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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.

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Apr 29, 1970 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Anita
Latest Project:
Pelicula The House That Jack Built 2018-10-08
Known For
Poster of Be Cool
Poster of Paycheck
Poster of Batman y Robin
Poster of Pulp Fiction
Pelicula Anita Anita Bryant 2019
Pelicula The House That Jack Built Lady 1 2018-10-08
Pelicula Un robo inesperado Harriet Fox 2018-05-04
Pelicula The War with Grandpa Sally 2018-02-23
Pelicula Blackwood Madame Duret 2018-08-01
Pelicula The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir 2018-05-30
Series The Slap Anouk 2015-02-12
Pelicula Una buena receta Simone 2015-10-02
Pelicula Jump! Wendy 2014-07-26
Pelicula The Mundane Goddess Hera 2014-07-26
Pelicula The Gift Miss Anderson 2014-07-26
Pelicula Nymphomaniac. Volumen 2 Mrs. H 2013-12-25
Pelicula Movie 43 Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating") 2013-01-01
Pelicula Nymphomaniac. Volumen 1 Mrs. H 2013-12-25
Series Smash Unknown 2012-02-06
Pelicula Un buen partido Patti 2012-11-29
Pelicula Love, Marilyn Herself 2012-09-12
Pelicula Bel Ami: Historia de un seductor Madeleine Forestier 2012-03-09
Pelicula Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair The Bride 2011-03-28
Pelicula Ceremony Zoe 2010-10-08
Pelicula Percy Jackson y el ladrón del rayo Medusa 2010-02-01
Pelicula Una mamá en apuros Eliza Welsh 2009-01-21
Pelicula Marido por sorpresa Dr. Emma Lloyd 2008-02-29
Pelicula My Zinc Bed Elsa 2008-08-27
Pelicula Los Teleñecos en Navidad: cartas a Santa Claus Joy 2008-12-17
Pelicula Mission Zero Uma Thurman 2007-01-01
Pelicula La vida ante sus ojos Diana 2007-09-08
Pelicula Mi super ex-novia Jenny Johnson 2006-06-20
Pelicula Los productores Ulla 2005-12-25
Pelicula The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Herself 2005-10-23
Pelicula Be Cool Edie Athens 2005-03-04
Pelicula Secretos compartidos Rafi Gardet 2005-09-21
Pelicula Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Herself 2005-10-18
Pelicula Kill Bill: Volumen 2 Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo 2004-04-16
Pelicula The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' 2003-10-01
Pelicula Kill Bill: Volumen 1 Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo 2003-10-10
Pelicula Paycheck Rachel 2003-12-25
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Pelicula Ciegas de amor Debby Miller 2002-01-01
Pelicula Chelsea Walls Grace 2002-04-19
Pelicula La cinta Amy Randall 2001-01-26
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Pelicula Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Narrator 2000-01-01
Pelicula Vatel Anne de Montausier 2000-05-01
Pelicula La copa dorada Charlotte Stant 2000-05-14
Pelicula Acordes y desacuerdos Blanche 1999-12-03
Pelicula Los vengadores Emma Peel 1998-08-13
Pelicula Los miserables Fantine 1998-05-01
Pelicula Batman y Robin Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy 1997-06-20
Pelicula Gattaca Irene Cassini 1997-09-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Pelicula Beautiful girls Andera 1996-02-09
Pelicula La verdad sobre perros y gatos Noelle 1996-04-26
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Pelicula Duke of Groove 1996-05-07
Pelicula Un mes en el lago Miss Beaumont 1995-09-11
Pelicula Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace 1994-09-10
Pelicula Ellas también se deprimen Sissy Hankshaw 1994-05-13
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Pelicula La chica del gángster Glory 1993-03-05
Pelicula Análisis final Diana Baylor 1992-02-07
Pelicula Jennifer 8 Helena Robertson 1992-11-06
Pelicula Robin Hood Maid Marian 1991-05-13
Pelicula Henry y June (El diario íntimo de Anaïs Nin) June Miller 1990-09-28
Pelicula Donde está el corazón Daphne McBain 1990-02-23
Pelicula Johnny Superstar Georgia Elkans 1988-03-22
Pelicula Las aventuras del Barón de Munchausen Venus / Rose 1988-12-07
Pelicula Las amistades peligrosas Cécile de Volanges 1988-12-16
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18