Uma Thurman Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Uma Thurman Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and internationally-minded family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman), a professor and academic who is one of the nation’s foremost Buddhist scholars. Uma’s mother was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to a German father and a Swedish mother (who herself was of Swedish, Danish, and German descent). Uma’s father, a New Yorker, has English, Scots-Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. Uma grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, where her father worked at Amherst College.

Interesting Facts about Uma Thurman

  • In Polynesian, her name means “kiss”.
  • Has three brothers with equally unusual, exotic names: Ganden Thurman, Dechen Thurman and Mipam Thurman.
  • In Portuguese, her name means “one”.
  • Some references cite Karen as Ms. Thurman’s middle name.
  • Director Brian De Palma wanted her to play Maria in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990); however Tom Hanks, who had casting approval, dismissed Thurman’s acting as “high school.” The role went to Melanie Griffith.
  • Wears a size 11 shoe.
  • Former model.
  • Has shades of Lancome lipsticks named after her (available only in Asia).
  • Dated director Phil Joanou, English publisher William Sieghart and small time actor David Wike.
  • Played a role in Savages (2012) as Paqu (Blake Lively’s character mother) but all her scenes were deleted from the film.
  • She is mentioned in the song “Avant Gardener” by Courtney Barnett.
  • She and her first husband, Gary Oldman, have both appeared in separate Batman films. Uma appeared in Batman & Robin (1997) as Poison Ivy. Gary Oldman has appeared in Batman Begins (2005) & The Dark Knight (2008) as James Gordon.

Personal Quotes by Uma Thurman

My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication.

- Uma Thurman

We never left a set until we’d trashed it.

- Uma Thurman

I’m lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place – Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I’m more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.

- Uma Thurman

But I think it is always difficult to have high expectations of yourself or anyone else.

- Uma Thurman

Even, today, when people tell me I’m beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.

- Uma Thurman