Uma Thurman: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: Actress
  • Real name : Uma Karuna Thurman
  • Sign : Taurus
  • Date of birth : Wednesday, April 29, 1970 (age: 50)
  • Country: United States

Named Uma in honor of the Hindu goddess of light, the beautiful girl grew up in Woodstock in a hippie family that encouraged her to develop a free and independent spirit.

At fifteen, the teenager leaves to live alone in New York. She took on a series of odd jobs, broke into modeling, but struggled to embrace a career in acting. Revealed as a youthful and pulpy Venus in The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen and then as a troubling ingenue in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons, directors take advantage of her particular look and her sensual image to make her play troubled roles bordering on eroticism. 1994 is the year of consecration: Uma Thurman finds herself at the head of the cult Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino.

Her role as a junkie pseudo-actress and her wild dance earned her an Oscar nomination. Retired from the movie business to raise her two children, Uma Thurman trained hard in martial arts and made a thunderous comeback in Kill Bill in the 2000s. Since then she appears in the credits of a few comedies, My super ex (2006), A husband too many (2008), Love coach (2012) but is more rare in the cinema. We find her in 2013 in a completely different register with the film of Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac.

In 2018, she is back, starring in The House that Jack built, directed by Lars von Trier, screened at the Cannes Film Festival, out of competition.

On the private side, after an early marriage with actor Gary Oldman (1990-1992), Uma Thurman meets Ethan Hawke on the set of Welcome to Gattaca in 1997. They married on May 1, 1998 and have two children, Maya (born on 08/07/1998) and Levon (born on 15/01/2002). But the infidelity of the actor will be right of their couple and their divorce is pronounced in July 2004. During the summer of 2007 the actress meets the financier Arpad Busson. They separated in 2009 to better meet two years later and start a family. Their daughter, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence (nicknamed Luna) was born on 15 July 2012. But in April 2014 the couple separated again.