Uma Thurman

  • a.k.a. 우마 서먼
  • Ума Турман
  • 乌玛·瑟曼

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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 Woodstock, New York. While her father gave his children a Buddhist upbringing, she has the same name as one of the Hindu goddess Parvati's alternate names, "Uma", which means "light" in Sanskrit. Regarding religion, she now calls herself agnostic. She has three brothers, Ganden (b. 1968), Dechen (b. 1973), and Mipam (b. 1978), and a half-sister named Taya (b. 1960), from her father's previous marriage. She is described as having been an awkward and introverted girl who was teased for her tall frame, angular bone structure, enormous feet and unusual name (sometimes using the name “Uma Karen” instead of her birth name). When Thurman was 10 years old, a friend's mother suggested a nose job. As a child, she suffered bouts of body dysmorphic disorder, which she discussed in an interview with Talk magazine in 2001. Uma attended Amherst Public Schools. In the eighth grade, she discovered her love for acting. Talent scouts noticed her performance as Abigail in a production of The Crucible and offered her the chance to act professionally. Thurman attended Northfield Mount Hermon School, a preparatory school in Massachusetts, before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.

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Uma Thurman ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, die vor allem durch ihre Rollen in Filmen des Regisseurs Quentin Tarantino für Furore sorgte. Sie gilt als die Muse des Regisseurs und ihr wurden mehrfach Affären mit Tarantino unterstellt. Letzteres wurde jedoch von beiden stets verneint. Das erste Mal vor der Kamera stand Uma Thurman schon in jungen Jahren, damals noch als Model. Ihre erste Mitarbeit an einem Film tätigte sie dann im Alter von 14 Jahren als Synchronsprecherin für den japanischen Animestreifen Nausicaä – Prinzessin aus dem Tal der Winde. Drei Jahre später, 1987, war sie schließlich auch selbst als Darstellerin in dem Thriller Kiss Daddy Good Night zu sehen, in dem sie an der Seite von Charakterdarsteller Steve Buscemi spielte. Es dauerte weitere sieben Jahre, bis ihr mit einer Rolle in Tarantinos Gangster-Streifen Pulp Fiction der Durchbruch gelang. Seit dem spielte Uma Thurman in einer Vielzahl großer Filme mit, wie Gattaca, Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone und den Kill Bill-Filmen. Uma Karuna Thurman, so heißt die Schauspielerin mit vollem Namen, wurde nach der indischen Gottheit des Lichts und der Schönheit benannt. Übersetzt man ihren Namen ins polynesische bedeutet er “Kuss”.

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CharacterMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
Fake Lois Lane (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")Movie 4344% · 1,509
Mia WallacePulp Fiction85% · 17,926
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