Uma Thurman

Biography: Uma Karuna Thurman was born on the 29th of April, 1970, in Boston. Uma is the name of a Hindu goddess, while 'Karuna' is one of the four sublime abodes in Buddhism, meaning 'compassion.

Uma's father, Professor Robert Thurman, teaches Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, and was once a Buddhist monk. Her Swedish mother, Nena von Schlebrugg, was a model (discovered in Stockholm by Norman Parkinson), and later a psychotherapist. Nena's mother, Brigit Holmquist, was a famous beauty (the city of Trelleborg has a statue of her), while her father was Baron Karl von Schlebrugg. Uma's uncle, John Thurman, is a professional cellist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Uma has three brothers who also have exotic names: Ganden, Dechen (an actor and director), and Mipam. Uma went to Northfield Mount Hermon, a boarding school in Massachusetts, leaving there when she was fifteen and going on to become an Elite model. Uma was formerly married to actor Gary Oldman.
Uma Karuna Thurman was born on the 29th of April, 1970, in Boston. Uma is the name of a Hindu goddess, while 'Karuna' is one of the four sublime abodes in Buddhism, meaning 'compassion.

Uma's father, Professor Robert Thurman, teaches Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, and was once a Buddhist monk. Her Swedish mother, Nena von Schlebrugg, was a model (discovered in Stockholm by Norman Parkinson), and later a psychotherapist. Nena's mother, Brigit Holmquist, was a famous beauty (the city of Trelleborg has a statue of her), while her father was Baron Karl von Schlebrugg. Uma's uncle, John Thurman, is a professional cellist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Uma has three brothers who also have exotic names: Ganden, Dechen (an actor and director), and Mipam.

Uma went to Northfield Mount Hermon, a boarding school in Massachusetts, leaving there when she was fifteen and going on to become an Elite model.

Uma was formerly married to actor Gary Oldman. She fell for Ethan Hawke on the set of Gattaca in 1997. They were married in May 1, 1998, and now have two children, a daughter, Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke born July 8, 1998 and a son Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke, born January 15, 2002.
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Uma Thurman's Scores

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Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 94 Pulp Fiction
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Avengers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
30 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
64 Nymphomaniac: Volume I Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Mrs. H / Mrs. H 7.1
83 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Apr 16, 2004 Character The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo - The Bride, 'Black Mamba' 7.9
69 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Oct 10, 2003 Character The Bride / The Bride 7.4
71 Tape Nov 2, 2001 Amy Randall 6.9
62 The Golden Bowl Apr 27, 2001 Charlotte Stant 5.5
64 Gattaca Oct 24, 1997 Irene Cassini 8.7
64 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Apr 26, 1996 Noelle 6.7
64 Beautiful Girls Feb 9, 1996 Andera 8.7
94 Pulp Fiction Oct 14, 1994 Mia Wallace 9.0
71 Mad Dog and Glory Mar 5, 1993 Glory 8.8
69 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Mar 10, 1989 Venus/Rose 8.2
74 Dangerous Liaisons Dec 16, 1988 C├ęcile De Volanges 7.6