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  • . Uma Thurman, the woman whose name translates to "bestower of blessings", spent most of her childhood being teased for the strange moniker. Uma had a hard time fitting in as a teen. Could it have had anything to do with her upbringing? Not your normal all-American homelife. Uma's mother had been married for a brief time to the 60s guru, Timothy Leary. Her father was a personal friend of the Dalai Lama. Uma and her three brothers were all encouraged to be free thinkers. 

    Uma was drawn to acting at an early age. At fifteen she left school to become an actress. For income, while waiting for her break, she worked as a model and dish-washer. She didn't have to wait long, at sixteen she had a part in the thriller, "Kiss Daddy Good Night" Roles followed in "Johnny B. Good", "The Advertures of Baron Munchausen" and "Dangerous Liaisons". 

    Uma needed coaxing, but finally agreed to appear in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film "Pulp Fiction" for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She recently co-starred with Ethan Hawke in the 1997 futuristic thriller "Gattaca". She also portrayed the role of Poison Ivy in "Batman & Robin", co-starring George Clooney. 

    Family Life - Uma Thurman tied the knot with Ethan Hawke on Friday 1 May 1998. Uma and Ethan Hawke are parents of a baby girl, their first child.

    Awards

    1998 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress - Sci-Fi - "Batman & Robin"
    1995 - MTV Movie Award - Best Dance Sequence -  w/John Travolta - "Pulp Fiction"

    Nominations

    1995 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "Pulp Fiction"
    1995 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - "Pulp Fiction"
    1995 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - "Pulp Fiction"
    1995 - British Academy Award - Best Actress Leading - "Pulp Fiction"

    Past Movies 

    1998 Les Misérables
    1998 The Avengers
    1997 Batman & Robin 
    1997 Gattaca 
    1996 Beautiful Girls 
    1995 Duke of Groove 
    1995 A Month by the Lake 
    1994 Pulp Fiction 
    1993 Mad Dog and Glory 
    1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 
    1992 Final Analysis 
    1992 Jennifer Eight 
    1990 Henry & June 
    1990 Where the Heart Is 
    1989 The Adventures of Baron Muchausen 
    1988 Dangerous Liaisons 
    1988 Johnny Be Good 
    1987 Kiss Daddy Goodnight
    Bio 
      Uma Thurman 
      April 29, 1970 
      Boston, MA 
      Taurus
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      Uma Thurman 
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      9830 Wilshire Blvd. 
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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    Future 
    Films 
    Status
    . "Woody Allen Fall Project 1998" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Brad Garrett, Anthony LaPaglia, Gretchen Mol, Samantha Morton, Sean Penn, Uma Thurman, James Urbaniak.

    "Vatel" - 1999 release.  Cast to date:  Gerard Depardieu, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman.
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