Uma Thurman
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.


April 29, 1970

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA


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 2020, Anita Bryant
The War with Grandpa
 2020, Sally
The House That Jack Built
 2018, Lady #1
Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
 2018, Herself (archive footage)
Down a Dark Hall
 2018, Madame Duret
The Con Is On
 2018, Harriet Fox
The Enlightenment
 2017, Narrator
 2015, Simone
The Gift
 2014, Miss Anderson
 2014, Wendy
The Mundane Goddess
 2014, Hera
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
 2013, Mrs. H
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
 2013, Mrs. H
Movie 43
 2013, Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
Playing for Keeps
 2012, Patti
Love, Marilyn
 2012, Herself
Bel Ami
 2012, Madeleine Forestier
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
 2011, The Bride
 2010, Zoe
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
 2010, Medusa
 2009, Eliza Welsh
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
 2008, Joy
My Zinc Bed
 2008, Elsa
The Accidental Husband
 2008, Dr. Emma Lloyd
The Life Before Her Eyes
 2007, Diana
Mission Zero
 2007, Uma Thurman
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
 2006, Jenny Johnson
The Producers
 2005, Ulla
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie
 2005, Herself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight
 2005, Herself
 2005, Rafi Gardet
Be Cool
 2005, Edie Athens
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
 2004, Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2'
 2004, Herself
 2003, Rachel
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
 2003, Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1'
 2003, Herself
Chelsea Walls
 2002, Grace
Hysterical Blindness
 2002, Debby Miller
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
 2001, Poison Ivy (archive footage)
 2001, Amy Randall
The Golden Bowl
 2000, Charlotte Stant
 2000, Anne de Montausier
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood
 2000, Narrator
Sweet and Lowdown
 1999, Blanche Williams
The Avengers
 1998, Emma Peel
Les Misérables
 1998, Fantine
 1997, Irene Cassini
Batman & Robin
 1997, Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
Duke of Groove
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
 1996, Noelle
Beautiful Girls
 1996, Andera
A Month by the Lake
 1995, Miss Beaumont
Pulp Fiction
 1994, Mia Wallace
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
 1994, Sissy Hankshaw
Mad Dog and Glory
 1993, Glory
Jennifer Eight
 1992, Helena Robertson
Final Analysis
 1992, Diana Baylor
Robin Hood
 1991, Maid Marian
Henry & June
 1990, June Miller
Where the Heart Is
 1990, Daphne McBain
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
 1988, Venus / Rose
Dangerous Liaisons
 1988, Cécile de Volanges
Johnny Be Good
 1988, Georgia Elkans
Kiss Daddy Goodnight
 1987, Laura

The Accidental Husband (2008)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)


Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Slap
 2015, Anouk
The View
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Good Day Live
The Academy Awards
 2017, Lenny Cohen
 2019, Nancy Lefevre
The Reichen Show
 1948, herself
 2012, Rebecca Duvall
American Dad!



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