Uma Thurman

Actress / Film Producer / Film Actress / Model (person) / Screenwriter / Television Producer / Television Actress | * 04/29/1970 (50) | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). She rose to international prominence with her performance as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often hailed as Tarantino's muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2 (2003, 2004), which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations. Established as a leading Hollywood actress, her other notable films include Henry & June (1990), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), ()
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Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following early roles in films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. She starred in several more films throughout the 1990s such as The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin, Gattaca and Les Misérables. She won a Golden Globe Award for the miniseries Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her career was revitalized when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the central role in two Kill Bill films (2003/2004), which brought her an additional two Golden Globe Award nominations and a BAFTA Award nomination. Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, a New York-born professor, is a Buddhist writer and academic. Her mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, is a model who was born in Mexico City, Mexico, of German, Swedish and Danish descent. Thurman and her siblings spent time in the Himalayan town of Almora, Uttarakhand, India, during childhood, and the Dalai Lama, to whom Robert Thurman has long been close, once visited their home. She grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she went to Amherst Regional Middle School, then moved to Woodstock, New York. While her father gave his children a Buddhist upbringing, she has the same name as one of the Hindu goddess Parvati's alternate names, "Uma", which means "light" in Sanskrit. Regarding religion, she now calls herself agnostic. She has three brothers, Ganden (b. 1968), Dechen (b. 1973), and Mipam (b. 1978), and a half-sister named Taya (b. 1960), from her father's previous marriage. She is described as having been an awkward and introverted girl who was teased for her tall frame, angular bone structure, enormous feet and unusual name (sometimes using the name “Uma Karen” instead of her birth name). When Thurman was 10 years old, a friend's mother suggested a nose job. As a child, she suffered bouts of body dysmorphic disorder, which she discussed in an interview with Talk magazine in 2001. Uma attended Amherst Public Schools. In the eighth grade, she discovered her love for acting. Talent scouts noticed her performance as Abigail in a production of The Crucible and offered her the chance to act professionally. Thurman attended Northfield Mount Hermon School, a preparatory school in Massachusetts, before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Uma Thurman

Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence 2x MTV Movie Award for Best Fight MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress 3x MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance

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Movies with Uma Thurman as Actress(67)

as Anita Bryant2020 Anita
as Herself - Actress2019 QT8: The First Eight
as Herself (archive footage)2018 Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
as Madame Duret2018 Down a Dark Hall
as Harriet Fox2018 The Con Is On
as Simone2015 Burnt
as Miss Anderson2014 The Gift
as Wendy2014 Jump!
as Mrs. H2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
as Mrs. H2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
as Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")2013 Movie 43
as Patti2012 Playing for Keeps
as Madeleine Forestier2012 Bel Ami
as herself2012 Love, Marilyn
as Zoe2010 Ceremony
as Eliza Welsh2009 Motherhood
as Dr. Emma Lloyd2008 The Accidental Husband
as Elsa2008 My Zinc Bed
as herself2007 Mission Zero
as Jenny Johnson2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend
as Edie Athens2005 Be Cool
as Rafi Gardet2005 Prime
as Ulla2005 The Producers
as Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
as Rachel2003 Paycheck
as Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1
as Debby Miller2002 Hysterical Blindness
as Grace2002 Chelsea Walls
as Herself (archive footage)2002 Pulp Fiction: The Facts
as Poison Ivy (archive footage)2001 Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
as Amy Randall2001 Tape
as Charlotte Stant2000 The Golden Bowl
as Anne de Montausier2000 Vatel
as Blanche Williams1999 Sweet and Lowdown
as Fantine1998 Les Misérables
as Emma Peel1998 The Avengers
as Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy1997 Batman & Robin
as Irene Cassini1997 Gattaca
as Andera1996 Beautiful Girls
as Miss Beaumont1995 A Month by the Lake
as Sissy Hankshaw1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
as Mia Wallace1994 Pulp Fiction
as Glory1993 Mad Dog and Glory
as Helena Robertson1992 Jennifer Eight
as Diana Baylor1992 Final Analysis
as Maid Marian1991 Robin Hood
as June Miller1990 Henry & June
as Daphne McBain1990 Where the Heart Is
as Georgia Elkans1988 Johnny Be Good
as Cécile de Volanges1988 Dangerous Liaisons

TV Shows/Series with Uma Thurman as Actress(13)

as Nancy Lefevre2019 Chambers
as Lenny Cohen2017 Imposters
as Anouk2015 The Slap
as Rebecca Duvall2012 Smash
as Emma Peel??? The Avengers

Movies with Uma Thurman as Crew(5)

Production/Producer2020 Tau Ceti Four
Production/Producer2008 The Accidental Husband
Writing/Characters2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Writing/Characters2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Production/Executive Producer2002 Hysterical Blindness

Additional Information

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Full Name: Uma Thurman
Born: Wednesday, 04/29 1970 (April) in Boston (current age: 50 years + 183 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Northfield Mount Hermon School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Spouses (current/former): Gary Oldman, Ethan Hawke
Children: Maya Hawke
Father: Robert Thurman
Mother: Nena von Schlebrügge
Other names for Uma Thurman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"우마 서먼"
"Ума Турман"
"Uma Karuna Thurman"
Uma Thurman frequently works together with these people:
Quentin Tarantino (20x, Crew)
Lars von Trier (9x, Crew)
Harvey Weinstein (7x, Crew)
Sean Hayes (7x, Actor)
Lawrence Bender (7x, Crew)
Keira Knightley (6x, Actress)
Jessica Alba (6x, Actress)
Kelsey Grammer (6x, Actor)
Ricky Gervais (6x, Actor)
Rosie O'Donnell (6x, Actress)
Paula Abdul (6x, Actress)
Barbara Walters (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:280, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/27/2020