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Uma Thurman

American actress

Uma Thurman
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Uma Karuna Thurman is a former American model and actress. She has appeared in a variety of films, including romantic comedies, dramas, science fiction, and action blockbusters.

Uma Thurman | Early Life, Education, and Family

Uma Karuna Thurman was born on the 29th of April, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father’s name is Robert Thurman. Her mother’s name is Nena von Schlebrügge.

She grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, and attended Amherst Regional Junior High School before moving to Woodstock, New York. She is the eldest of three siblings. As a child, she experienced bouts of body dysmorphic disorder.

She went to Amherst Public Schools, where she discovered her passion for acting in eighth grade. She enrolled in Northfield Mount Hermon School, a prep school in Massachusetts when she was 14 years old.

Uma Thurman | Career

Starting Career

Thurman began her modeling career when she was 15 years old. Glamour and the covers of British Vogue in December 1985 and May 1986 were among her early modeling credits. In 1988, Thurman appeared in three films: Johnny Be Good, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and, most notably, Dangerous Liaisons.

 

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In the comedy Johnny Be Good, she played the girlfriend of a top high school quarterback prospect, and she made a brief appearance as the goddess Venus in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen; during her entrance, she briefly appears naked, as a reference to Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. Thurman co-starred with Glenn Close and John Malkovich in the Oscar-winning film Dangerous Liaisons as an innocent adolescent who is raped by a dishonest man.

Breakthrough

After playing Maid Marian in the 1991 British adventure picture Robin Hood, Thurman began filming Dylan Thomas, a biopic on Welsh poet Dylan Thomas starring her then-husband Gary Oldman and herself as Caitlin Thomas.

Thurman featured in Gus Van Sant’s 1993 adaptation of Tom Robbins’ novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as a young woman with unusually enormous thumbs. She starred in the 1993 drama Mad Dog and Glory as a waitress opposite Robert De Niro and Bill Murray, and she auditioned for Stanley Kubrick.

In Quentin Tarantino’s neo-noir black comedy Pulp Fiction, Thurman played Mia Wallace, the wife of a Los Angeles mobster (1994).

 

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Comeback with Kill Bill

Thurman’s later films included the romantic dramedy Beautiful Girls, in which she played a pretty clever love interest, and the comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs, in which she played a sassy blonde model. Thurman and Ethan Hawke co-starred in Gattaca in 1997. Poison Ivy was her character in Batman & Robin (1997).

Thurman starred as Fantine in Bille August’s 1998 film adaption of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables. Thurman reunited with Quentin Tarantino for the two-part martial arts action film Kill Bill (2003-2004), in which she played assassin Beatrix Kiddo seeking vengeance on her previous lover.

She then co-starred in the romantic comedy Prime alongside Meryl Streep, in which she played a divorced and lonely businesswoman who initiates a romance with a much younger man. Thurman co-starred alongside Luke Wilson in 2006’s My Super Ex-Girlfriend as a superhero.

Thurman appeared in the 2008 romantic comedy The Accidental Husband alongside Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. In the historical drama Bel Ami (2012), she played a powerful and wealthy mistress, a trophy wife in the romantic comedy Playing for Keeps (2012), and Lois Lane in an installment of the anthology film Movie 43 (2013).

Television Debut

Thurman made her television debut in 2012 when she was cast in the drama series Smash. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in that Drama Series. In Volume I of Lars von Trier’s two-part ensemble art drama Nymphomaniac, Thurman plays Mrs. H, a rejected wife (2013).

 

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Later in 2014, she won the BAMBI Award for Best International Actress after being nominated for a Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2017, Thurman starred as a fixer in the Bravo dark comedy series Imposters.

Thurman played a bereaved mother in the Netflix supernatural horror thriller Chambers. Thurman was also given a career honorary medal at the 2019 David di Donatello Film Awards in Italy. Suspicion is an Apple TV+ thriller series set to premiere on February 4, 2022.

Thurman will reprise her role as Roxanne Martel in the Disney+ original film Hollywood Stargirl, which will air on June 3, 2022.

Uma Thurman | Net Worth

Uma Thurman’s net worth is estimated to be in the $45 million range.

Thurman made $14 million at the peak of her career, despite the critical and commercial failure of My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Her first seven-figure paycheck was for Batman and Robin, for which she reportedly received $5 million, and this led to similar payouts for Gattaca ($5 million) and The Avengers ($8 million).

Thurman got $12 million for Kill Bill, compared to $300,000 for Pulp Fiction, and $12.5 million for Payday, plus an additional $12 million for her performance in Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers.

Real Estate

In 2013, Thurman paid $10 million for a 13-room apartment in New York City’s renowned River House co-op from romance author Barbara Taylor Bradford.

When she married Ethan Hawke, the couple owned a one-of-a-kind estate in Snedens Landing, New York, that was dubbed the “Ding Dong House” by locals. The couple paid $4.4 million for the house in 1998, then sold it a year later for $4.6 million.

Uma Thurman | Social Media

Facebook: 1.9M Followers

Instagram: 1.3M Followers

Uma Thurman | Body Measurements

Uma Thurman has been renowned as a tall actress since her debut role. She stands 5’11” tall, or 181 cm (1.81 m), and weighs barely 55 kilograms (121 pounds).

Her physical measurements are 36-25-34. Uma Thurman has a 34C bra size. Her shoe size is 11 (US). Her dress is a size 6 (US). Uma’s hair has a light blonde color and her eyes are a bright blue.

Uma Thurman | Personal Life and Relationship

On the filming of State of Grace, Thurman met English actor Gary Oldman; they married in 1990 and separated in 1992.

She married American actor Ethan Hawke on May 1, 1998, whom she met on the filming of the 1997 film Gattaca. Thurman and Hawke have two children: Maya (born in 1998) and Levon (born in 2001). The pair divorced in August of 2005 after they separated in 2003.

 

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Thurman began dating Arpad Busson, a French financier based in London, in 2007, and the couple announced their engagement in June 2008. Luna Thurman-Busson, Thurman and Busson’s daughter, was born in July 2012.

FAQs

What is Uma Thurman’s net worth?

Uma Thurman’s estimated net worth is $45 million.

How old is she?

Uma Thurman is 52 years old and was born on April 29, 1970.

Uma Thurman’s height?

Her height is 1.81 meters (5 feet 11 inches).

Quick Facts

  • Full Born Name: Uma Karuna Thurman
  • Nick Names: Uma
  • Occupation: Actress, Model
  • Religion: Agnostic
  • Date of Birth: April 29, 1970
  • Birthplace: Massachusetts, USA
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Father Name: Robert Thurman
  • Mother Name: Nena von Schlebrügge
  • Siblings Names: Taya Thurman, Mipam Thurman, Dechen Thurman, Ganden Thurman
  • Spouse: Ethan Hawke (Divorced)
  • Children: Maya Hawke, Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke, Luna Thurman-Busson
  • Height (approx): in centimeters: 185 cm, in meters: 1.85 m, in feet inches: 5’ 11”
  • Weight (approx): in kilograms: 64 kg, in pounds: 141 lbs
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Blonde

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