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Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birthday 1970-04-29
Also Known As 우마 서먼
Ума Турман
Uma Karuna Thurman


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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.


2020Charles Bronson, le génie du mâle as Self (archive footage)
2020Büyükbaba ile Savaş as Sally
2019QT8: The First Eight as Herself - Actress
2018Jack'in Yaptığı Ev as Lady 1
2018Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal as Herself (archive footage)
2018Down a Dark Hall as Madame Duret
2018İngilizler Geliyor as Harriet Fox
2017Kalachakra l'Eveil as Narrator
2015Çok Pişmiş as Simone
2014Jump! as Wendy
2014The Gift as Miss Anderson
2014The Mundane Goddess as Hera
2013İtiraf: Bölüm 1 as Mrs. H
2013İtiraf: Bölüm 2 as Mrs. H
2013Çatlak Film as Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
2012Aşk Oyunu as Patti
2012Love, Marilyn as Herself
2012Aşkım Benim as Madeleine Forestier
2011Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair as The Bride
2010Tören as Zoe
2010Percy Jackson & Olimposlular: Şimşek Hırsızı as Medusa
2009Annelik as Eliza Welsh
2008A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Joy
2008My Zinc Bed as Elsa
2008Kazara Koca as Dr. Emma Lloyd
2007Bir Nefeste Hayat as Diana
2007Mission Zero as Uma Thurman
2006Eski Süper Sevgilim as Jenny Johnson
2005Yapımcılar as Ulla
2005The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie as Herself
2005Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight as Herself
2005Prime as Rafi Gardet
2005Sakin Ol as Edie Athens
2004Kill Bill 2 as Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
2003Hesaplaşma as Rachel
2003Kill Bill as Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
2003The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' as Herself
2002Pulp Fiction: The Facts as Self (archive footage)
2002All the Love You Cannes! as Self
2002Chelsea Walls as Grace
2002Hysterical Blindness as Debby Miller
2001De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros as Poison Ivy (archive footage)
2001Kaset as Amy Randall
2000Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood as Narrator
2000The Golden Bowl as Charlotte Stant
2000Vatel as Anne de Montausier
1999Tatlı ve Alçak as Blanche Williams
1998Tatlı Sert as Emma Peel
1998Sefiller as Fantine
1997Gattaca as Irene Cassini
1997Batman ve Robin as Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
1996Duke of Groove
1996The Truth About Cats & Dogs as Noelle
1996Güzel Kızlar as Andera
1995A Month by the Lake as Miss Beaumont
1994Ucuz Roman as Mia Wallace
1994Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as Sissy Hankshaw
1993Hediyelik Kız as Glory
1992Jennifer 8 as Helena Robertson
1992Final Analysis as Diana Baylor
1991Robin Hood as Maid Marian
1990Henry ve June as June Miller
1990Where the Heart Is as Daphne McBain
1988Tehlikeli İlişkiler as Cécile de Volanges
1988Baron Munchausen'in Maceraları as Venus / Rose
1988Johnny Be Good as Georgia Elkans
1987Kiss Daddy Goodnight as Laura
Anita as Anita Bryant
Tau Ceti Four

Other Roles

2008Kazara Koca - Producer
2004Kill Bill 2 - Characters
2003Kill Bill - Characters
2002Hysterical Blindness - Executive Producer
Tau Ceti Four - Producer

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