Who is new Stranger Things star Maya Hawke? Everything you need to know the Robin actress

Steve has got a new sidekick – here’s all you need to know about the actor who plays Robin.

Stranger Things is back for season 3, and from the very first episode there’s a cool new character for us to get to know.

Robin is played by Maya Hawke – here’s all you need to know about the actor and her character.

Who are Maya Hawke’s famous family?

The 20-year-old actor has some A-list guidance in her career, thanks to her super-famous parents.

She’s the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, making her pretty much acting royalty, so we can’t wait to see what she brings to the role of Robin.

Maya’s grandmother and great-grandmother on the Thurman side were both models, and on the Hawke side, she’s the great-great-grandniece of Tennessee Williams.

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What has she worked on before?

You may recognise Maya from her starring role in the 2017 BBC adaptation of Little Women, in which she played Jo March.

Maya had to leave her acting course at New York's prestigious Juilliard School to take up the part, but it has opened up some big opportunities for her.

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As well as joining the cast of Stranger Things, she’s also in the forthcoming Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

She has previously worked as a model, including taking part in Sofia Coppola’s Calvin Klein underwear campaign.

Who is her Stranger Things character Robin?

Former high school hunk Steve Harrington has had a turnaround in fortunes since his popularity was at its peak.

Unable to get into college, his dad is making him learn the value of hard work by getting a job at the Scoops Ahoy! ice cream parlour in the new mall.

Steve is working alongside Robin, and although the pair initially clash as Robin makes fun of his disastrous attempts to impress female customers, they soon become friends.

Robin is street smart, can speak four languages, and takes no nonsense from anyone, so she’s the perfect choice to help out when Dustin comes to Steve with an encoded Russian transmission that he’s accidentally intercepted.

She’s sure to be a great addition to the gang as they figure out the latest danger they’re in.

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