Uma Thurman

Gender: female | Birthday: 1970-04-29 | Place of Birth:

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.

Movies of Uma Thurman

Burnt
Burnt

Burnt   2015

Release Date: 2015-10-02

Rated: 6.4

Production Companies: Double Feature Films / PeaPie Films /

Director: John Wells /

Stars: 
Bradley Cooper  /  Sienna Miller  /  Lily James
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-25

Rated: 6.5

Production Companies: Zentropa Entertainments /

Director: Shia LaBeouf / Jean-Marc Barr /

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-25

Rated: 6.7

Production Companies: Zentropa Entertainments / Les Films du Losange /

Director: Shia LaBeouf / Jean-Marc Barr /

Movie 43
Movie 43

Movie 43   2013

Release Date: 2013-01-01

Rated: 4.5

Production Companies: Greenestreet Films / Relativity Media /

Director: Brett Ratner / Jan McWilliams /

Stars: 
Anna Faris  /  Emma Stone  /  Halle Berry
Playing for Keeps
Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps   2012

Release Date: 2012-11-29

Rated: 5.4

Production Companies:

Director: Gabriele Muccino / Diego Garzon /

Stars: 
Gerard Butler  /  Jessica Biel  /  Uma Thurman
Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-12

Rated: 6.1

Production Companies: StudioCanal / Diamond Girl Productions /

Director: Ben Foster / Elizabeth Banks /

Bel Ami
Bel Ami

Bel Ami   2012

Release Date: 2012-03-09

Rated: 5.1

Production Companies: Rai Cinema / Redwave Films /

Director: Josh Robertson / Zoe Morgan /

Stars: 
Robert Pattinson  /  Christina Ricci  /  Uma Thurman
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair   2011

Release Date: 2011-03-28

Rated: 8.4

Production Companies: Miramax Films / A Band Apart /

Director: Quentin Tarantino /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Lucy Liu  /  Vivica A. Fox
Ceremony
Ceremony

Ceremony   2010

Release Date: 2010-10-08

Rated: 5.4

Production Companies: NALA Films /

Director: Andrew Cesana / Max Winkler /

Stars: 
Lee Pace  /  Rebecca Mader  /  Uma Thurman
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief   2010

Release Date: 2010-02-01

Rated: 6

Production Companies: Ingenious Film Partners / 1492 Pictures /

Director: Chris Columbus / Lars P. Winther /

Motherhood
Motherhood

Motherhood   2009

Release Date: 2009-01-21

Rated: 4.9

Production Companies:

Director: Jodie Foster / Katherine Dieckmann /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Minnie Driver  /  Anthony Edwards
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa   2008

Release Date: 2008-12-17

Rated: 5.5

Production Companies: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment /

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher /

Stars: 
Steve Whitmire  /  Dave Goelz  /  Bill Barretta
The Accidental Husband
The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband   2008

Release Date: 2008-02-29

Rated: 5.2

Production Companies: Team Todd / Blumhouse Productions /

Director: Griffin Dunne / Nick Sandow /

Stars: 
Colin Firth  /  Lindsay Sloane  /  Sam Shepard
The Life Before Her Eyes
The Life Before Her Eyes

The Life Before Her Eyes   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-08

Rated: 6.2

Production Companies: 2929 Productions /

Director: Vadim Perelman /

Mission Zero
Mission Zero

Mission Zero   2007

Release Date: 2007-01-01

Rated: 6.4

Production Companies:

Director: Kathryn Bigelow /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Jason Maltas  /  Mathew Vigil
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend   2006

Release Date: 2006-06-20

Rated: 4.8

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises /

Director: Ivan Reitman / Luke Wilson /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Luke Wilson  /  Anna Faris
The Producers
The Producers

The Producers   2005

Release Date: 2005-12-25

Rated: 6.1

Production Companies: Sony Pictures / Gaumont Columbia Tristar Films /

Director: Susan Stroman / Matthew Broderick /

Stars: 
Matthew Broderick  /  Uma Thurman  /  Will Ferrell
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie   2005

Release Date: 2005-10-23

Rated: 6

Production Companies:

Director: Polly Draper / Ken Olin /

Stars: 
Nat Wolff  /  Alex Wolff  /  Michael Wolff
Prime
Prime

Prime   2005

Release Date: 2005-09-21

Rated: 5.7

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Team Todd /

Director: Ben Younger /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Bryan Greenberg  /  Meryl Streep
Be Cool
Be Cool

Be Cool   2005

Release Date: 2005-03-04

Rated: 5.4

Production Companies:

Director: Anna Nicole Smith / RZA /

Stars: 
John Travolta  /  Uma Thurman  /  Vince Vaughn
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Kill Bill: Vol. 2   2004

Release Date: 2004-04-16

Rated: 7.6

Production Companies: Miramax Films / A Band Apart /

Director: Quentin Tarantino / Larry Bishop /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  David Carradine  /  Daryl Hannah
Paycheck
Paycheck

Paycheck   2003

Release Date: 2003-12-25

Rated: 5.9

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks SKG /

Director: John Woo / Arthur Anderson /

Stars: 
Ben Affleck  /  Aaron Eckhart  /  Uma Thurman
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Kill Bill: Vol. 1   2003

Release Date: 2003-10-10

Rated: 7.7

Production Companies: Miramax Films / A Band Apart /

Director: Quentin Tarantino / Sonny Chiba /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Lucy Liu  /  Vivica A. Fox
Chelsea Walls
Chelsea Walls

Chelsea Walls   2002

Release Date: 2002-04-19

Rated: 3.5

Production Companies: IFC Productions /

Director: Ethan Hawke / Mark Webber /

Stars: 
Uma Thurman  /  Guillermo Díaz  /  Vincent D'Onofrio
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