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Uma Thurman

Birth Name: 
Uma Karuna Thurman
Birthday: 
Wednesday, April 29, 1970
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Birth Place: 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 
6' 0"

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 landed a role in The Producers (2005) after Nicole Kidman backed out of the project.

News

Uma Thurman Joins Cast of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

 Uma Thurman has joined the all-star cast of Lars von Trier's epic pornographic drama Nymphomaniac.... Read more
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Thurman plans 'Ceremony'

Uma Thurman will star in "Ceremony," a Max Winkler-directed comedy produced and financed by Nala Films. Michael Angarano is set to play a young man who falls for an older woman (Thurman) who is about to get married.... Read more
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Uma Thurman is a 'Girl Soldier'

Uma Thurman will topline indie drama "Girl Soldier" for Caspian Pictures, portraying a cleric who helped rescue 140 schoolgirls abducted in Uganda.... Read more
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Reviews

Pulp Fiction (BLU-RAY)

Pulp Fiction is a movie that has been one of my top 5 favorite films and I’ve watched the movie probably more times than the amount of movies some people see in their life-time.... Read more
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Be Cool (BLU-RAY)

Back when my wife and I were just dating we went out on a date to see Get Shorty in theaters. I was such a huge fan of Elmore Leonard then and just about anything mob related, so there we were. I absolutely loved it. Bought it on VHS and watched it a million times.... Read more
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Ceremony (BLU-RAY)

Sam Davis, a fast talking, as it would seem, pathological liar, has tricked his friend into driving them to an estate where he knows Zoë, a woman he shared a brief relationship with, is going to be married.... Read more
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Motherhood

Motherhood, an indie film written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann (Diggers), follows one day in the life of Eliza Welsh (Uma Thurman), an over-tired and over-extended mother of two who wants to fit herself into her mile-long to-do list.... Read more
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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

When Zeus finds out that the most powerful weapon ever created, his lightning bolt, has been stolen, he gives the gods two weeks to return it or else there will be war. He believes that Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, is the one responsible and sends his minions to retrieve it.... Read more
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Videos

Playing For Keeps: Let's Get These Wankers CLIP

Playing For Keeps: Let's Get These Wankers CLIP

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Playing For Keeps: Have We Met Before CLIP

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Bel Ami TRAILER

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Ceremony TRAILER

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