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:
94 Pulp Fiction Oct 14, 1994 Mia Wallace 9.0
71 Mad Dog and Glory Mar 5, 1993 Glory 8.7
64 Gattaca Oct 24, 1997 Irene Cassini 8.4
28 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues May 24, 1994 Sissy Hankshaw 8.4
64 Beautiful Girls Feb 9, 1996 Andera 8.3
69 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Mar 10, 1989 Venus/Rose 8.3
74 Dangerous Liaisons Dec 16, 1988 C├ęcile De Volanges 8.2
83 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Apr 16, 2004 Character The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo - The Bride, 'Black Mamba' 7.9
52 The Producers Dec 16, 2005 Ulla 7.7
44 Vatel Dec 25, 2000 Anne De Montausier 7.7
38 The Life Before Her Eyes Apr 18, 2008 Diana McFee 7.2
69 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Oct 10, 2003 Character The Bride / The Bride 7.2
64 Nymphomaniac: Volume I Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Mrs. H / Mrs. H 7.2
40 Ceremony Apr 8, 2011 Zoe 7.0
71 Tape Nov 2, 2001 Amy Randall 6.7
64 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Apr 26, 1996 Noelle 6.7
60 Nymphomaniac: Volume II Apr 4, 2014 Mrs. H / Mrs. H 6.6
58 Prime Oct 28, 2005 Rafi Gardet 6.4
59 Savages Jul 6, 2012 Paqu 6.1
42 Bel Ami Jun 8, 2012 Madeleine Forestier / Madeleine Forestier 5.8
50 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Jul 21, 2006 Jenny Johnson/G-Girl 5.5
62 The Golden Bowl Apr 27, 2001 Charlotte Stant 5.5
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Rachel 5.1
47 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Feb 12, 2010 Medusa 5.0
27 Playing for Keeps Dec 7, 2012 Patti 4.9
37 Be Cool Mar 4, 2005 Edie Athens 4.6
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Lois Lane / Lois Lane 3.1
28 Batman & Robin Jun 20, 1997 Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley 2.8
12 The Avengers Aug 14, 1998 Emma Peel 2.6
34 Motherhood Oct 23, 2009 Eliza Welch 1.0