||.||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.
1998 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress
- Sci-Fi - "Batman & Robin"
1995 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "Pulp Fiction"
1998 Les MisérablesBio
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|.||"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.
- Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites.
Movies Past - Links to the official
movie web sites for past movies.