‘Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke Shocks Fans With Famous Parents

Maya Hawke Parents: The Stranger Things star has 'shocked' fans after they've learnt about her famous parents.
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Maya Hawke fans have been left ‘shocked’ after learning about her famous parents. 

People are taking to social media and admitting that they had ‘no idea’ the Stranger Things star is the daughter of actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

It came to fans’ attention when the actress’s dad took to Instagram and dubbed her ‘the real thing’.

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Alongside promotion shots of the Netflix hit, Hawke penned: “Some of you may have missed her in last year’s BBC production of Little Women. Some of you may have missed her work at Juilliard. 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.

“But ladies and gentlemen, get to know MAYA HAWKE. She’s the real thing.”

Hawke’s post has accumulated more than 840,000 likes and hundreds have taken to the comments.

One said: “Wow! She looks like her mamma!”

Another questioned: “Wow she is you and Uma’s daughter? That’s crazy.”

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“She is amazing and adorable,” a third wrote. “Just like her parents.”

A fourth pitched in, penning: “You must be very proud of your daughter.”

The star’s parents got together after meeting on the 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca. The following year, the Hollywood couple tied the knot and two months later, they welcomed Maya. In 2002, they went on to have a son, named Levon. Fast forward two years and Hawke and Thurman finalised their divorce.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Kill Bill star described the difficult period.

“It’s extremely hard, and it’s hard on the whole family. You’re a family, and then you’re not a family in the same way. Our marriage failed. I should take full responsibility for the failure of my own marriage,” she said. “Blaming anybody doesn’t make you feel any better.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.