Uma Thurman Biography

Birthday: 1970-04-29
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Uma Karuna Thurman, daughter of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 1970. Uma grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, where her father worked at Amherst College. She left boarding school at just 15, already determined to become an actress. She moved to New York to follow her dream. A breakthrough role for the tall, blonde actress came when she played Cecile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). More attention came with the NC-17 rated Henry & June (1990), but it was Thurman's role in the Quentin Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction (1994) that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Donning a short black wig to play femme fatale Mia Wallace opposite John Travolta's hit man Vincent Vega, Thurman earned a place in film history. After roles in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) and the Ted Demme film Beautiful Girls (1996), Thurman met her future husband Ethan Hawke on the set of Gattaca (1997). Thurman returned to smaller films after playing the villainess Poison Ivy in the reviled Joel Schumacher effort Batman & Robin (1997) and Emma Peel in a remake of The Avengers (1998). She worked with Woody Allen and Sean Penn on Sweet and Lowdown (1999), and starred in Richard Linklater's drama Tape (2001) opposite Hawke. Thurman also won a Golden Globe award for her turn in the made-for-television film Hysterical Blindness (2002) (TV), directed by Mira Nair. A return to the mainstream spotlight came when Thurman redeemed with Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), a revenge flick the two had dreamed up on the set of Pulp Fiction (1994). She also turned up in the John Woo cautioner Paycheck (2003) that same year. The renewed attention was not altogether welcome because Thurman was dealing with the break-up of her marriage with Hawke at about this time. Thurman handled the situation with grace, however, and took her surging popularity in stride. She garnered critical acclaim for her work in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) and was hailed as Tarantino's muse. Thurman reunited with Pulp Fiction (1994) dance partner John Travolta for the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool (2005) and played Ulla in The Producers (2005).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Clive James Show 1998 Comedy
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Joy 2008 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dangerous Liaisons Cécile de Volanges 1988 0
Johnny Be Good Georgia Elkans 1988
Kiss Daddy Goodnight Laura 1988 Thriller
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Venus 1989 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Where the Heart Is Daphne McBain 1990 Comedy, Drama
Henry & June June Miller 1990
Robin Hood Maid Marian 1991 Action, Adventure, Drama
Final Analysis Diana Baylor 1992 0, Game Show
Jennifer Eight 1992 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mad Dog and Glory 1993 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Sissy Hankshaw 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace 1994 Crime, Thriller
A Month by the Lake Miss Beaumont 1995 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Beautiful Girls Andera 1996 Drama, Comedy, Romance
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Noelle 1996 Comedy, Romance
Gattaca Irene Cassini 1997 Game Show
The Avengers Emma Peel 1998 Action, Adventure
The Golden Bowl Charlotte Stant 2000 Drama, Romance
Tape Amy 2001
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 The Bride 2003 Action, Crime, Drama
Hysterical Blindness Debby Miller 2003 Drama
Paycheck Rachel 2003 Sci Fi, Thriller, Action
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 The Bride 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Be Cool Edie Athens 2005 0, Comedy
Prime Rafi Gardet 2005 Biography, 0
The Producers Ulla 2005 Comedy, Musical
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Jenny Johnson 2006 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Accidental Husband 2008 0
Life Before Her Eyes 2008 Drama, Thriller
Bel Ami Madeleine Forestier 2012 Drama
Playing for Keeps Patti 2012 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Nymphomaniac Mrs. H 2013 Drama
Nymphomaniac: Part Two Mrs. H 2014 Mystery
The Brits Are Coming Harriet Fox 2016 Comedy