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NAME: Uma Karuna Thurman. Her name translates to "bestower of blessings".
NATIONALITY: Swedish-American
HEIGHT: 5'11"
HAIR: Sandy Blonde
EYES: Blue
BORN: April 29, 1970 in Boston, Massachusettes.

DISCOVERED: At the age of fifteen, Uma left school to move to New York City and become an actress. Touching down in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, Thurman supported herself by washing dishes and by modeling, as her mother had done years before when she was fresh off the boat from Sweden. At sixteen, Uma landed her first leading role (a young vamp who seduces men to rob them) in the low-budget thriller Kiss Daddy Good Night (1987). Uma got noticed by playing sexually charged, and often explicit, roles.

KNOWN FOR: Her role in Pulp Fiction.

HOME: Uma lives in Greenwich village, New York City.

SWEETIE: Ex-husband: Gary Oldman (actor). On Friday 1 May 1998, Uma married Ethan Hawke. They have a daughter, Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke. They split up five years later because, if you can believe it, Ethan cheated on Uma with a fashion model while he was shooting a movie in Montreal, Canada.

OTHER: Uma's father was a personal friend of the Dalai Lama. She is Buddhist.

QUOTE: "Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal." -Uma Thurman, self-description

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