Maya Hawke is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She’s initially known as the daughter of widely-recognized actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.
Some of the most notable acting projects she’s involved in are Little Women (2017), Stranger Things (2019–present), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021), and Do Revenge (2022).
Maya Hawke began her journey in the entertainment industry as a model, with the famous American fashion magazine Vogue continuing in the strides of her mother.
From that point onward, she had taken modeling jobs and had modeled for some eminent fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, AllSaints, Miu Miu, and numerous others.
In 2017, she made her acting debut with her appearance in the well-known TV series Little Women, in which she played the lead role.
After that, she showed up in several movies like Ladyworld (2018), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Human Capital (2019), and a few other famous motion pictures.
The greatest breakthrough in her acting career came when she starred in the popular TV series Stranger Things (2019) for the third season.
Alongside her acting profession, in 2019, she also started her music career and delivered two singles titled To Love a Boy and Stay Open.
- Real Name: Maya Ray Thurman Hawke
- Stage Names: Maya Hawke
- Also Known as: –
- Nickname: Maya
- Birthday: July 8, 1998
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christianity
- Professions: Model, Actress, Singer, Songwriter
- Education: Saint Ann’s School, The Juilliard School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
- Hobbies: Theatre play & artwork, playing the guitar, reading .
- Facebook: Maya Hawke Official
- Twitter: @mayahawke
- Instagram: @maya_hawke
- TikTok: –
- YouTube: Maya Hawke Official
Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance
- Height: 174 cm (5’9”)
- Weight: 53 Kg (116 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Blue
- Body Measurements: 33-24-33 (Bust -33, Waist -24, and Hips -33 inches)
- Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 8 (US)
- Father: Ethan Hawke
- Mother: Uma Thurman
- Brother: Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke
- Sister: Clementine Hawke (Half-Sister), Indiana Hawke (Half-Sister), Luna Thurman-Busson (Half-Sister)
Boyfriend & Dating History
In February 2019, she’s rumored to date the president and COO of Rolling Stone, Gus Wenner.
However, not much is known about their relationship, including when or why the pair chose to part ways.
Maya was linked romantically to Tom, an actor who’s best known for starring in The Sandman, in around July 2020. At that time, it made quite headlines as they have 13-year age gap.
The couple were occassionally seen taking walks together New York City until around January 2022.
It is unknown why they ended their relationship after two years, but media theorized that it might have something to do with their large age gaps.
She’s in relationship with Spencer, who’s a musician and the son of Roger Barnett, CEO of the Shaklee Corporation.
They were spotted for the first time by the Daily Mail in early 2022. Since then, they have been attending a number of public event together, such as red carpets.
That being said, none of them has ever acknowledged their relationship yet to the media.
Multiple sources online estimated her net worth to be around $3 million. Maya Hawke appeared to accumulate her wealth through working as a multiartist in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
For her appearance in Stranger Things, she’s approximated to make just as much as her other cast members, which falls between $250 thousand to $250 thousand per episode.
- Maya Hawke has her own apartment in Manhattan.
- She likes doing charity, for example, she donated some of her merchandise sales to the Food Bank for New York City.
- Her father is the one who incited her love for music.
- She loves poetry. Some of her favorites are Shakespearian poetry in his plays.
- Leonard Cohen’s songs, and John Patrick Shanley’s plays.
- Maya does not like technology and prefers nature.
- Her parents divorced when she was five years old.
- She was dyslexic as a kid and once got kicked out of school because she could not read.
- Maya cares about her friends a lot.
- She is brave and always tries to be funny.
- Maya likes binge-watching the TV show The Bachelorette (2003).
- She is a huge fan of the movie series Harry Potter (2001) and thinks that she belongs to either Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.
- Her favorite books are the Harry Potter (1997) series by J. K. Rowling, Anna Karenina (1878) by Leo Tolstoy, and Housekeeping (1980) by Marilynne Robinson.
- She likes watching the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) and wants her superpower to be water-bending.
- Maya is a fan of singer Billie Eilish.
- She said she wants to try directing in the future.
- Her favorite coffee order is an oat milk matcha latte.
- Cinderella (2015) is her favorite Disney movie.
- Mint chocolate chip is her favorite ice cream flavor, especially when there is a touch of rainbow sprinkles on top.
- She wants to visit Japan and South America.
- Her all-time favorite movie is Nashville (1975) and her all-time favorite TV series is Grey’s Anatomy (2005).
- Both her parents are much-celebrated actors.
- She started writing poetry and songs when she was a kid.
- Her ideal type is…
- The Kill Room (TBA), as Grace
- Maestro (2023), as Jamie Bernstein
- Asteroid City (2022), as TBA
- Do Revenge (2022), as Eleanor
- Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021), as Heather
- Italian Studies (2021), as Erin McCloud
- Mainstream (2020), as Frankie
- Memory Xperiment: Kathy Acker (2019), as Kathy Acker
- As They Slept (2019), as Margaret
- Human Capital (2019), as Shannon Hagel
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), as Flower Child
- Ladyworld (2018), as Romy
- Orchard House: Home of Little Women (2018), as self
- A Brief Lesson on Inheritance (2017), as a supporting character
- Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel | 2023), as a supporting character
- The Last Movie Stars (HBO Max | 2022), as self
- Geeked Week Unlocked: Stranger Things (Netflix | 2022), as self
- The Playboy Interview (YouTube | 2021), as Helen Gurley Brown
- Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins (Netflix | 2021), as Robin Buckley
- The Good Lord Bird (Showtime | 2020), as Annie Brown
- Stranger Things (Netflix | 2019), as Robin Buckley
- Little Women (BBC | 2017), as Jo March
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC | 2022), as a guest
- Burning Questions (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
- RAAAATSCRAPS (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
- Today (NBC | 2019), as a guest
- American Music Awards 2019 (ABC | 2019), as the host
- Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC | 2019), as a guest
- Hollywood Insider (YouTube | 2019), as a guest
- Extra (Syndication | 2019), as a guest
- Entertainment Tonight (YouTube | 2015), as a guest
- Thérèse (2022)
- Blue Hippo (2021 )
- Generous Heart (2020)
- So Long (2020)
- Coverage (2020)
- By Myself (2020)
- To Love a Boy / Stay Open (2019)
- Moss (2022)
- Blush (2020)
Music Video Appearances
- Is there Something in the Movies? (2020) – Samia
- 2019 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA – Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation – Stranger Things
- 2019 Hunter Mountain Film Festival – Best Actress – As They Slept
- 2019 Women’s Image Network Awards – Actress MFT Movie/Mini-Series – Little Women
- 2022 Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards – Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series (Drama) – Stranger Things
- 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Stranger Things
“There are things that are hard about coming from a divorced family, but having two houses is not one of those things.”
“I got to take classes in writing with a fountain pen, and actually, something you make is your own textbook. So, while you’re learning about something, you have to write essays on it, and then you handwrite in cursive, in fountain pen, your essays out on beautiful paper and you bind it together into a book that you hand in at the end of the course.”
“In the first two projects I’ve worked on professionally, I’ve been doing ensemble work with other young women, which I think is pretty cool. And they both were directed by and written by women. It’s been a wonderful experience of real ensemble support and women lifting each other up, and I feel really lucky for that.”
“I’m very open-minded.”
“One thing I’ve learned from my parents and from observing all the artists I’ve been lucky enough to grow up around is that you’ve got to be brave.”
“If I wanted to do the same thing every day, I would have gone into a different profession.”
“I’m not interested in hiding from the fact that my parents are actors. I’m proud of them! It’s very ordinary to pursue a career that your parents do, but when it’s in the public eye, it becomes a complicated thing.”
“In general, I feel very happy with how I got to have time on my own at least a little bit outside of the public eye.”
“I think valuing what your body can do over how your body looks is the No. 1 advice I would give to young women about how to have healthy body image. It’s not, ‘Do these pants fit?’ It’s ‘Can I do a split?'”
“I’ve been sitting at the grown-ups’ table my whole life.”
“It can’t be articulated enough, that feminism means the desire to have equality between men and women. I believe that, and I act on those beliefs by going to marches and making a difference where I can.”
“I think success is when the way you talk about who you want to be and what you want to do lines up with who you are and what you do. I guess, by that, I mean I think success is practicing what you preach.”
“I hate technology and cellphones. I hate having to have one all of the time. I don’t tweet or buzz or bing or whatever! It’s a conscious thing – I hate the way that it can take over young people’s lives.”
“I was given a new coat as a high school graduation gift.”
“I have a wonderful, supportive relationship with my family. I get lots of advice from them about all kinds of things.”
“The thing about acting that’s unlike any other art form is that it’s collaborative; directing and acting are a collaboration, and your acting won’t succeed if the lighting design doesn’t succeed or sets don’t succeed.”
“I really enjoyed shooting in Ireland. The people are so lovely. I hope I don’t offend anyone in saying this, but the nature reminded me of Americans: everyone was warm and open and easy to talk to. And Ireland is so beautiful and lusciously green.”
“I was diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade and had gone to a special school for it and then left the school. I’d learned to read and write, but it was still a real struggle for me, as it is to this day.”
“In my living room, I was always playing guitar and writing songs and singing them. My dad and I would always sing together – only for friends and family, but always since I was a little girl.”
“I’ve always been kind of a voyeur.”
“Viola Davis, Patti Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julianne Moore. I could go on forever listing names. However… my greatest inspirations have, without a doubt, been my teachers, friends, and family.”
“You want to put out good vibes for the viewers, even if so many stories that have to be told and that need to be told have a lot of darkness in them, because the world has a lot of darkness in it.”
“Men should be able to see themselves in female characters and female strength, just as much as women are able to see themselves in male characters.”
“It’s difficult to always have to be contextualized within the careers of your parents, and it’s difficult not to feel like you can stand alone, but hopefully I’ll earn the ability to stand alone over time.”
“I love my family. We have a very rich, complicated relationship.”
“I’ve never been interested in a career in modelling, I was interested in my independence. When I was in school, modelling was what I needed to reach independence without having to leave.”
“As an actor on a film, you have no control over the final product – your job is to make a director’s vision come true. So, you need to have total faith in them and add your own creativity and opinions and energy, but you have to really give over responsibility, and sometimes that can feel terrifying.”
“I haven’t always known I wanted to act. I wanted to be a farmer, an English professor, or an archaeologist.”
“My family is really supportive. We fight, and we talk, and we lie, and we tell the truth – not usually in that order – and I really enjoy growing with them and fostering that dynamic.”
“I have definitely emulated my mom’s style more than anyone’s. But that may be mostly to do with how often I steal her clothing.”
“If I changed my name, everyone would have just known that I changed my name. If I had been anonymous, it would have felt pretentious. It would seem like I’m trying to dodge something. I love my family and have such respect for their work, for their career and talents, and I’m very proud to be connected with them.”
Maya Hawke is a strong believer in performance, which is why she always goes the extra mile to deliver the best performance for the audience as well as her fans.