Uma Thurman

Biography

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.

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.

She 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.

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.

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.

She 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.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1970-04-29

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • 우마 서먼

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Brits Are Coming
2015 Burnt as Simone
2015 The Slap(8 episodes) as Anouk
2014 Jump! as Wendy
2014 The Gift as Miss Anderson
2014 The Mundane Goddess as Hera
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I as Mrs. H
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
2013 Movie 43 as Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
2012 Playing for Keeps as Patti
2012 Love, Marilyn as Herself
2012 Bel Ami as Madeleine Forestier
2012 Smash(1 episode)
2011 Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair as The Bride
2010 Ceremony as Zoe
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as Medusa
2009 Motherhood as Eliza Welsh
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Joy
2008 The Accidental Husband as Dr. Emma Lloyd
2008 My Zinc Bed as Elsa
2007 The Life Before Her Eyes as Diana
2007 Mission Zero as Herself
2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend as Jenny Johnson
2005 The Producers as Ulla
2005 Prime as Rafi Gardet
2005 Be Cool as Edie Athens
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo
2003 Paycheck as Rachel
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 as Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo
2003 The Making of 'Kill Bill'
2002 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway(1 episode)
2002 Chelsea Walls as Grace
2002 Hysterical Blindness as Debby Miller
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 Tape as Amy Randall
2000 The Golden Bowl as Charlotte Stant
2000 Vatel as Anne de Montausier
1999 Sweet and Lowdown as Blanche
1998 The Avengers as Emma Peel
1998 Les Misérables as Fantine
1997 Gattaca as Irene Cassini
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1997 Batman & Robin as Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 Duke of Groove
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs as Noelle
1996 Beautiful Girls as Andera
1995 A Month by the Lake as Miss Beaumont
1994 Pulp Fiction as Mia Wallace
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as Sissy Hankshaw
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 Mad Dog and Glory as Glory
1992 Jennifer 8 as Helena Robertson
1992 Final Analysis as Diana Baylor
1991 Robin Hood as Maid Marian
1990 Henry & June as June Miller
1990 Where the Heart Is as Daphne McBain
1988 Dangerous Liaisons as Cécile de Volanges
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen as Venus / Rose
1988 Johnny Be Good as Georgia Elkans
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(5 episodes)
1900 Anita as Anita Bryant
1900 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Writing

2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 … Characters
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 … Characters

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