Maya Ray Thurman Hawke is an actress and model from the United States. Her parents are actress Uma Thurman and actor Ethan Hawke. Hawke made her cinematic debut as Jo March in the 2017 BBC production of Little Women and played as Robin in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix series Stranger Things after beginning her career in modeling (2019).

Hawke was born in New York City on July 8, 1998, as the younger of two children of actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. Her parents met on the filming of the 1997 film Gattaca, married in May 1998, and divorced in 2005. Hawke has a sibling. Ryan Shawhughes, her father’s second wife, gave her two half-sisters. Her mother’s ex-fiancé, banker Arpad Busson, gave her another half-sister.

Hawke is a distant relative of Tennessee Williams on her father’s side. She is the granddaughter of Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and model Baroness Nena von Schlebrügge on her mother’s side. Birgit Holmquist, Schlebrügge’s mother, was also a model, having sat for Axel Ebbe’s Famntaget statue in Smygehuk, Sweden.

Maya Ray Thurman Hawke’s great-grandparents

 Birgit Holmquist, Friedrich Karl Johannes von Schlebrügge, Elizabeth Dean Farrar, Frank Taylor Hawke, Howard Lemuel Green, Beverly Reid Thurman, Jr. and Betty Virginia Hartsock are Maya Ray Thurman Hawke’s great-grandparents.

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