Uma Thurman

29 Apr 1970

Actor, Writer

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970 height 5' 11" (1,80 m)) 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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Filmography (46 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Burnt
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Simone)
(movie, 2013)
···Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. H)
(movie, 2013)
···Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mrs. H)
(movie, 2013)
···Movie 43
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating"))
(movie, 2012)
···Playing for Keeps
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Patti)
(movie, 2012)
···Bel Ami
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Madeleine Forestier)
Genre: Crime, Action
Role: Actor (as The Bride)
(movie, 2010)
···Ceremony
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Zoe)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Medusa)
(movie, 2009)
···Motherhood
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Eliza Welsh)
(movie, 2008)
···The Accidental Husband
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Emma Lloyd)
(movie, 2008)
···My Zinc Bed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Elsa Quinn)
(movie, 2007)
···The Life Before Her Eyes
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Diana)
(movie, 2006)
···My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Jenny Johnson)
(movie, 2005)
···The Producers
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Ulla)
(movie, 2005)
···Prime
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rafi Gardet)
(movie, 2005)
···Be Cool
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Edie Athens)
(movie, 2004)
···Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2003)
···Paycheck
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Rachel Porte)
Genre: Crime, Action
Role: Actor (as The Bride)
(movie, 2003)
···Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2002)
···Chelsea Walls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Grace)
(movie, 2002)
···Hysterical Blindness
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Debby Miller)
(movie, 2001)
···Tape
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Amy Randall)
(movie, 2000)
···The Golden Bowl
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Charlotte Stant)
(movie, 2000)
···Vatel
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Anne de Montausier)
(movie, 1999)
···Sweet and Lowdown
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Blanche)
(movie, 1998)
···The Avengers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Emma Peel)
(movie, 1998)
···Les Misérables
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Fantine)
(movie, 1997)
···Gattaca
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Irene Cassini)
(movie, 1997)
···Batman & Robin
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Pamela Isley · Poison Ivy)
(movie, 1996)
···Beautiful Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Andera)
(movie, 1996)
···The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Noelle)
(movie, 1995)
···A Month by the Lake
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Miss Beaumont)
(movie, 1994)
9.1Pulp Fiction
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mia Wallace)
(movie, 1994)
···Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Genre: Western, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sissy Hankshaw)
(movie, 1993)
···Mad Dog and Glory
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Glory)
(movie, 1992)
···Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Helena Robertson)
(movie, 1992)
···Final Analysis
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Diana Baylor)
(movie, 1992)
···Jennifer Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Helena)
(movie, 1991)
···Robin Hood
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance
Role: Actor (as Maid Marian)
(movie, 1990)
···Henry & June
Genre: Romance
Role: Actor (as June Miller)
(movie, 1990)
···Where the Heart Is
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Daphne McBain)
(movie, 1988)
···Dangerous Liaisons
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cécile de Volanges)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Venus · Rose)
(movie, 1988)
···Johnny Be Good
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Georgia Elkans)