Uma Thurman



Uma Thurman

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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.



Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo
Rafi Gardet
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Jenny Johnson
Eliza Welsh
Amy Randall
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
The Life Before Her Eyes
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Sissy Hankshaw
Chelsea Walls
Hysterical Blindness
Debby Miller
Mission Zero
My Zinc Bed
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo
Mad Dog and Glory
Be Cool
Edie Athens
Robin Hood
Maid Marian
Anne de Montausier
The Avengers
Emma Peel
The Producers
The Accidental Husband
Dr. Emma Lloyd
Henry & June
June Miller
Where the Heart Is
Daphne McBain
Bel Ami
Madeleine Forestier
Anita Bryant
The Gift
Miss Anderson
The Mundane Goddess
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
The Bride
Down a Dark Hall
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Kiss Daddy Goodnight
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood
War with Grandpa
Pulp Fiction
Mia Wallace
Jennifer Eight
Helena Robertson
Les Misérables
Final Analysis
Diana Baylor
Johnny Be Good
Georgia Elkans
A Month by the Lake
Miss Beaumont
Playing for Keeps
The Brits Are Coming
Harriet Fox
Batman & Robin
Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
Love, Marilyn
Irene Cassini
Duke of Groove
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Beautiful Girls
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Mrs. H
The House That Jack Built
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Dangerous Liaisons
Cécile de Volanges
The Golden Bowl
Charlotte Stant
Movie 43
Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
The Making of 'Kill Bill'
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Sweet and Lowdown
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Venus / Rose
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Mrs. H
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie


Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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The Slap
The View
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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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Good Day Live
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The Academy Awards
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