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:
94 Pulp Fiction Oct 14, 1994 Mia Wallace 9.1
64 Gattaca Oct 24, 1997 Irene Cassini 8.9
50 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Jul 21, 2006 Jenny Johnson/G-Girl 8.8
69 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Oct 10, 2003 Character The Bride / The Bride 8.7
64 Beautiful Girls Feb 9, 1996 Andera 8.7
64 The Truth About Cats & Dogs Apr 26, 1996 Noelle 8.6
71 Mad Dog and Glory Mar 5, 1993 Glory 8.6
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Rachel 8.2
83 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Apr 16, 2004 Character The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo - The Bride, 'Black Mamba' 8.2
69 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Mar 10, 1989 Venus/Rose 8.2
42 Bel Ami Jun 8, 2012 Madeleine Forestier / Madeleine Forestier 8.1
52 The Producers Dec 16, 2005 Ulla 7.8
74 Dangerous Liaisons Dec 16, 1988 C├ęcile De Volanges 7.6
62 The Golden Bowl Apr 27, 2001 Charlotte Stant 7.5
28 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues May 24, 1994 Sissy Hankshaw 7.5
64 Nymphomaniac: Volume I Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Mrs. H / Mrs. H 7.1
71 Tape Nov 2, 2001 Amy Randall 7.0
38 The Life Before Her Eyes Apr 18, 2008 Diana McFee 6.8
60 Nymphomaniac: Volume II Apr 4, 2014 Mrs. H / Mrs. H 6.7
44 Vatel Dec 25, 2000 Anne De Montausier 6.5
59 Savages Jul 6, 2012 Paqu 6.5
37 Be Cool Mar 4, 2005 Edie Athens 6.4
58 Prime Oct 28, 2005 Rafi Gardet 6.4
42 Burnt Oct 30, 2015 Cast / Simone / Simone Forth 5.9
28 Batman & Robin Jun 20, 1997 Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley 5.8
27 Playing for Keeps Dec 7, 2012 Patti 5.6
47 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Feb 12, 2010 Medusa 5.1
40 Ceremony Apr 8, 2011 Zoe 5.0
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Lois Lane / Lois Lane 3.0
12 The Avengers Aug 14, 1998 Emma Peel 2.5
34 Motherhood Oct 23, 2009 Eliza Welch 1.8
tbd The War with Grandpa Oct 20, 2017 Sally tbd
tbd The House That Jack Built TBA Cast tbd