mom’s at $45 million.