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Uma Thurman
Actor
Born: April 29, 1970 in Massachusetts, U.S.A.
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Early Life
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman, a fashion model and Robert Thurman, a professor. Uma grew up in Amherst, where her father taught at Amherst College. The Dalai Lama was an occasional guest at Thurmans household. She is six feet tall, and from an early age towered over everyone else in class. Her family used to constantly relocate, resulting in a lonely and alienated childhood. At the age of 15, she went to New York City for high school and modeling work, looking out for acting roles.

Movie Career
Her first major hit was Terry Gilliams, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) followed by Dangerous Liaisons (1988), both of which brought her instant fame and she became a sex symbol overnight. After a successful start, Thurman`s career dropped in the early `90s with movies such as Mad Dog and Glory (1993), however, her next project Pulp Fiction (1994) was hugely successful and Thurman even received an Academy Award nomination. She then started playing supporting roles for movies like Beautiful Girls (1996) and The Truth about Cats and Dogs (1996). She returned to smaller films after working in Batman and Robin (1997). She worked with Sean Penn in Sweet and Lowdown (1996). She won a Golden Globe for her work in the film, Hysterical Blindness (2002). Often hailed as Tarantino`s muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role of The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (2003, 2004), which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations. Established as a Hollywood leading lady,[6] her other notable films include Henry & June (1990), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Gattaca (1997), Les Miserables (1998), Paycheck (2003), The Producers (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Lars von Trier`s Nymphomaniac (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018). In 2011, Thurman was a member of the jury for the main competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Thurman made her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman (2017-2018).
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  • Kate Winslet and later, Uma Thurman were initially offered the role of Eowyn in the movie 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' (2002). As both of them declined it, the role was eventually given to Miranda Otto.
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