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: 51
Highest Metascore: 94 Pulp Fiction
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Avengers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
31 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
28 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues May 24, 1994 Sissy Hankshaw 7.7
38 The Life Before Her Eyes Apr 18, 2008 Diana McFee 6.8
37 Be Cool Mar 4, 2005 Edie Athens 6.2
28 Batman & Robin Jun 20, 1997 Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley 5.8
27 Playing for Keeps Dec 7, 2012 Patti 5.7
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Lois Lane / Lois Lane 3.0
12 The Avengers Aug 14, 1998 Emma Peel 2.4
34 Motherhood Oct 23, 2009 Eliza Welch 1.8