Uma Thurman

(Uma Karuna Thurman)

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
  • Born: April 29, 1970
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, Model

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Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). She rose to international prominence with her performance in Pulp Fiction (1994), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often hailed as Quentin Tarantino's muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role in both Kill Bill films (2003–2004), which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations.

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And also I think particularly as a female, you're taught to be defensive your whole life. You're taught not to be aggressive. Life
And I haven't read a lot of blogs but if someone writes about what they care about I'm sure it's interesting.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them.
But I had a very traditional background as well. My parents are neat people.
But I think it is always difficult to have high expectations of yourself or anyone else.
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. Business, Commerce & Finance
Even, today, when people tell me I'm beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.
For a writer, they say write what you know. As a performer, you find it in yourself, in your heart. You relate to the character. You try to live it, try to have it be real for you.
Fun wouldn't be the right word... it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I've ever had to make, in all those wild regards.
I don't feel famous. Fame
I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.
I guess somehow I got a reputation of being able to dance.
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.
I love and adore being a mother. It's the greatest gift I've ever been given. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never ever slept again after my first pregnancy.
I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird. Life
I used to be more paranoid and stressed, constantly worrying about my Plan B. But the truth is I don't have one. Truth
I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up.
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. Humor
I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'd like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it's probably more like a TV reality show. Life ;Romantic
I'm an actress and mom, and I probably don't have enough of an active spiritual life. And I don't know why people run around calling themselves by the names of religions when they don't actually practise them. Life
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
It's hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you're being pushed to do it differently. I've had fights over that. That's why it's so important that you work with good people. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've learned that every working mom is a superwoman.
Modeling is basically 'Buy more stuff! Don't you want some more stuff? It will make you look ten years younger and men will like you!' If I'd wanted to be a salesperson, I would have got a job selling.
Motherhood definitely took the focus off of my work. And I didn't mind. I had a few panics when I thought that if I wanted to work I couldn't get a job anymore and then I would get one once in a while and it would make me feel better. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication.
So, you know, parenting is a very intimate and amazing experience and one of the best experiences of my life. Life
Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal.
There are so many ebbs and flows in life, but when you're raising small children, your family means everything. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
We never left a set until we'd trashed it.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however. Religion & God

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