Uma Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons.

Birth Name

Uma Karuna Thurman

Nickname

Uma

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Uma Thurman was born on April 29, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Age

She is currently 48 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

She has German, Swedish and Danish ancestry on her mother’s side.

Education

Uma attended Amherst Regional Middle School in Massachusetts for her primary education and later attended Northfield Mount Hermon School, a preparatory school in Massachusetts. She didn’t complete high school as she dropped out at the age of 15 to pursue a career in acting.

Family Details

  • Father – Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (Professor, Buddhist writer and academic)
  • Mother – Nena von Schlebrügge (Mexican Model turned psychotherapist)
  • Siblings – Dechen Thurman (Brother) (Actor), Ganden Thurman (Brother), Mipam Thurman (Brother) (Model), Taya Thurman (Older Half-Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Uma Thurman dated –

  • Phil Joanou (1989) – Film director Phil Joanou and Uma Thurman dated each other for a couple of months in 1989. He is 8 years her senior. She left him for Gary Oldman.
  • Robert Plant (1989) – In 1989, she was RUMORed to have had a fling with English musician, Robert Plant. He is 22 years her senior.
  • Gary Oldman (1989-1992) – English actor, Gary Oldman started dating Thurman in July 1989 after meeting her on the set of State of Grace. They married on October 1, 1990. They split after one and a half years in February 1992. Their divorce was finalized on April 30, 1992. There is 12 years of age difference between them, with Thurman being 12 years his junior.
  • John Cusack (1992) – Thurman was linked to actor John Cusack in 1992 but nothing was confirmed about the assumptions.
  • Robert De Niro (1993) – In 1993, actors Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman were filming “Mad Dog and Glory” together and were RUMORed to be dating at the same time. He is also nearly 27 years her senior.
  • Timothy Hutton (1995-1996) – In February 1995, actors Timothy Hutton and Thurman met each other on the set of 1996 movie Beautiful Girls. They dated for quite some time from March 1995 to January 1996.
  • Mick Jagger (1996) – British musician, Mick Jagger and Thurman had an encounter in January 1996, when they met at Viper Room Club. Mich was again about 27 years her senior.
  • Richard Gere (1996) – This time Uma dated yet another actor, Richard Gere, who is 21 years older than her. They dated in January 1996.
  • Ethan Hawke (1996-2005) – In February 1996, she started dating actor Ethan Hawke after meeting him on the set of “Gattaca” (1997). They married, after two years of dating on May 1, 1998. She was 7 months pregnant at the time of the wedding. After five years of successful marriage life, the duo split in 2003. Their divorce was finalized in August 2005. She gave birth to couple’s first child, daughter Maya Ray in 1998, and second child, son Levon in 2002.
  • André Balazs (2004-2007) – After splitting with Ethan Hawke in 2003, Thurman started dating Hungarian hotelier Andre Balazs in 2004. They lived together in New York loft apartment. This relationship also saw an end in March 2006.
  • Arpad Busson (2007-2014) – This time she started dating London-based French financier Arpad Busson in June 2007 and got engaged to him in June 2008. Subsequently, in late 2009, they split. But, reconciled later. This relationship produced a daughter named, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (nickname Luna), who was born in 2012. They finally called off the engagement in April 2014.

  • Quentin Tarantino (2014-Present) – Since May 2014, Uma is dating another film director, Quentin Tarantino. They are longtime friends.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.8 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 64 kg
  • In Pounds – 141 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-25-36
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy in the Batman & Robin (1997), Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) and Emma Peel in The Avengers (1998).

Film Debut

In 1987, Uma Thurman made her acting debut in the neo-noir psychological film ‘Kiss Daddy Goodnight’ as Laura.

Television Debut

In 2000, Thurman narrated in The Learning Channel’s documentary and biography program Great Books in an episode titled “Les Miserables.”

Brand Endorsements

She appeared in TV commercials for Lancôme’s Miracle (2001), Schweppes (2011), Virgin Media (2007), Alfa Romeo ‘Giulietta’ (Italy) car (2010). Uma had also appeared in print ads for Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer Swiss watches and others.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
1993Cognac Festival du Film PolicierJury “Coup de Chapeau”Jennifer 8Won
1995Razzie AwardWorst ActressEven Cowgirls Get the BluesNominated
1995Academy AwardBest Supporting ActressPulp FictionNominated
1995BAFTA AwardBest Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
1995Golden Globe AwardBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated
1995MTV Movie & TV AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a MovieNominated
1995Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleNominated
1995Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated
1995Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated
1998Kids’ Choice AwardFavorite Movie ActressBatman & RobinNominated
1998Razzie AwardWorst Supporting ActressNominated
1999Razzie AwardWorst ActressThe AvengersNominated
1999Razzie AwardWorst Screen CoupleNominated
2001Gotham AwardBest ActressN/AWon
2002Independent Spirit AwardBest Supporting FemaleTapeNominated
2003Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmHysterical BlindnessWon
2003Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieNominated
2004Saturn AwardBest ActressKill Bill: Volume 1Won
2004BAFTA AwardBest Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2004Empire AwardBest ActressWon
2004Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Motion Picture DramaNominated
2004MTV Movie & TV AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a MovieWon
2004Online Film Critics Society AwardBest ActressNominated
2004Irish Film and Television AwardAudience Award for Best International ActressKill Bill: Volume 2Nominated
2004Teen Choice AwardChoice Movie Actress: ActionNominated
2005Saturn AwardBest ActressNominated
2005Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardCritics Choice Award for Best ActressNominated
2005Empire AwardBest ActressNominated
2005Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Motion Picture DramaNominated
2005MTV Movie AwardBest PerformanceNominated
2005Online Film Critics Society AwardBest ActressNominated
2005Satellite AwardBest Actress – Motion Picture DramaNominated
2005People’s Choice AwardFavorite Female Action Movie StarNominated
2007People’s Choice AwardFavorite Female Action Movie StarMy Super Ex-GirlfriendNominated
2007MTV Movie AwardBest Fight (with Anna Faris)Nominated
2009Chicago International Film FestivalCareer Achievement AwardN/AWon
2012Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesSmashNominated
2012Elle Women in Hollywood AwardWoman of the YearN/AWon
2014Bodil AwardBest Supporting ActressNymphomaniacNominated
2014Village Voice Film PollBest Supporting Actress (9th place)Nominated
2014Bambi AwardBest International ActressN/AWon
2014Stockholm International Film FestivalAchievement AwardN/AWon
2015Robert AwardBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNymphomaniacNominated
2015CinEuphoria AwardBest Supporting Actress – International CompetitionNominated
2015Jupiter AwardBest International ActressNominated
2018Broadway.com Audience AwardFavorite Leading Actress in a PlayThe Parisian WomanWon
2019David di DonatelloSpecial DavidN/AWon

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Uma Thurman Net worth

Uma Thurman has a estimated net worth of $45 million dollars as of 2019.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Uma Thurman

  • She first started her career as a model at the age of 15.
  • She was raised Buddhist. Her first name “Uma’ means “light, splendour” which is one of the alternative names of Hindu goddess Parvati. Her middle name “Karuna” is one of the four sublime abodes in Buddhism. It means “compassion.”
  • She was discovered by talent scout while she was performing as Abigail in the stage production of The Crucible.
  • Uma supports United States Democratic Party.
  • In 2003,  she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role in the HBO series Hysterical Blindness.
  • Uma was named one of the “100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century” by GQ magazine.
  • Uma was ranked #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • She was ranked #59 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2006.
  • She was already 5 feet 10 inches by the age of 13.
  • In 2014, Thurman was protagonist for the 15th Campari Calendar, acclaimed for its beauty and printed in a limited edition of 9999 copies, which Thurman defined “an amazing work of art”.
  • In 2017, Uma made her Broadway debut in Beau Willimon’s political drama “The Parisian Woman” at Hudson Theatre.
  • In December 2017, during the allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, Thurman expressed her strong disapproval for his run to the United States Senate special election in Alabama.
  • In February 2018, in an interview to New York Times she revealed that she sustained some serious injuries due to the car crash on the set of Kill Bill, since Tarantino had insisted she perform her own driving stunts.
  • In June 2018, it was reported that Thurman is getting help from the former Swedish Minister for Justice, Thomas Bodström, to gain Swedish citizenship. Thurman has ancestry from Scania, Sweden and wants to move there.
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