Uma Thurman - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 7, 2022

Uma Thurman
Profession: Actress, Model
Best Known For: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Batman & Robin (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $45 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 29, 1970 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Uma Karuna Thurman
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman
Mother's Name: Nena von Schlebrügge
Siblings: 4

Ganden Thurman (brother)
Dechen Karl Thurman (brother)
Mipam Thurman (brother)
Thurman (half-sister)

Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Irish, German, Scottish, Scandinavian, Swedish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Justin B. Smith

Gary Oldman (1 Oct 1990 - 30 Apr 1992)
Ethan Hawke (May 1, 1998 - Aug 2005)

Children: 3

Maya Ray Thurman Hawke (daughter)
Levon Roan Thurman Hawke (son)
Luna Thurman Hawke (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 64 kg (141.10 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 11 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Uma Thurman?

Uma Thurman is an actress, model by profession, and American by nationality. She is best known for her work in  Pulp Fiction, Batman & Robin, Les Misérables, Hysterical Blindness, and Imposters.

Uma Thurman – Age, Parents, Siblings

Uma Thurman’s birth took place on April 29, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was born as Uma Karuna Thurman to parents Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and Nena von Schlebrügge, a high-fashion model.

She also has three brothers Ganden Thurman (born 1967), Dechen Karl Thurman (born 1973), and Mipam Thurman (born 1978). From her father’s previous marriage, she has a half-sister named Taya Thurman, born in 1961.

Growing up, Uma Thurman is described as an awkward and introverted girl who was bullied for her appearance. 

Uma Thurman (Image: Reddit)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Amherst Public Schools and  Northfield Mount Hermon School before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.

Her ethnicity includes English, Irish, German, Scottish, Scandinavian, and Swedish.

Uma Thurman – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

She met English actor Gary Oldman on the set of State of Grace before they married on 1 October 1990 and divorced her husband on 30 April 1992 after a two-year marriage.

She then went on to date Ethan Hawke after meeting him in 1997, on the set of Gattaca. She married her boyfriend on May 1, 1998.

Together they have welcomed two children together. Their daughter Maya Ray Thurman Hawke was born on July 8, 1998, and their son Levon Roan Thurman Hawke was born on January 15, 2002. This relationship of hers also crumbled and their divorce was finalized in August 2005.

In 2007, Uma Thurman moved on and began a romantic relationship with London-based French financier Arpad Busson. By June 2008, the two were engaged but soon called off their engagement in later 2009. The couple did however reconcile but again broke up in April 2014 after a long engagement.

Thurman and Busson also share a daughter Luna Thurman Hawke, who was born in July 2012.

Source: Instagram (Uma Thurman with her children and father)

Due to her high profile status, Thurman’s relationships with boyfriends were the headlines. She has been romantically linked to Phil Joanou in 1989, Robert Plant in 1989, and Timothy Hutton in the mid-1990s.

She also dated David Wike, Mick Jagger in 1996, Richard Gere in 1996, John Cusack, André Balazs from 2004 to 2007, and Arpad Busson from 2007 – 2014.

In June 2021, it was reported that she is dating Bloomberg Media Group CEO, Justin B. Smith.

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Uma Thurman – Career

Before fame

Young Thurman began her career as a fashion model at the age of 15 and signed with Click Models. She did gain much success in the field, having posed for the cover of Glamour (Dec 1985) and British Vogue (May 1996).

She eventually made her switch to acting, a passion she had had since she was in the eighth grade. Her debut role was in 1987 with the film Kiss Daddy Goodnight. And in the next year, she landed roles in three separate films Johnny Be Good, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and Dangerous Liaisons.

Finally, in 1994, she landed the role of Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. For the role, she has been nominated a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Source: voguegraphy (Uma Thurman on the cover of British Vogue)

Worked in

Over the span of her more than three decades of career, she has worked in hundreds of films, series, and shows. 

Amongst all her commitment as an actress, she is famous for portraying characters in Batman & Robin (1998) as Poison Ivy, The Avengers (1999), Tape (2002), Hysterical Blindness (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 1, 2 (2004, 2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Smash (2012), Nymphomaniac, The Parisian Woman.

Worked with

Thurman has worked with Richard Gere,  Kim Basinger,  Andy Garcia,  Robert De Niro,  Bill Murray, etc.

Uma Thurman – Awards, Nominations

Uma Thurman has had around 50 award nominations among which she has won Gotham Award, Golden Globe Award, and Saturn Award, among others.

Her nominations also include Academy Award (1995), Independent Spirit Award, BAFTA Award, Teen Choice Award, People's Choice Award, and Primetime Emmy Award, to name a few.

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Source: Batman Wiki (Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin)

Uma Thurman – Sexual assault

In 2017, with the rise of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, she too was asked for comments. But she replied with a "no comment".

A few weeks later, she joined the "Me Too" movement via Instagram. In an interview with The New York Times on February 3, 2018, she shared that when she was 16, she had been sexually assaulted by an actor 20 years her senior.

Uma Thurman – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Thurman is estimated at around $45 million while the figure on her annual salary/income is not known.

Uma Thurman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Uma Thurman is active on social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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