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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace
(1994)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 The Bride
(2003)
Gattaca
Gattaca Irene Cassini
(1997)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Poison Ivy / Dr. Pamela Isley
(1997)

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 2017 The Brits Are Coming (post-production)
Harriet Fox
 2015/I Burnt
Simone Forth
 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
Anouk
- 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)
Wendy
 2014/X The Gift (Short)
Miss Anderson
 2014 The Mundane Goddess (Short)
Hera
 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
Zoe
 2009/I Motherhood
Eliza
 2008 My Zinc Bed (TV Movie)
Elsa Quinn
 2007 The Life Before Her Eyes
Diana (Adult)
 2003 Paycheck
Rachel
 2001 Tape
Amy
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown
Blanche
 1996 Duke of Groove (TV Short)
Maya
 1991 Dylan Thomas
Caitlin Thomas
 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Kushana (English version, voice)
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Other Works:

TV ad for Schweppes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 14 Interviews | 44 Articles | 34 Pictorials | 92 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Was Brian De Palma's first choice for the role of Maria in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Actor Tom Hanks, who had casting approval, dismissed Thurman's acting as "high school," and the role went to Melanie Griffith. See more »

Trademark:

Long blond hair and blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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