Uma Thurman was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1954. At the age of three, her mother left the family to pursue an acting career in New York City. Uma moved with her parents to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven where she attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She began to concentrate on performing stand up comedy as a teenager, and by the age of twenty-five had established herself into an adult comedy queen.
Uma Thurman now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but her roots are in Ohio and California. She has made a name for herself in films like Saturday Night Live (skit) and Bridesmaids (Movie), and she was nominated for an Oscar for her first two films. Her other films include Mary Shelly’s Big Baby (Movie), Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (TV Special), A Few Good Men (TV Special), and Grease (Animation). Uma has also guest starred in movies such as Pretty Woman, Blades, and MacGyver.
Uma’s biography is not particularly unique or unlike most famous comedians. She was born into poverty as a child in rural Ohio and was forced to leave home at a very early age, as her mother had a thriving family. She hitchhiked around the country, eventually boarding at age nine with an aging girl who became her friend. This girl taught Uma about life, love, and taking chances.
|Real Name||Uma Karuna Thurman|
|Net Worth||$45 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 11 in|
|Height in Centimeter||180 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.80 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||64 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||141 pounds|
|Body Measurements||37-25-36 in or 94-63.5-91.5 cm|
|Waist Size||25 Inches|
|Hip Size||36 Inches|
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US) or 36 (EU)|
|Date of Birth||April 29, 1970|
|Birth Place||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Birth Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Taurus|
|Father||Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman|
|Mother||Nena von Schlebrügge|
|Siblings||Dechen Thurman (Brother) (Actor)|
Ganden Thurman (Brother)
Mipam Thurman (Brother) (Model)
Taya Thurman (Older Half-Sister)
|School||Amherst Regional Middle School|
Northfield Mount Hermon School
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Quentin Tarantino (2014-Present)|
|Marriage and Children|
|First Film||Kiss Daddy Goodnight|
|First Television Show||Great Books|
In her biography, Uma credits her mother as being the main catalyst for her successes. According to Uma, her mother taught her that a woman must not hide behind her beauty, but must accept who she is and have the courage to face life head on. Uma never shied away from asking questions. She has also stated that her greatest fear was not dying while making movies.
Uma is one of few female comedians to receive multiple Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also ranks second only to Joan Rivers for the most awards ever awarded to a woman comedian. Uma’s life and career were documented in detail in the book Where Have All The Flowers Gone? The Hard Truth About Life on the Sunset Strip by Jill Vanderwood. This biographer provides insight into Uma’s personal life and her early days working in the entertainment industry.
Uma Thurman continues to tour today, promoting both her movies and her memoir. Her other films include Big Bad, Dumb and Dumber, and Irene. In additional press, Uma is set to star opposite Jeff Bridges in the upcoming movie Invictus.