For one, she’s a distant relation of Tennessee Williams (father Ethan is the great-grandnephew of the iconic playwright).
But just last year, Maya made her acting debut as Jo March in the BBC’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic book.
Of scoring the iconic role, Maya told the Radio Times, “Everybody wants to be Jo—it’s her independent spirit, her lack of self-consciousness; she’s free, awkward and weird.
In 2015, Variety reported that Sofia Coppola had dropped out of directing The Little Mermaid for Universal and Working Title, after a disagreement regarding who should play the leading role.
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Maya explained, “Throughout filming, we started to feel like she and [Steve] shouldn’t get together, and that she’s gay.
” She continued, “Even when I go back and watch earlier episodes, it just seems like the most obvious decision ever.”
As she said, “It was kind of a collaborative conversation, and I’m really, really happy with the way that it went.”
She’s a musician.
People described Maya’s music as “featuring gentle guitar melodies that showcase Hawke’s voice.”
Posting about Maya’s debut singles, Ethan wrote, “These two gorgeous new songs released yesterday by @maya_hawke. Check them out on Spotify and iTunes.
Album to follow.”
Quentin Tarantino is keeping it in the family.
Maya’s mom Uma Thurman has worked with director Tarantino on several occasions, most famously appearing in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. And apparently dad Ethan Hawke helped his daughter land a role in Tarantino’s latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as “a ’60s flower child who gets mixed up with the Manson Family,” per People.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Maya revealed, “I got an audition for the project through the normal channels through my agents. I did an audition in my bedroom with my dad [actor Ethan Hawke].
We sent in the tape to Quentin and I got a callback.”
And speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Maya reflected on how special it was for her to work with a seminal director who had helped to cement her mother’s career.
She explained, “I grew up around Quentin and around those movies..
. They meant a lot to me and the story of my family and my growing up, so it’s wonderful to add my own little piece to the puzzle.
She loves fashion.
Maya may be a relatively new face in Hollywood, but she’s already a regular on the front row.
From attending Paris Fashion Week with her mother, to being dressed by Diane von Furstenburg at 2018’s Met Gala, Maya is making a name for herself in the fashion world.
More recently, Maya looked effortlessly dreamy in white at the Christian Dior Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Her parents are seriously proud.
I know many missed out on numerous high school productions—heck I even missed a few and I’m her father. Some of you may know her music, some may not.
Maya might only be at the start of her career, but it’s clear that she has a bright future ahead of her.