Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and former model who was born on April 29, 1970. She has acted in many movies, including action, science fiction, and romantic comedies and dramas. Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons (1988) after appearing on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue.

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Thurman other notable movies are Paycheck (2003), The Producers (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Batman & Robin (1997), Gattaca (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Henry & June (1990), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010).

Quick Info

REAL NAME Uma Karuna Thurman
BORNApril 29, 1970
AGE53 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
NET WORTH$45 million
SPOUSEEthan Hawke
HEIGHT5 feet 11 inches (181cm)

How was the early life of Uma Thurman?

Uma Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Robert Thurman, her father, is an author and a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies. Swedish and high-fashion model Nena von Schlebrügge is her mother.

She finished her elementary education at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. She then attended Amherst Regional Middle School in Massachusetts and the Professional Children’s School in New York.

Later, she enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and the Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts, both in the United States. Thurman spent two years in the town of Almora, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, where he was raised as a Buddhist.

Uma Thurman personal life

Thurman met actor Gary Oldman on the set of State of Grace. They two got married in 1990 and got divorced in 1992. Later, She met American actor Ethan Hawke while working on the set of the 1997 movie Gattaca. The couple got married on May 1, 1998.

Thurman and Hawke are parents to two children: a son named Levon (born in 2002) and a daughter named Maya (born in 1998). They two got separated in 2003, and the divorce was finalized in August 2005.

Thurman and her kids currently live in New York City. In addition, she also has a daughter with French financier Arpad Busson, with whom she had an on-again off-again relationship from 2009 to 2014. The name of their daughter is Luna Thurman-Busson, born in July 2012.

Uma Thurman career

At the age of 15, Thurman signed with the agency Click Models and started her career as a fashion model. Her early modeling credits included Glamour and the British Vogue covers for May and December of 1985 and 1986. In 1987, she debuted in the teen thriller Kiss Daddy Goodnight, representing her entry into the acting world.

She made her screen debut in Tarantino’s two-part martial-arts epic Kill Bill and later in the $213 million worldwide box office hit Pulp Fiction (1994), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The science fiction movie Gattaca, the romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and the two Elmore-based crime comedies Get Shorty and Be Cool are among the other box office hits.

Alongside Luke Wilson, she starred in the romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend in 2007 and the drama The Life Before Her Eyes in the same year. Thurman played a variety of other roles in films before making her television debut in 2012 during a five-episode run of the musical drama Smash.

In 2023, Thurman will co-star with Pulp Fiction co-star Samuel L. Jackson as an art dealer in the crime thriller The Kill Room. She will also play a fictional US president named Ellen Claremont in the romantic comedy Red White & Royal Blue. Alongside Charlize Theron, she became a member of the cast of The Old Guard 2 as well.

How much is Uma Thurman worth?

Uma Thurman is a famous American actress who has a varied filmography. As of 2024, Thurman has a net worth of $45 million US dollars. She is renowned for her ethereal appearance, but her work with director Quentin Tarantino—who referred to her as “up there with Garbo and Dietrich in goddess territory”—is undoubtedly the most widely recognized.

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Her first large seven-figure salary came from a reported $5 million role in Batman and Robin. This was followed by similar salaries for Gattaca ($5 million) and The Avengers ($8 million). Thurman made $12 million for Kill Bill, compared to $300,000 for Pulp Fiction. Paycheck brought in $12.5 million, and she received an additional $12 million to play the lead role in the big-screen film version of Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers.

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