Maya Hawke, the 21-year-old daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, is determined to create her own success despite having celebrity parents. She is best known for her role in “Stranger Things,” which she joined in its third season, but she is also a singer, as she announced in August 2019.
We’re sure you don’t know everything there is to know about her, so these 8 unknown facts will help you get to know her better.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Maya Hawke
1. Her Interest In Arts Was Founded Via Dyslexia
Maya’s dyslexia led to an interest in the arts, particularly music and drama, which helped the future actress and musician find her calling. Her parents, both artists, “did a fantastic job of encouraging me to be creative,” Maya said. 
2. Doesn’t Mind Working With Her Father
Despite the fact that many acting families choose to pursue separate artistic endeavors, Hawke is excited to collaborate with her fellow actor father, Ethan Hawke. The two have worked together on a new show called The Last Movie Stars, but not as actors.
3. Didn’t Know She’s Gonna Play a Lesbian Role
Maya had no idea Robin would be a lesbian when she auditioned for the show because it wasn’t in the script. The decision was made after filming had begun. 
4. Her True Love For Poetry
Maya is well-known for her acting and singing abilities, but poetry is her true passion. She told NME that the poetry in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as Leonard Cohen’s songs and John Patrick Shanley’s plays, are her true loves. 
5. Prefers Nature Over Technology
In 2017, the actress told the Evening Standard that she actually hates technology and prefers nature. As a result, she dislikes having to carry her cellphones with her all the time, and you will rarely find her on social media tweeting or posting anything. 
6. Dropped Out Of Julliard Art School
As strange as it may seem, Hawke had to leave Julliard to pursue her acting career. She was cast in 2017’s Little Women but couldn’t make it work due to her studies.
Many musicians have sporadically starred in films throughout their careers, but actors who make music in between films and television are a little more uncommon. Many people who have seen Hawke’s acting may be unaware that she is also a singer-songwriter.
8. Her Charity Work
Maya still takes time to reflect on her fortunate life. She stated that she spends a lot of time thinking about how she can use the cards she has been dealt to change people’s lives. The actress is donating a portion of her merchandise sales to the New York City Food Bank.