Uma Thurman

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.

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.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2015

Burnt

Simone2015-10-02
2014

The Mundane Goddess

Hera2014-07-26
2014

The Gift

Miss Anderson2014-07-26
2014
Jump!
Wendy2014-07-26
2013
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
2013-12-25
2013

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Mrs. H2013-12-25
2013

Movie 43

Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")2013-01-01
2012

Playing for Keeps

Patti2012-11-29
2012
Love, Marilyn
Herself2012-09-12
2012
Bel Ami
Madeleine Forestier2012-03-09
2011
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
The Bride2011-03-28
2010
Ceremony
Zoe2010-10-08
2010
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Medusa2010-02-01
2009
Motherhood
Eliza Welsh2009-01-21
2008
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Joy2008-12-17
2008
My Zinc Bed
Elsa2008-08-27
2008
The Accidental Husband
Dr. Emma Lloyd2008-02-29
2007
The Life Before Her Eyes
Diana2007-09-08
2007
Mission Zero
Herself2007-01-01
2006
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Jenny Johnson2006-06-20
2005
The Producers
Ulla2005-12-25
2005
Prime
Rafi Gardet2005-09-21
2005
Be Cool
Edie Athens2005-03-04
2004
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo2004-04-16
2003
Paycheck
Rachel2003-12-25
2003
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo2003-10-10
2003
The Making of 'Kill Bill'
2003-10-01
2002
Chelsea Walls
Grace2002-04-19
2002
Hysterical Blindness
Debby Miller2002-01-01
2001
Tape
Amy Randall2001-01-26
2000
The Golden Bowl
Charlotte Stant2000-05-14
2000
Vatel
Anne de Montausier2000-05-01
1999
Sweet and Lowdown
Blanche1999-12-03
1998
The Avengers
Emma Peel1998-08-13
1998
Les Misérables
Fantine1998-05-01
1997
Gattaca
Irene Cassini1997-09-07
1997
Batman & Robin
Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy1997-06-20
1996
Duke of Groove
1996-05-07
1996
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Noelle1996-04-26
1996
Beautiful Girls
Andera1996-02-09
1995
A Month by the Lake
Miss Beaumont1995-09-11
1994
Pulp Fiction
Mia Wallace1994-10-13
1993
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Sissy Hankshaw1993-09-13
1993
Mad Dog and Glory
Glory1993-03-05
1992
Jennifer Eight
Helena Robertson1992-11-06
1992
Final Analysis
Diana Baylor1992-02-07
1991
Robin Hood
Maid Marian1991-05-13
1990
Henry & June
June Miller1990-09-28
1990
Where the Heart Is
Daphne McBain1990-02-23
1988
Dangerous Liaisons
Cécile de Volanges1988-12-16
1988
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Venus / Rose1988-12-07
1988
Johnny Be Good
Georgia Elkans1988-03-22
1987
Kiss Daddy Goodnight
Laura1987-10-29
1969
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
1969
Down a Dark Hall
1969
Anita
Anita Bryant
1969
The Brits Are Coming
Harriet Fox