Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman
==Life Story== The daughter of a German fashion model and a Buddhist studies professor—Uma’s dad, Robert Thurman, was the first westerner to be ordained a Tibetan monk—Uma grew up an awkward and introverted girl, often teased about her name, her height, the size of her feet and her angular bone structure. Of course, those same features made her a perfect candidate for the world of high fashion, and at 16 she signed with a modeling agency and began appearing in magazines like Glamour and Vogue.

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Uma Thurman Life Story

The daughter of a German fashion model and a Buddhist studies professor—Uma’s dad, Robert Thurman, was the first westerner to be ordained a Tibetan monk—Uma grew up an awkward and introverted girl, often teased about her name, her height, the size of her feet and her angular bone structure. Of course, those same features made her a perfect candidate for the world of high fashion, and at 16 she signed with a modeling agency and began appearing in magazines like Glamour and Vogue.

Uma made her film debut in 1988 with four—yes, four—movies: the underrated high school sports flick Johnny Be Good (Jennifer Tilly), the thriller Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (in which she briefly appears nude as Venus), and Dangerous Liaisons (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Other Uma offerings have included the NC-17-rated Henry & June, Ted Demme’s Beautiful Girls (Lauren Holly, Natalie Portman, Mira Sorvino), the big-budget flops Batman & Robin (Alicia Silverstone, Vivica A. Fox, Elle Macpherson) and The Avengers, and Gattaca, where she met future ex-husband Ethan Hawke. She is best known for her collaborations with Quentin Tarantino, first as heroine-snorting Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction, then nine years later as sword-swining Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Lucy Liu) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Daryl Hannah).

Looking ahead, Uma stars as a talk-radio host in the Griffin Dunne-directed rom-com The Accidental Husband (Lindsay Sloane), and she’ll play a former cocaine addict in the less humorous My Zinc Bed. Drug past or not, we say any bed with Uma in it is a good one.

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