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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:
Première apparrition :
In the movie The Brits Are Coming
Dernier projet:
Film Down a Dark Hall 2018-12-31
Connu pour
Poster of L'Extraordinaire voyage du Fakir
Poster of The Gift
Poster of The Mundane Goddess
Poster of Smash
Film The Brits Are Coming Harriet Fox 2019
Film Anita Anita Bryant 2019
Film L'Extraordinaire voyage du Fakir 2018-05-30
Film The House That Jack Built 2018-11-29
Film Down a Dark Hall 2018-12-31
Series The Slap Anouk 2015-02-12
Film À Vif ! Simone 2015-11-04
Film Jump! Wendy 2014-07-26
Film The Mundane Goddess Hera 2014-07-26
Film The Gift Miss Anderson 2014-07-26
Film Nymphomaniac : Volume 2 Mrs. H 2013-12-25
Film My Movie Project Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating") 2013-01-01
Film Nymphomaniac - Volume 1 Mrs. H 2013-12-25
Film Love Coach Patti 2012-11-29
Series Smash Unknown 2012-02-06
Film Love, Marilyn Herself 2012-09-12
Film Bel ami Madeleine Forestier 2012-03-09
Film Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair The Bride 2011-03-28
Film Percy Jackson : Le Voleur de foudre Medusa 2010-02-01
Film Ceremony Zoe 2010-10-08
Film Maman mode d'emploi Eliza Welsh 2009-01-21
Film A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Joy 2008-12-17
Film Un Mari de trop Dr. Emma Lloyd 2008-02-29
Film My Zinc Bed Elsa 2008-08-27
Film Mission Zero Herself 2007-01-01
Film La Vie devant ses yeux Diana 2007-09-08
Film Ma super ex Jenny Johnson 2006-06-20
Film Be cool Edie Athens 2005-03-23
Film Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Herself 2005-10-18
Film Les Producteurs Ulla 2005-12-25
Film The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Herself 2005-10-23
Film Petites Confidences (à ma psy) Rafi Gardet 2005-09-21
Film Kill Bill : Volume 2 Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo 2004-04-16
Film Kill Bill : Volume 1 Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo 2003-10-10
Film Paycheck Rachel 2003-12-25
Film The Making of 'Kill Bill' 2003-10-01
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Film Hysterical Blindness Debby Miller 2002-01-01
Film Chelsea Walls Grace 2002-04-19
Film Tape Amy Randall 2001-01-26
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Film Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Narrator 2000-01-01
Film Vatel Anne de Montausier 2000-05-01
Film La Coupe d'or Charlotte Stant 2000-05-14
Film Accords et désaccords Blanche 1999-12-03
Film Les Misérables Fantine 1998-05-01
Film Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir Emma Peel 1998-08-13
Film Bienvenue à Gattaca Irene Cassini 1997-09-07
Film Batman & Robin Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy 1997-06-20
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Beautiful Girls Andera 1996-02-09
Film Entre chiens et chats Noelle 1996-04-26
Film Duke of Groove 1996-05-07
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film A Month by the Lake Miss Beaumont 1995-09-11
Film Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace 1994-10-26
Film Même les cow-girls ont du vague à l'âme Sissy Hankshaw 1994-05-13
Film Mad Dog and Glory Glory 1993-03-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Sang chaud pour meurtre de sang froid Diana Baylor 1992-02-07
Film Jennifer 8 Helena Robertson 1992-11-06
Film Robin Hood Maid Marian 1991-05-13
Film Where the Heart Is Daphne McBain 1990-02-23
Film Henry & June June Miller 1990-09-28
Film Les Aventures du baron de Münchhausen Venus / Rose 1988-12-07
Film Toutes folles de lui Georgia Elkans 1988-03-22
Film Les Liaisons dangereuses Cécile de Volanges 1988-12-16
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18