Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Highest Rated: 93% Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Con Is On (2018)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1970

Birthplace: Boston, MA

An actress noted as much for her exotic, almost otherworldly beauty as she is for her considerable talent, Uma Thurman is one of the most renowned actors of her generation. The daughter of celebrated professor of Buddhist studies Robert A.F. Thurman and Nena von Schlebrugge, a model and psychotherapist who was once married to Timothy Leary, Uma was born in Boston on April 29, 1970. Raised with three brothers in Amherst, where her father taught at Amherst College, she enjoyed a fairly bohemian upbringing, one that was marked by visits from Eastern holy men and Tibetan refugees. Encouraged to think for herself and be independent, Thurman, who had been interested in acting from an early age, left her Massachusetts boarding school at the age of 15 to pursue an acting career. Moving to New York, she earned a living by washing dishes and modeling, though the latter means of support never agreed with her.The fledgling actress made her debut in Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987), a forgettable film that cast her as a teen vamp who seduces and robs unsuspecting men. She had a starring role in the teen comedy Johnny Be Good (1988) and also made an eye-catching appearance in Terry Gilliam's underseen fantasy adventure film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). But it wasn't until her casting in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (1988) as Cécile de Volanges, the impressionable convent girl deflowered by John Malkovich's slimy Vicomte de Valmont, that Thurman first gained recognition. Her scenes with Malkovich, particularly the one in which he offers to teach her a few bedroom terms in Latin, proved to be some of the most memorable of the year, resulting in a sizable helping of fame for the young actress. Further recognition followed with Thurman's portrayal of Henry Miller's wife -- and the object of both his and Anaïs Nin's affections -- in Philip Kaufman's Henry & June (1990). Unfortunately, the actress' role in the NC-17 film -- which required her to take part in explicit love scenes with Maria de Medeiros -- inspired a great deal of unwelcome, stalker-like attention from any number of "fans," causing Thurman to shy away from doing a subsequent number of films. The projects she did take part in all proved to be forgettable affairs: Robin Hood (1991), Final Analysis (1992), Jennifer 8 (1992), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), and Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994). By the time Thurman received the script for Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, her career was in great need of resuscitation. Fortunately, Pulp Fiction provided just that. A huge, unanticipated success, it was the most talked-about film of the year, eventually becoming recognized as one of the most influential films of the decade. For her part, Thurman gave a sly, smoldering performance as Mia Wallace, the coke-snorting wife of gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), and soon found herself enjoying both a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination and an accompanying resurgence in Hollywood popularity. She followed the success of Pulp Fiction with three relatively modest romantic comedies: A Month by the Lake (1995), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), and Beautiful Girls (1996). The 1997 future dystopia Gattaca did little for Thurman but introduce her to co-star and future husband Ethan Hawke. (The two married in May of 1998 and had a daughter later that year; Thurman had been married once before, to Gary Oldman). Batman & Robin, that same year, was less than a high point in Thurman's career. 1998 proved to be similarly disappointing, with both The Avengers, which cast the actress as the cat-suited Emma Peel opposite Ralph Fiennes' John Steed, and Bille August's Les Miserables experiencing swift deaths at the box office. Thurman resurfaced in 1999 in Woody Allen's widely acclaimed Sweet and Lowdown. The story of a famed jazz guitarist (Sean Penn) whose talent is inversely proportional to his merits as a human being, the film cast Thurman as his worldly, unfaithful wife.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% The House That Jack Built Lady 1 2018
50% Down a Dark Hall Madame Duret 2018
0% The Con Is On Harriet Fox 2018
No Score Yet La truffa è servita Actor 2018
No Score Yet Girl Soldier Producer Actor 2017
28% Burnt Simone 2015
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Actor $0.3M 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Mrs. H $0.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Gift Miss Anderson 2014
5% Movie 43 Lois Lane $8.8M 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
4% Playing for Keeps Patti $13.1M 2012
51% Savages Actor $47.4M 2012
27% Bel Ami Madeleine Forestier $0.9M 2012
40% Ceremony Zoe $22.2K 2011
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Medusa $61.2M 2010
6% The Accidental Husband Dr. Emma Lloyd Producer 2009
20% Motherhood Eliza $50.6K 2009
No Score Yet Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas Actor 2008
No Score Yet My Zinc Bed Elsa 2008
23% The Life Before Her Eyes Diana--Adult $0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton Actor 2007
40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend Jenny Johnson/G-Girl $22.5M 2006
50% The Producers Ulla $19.2M 2005
50% Prime Rafi Gardet $22.8M 2005
No Score Yet The Naked Brothers Band Movie Actor 2005
38% The Brothers Grimm Actor 2005
30% Be Cool Edie Athens $55.6M 2005
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 Beatrix Kiddo/The Bride Beatrix Kiddo/Panna M?oda 2004
27% Paycheck Rachel $53.7M 2003
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 The Bride/Black Mamba Bride/Czarna Mamba 2003
73% Hysterical Blindness Executive Producer Debby 2002
77% Tape Amy 2001
26% Chelsea Walls Grace 2001
No Score Yet Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Narrator 2001
31% Vatel Anne De Montausier 2000
53% The Golden Bowl Charlotte Stant $2.2M 2000
77% Sweet and Lowdown Blanche 1999
5% The Avengers Emma Peel 1998
74% Les Miserables Fantine 1998
82% Gattaca Irene 1997
11% Batman & Robin Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley 1997
85% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Noelle 1996
79% Beautiful Girls Andrea 1996
71% A Month by the Lake Miss Beaumont 1995
91% Pulp Fiction Mia 1994
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Sissy Hankshaw 1994
77% Mad Dog and Glory Glory 1993
54% Final Analysis Diana Baylor 1992
No Score Yet Robin Hood Maid Marian 1991
62% Henry & June June Miller 1990
10% Where the Heart Is Daphne McBain 1990
92% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Venus/Rose 1989
No Score Yet Kiss Daddy Goodnight Laura 1988
0% Johnny Be Good Georgia Elkans 1988
93% Dangerous Liaisons Cecile De Volanges 1988
88% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) Kushana (English) 1985

TV

Credit
42% Chambers
2019
Nancy 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
2017
2016
92% Imposters
2017-2018
Lenny Cohen 2017
67% The Slap
2015
Anouk 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2014
2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2011
2010
67% Smash
2012-2013
Rebecca Duvall 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2005
2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2003

QUOTES FROM Uma Thurman CHARACTERS

Mia Wallace says: Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?

Vincent Vega says: I don't know. That's a good question.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.

Mia Wallace says: I said Goddamn!

Mia says: I said God damn, God damn, God damn

The Bride says: Those of you lucky enough to still have their lives, take them with you! However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now...except you Sofie! You stay exactly where you are.

Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley says: I probably should've mentioned this earlier, I'm poison

Mrs. H says: Would it be alright if I showed the children the whoring bed?

The Bride says: This Pasadena homemaker's name is Jeanne Bell. Her husband is Dr. Lawrence Bell. But back when we were acquainted four years ago, her name was Vernita Green. Her code name was Copperhead. Mine, Black Mamba.

The Bride says: Something's I've been curious about, just between us girls, what did you say to Pai Mei to make him to snatch out your eye?

Elle Driver says: I called him a miserable old fool.

The Bride says: Ooh, bad idea.

Elle Driver says: You know what I did? I killed that miserable old fool. I poisoned his fishheads. And I told him, "To me the word of an old fool like you is worth less than nothing." That's right, I killed your master. And now I'm going to kill you, with your own sword, no less, which, in the very immediate future, will become my sword.

The Bride says: Bitch. You don't have a future.

Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley says: Enough monkey business, we've got work to do.

Bane says: Grrrrr, MONKEY WORK.

Bane says: Grr, monkey work.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence.

The Bride says: My pussy wagon died on me.

The Bride says: Are you saying that I'm a superhero?

Bill says: No I'm not saying that you're a superhero but I'm saying that you're a killer, a natural born killer.

The Bride says: Bitch you don't have a future.

The Bride says: The bald guy in the black suit and the Kato Mask is Johnny Mo, the head general of O'ren's personaly army,the crazy 88. And just in case you were wondering how could a half breed Japanese-Chinese American become the boss of all bosses in Tokyo, Japan, I'll tell you. The subject of O'ren's blood and nationality came up before the council only once. The night O'ren assumed power over the crime council.

Vernita Green says: So I suppose it's a little late for apologies, huh?

The Bride says: You suppose correctly.

Vernita Green says: Look bitch...I need to know if you're going to start any more shit around my baby girl.

Vernita Green says: Look bitch... I need to know if you're going to start any more shit around my baby girl.

The Bride says: You can relax for now. I'm not going to murder you in front of your child, okay?

The Bride says: That's being more rational than Bill lead me to believe you were capable of.

The Bride says: It's mercy, compassion and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality.

Mia Wallace says: "Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bull s**t in order to be comfortable?"

Mia Wallace says: Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bull s**t in order to be comfortable?

The Bride says: Your name is Buck... right?

Buck says: (nods)

Buck says: [nods]

The Bride says: And you came to FUCK... RIGHT???

The Bride says: And you came to FUCK... RIGHT?

The Bride says: I will kill Bill!

Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley says: As I have told lady Freeze when I pulled her plug, this is a one-woman show.

The Bride says: We have unfinished business.

The Bride says: ?I didn't say sell me. I said give me.

The Bride says: I didn't say sell me. I said give me.

The Bride says: Elle...

Elle Driver says: B...?

Elle Driver says: B?

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.

Mia Wallace says: Don't you hate that?

Vincent Vega says: Hate what?

Mia Wallace says: Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?

Vincent Vega says: I don't know. That's a good question.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you found somebody really special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.

Andera says: You know there are fours words I need to hear before I go to sleep. Four little words. â??Good night sweet girl.â??Thatâ??s all it takes. Iâ??m easy, I know, but a guy who can muster up those four words is a guy I want to stay with

Andera says: You know there are fours words I need to hear before I go to sleep. Four little words. Good night sweet girl. That's all it takes. I'm easy, I know, but a guy who can muster up those four words is a guy I want to stay with.

Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley says: Come on, Bane. Let's get to monkey buisness.

Bane says: Munky Bissness!

The Bride says: What are you doing here?

Bill says: What am I doing? A moment ago, I was playin' my flute. But this moment, I'm looking at the most beautiful bride these old eyes have ever seen.

The Bride says: Why are you here?

Bill says: Last look.

Elle Driver says: Are you going to be nice?

Bill says: I've never been nice my whole life, but I'll do my best... to be sweet.

Lance says: If you're all right, then say something.

Mia Wallace says: Something.

Max Bialystock says: What happened?

Ulla says: Tidy up! Make look nice?

O-Ren Ishii says: Silly rabbit...

The Bride says: Tricks are for...

O-Ren Ishii says: Kids.

Elle Driver says: That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.

The Bride says: Bitch, you don't have a future.

Bill says: When I first saw him... I like his hair.

The Bride says: You promised you'd be nice.

Bill says: No, I said I'd do my best. That's hardly a promise.

Bill says: How do I look?

The Bride says: You look ready.

The Bride says: Is that what I think it is?

O-Ren Ishii says: You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?

The Bride says: You know, for a second there, Yeah! I kinda did.

The Bride says: Bitch! You can stop right there. Just because I have no wish to murder you before the eyes of your daughter does not mean that parading her around in front of me is gonna inspire sympathy. You and I have unfinished business and not a God damn f**king thing you've done in the subsequent four years including getting knocked up is gonna change that.

Vernita Green says: Look, I know I f'**k you over. I f**k you over bad, I wished to God I hadn't but I did. You have every right to wanna get even.

The Bride says: No, no, no, no... Get even? Even Steven? I would have to kill you, go up to Nikki's room kill her and wait for your husband the good Doctor Bell to come home and kill him. That would be even, Vernita. That would be about square.

Vernita Green says: Look bitch, I need to know if you're gonna start any more shit around my baby girl.

The Bride says: You can relax for now. I'm not gonna murder you in front of your child, Ok.

The Bride says: You can relax for now. I'm not gonna murder you in front of your child, okay.

Vernita Green says: So I suppose it's a little late for an apology huh.

The Bride says: You suppose correctly

The Bride says: You suppose correctly.

Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley says: As I told Lady Freeze when I pulled her plug: this is a one woman show.

Bill says: Was my reaction really the surprising?

The Bride says: Yes it was. Could you do what you did? Of course you could. But I never thought you would or could do that to me.

Bill says: I'm really sorry, Kiddo. But you thought wrong.

The Bride says: You and I have unfinished business.

The Bride says: what did you say to Pai Mei to make him snatched your eye?

The Bride says: What did you say to Pai Mei to make him snatched your eye?

Elle Driver says: i called him miserable old fool.

Elle Driver says: I called him miserable old fool.

The Bride says: oh.. bad idea.

The Bride says: Hh.. bad idea.

Elle Driver says: know what i did. i killed that miserable old fool. i poisoned his fish head.

Elle Driver says: Know what I did. I killed that miserable old fool. I poisoned his fish head.

The Bride says: Elle

Elle Driver says: B.

The Bride says: You any good with that shotgun?

Karen says: Not that I have to be at this range, but I'm a fucking surgeon with this shotgun.

The Bride says: Well, guess what, bitch? I'm better than Annie Oakley and I've got you right in my sights, so let's talk.

The Bride says: How did you find me?

Bill says: I'm the man.

The Bride says: As I said before, I've allowed you to keep your wicked life for two reasons. And the second reason is so you can tell him in person everything that happened here tonight. I want him to witness the extent of my mercy by witnessing your deformed body. I want you to tell him all the information you just told me. I want him to know what I know. I want him to know I want him to know. And I want them all to know they'll all soon be as dead as O-Ren.

Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley says: Too much people to kill, in so little time.

Mia Wallace says: So what do you think?

Vincent Vega says: I think it looks like a wax museum with a pulse

Vincent Vega says: I think it looks like a wax museum with a pulse.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you found somebody really special. When you just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.

Hattori Hanzo says: [in Japanese] What do you want with Hattori Hanzo?

The Bride says: [in Japanese] I need Japanese steel.

Hattori Hanzo says: [in Japanese] Why do you need Japanese steel?

The Bride says: [in Japanese] I have vermin to kill.

Hattori Hanzo says: [in English] You must have big rats if you need Hattori Hanzo's steel.

The Bride says: [in English] Huge.

The Bride says: [in Japanese] Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now. [in English]

The Bride says: Except you, Sofie! You stay right where you are!

The Bride says: "Bitch, you don't have a future!"

The Bride says: Bitch, you don't have a future.

Mia Wallace says: â??That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.

Mia Wallace says: That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.

Vincent Vega says: Actually, there's something I've wanted to ask you about, but you seem like a nice person, and I didn't want to offend you.

Mia Wallace says: Ohhh, this doesn't sound like the usual mindless, boring, getting-to-know you chit-chat. This sounds like you actually have something to say.

Vincent Vega says: Well, well, I do... I do. But, you have to promise not to be offended.

Mia Wallace says: No, no, no. You can't promise something like that. I have no idea what you're gonna ask me. So you can go ahead and ask me what you're gonna ask me, and my natural response could be to get offended. But then, through no fault of my own, I would have broken my promise.

Vincent Vega says: Let's just forget it.

Mia Wallace says: That is an impossibility. Trying to forget anything as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility.

Elle Driver says: [laughing maniacally and taunting The Bride] That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.

The Bride says: Bitch, you don't have a future.

Pai Mei says: [speaking to The Bride in Mandarin language] Do you believe you are my match?

The Bride says: No.

Pai Mei says: Are you aware I kill at will?

The Bride says: Yes.

Pai Mei says: Is it your wish to die?

Pai Mei says: Then you must be stupid... so stupid.

Ulla says: Why Bloom go so far camera right?

Ulla says: God Bless America

Ulla says: God bless America.

Max Bialystock says: God Bless Sweden

Max Bialystock says: God bless Sweden.

The Bride says: I need japanese steel.

The Bride says: I need Japanese steel.

Buddy Holly look-alike says: How do you want your shake, Amos and Andy or Martin and Lewis?

Buddy Holly look-alike says: How do you want your shake, Amos and Andy, or Martin and Lewis?

Mia Wallace says: Martin and Lewis

Vincent Vega says: That's a good fuckin shake. I don't know if it's worth five dollas, but it's a good fuckin shake.

The Bride says: It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that I'm sorry. But you can take my word for it, your mother had it comin'. When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I'll be waiting.

Mia Wallace says: Don't you hate that?

Vincent Vega says: Hate what?

Mia Wallace says: Uncomfortable silences.