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Who Are Maya Hawke’s Parents?

Maya Hawke’s portrayal of Robin Buckley, the quirky Hawkins teen who befriends Steve Harrington within the third season of “Stranger Things,” shortly made her a fan favourite. As it seems, Maya’s foray into the Upside Down wasn’t her intro to Hollywood, although; she’s been round pink carpet royalty her complete life. The 23-year-old actor is the kid of two main stars, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.

Thurman is greatest identified for her roles as Mia in “Pulp Fiction” and The Bride in “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “Kill Bill: Volume 2.” Ethan is thought for enjoying Jesse within the Before trilogy and starred within the June 2022 horror movie “The Black Phone.” The pair met on the set of “Gattaca” in 1996 and married in 1998. They had two youngsters, Maya and Levon Hawke, earlier than separating in 2003 and divorcing in 2005. Ethan later married Ryan Shawhughes, and the pair went on to have two daughters, Clementine Jane Hawke and Indiana Hawke. Thurman has one different baby, daughter Luna, with ex-fiancé Arpad Busson.

Though she is the kid of two main stars, Maya mentioned her dad and mom initially discouraged her from pursuing performing. “They were wary of the public life side of acting and the difficulties of that,” she informed The Guardian in 2021. “They also tried to protect me from falling into acting. They wanted to ensure I had a strong enough backbone, my own passion for it and work ethic. They didn’t want to cart me along every red carpet or have me do bit-parts in their movies.” But Maya discovered her personal means. She starred as Jo March within the 2017 BBC adaption of “Little Women,” and in 2019, she performed Manson member of the family Linda Kasabian in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” That similar year, she made her debut in “Stranger Things.” Regardless of their preliminary reservations, dad and mom Ethan and Thurman have since supported their daughter’s performing endeavors. “Ladies & Gentleman, get to know MAYA HAWKE. She’s the real thing,” Ethan wrote in 2019 in an Instagram publish about his daughter’s “Stranger Things” debut.

Meanwhile, Thurman sang her daughter’s praises in an Access Hollywood interview in February 2021. “She’s, in the end, such a brilliant actress. Obviously, there’s nothing else that she would have ever done,” she mentioned. “Her talent was so big. It’s what she had to do.”

Maya not too long ago talked about her mom on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” telling the host that Thurman’s abortion made it potential for her to exist. “My mom wrote this really beautiful essay about her abortion that she got when she was really young and about how if she hadn’t had it, she wouldn’t have become the person that she had become, and I wouldn’t exist,” Maya mentioned. “Both of my parents’ lives would have been derailed if she hadn’t have had access to safe and legal healthcare — fundamental healthcare.” Thurman revealed an essay concerning the abortion she had as a teen within the Washington Post in September 2021.

Ahead, take a look at photographs of the star and her celeb dad and mom.

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