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Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman), a professor and academic who is one of the ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Brits Are Coming (post-production)
Harriet Fox
 2015/I Burnt (completed)
  Girl Soldier (announced)
Sister Caroline
  Kill Bill: Vol. 3 (announced) (rumored)
 2015 The Slap (TV Mini-Series)
- Ritchie (2015) ... Anouk
- Rosie (2015) ... Anouk
- Aisha (2015) ... Anouk
- Connie (2015) ... Anouk (credit only)
- Manolis (2015) ... Anouk (credit only)
 2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
Gwen Ling
- Now and Gwen (2014) ... Gwen Ling (voice)
 2014 Jump! (Short)
 2014/X The Gift (Short)
Miss Anderson
 2014 The Mundane Goddess (Short)
 2013 Movie 43
Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
 2012 Smash (TV Series)
Rebecca Duvall
- Previews (2012) ... Rebecca Duvall
- Tech (2012) ... Rebecca Duvall
- Publicity (2012) ... Rebecca Duvall
- Understudy (2012) ... Rebecca Duvall
 2010 Ceremony
 2009/I Motherhood
 2008 My Zinc Bed (TV Movie)
Elsa Quinn
 2007 The Life Before Her Eyes
Diana (Adult)
 2003 Paycheck
 2001 Tape
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown
 1996 Duke of Groove (TV Short)
 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Kushana (English version, voice)
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2010 TV ad for Alfa Romeo 'Giulietta' (Italy). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 14 Interviews | 39 Articles | 34 Pictorials | 91 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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As they say in gambling, I've gotten to stay at the table. I've hung in! They pull the plug on people all the time. The sky hook comes out, and it's all over. But there are much bigger sky hooks - as well we know. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman) See more »


Her father, Robert Thurman, is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University School of Religion. He was the first westerner to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Uma was named for a Hindu goddess. Robert's family has been in the Unites States for many generations, and he has English, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Scottish, and German ancestry. See more »


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