Happy Birthday to Actress Uma Thurman


Uma Thurman is an American actress, producer and fashion model. Let us wish her a very Happy Birthday.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman is an American actress, producer, and fashion model. Let us wish her a very Happy Birthday. 

Uma Karuna Thurman was born on 29 April 1970  in Boston, Massachusetts. Uma Thurman received a Buddhist upbringing and spent together around two years in Almora, a town in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. She grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she went to Amherst Regional Junior High School, and then moved to Woodstock, New York.

Uma Thurman began her career as a fashion model at age 15. She made the transition to acting with her film debut, the teen thriller Kiss Daddy Goodnight, which was released in 1987. Thurman was subsequently cast in three 1988 films — Johnny B Good, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and most notably the Oscar-winning film, Dangerous Liaisons. Her later films include Henry & June, Robinhood,  Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, etc. 

In Quentin Tarantino’s neo-noir black comedy Pulp Fiction (1994), Thurman played Mia Wallace, the wife of a Los Angeles mobster. Several actresses were considered for the role, but Tarantino wanted Thurman after their first meeting. The film grossed $213.9 million worldwide and received widespread acclaim, appearing on many critics’ lists of the greatest films ever made. For her performance, Thurman was nominated for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and launched into the celebrity A-list.

Thurman’s other notable films include The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Gattaca (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Paycheck (2003), Kill Bill (2003–2004), The Producers (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Nymphomaniac (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018). 

In 2011, she was a member of the jury for the main competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and in 2017, she was named president of the 70th edition’s “Un Certain Regard” jury. Uma Thurman made her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman (2017–2018).

Thurman won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Film for her performance in the made-for-HBO film Hysterical Blindness (2002) and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her five-episode role in the NBC musical series Smash (2012). 

Thurman has been involved in various philanthropic and activist causes. She has given money to the campaigns and supports gun control laws. In 2000 she participated in Marie Claire’s “End Gun Violence Now” campaign.

Staff Reporter

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