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. 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.

Geburtstag: 29.04.1970

Geburtsort: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Uma Thurman gesehen haben: 5

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Uma Thurman mitgespielt hat: 65

  • The War with Grandpa
    Rolle: Sally
  • The House That Jack Built
    Rolle: Lady #1
  • Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
    Rolle: Herself (archive footage)
  • Down a Dark Hall
    Rolle: Madame Duret
  • The Con Is On
    Rolle: Harriet Fox
  • The Enlightenment
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Burnt
    Rolle: Simone
  • The Mundane Goddess
    Rolle: Hera
  • Jump!
    Rolle: Wendy
  • The Gift
    Rolle: Miss Anderson
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
    Rolle: Mrs. H
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
    Rolle: Mrs. H
  • Love, Marilyn
    Rolle: Herself
  • Movie 43
    Rolle: Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
  • Playing for Keeps
    Rolle: Patti
  • Bel Ami
    Rolle: Madeleine Forestier
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
    Rolle: The Bride
  • Ceremony
    Rolle: Zoe
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
    Rolle: Medusa
  • The Accidental Husband
    Rolle: Dr. Emma Lloyd
  • Motherhood
    Rolle: Eliza Welsh
  • A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
    Rolle: Joy
  • My Zinc Bed
    Rolle: Elsa
  • The Life Before Her Eyes
    Rolle: Diana
  • Mission Zero
    Rolle: Uma Thurman
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend
    Rolle: Jenny Johnson
  • The Producers
    Rolle: Ulla
  • The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie
    Rolle: Herself
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight
    Rolle: Herself
  • Prime
    Rolle: Rafi Gardet
  • Be Cool
    Rolle: Edie Athens
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    Rolle: Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
  • The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2'
    Rolle: Herself
  • Paycheck
    Rolle: Rachel
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
    Rolle: Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
  • The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1'
    Rolle: Herself
  • Chelsea Walls
    Rolle: Grace
  • Hysterical Blindness
    Rolle: Debby Miller
  • Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
    Rolle: Poison Ivy (archive footage)
  • Tape
    Rolle: Amy Randall
  • The Golden Bowl
    Rolle: Charlotte Stant
  • Vatel
    Rolle: Anne de Montausier
  • Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Sweet and Lowdown
    Rolle: Blanche
  • The Avengers
    Rolle: Emma Peel
  • Les Misérables
    Rolle: Fantine
  • Gattaca
    Rolle: Irene Cassini
  • Batman & Robin
    Rolle: Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
  • Duke of Groove
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs
    Rolle: Noelle
  • Beautiful Girls
    Rolle: Andera
  • A Month by the Lake
    Rolle: Miss Beaumont
  • Pulp Fiction
    Rolle: Mia Wallace
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
    Rolle: Sissy Hankshaw
  • Mad Dog and Glory
    Rolle: Glory
  • Jennifer Eight
    Rolle: Helena Robertson
  • Final Analysis
    Rolle: Diana Baylor
  • Robin Hood
    Rolle: Maid Marian
  • Henry & June
    Rolle: June Miller
  • Where the Heart Is
    Rolle: Daphne McBain
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Rolle: Venus / Rose
  • Dangerous Liaisons
    Rolle: Cécile de Volanges
  • Johnny Be Good
    Rolle: Georgia Elkans
  • Kiss Daddy Goodnight
    Rolle: Laura
  • Anita
    Rolle: Anita Bryant