Born as Uma Karuna Thurman (real name), she is an American actress known for her versatile roles ranging from romantic comedies to action as well as science fiction movies. She is a model by profession as well and has made her appearance in the cover of multiple recognized magazines like British Vogue. She started gaining attention from the public from her 1988s movie entitled Dangerous Liaisons and became an internationally-recognized star after being the part of the 1994’s American crime film Pulp Fiction. For her role in the movie as Mia Wallace, she was able to receive the nomination for the BAFTA Award, Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award. She is also further noted for earning two Golden Globe Award nominations, for her lead role in both Kill Bill films. Let’s explore in detail about the personal facts and wiki of actress/ model Thurman:
Uma Thurman’s Real Name
Her real name is Uma Karuna Thurman. The first name “Uma” is taken from the Sanskrit word meaning “splendour, light” whereas the middle name “Karuna” literally means “compassion” or “empathy”. The name must be chosen by her father who is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies.
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Early Life and Education
Uma Thurman was born on April 29, 1970, which makes her age be 49 years old as of 2019. Her place of birth is in Boston, Massachusetts. She was born to the parents named Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (father) and Nena von Schlebrügge (mother). Talking more about Uma’s parents’ profession, her father is a professor and writer whereas her mother is a high-fashion model. Her father has a special interest in spirituality and has also spent three years as an ordained Buddhist monk. Similarly, her mother was born in Mexico City belonging to parents of a different nationality, i.e. German and Scandinavian. Her mother got discovered at the age of 17 in Stockholm and eventually moved to New York City to accomplish her dream where she initially joined the Ford Modeling Agency.
Uma was raised up as a Buddhist upbringing being influenced by her father and has spent a couple of year of her childhood days in the Indo-Himalayan town of Almora. She was mainly raised up in Amherst, Massachusetts and attended Amherst Regional Junior High School. Talking more about her family life, she is blessed with three brothers named Ganden, Dechen Karl and Mipam born in 1967, 1973 and 1978 respectively. In addition to them, Uma has an elder half-sister from her dad’s previous marriage named Taya born in 1961.
While being at her eighth grade, she found her passion for acting and her performance in the production of The Crucible as Abigail impressed the talent scouts who offered Uma to initiate her professional acting career. She also joined Northfield Mount Hermon School but dropped out of it in order to pursue her professional acting career.
Career and Professional Life
Uma made her first appearance from the psychological thriller movie Kiss Daddy Goodnight as Laura in 1987. The following year, she made her appearance in three movies, I.e. adventure fantasy film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, romantic drama film Dangerous Liaisons and comedy film Johnny Be Good as Venus / Rose, Cécile de Volanges and Georgia Elkans. In 1990, she became cast in two movies i.e. romantic comedy film “Where the Heart Is” and biographical drama film Henry & June as June Miller, the second wife of Henry Miller.
In 1991, she made another appealing role in British adventure film Robin Hood as Maid Marian. She became popular internationally from her role in crime film Pulp Fiction which was released on May 12, 1994. The movie turned as a big commercial success making a box office business of $213.9 million where it was produced with a budget of $8–8.5 million. For her role in the movie, Uma gained a nomination in the category Best Supporting Actress.
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She continued her acting journey giving appealing performances In the movies like romantic comedy A Month by the Lake as Miss Beaumont, The Truth About Cats & Dogs as Noelle Sluarsky, Les Misérables as Fantine, action spy The Avengers as Emma Peel, martial arts film Kill Bill: Volume 1 as The Bride, superhero comedy film My Super Ex-Girlfriend as Jenny Johnson / G-Girl, fantasy film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as Medusa, anthology comedy Movie 43 as Lois Lane, heist comedy film The Con Is On as Harriet Fox, Spanish supernatural horror film Madame Simone Duret and much more. Her recent movie was in the family comedy film The War with Grandpa.
Uma Thurman was previously married to English actor Gary Oldman in 1990. They met for the first time on the set of State of Grace. Despite making a lovely bond, the couple couldn’t continue their conjugal life and therefore the couple split after a couple of year of their marriage. Later, she tied her knot with American actor Ethan Hawke on May 1, 1998. The couple welcomed their first child as a daughter named Maya in 1998 and a son named Levon in 2002. They split in 2003 but the final hearing of their divorce was made in August 2005.
In 2007, Uma dated French financier Arpad Busson and their engagement was celebrated the following year. They welcomed a daughter in 2012 who is now under Thurman’s primary physical custody.
American actress Uma has a perfect height of 5 feet and 11 inches and weighs perfectly balanced with the weight of 64 kilograms. Her impressive body measures 36-25-34 inches which have given her an appealing personality. Uma is blessed with blonde hair and blue colored eyes whereas her shoe size and dress size measures 6.
Uma Thurman Weight Loss
Comparing the past and present pictures of actress Uma Thurman, one can easily notice her weight loss. She has given a special priority in maintaining a strict diet and exercise plan. She drinks plenty of spring water every day and continuously follows an ultra-strict macrobiotic diet. Regarding her diet, she used to be a vegetarian but now follows the NutriSystem program’s macrobiotic diet. Her trainer is named Alycea Ungaro.
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Salary and Net worth
The Pulp Fiction actress Uma Thurman has an estimated net worth of 45 million USD. She has also garnered multiple awards and prestigious nominations in her name including Gotham Award in 2001 for the category Best Actress. She has also received Career Achievement Award in 2009, Bambi Award in 2014 as well as Broadway.com Audience Award in 2018. More than that of her jaw-dropping net worth, she has amassed a reputed name in the industry where she is active since 1985.
Wiki and Facts
You can explore Uma’s bio on most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. The Facebook page of the actress is available @umathurman where she has retained more than 210k followers. Her Instagram profile is reachable @umathurman where she has retained over 917k followers.