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Uma Thurman Biography

Birth Name:
Uma Karuna Thurman
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Her father was the first Westerner to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk
  • Parents named her Uma after a Hindu goddess
  • Shared an MTV Movie Award in 1995 with John Travolta for Best Dance Sequence (in Pulp Fiction)
  • Discussed with director Quentin Tarantino the concept for the two Kill Bill movies while filming Pulp Fiction
  • The French government named her a knight in the Order of Arts and Letters in 2006
  • Has been the face of Lancôme, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy
  • Is on the board of directors of Room to Grow, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty

Awards

  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2004BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2002Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 1995BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1994Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1994National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner

Relationships

  • Dechen Thurman -- Brother
  • Ganden Thurman -- Brother
  • Mipam Thurman -- Brother
  • Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke -- Daughter
  • Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson -- Daughter
  • Arpad 'Arki' Busson -- Ex-fiancé
  • André Balazs -- Ex-significant Other
  • Robert Thurman -- Father
  • Nena von Schlebrugge -- Mother
  • Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke -- Son