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Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Birthday: 29 April 1970, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Name: Uma Karuna Thurman
Height: 183 cm

Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model an ...Show more

Uma Thurman
You learn that the first failure isn't the end. I thought I'd seen the end of my career 10 times ove Show more You learn that the first failure isn't the end. I thought I'd seen the end of my career 10 times over. I've experienced them as death blows. What's nice - after numerous efforts, successes, failures, losses, professional and personal - is to actually accept you're not going to ace your life. You suffer, then you get on with it. You may spend three months in bed, but, eventually, you're going to have to get up. Hide
By the time I was 27, when I had my daughter, I felt I had danced on every tabletop - which I hadn't Show more By the time I was 27, when I had my daughter, I felt I had danced on every tabletop - which I hadn't. Now I know that I hadn't. At all. There are plenty of tabletops left, should I wish to dance on them. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman) Hide
As they say in gambling, I've gotten to stay at the table. I've hung in! They pull the plug on peopl Show more As they say in gambling, I've gotten to stay at the table. I've hung in! They pull the plug on people all the time. The sky hook comes out, and it's all over. But there are much bigger sky hooks - as well we know. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman) Hide
I think we all exude essential truths about ourselves, and then, as an actress, there's what you do Show more I think we all exude essential truths about ourselves, and then, as an actress, there's what you do with it. There's your wit and your imagination, and what you can cook up from your experience and understanding of what makes a human being tick. Hide
Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you k Show more Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan. Hide
It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not fl Show more It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet. Hide
I've learned that every working mom is a superwoman. I've learned that every working mom is a superwoman.
I think a lot of our lives we spend moving forward, leaping from rock to rock, trying to figure it o Show more I think a lot of our lives we spend moving forward, leaping from rock to rock, trying to figure it out. But it's wonderful to feel in the prime of your life. I feel like I'm in the right place and in the right time with myself. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman) Hide
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits o Show more Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It's extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible. Hide
I was not particularly bright, I wasn't very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, Show more I was not particularly bright, I wasn't very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid. Hide
Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal. - Uma T Show more Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal. - Uma Thurman, self description. Hide
When I was a teenager people often referred to me as jaded or knowing. It's a classic teen illusion Show more When I was a teenager people often referred to me as jaded or knowing. It's a classic teen illusion to think you know it all, but I've certainly learned I don't. Hide
Growing up in a small town in New England was one of the most aesthetically pleasant experiences tha Show more Growing up in a small town in New England was one of the most aesthetically pleasant experiences that you can have. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman) Hide
I've known some great rock chicks, and it seems to me they're allowed to have a lot more edge than m Show more I've known some great rock chicks, and it seems to me they're allowed to have a lot more edge than movie people, where everybody's got the latest youth serums going, the newest exercise and, if that won't cover it, they'll do something else. There's this sort of improve-yourself aspect, whereas the music business seems to have this much more funky attitude, with, like, a slight respect for damage. Hide
It's a shakedown. But I feel grateful that the hard things have been survivable - I've been able to Show more It's a shakedown. But I feel grateful that the hard things have been survivable - I've been able to learn from them and grow - and that the things that have been like a gift, I've had the wherewithal to realize are a gift. (In Style - February 2006 - "Uma In Full Swing" by Joanne Kaufman) Hide
I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn't picture myself in my own head. I had no image bey Show more I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn't picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn't a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you. Hide
In show business, to pry open doors in new areas is really tough. Until you have a successful comedy Show more In show business, to pry open doors in new areas is really tough. Until you have a successful comedy, people don't think you could be funny, which is what makes a director like Quentin Tarantino so special. He sees beyond the things on the resume that you've done to date and opens up wonderful cans of worms for you to crawl into. That's a cool thing. Hide
Having children flips the game from being about you to being about what you can create in a home and Show more Having children flips the game from being about you to being about what you can create in a home and what your responsibilities are. I've thought about quitting, but I love what I do so much - it's the big conundrum of my life.... So I'm fighting to keep my foot in the business, be creative and stimulated, and still take care of my children. Hide
I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm n Show more I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need. Hide
My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication. My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication.
"Everyone looked the same, everyone had it down to such a perfect T. You get bored. That's when you Show more "Everyone looked the same, everyone had it down to such a perfect T. You get bored. That's when you have to say, 'I will be worst-dressed.'", on her questionable choice of Oscar attire this year (2004) Hide
Uma Thurman's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (39)
Uma Thurman Uma Thurman'S roles
June Miller
June Miller

Emma
Emma

Ulla
Ulla

Irene Cassini
Irene Cassini

Helena
Helena

Simone
Simone

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