Uma Thurman is a world famous actress. But did you know she was the wife of Gary Oldman for a short time? Keep reading to find out more facts about this beauty.
Uma Thurman: Biography
Uma Thurman is an American actress and model who is well known for her roles in the successful films Pulp Fiction, Batman & Robin, Kill Bill: Volume I and most recently on the television series Imposters. Uma Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 29, 1970. Her age is 47 years old. Her father is Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies and an academic writer. Her mother is Nena von Schlebrügge, and has ties to German nobility. She was also a high-fashion model. Uma’s mother was discovered in Stockholm and moved to New York City at the age of 17 to join the Ford Modeling Agency. Because of her father’s academic career and beliefs, Thurman received a Buddhist upbringing, and lived in the Indo-Himalayan town of Almora for two years. She mostly grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts, however and it was there that she attended Amherst Regional Junior High School before the family moved to Woodstock, New York. Uma has three brothers named Ganden, Dechen Karl and Mipam, as well as a half-sister named Taya from her father’s previous marriage. Uma Thurman was an introverted and awkward girl during childhood who was often teased because of her height, angular bone structure, large feet and unusual name. I bet all of those people regret laughing at the gorgeous and successful actress now.
The ever beautiful Uma Thurman. It is hard to believe she was ever made fun of because of her looks.
Uma Thurman: Facts to Know
Want to know more about Uma Thurman? Keep reading for facts on her relationships, net worth, age and more.
Love Life and Ex Wife to Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke
Uma Thurman has been in several long term relationships in her life so far and was married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Gary Oldman in 1990. The marriage only lasted two years before the couple divorced. Uma was then married to actor Ethan Hawke for seven years from 1998 until 2005. The couple have two children from that marriage. Uma then dated Arpad Busson, with whom she had her third child. The two never married and went through a long custody battle over daughter Luna. Uma is now dating Andres Balazs since 2015.
Above, a black and white photo of a young Uma Thurman and Gary Oldman.
Net Worth, Age and Fun Facts to Know
Uma Thurman’s full name is Uma Karuna Thurman. The first name Uma means splendor and light in Sanskrit. Her middle name of Karuna means compassion or empathy, also in Sanskrit. Uma Thurman’s father lived as an ordained Buddhist monk for three years. Uma Thurman has three children named Maya Thurman-Hawke, Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke and Luna Thurman-Busson. Uma Thurman was the target of a stalker from about 2004 to 2011. The man was arrested in October of 2007 and Uma Thurman herself took the stand against him at trial. Uma Thurman has been involved in various philanthropic and activist causes, such as Marie Claire’s “End Gun Violence Now” campaign and Room to Grow, which is a charitable organization providing aid to families and children born into poverty. In 2007, Uma Thurman hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway alongside actor Kevin Spacey. Uma Thurman has joined the #MeToo movement against Harvey Weinstein, saying that she will provide more details when she is ready to. Uma Thurman has a net worth of about $45 million. Her current partner, Andres, is owner of several luxury hotels around the world and must have a very high net worth as well.
Uma Thurman looks stunning and elegant above in a blue dress and cream colored coat.
Uma Thurman: Acting Career
Uma Thurman’s career in acting started when talent scouts noticed her performance as Abigail in a production of The Crucible and offered her a chance to act professionally. The rest is history. Here is a look at some of her most successful movie roles: Perhaps the movie that Uma is best known for is Pulp Fiction, in which she played the role of Mia Wallace. Pulp Fiction was released in 1994 and quickly became a cult classic. Uma is also very well known for her roles in the Kill Bill movies, Kill Bill: Volume I and Kill Bill: Volume II. In Kill Bill, Uma plays a trained assassin who is left to die at the altar by her fiance Bill. She seeks revenge against him and ultimately kills him. Uma played the role of Poison Ivy in the 1997 movie Batman & Robin, a film which also had a lot of success. Other roles which she is famous for include Ulla in The Producers, Emma Peel in The Avengers and Irene Cassini in Gattaca. Uma is currently playing a recurring role as character Lenny Cohen on the television series The Imposters.
A younger Uma Thurman is shown in the photo above. She is a woman who only gets more beautiful with age.
Uma Thurman: In Conclusion
Uma Thurman is an A-List Hollywood star and that honor is well deserved. She has thrilled us all with her performances in every role she has been in. We love her role as an activist and philanthropist as well.