Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following early roles in films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. She starred in several more films throughout the 1990s such as The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin, Gattaca and Les Misérables. She won a Golden Globe Award for the miniseries Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her career was revitalized when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the central role in two Kill Bill films (2003/2004), which brought her an additional two Golden Globe Award nominations and a BAFTA Award nomination. Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, a New York-born professor, is a Buddhist writer and academic. Her mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, is a model who was born in Mexico City, Mexico, of German, Swedish and Danish descent. Thurman and her siblings spent time in the Himalayan town of Almora, Uttarakhand, India, during childhood, and the Dalai Lama, to whom Robert Thurman has long been close, once visited their home. She grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she went to Amherst Regional Middle School, then moved to ...

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

Paycheck (2003)

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Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Gattaca (1997)

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In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Be Cool (2005)

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Uma Thurman  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Uma Thurman  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Beautiful Girls (1996)

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

Final Analysis (1992)

Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Uma Thurman  •  Eric Roberts

Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Uma Thurman  •  Eric Roberts

Henry & June (1990)

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

Jennifer Eight (1992)

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Andy García  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Uma Thurman  •  Graham Beckel

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Andy García  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Uma Thurman  •  Graham Beckel

Johnny Be Good (1988)

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

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An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

Les Misérables (1998)

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McNaughton
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Uma Thurman  •  Bill Murray  •  David Caruso

Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McNaughton
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Uma Thurman  •  Bill Murray  •  David Caruso

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Luke Wilson  •  Anna Faris  •  Eddie Izzard

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Luke Wilson  •  Anna Faris  •  Eddie Izzard

Prime (2005)

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Younger
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Meryl Streep  •  Annie Parisse

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Younger
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Meryl Streep  •  Annie Parisse

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Ben Duncan (DJ)  •  Daniel Okrent  •  Dan Moran

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Ben Duncan (DJ)  •  Daniel Okrent  •  Dan Moran

The Accidental Husband (2008)

When radio love guru Dr Emma Lloyd convinces Patrick Sullivan's fiancée to dump him the week before their wedding. He sets about teaching her a lesson for interfering in other peoples lives that she knows nothing about. Things take a turn when he finds himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

When radio love guru Dr Emma Lloyd convinces Patrick Sullivan's fiancée to dump him the week before their wedding. He sets about teaching her a lesson for interfering in other peoples lives that she knows nothing about. Things take a turn when he finds himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed
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