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Uma Thurman

Biography

Actress known on her behalf shows in Pulp Fiction and Get rid of Bill. She required house a Golden World Award for Greatest Actress on her behalf part in 2003’s Hysterical Blindness. She was extremely insecure about her body and herself generally, that was prompted by teasing from her classmates. She performed Medusa within the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. She was wedded to Gary Oldman from 1990 until 1992. She wedded Ethan Hawke in-may 1998 as well as the few had a child and son collectively before divorcing in 2005. She became involved to Arpad Busson in 2007. That they had a child called Rosalind in July 2012 after that separated in 2014. She starred in Get rid of Expenses with Lucy Liu.

Quick Facts


Full Name Uma Thurman
Date Of Birth April 29, 1970
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Height 1.8 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Northfield Mount Hermon School, Amherst Regional Middle School
Nationality American
Spouse Ethan Hawke, Gary Oldman
Children Maya Thurman-Hawke, Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke, Luna Thurman-Busson
Parents Nena von Schlebrügge, Robert Thurman
Siblings Dechen Thurman, Ganden Thurman, Taya Thurman, Mipam Thurman
Partner André Balazs
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence, Bambi - International actress, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Bodil Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama, People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actress, Robert Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Movies Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Gattaca, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Batman & Robin, Dangerous Liaisons, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Be Cool, Bel Ami, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Paycheck, The Accidental Husband, Mad Dog and Glory, Henry & June, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Avengers, Johnny Be Good, Playing for Keeps, Jennifer 8, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, The Producers, Final Analysis, The Life Before Her Eyes, Sweet and Lowdown, Beautiful Girls, Prime, Hysterical Blindness, Vatel, Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Chelsea Walls, The Golden Bowl, Movie 43, A Month by the Lake, Motherhood, Burnt, Les Misérables, Where the Heart Is, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Zinc Bed, Kill Bill: Vol. 3, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, The Brits Are Coming, Duke of Groove, Tape, Savages, Robin Hood, Love, Marilyn, Ceremony, The House That Jack Built, Down a Dark Hall
TV Shows The Slap
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Refused two proposals from Ethan Hawke before agreeing to marry him. She was seven months pregnant at their wedding.
2She is mentioned in the song "Avant Gardener" by Courtney Barnett.
3Close friend Natasha Richardson, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) co-star David Carradine and half-nephew Dash Snow all died within four months of each other in 2009, and each died under tragic circumstances: Richardson from a head injury whilst skiing, Carradine from an apparent sex game gone wrong, and Snow from a heroin overdose.
4Next to Quentin Tarantino, she presented the Palme D'or to Kis Uykusu (2014) at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. She attended the stage barefoot.
5In 2010, Thurman's £6,000,000 ($10,000,000) lawsuit against London-based Handmade Films, the production company behind Eloise in Paris, was settled. Thurman had hired Bert Fields to represent her, claiming that not only had Handmade not paid her an agreed £2,800,000 pay-or-play fee for the film, but that she had also lost earnings waiting for it to begin production.
6Danced with John Travolta in two movies, Pulp Fiction (1994) and Be Cool (2005).
7Was set to portray Marlene Dietrich in a biopic directed by Louis Malle, but after the death of Malle the project was canceled.
8Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 42, a daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson on July 15, 2012. Child's father is her boyfriend, Arpad Busson.
9Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a son Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke (aka Roan Thurman-Hawke) on January 15, 2002. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Ethan Hawke.
10Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke (aka Maya Thurman-Hawke) on July 8, 1998. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Ethan Hawke.
11Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Luna in order to begin filming Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).
12Was 3 months pregnant with her daughter Luna when she filmed her guest appearance on Smash (2012).
13Despite the potential for complications with child birth because of problems with her blood vessels, she gave birth to 3 children.
14Played a role in Savages (2012) as Paqu (Blake Lively's character mother) but all her scenes were deleted from the film.
15Auditioned for the role of Cathy in Wuthering Heights (1992). The role went to Juliette Binoche.
16Auditioned for the Mary Stuart Masterson role in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).
17Turned down the Kate Hudson role in Almost Famous (2000).
18Turned down the title role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). The role went to Angelina Jolie.
19Auditioned for the role of Buttercup in The Princess Bride (1987). The role went to Robin Wright.
20Was 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.
21Was a contender for the role of Giselle in Enchanted (2007). The role went to Amy Adams.
22Considered for the role of Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997) after Jodie Foster initially turned it down in 1995, until Foster agreed to do the film after seeing a new revision of the script.
23Turned down the Katherine Heigl role in Knocked Up (2007).
24Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her son Levon in order to begin filming Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).
25Auditioned for the role of Geneva Backman in The Dilemma (2011), which went to Winona Ryder.
26Ex-stepmother of Alfie Oldman.
27Has appeared in two films quoting the proverb "revenge is a dish best served cold", Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Batman & Robin (1997) as well as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), an adaptation of the novel often credited with originating that expression.
28Auditioned for the Julia Roberts role in Pretty Woman (1990).
29Called off her engagement to Arpad Busson on November 15, 2009.
30Born at 1:51 PM (EDT).
31Was 5ft 10in by the age of 13.
32Engaged to Arpad Busson [June 26, 2008].
33Uma and her hotelier boyfriend, André Balazs, have ended their three-year romance. They started dating in 2003 [March 20, 2007].
34Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1994.
35Named #59 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
36Quentin Tarantino considers her as his muse.
37Ranked as #67 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
38Was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier De l'Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres) by France on February 7, 2006. Presenting the prize on behalf of the French Ministry of Culture, Cannes Film Festival President Gilles Jacob told Thurman she was "admired throughout the world" and that her career would "make her the favorite actress of an entire generation." The Order of Arts and Letters is given out twice annually to a few hundred people worldwide.
39She and her first husband, Gary Oldman, have both appeared in separate Batman films. Uma appeared in Batman & Robin (1997) as Poison Ivy. Gary Oldman has appeared in Batman Begins (2005) & The Dark Knight (2008) as James Gordon.
40Followed in the footsteps of both her mother and grandmother into the world of modeling.
41Named #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
42She attended Amherst Regional Middle School, Massachusetts, for grade 7 and 8 and had Ester Haskell as an English teacher. She later visited that school to contribute to the Women's History assembly. The children were thrilled
43Former sister-in-law of Laila Morse.
44Former husband Ethan Hawke's book was dedicated to her ("For Karuna").
45In Polynesian, her name means "kiss".
46Originally cast for the part of Eowyn in the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
47Supported the Junior Senator (John Kerry) from her native state (Massachusetts) for President of the United States.
48Her uncle, John Thurman, is a professional concert cellist who performs with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
49She is on the Board of Directors of Room to Grow, a non-profit organization founded by Rob Reiner, dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first 3 years of development.
50Sister of Dechen Thurman and Ganden Thurman and the daughter of Nena Thurman and Robert Thurman
51Has three brothers with equally unusual, exotic names: Ganden, Dechen (who is an actor and director) and Mipam.
52Her mother, Nena Thurman, was once married to LSD proponent Timothy Leary. The marriage lasted less than a year (1964-1965). Their marriage, which took place in Nepal, was the subject of a 15-minute documentary entitled "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You". Nena married Uma's father, Robert Thurman, two years later in 1967.
53Has shades of Lancome lipsticks named after her (available only in Asia).
54Uma and Ethan Hawke's daughter's name is Maya; which is also the name of the character that Uma played in Duke of Groove (1996).
55Named after the goddess of light and beauty in Indian Mythology.
56Attended Northfield Mount Hermon boarding school in Northfield, Massachusetts, during her freshman and sophomore years, approximately twenty five miles from her home town at the time, Amherst, Massachusetts.
57Uma's middle name, Karuna, is one of the four sublime abodes in Buddhism. It means "compassion." The other 3 sublime abodes are Metta (Loving kindness), Mudita (Sympathetic joy), and Upekkha (Equanimity).
58Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#20). [1995]
59Uma's mother, Nena Thurman, who was born as Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge in Mexico City, Mexico, is a model-turned-psychotherapist, who was a young teenager when she was discovered in Stockholm by photographer Norman Parkinson. Uma's maternal grandfather, Friedrich Karl Johannes von Schlebrügge, was a Prussian nobleman. Uma's maternal grandmother, Brigit Holmquist, was born in Sweden, to a father of Swedish descent and a mother of German and Danish ancestry. Brigit's father was a famous local industrialist, and Brigit was herself a famous beauty. A nude statue, called 'Famntaget' (The Embrace), of Brigit, stands in the port town of Trelleborg. Uma's maternal grandparents moved to Mexico, where Nena was born. Artist Salvador Dalí introduced Nena to her first husband, Timothy Leary.
60Her father, Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar 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 United States for many generations, and he has English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and German ancestry.
61Former model.
62Ranked #99 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
63French cosmetics firm Lancome have employed her as a spokesmodel for their company. [June 2000]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The House That Jack Built2018post-production
The War with Grandpa2017filmingSally
Down a Dark Hall2017post-production
The Brits Are Coming2017post-productionHarriet Fox
Girl Soldierannounced
Serenitypre-production
Imposters2017TV SeriesLenny Cohen
Burnt2015/ISimone Forth
The Slap2015TV SeriesAnouk
American Dad!2014TV SeriesGwen Ling
Jump!2014ShortWendy
The Gift2014/XShortMiss Anderson
The Mundane Goddess2014ShortHera
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I2013Mrs. H
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II2013Mrs. H
Movie 432013Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
Playing for Keeps2012Patti
Smash2012TV SeriesRebecca Duvall
Bel Ami2012Madeleine Forestier
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair2011The Bride
Ceremony2010Zoe
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief2010Medusa
Motherhood2009/IEliza
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa2008TV MovieJoy
My Zinc Bed2008TV MovieElsa Quinn
The Accidental Husband2008Emma
The Life Before Her Eyes2007Diana (Adult)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend2006Jenny Johnson G-Girl
The Producers2005Ulla
Prime2005Rafi Gardet
Be Cool2005Edie Athens
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004Beatrix Kiddo
Paycheck2003Rachel
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003The Bride
Hysterical Blindness2002TV MovieDebby Miller
Chelsea Walls2001Grace
Tape2001Amy
The Golden Bowl2000Charlotte Stant
Vatel2000Anne de Montausier
Sweet and Lowdown1999Blanche
The Avengers1998Emma Peel
Les Misérables1998Fantine
Gattaca1997Irene Cassini
Batman & Robin1997Poison Ivy Dr. Pamela Isley
Duke of Groove1996TV ShortMaya
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996Noelle
Beautiful Girls1996Andera
A Month by the Lake1995Miss Beaumont
Pulp Fiction1994Mia Wallace
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993Sissy Hankshaw
Mad Dog and Glory1993Glory
Jennifer 81992Helena
Final Analysis1992Diana Baylor
Robin Hood1991Maid Marian
Dylan Thomas1991Caitlin Thomas
Henry & June1990June Miller
Where the Heart Is1990Daphne McBain
Dangerous Liaisons1988Cécile de Volanges
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988Venus / Rose
Johnny Be Good1988Georgia Elkans
Kiss Daddy Goodnight1987Laura
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind1984Kushana (English version, voice)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smash2012TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Producers2005performer: "When You Got It, Flaunt It", "That Face", "Springtime for Hitler", "Prisoners of Love", "Goodbye!"
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004performer: "The Legend of Pai Mai"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair2011character The Bride - as U
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004character The Bride - as U
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003character The Bride - as U

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girl Soldierproducer announced
The Accidental Husband2008producer
Hysterical Blindness2002TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Faith and Dreams2010Short special thanks
Valentino: The Last Emperor2008Documentary thanks: un grazie gigantesco
Kill Dill2005Short thanks
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect2004TV Short documentary special thanks
Hamlet2000special thanks
Julian Po1997acknowledged contributor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 71st Annual Tony Awards2017TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Le journal du Festival2017TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2003-2016TV SeriesHerself
The First Monday in May2016DocumentaryHerself (Cameo)
Today2005-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Extra2003-2015TV SeriesHerself
24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Bambi Verleihung 20142014TV MovieHerself - Winner
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Festival international de Cannes2011-2014TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Leading Actor
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Close Up2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2005-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHerself
Made in Hollywood2009TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Andera
Festival Updates2009TV MovieHerself
The City2008TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?2008TV SeriesHerself
Valentino: The Last Emperor2008DocumentaryHerself
The View2003-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest Announcer
The 17th Annual Gotham Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Space Top 10 Countdown2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Mission Zero2007ShortHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Anatomy of a Scene: Shark Attack2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Cast of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Total Request Live2006TV SeriesHerself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1 Leicester Square2006TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2003-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Le grand journal de Canal+2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Reichen Show2006TV SeriesHerself
10 Most Excellent Things: The Producers2005TV MovieHerself
HBO First Look1998-2005TV Series documentary shortHerself
Getaway2005TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie2005Herself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHerself
Be Cool, Very Cool2005Video documentary shortHerself
Be Cool: Close-Up - Dance Partners2005Video shortHerself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
GMTV2005TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reel Comedy2005TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Behind the Microphone: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind2005Video shortHerself
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture [Drama]
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHerself
Batman & Robin Villains: Poison Ivy2005Video documentary shortHerself
Beyond Batman: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter - The Production Design of 'Batman & Robin'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Beyond Batman: Dressed to Thrill - The Costumes of 'Batman & Robin'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Beyond Batman: Freeze Frame - The Visual FX of 'Batman & Robin'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Beyond Batman: Frozen Freaks and Femme Fatales - The Makeup of 'Batman & Robin'2005Video documentary shortHerself
From Hong Kong to Hollywood: The Making of John Woo2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect2004TV Short documentaryHerself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Winner
Paycheck: Designing the Future2004Video documentary shortHerself
Tempting Fate: The Stunts of 'Paycheck'2004Video documentary shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2'2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama & Co-Presenter: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlotte Roche trifft...2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Filmland2003TV Series documentaryHerself
God kveld Norge2003TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2001-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of 'Kill Bill'2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Revealed with Jules Asner2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie
All the Love You Cannes!2002DocumentaryHerself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Power of Peace2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Host
IFP Gotham Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself
The Directors2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
Great Books2000TV Series documentaryNarrator
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
The Making of 'Gattaca'1998Video shortHerself
Showbiz Today1998TV SeriesHerself
The Clive James Show1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Makeup
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
L'IA et Mathieu2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Welcome to the Basement2016TV SeriesMia Wallace
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesCécile de Volanges
Music Box2011TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Primera Dama2011TV SeriesThe Bride
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryMia Wallace (uncredited)
VM Show Vol. 22005TV SeriesThe Bride
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Batman Unbound2005Video documentary shortHerself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself / Cécile de Volanges
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHerself
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself
VH1 Goes Inside2004TV Series documentaryMia Wallace
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHerself
Pulp Fiction: The Facts2002Video documentary shortHerself
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentaryPoison Ivy
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody1997ShortHerself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Achievement AwardStockholm Film Festival

"Ever since her earliest roles, Uma Thurman has displayed an ability to portray and project the ... More

2014Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsNymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2014BambiBambi AwardsFilm - International
2012Woman of the YearElle Women in Hollywood Awards
2009Career Achievement AwardChicago International Film Festival

Displaying an ability to continually deliver exceptional performances, Uma Thurman has become an ... More

2009Festival PrizeBoston Film FestivalBest ActressMotherhood (2009)
2006Knight of the Order of Arts and LettersOrder of Arts and Letters, FranceOn February 7, 2006.
2006EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Most in Need of a New Agent
2005Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)· Daryl Hannah
2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actress of the YearKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2004ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)· Chiaki Kuriyama
2004NRJ Ciné AwardNRJ Ciné AwardsBest Look (Meilleur Look)Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHysterical Blindness (2002)
2001Actor AwardGotham Awards
1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Sci-FiBatman & Robin (1997)
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Dance SequencePulp Fiction (1994)· John Travolta
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsemblePulp Fiction (1994)· John Travolta
· Samuel L. Jackson
· Tim Roth
· Harvey Keitel
· Ving Rhames
· Amanda Plummer
· Bruce Willis
· Eric Stoltz
· Rosanna Arquette
1993Jury "Coup de Chapeau"Cognac Festival du Film PolicierJennifer Eight (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actress - International CompetitionNymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2015Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActressNymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2015RobertRobert FestivalBest Supporting Actress (Årets kvindelige birolle)Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2014VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressNymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2014BodilBodil AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Bedste kvindelige birolle)Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesSmash (2012)
2009WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Mini-Series / Made for Television MovieMy Zinc Bed (2008)
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightMy Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)· Anna Faris
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Action Star
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Action Movie Star
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004Audience AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2004IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoFunniest American in Japan (Gringo/a más Gracioso en Japón)Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)· Quentin Tarantino
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress - Drama/Action AdventureKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesHysterical Blindness (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesHysterical Blindness (2002)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)· David Carradine
· Michael Madsen
· Vivica A. Fox
· Lucy Liu
· Daryl Hannah
2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleTape (2001)
1999Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressThe Avengers (1998)
1999Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleThe Avengers (1998)· Ralph Fiennes
1998Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActressBatman & Robin (1997)
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressBatman & Robin (1997)
1998Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressThe Avengers (2012)
1998Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Avengers (1998)· Ralph Fiennes
1998Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake AccentThe Avengers (1998)
1998Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake AccentThe Avengers (1998)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressPulp Fiction (1994)
1995Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressPulp Fiction (1994)
1995DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformancePulp Fiction (1994)
1995Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressEven Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RolePulp Fiction (1994)
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RolePulp Fiction (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PicturePulp Fiction (1994)
1995BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressPulp Fiction (1994)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Halfway AwardInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Supporting ActressNymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2005ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActressKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
1995DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressPulp Fiction (1994)
1995NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressPulp Fiction (1994)
1994NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressPulp Fiction (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RolePulp Fiction (1994)
1991NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressHenry & June (1990)

TitleSalary
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)$14,000,000
The Producers (2005)$12,000,000
Prime (2005)$12,000,000
Be Cool (2005)$3,000,000
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)$12,000,000
Paycheck (2003)$12,500,000
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)$12,000,000
Vatel (2000)$2,000,000
The Avengers (1998)$8,000,000
Gattaca (1997)$5,000,000
Batman & Robin (1997)$5,000,000
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)$500,000
Beautiful Girls (1996)$300,000
A Month by the Lake (1995)$300,000
Pulp Fiction (1994)$300,000
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)$250,000
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)$250,000
Jennifer Eight (1992)$200,000
Final Analysis (1992)$200,000

#Quote
1When I was a teenager people often referred to me as jaded or knowing. It's a classic teen illusion to think you know it all, but I've certainly learned I don't.
2You learn that the first failure isn't the end. I thought I'd seen the end of my career 10 times over. I've experienced them as death blows. What's nice - after numerous efforts, successes, failures, losses, professional and personal - is to actually accept you're not going to ace your life. You suffer, then you get on with it. You may spend three months in bed, but, eventually, you're going to have to get up.
3I think a lot of our lives we spend moving forward, leaping from rock to rock, trying to figure it out. But it's wonderful to feel in the prime of your life. I feel like I'm in the right place and in the right time with myself. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman)
4As 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)
5It's a shakedown. But I feel grateful that the hard things have been survivable - I've been able to learn from them and grow - and that the things that have been like a gift, I've had the wherewithal to realize are a gift. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman)
6Growing up in a small town in New England was one of the most aesthetically pleasant experiences that you can have. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman)
7By the time I was 27, when I had my daughter, I felt I had danced on every tabletop - which I hadn't. Now I know that I hadn't. At all. There are plenty of tabletops left, should I wish to dance on them. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman)
8I've learned that every working mom is a superwoman.
9I've known some great rock chicks, and it seems to me they're allowed to have a lot more edge than movie people, where everybody's got the latest youth serums going, the newest exercise and, if that won't cover it, they'll do something else. There's this sort of improve-yourself aspect, whereas the music business seems to have this much more funky attitude, with, like, a slight respect for damage.
10Having children flips the game from being about you to being about what you can create in a home and what your responsibilities are. I've thought about quitting, but I love what I do so much - it's the big conundrum of my life.... So I'm fighting to keep my foot in the business, be creative and stimulated, and still take care of my children.
11In show business, to pry open doors in new areas is really tough. Until you have a successful comedy, people don't think you could be funny, which is what makes a director like Quentin Tarantino so special. He sees beyond the things on the resume that you've done to date and opens up wonderful cans of worms for you to crawl into. That's a cool thing.
12I think we all exude essential truths about ourselves, and then, as an actress, there's what you do with it. There's your wit and your imagination, and what you can cook up from your experience and understanding of what makes a human being tick.
13Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It's extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
14I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn't picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn't a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you.
15"Everyone looked the same, everyone had it down to such a perfect T. You get bored. That's when you have to say, 'I will be worst-dressed.'", on her questionable choice of Oscar attire this year (2004)
16My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication.
17Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.
18I was not particularly bright, I wasn't very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid.
19It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
20I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need.
21Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal. - Uma Thurman, self description.

#Trademark
1Husky voice
2Statuesque, model-like figure
3Long blond hair and blue eyes

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