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Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won a Golden Globe Award. Her most notable roles include Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994), Debby Miller in the HBO miniseries Hysterical Blindness (2002), and Beatrix Kiddo in Tarantino's Kill Bill films (2003/2004). Thurman was born in Boston, to model Nena von Schlebrügge and professor Robert Thurman, and grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she went to Amherst Regional Middle School, and then moved to Woodstock, New York. While her father gave his children a Buddhist upbringing, she is named after one of the Hindu goddess Parvati's alternate names, "Uma", which means "Light" in Sanskrit. Regarding religion, she now calls herself agnostic. She has three brothers, Ganden (b. 1968), Dechen (b. 1973), and Mipam (b. 1978), and a half-sister named Taya (b. 1960), from her father's previous marriage. She and her siblings spent time in Almora, Uttarakhand, India, during childhood, and the Dalai

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Spacey and Others Clients of Video Limo Co.

TMZ has learned the names of some of the celebs who have been driven by the limo company that rolled video inside the limo.As we reported, Ready to Roll has driven Britney Spears, but the A-list… READ MORE >

- 2772 days ago
Judge to Uma Stalker -- Stay Away for Five!

Judge to Uma Stalker -- Stay Away for Five!

Uma Thurman won't have to worry about her stalker Jack Jordan for a while -- the judge just ordered him to stay away from Uma for five years -- though no jail time -- and gave him three years'… READ MORE >

- 2813 days ago
Uma and Her Man ... Hands

Uma and Her Man ... Hands

Uma Thurman and boyfriend Arpad Busson are guilty -- of way too much PDA. Besides making out on every SoHo street corner and bench in NYC this weekend, the real crime is the size of Uma's… READ MORE >

- 2820 days ago
Uma, Dos, Tres!

Uma, Dos, Tres!

Uma Thurman can be very picky.While sitting in a car in NYC on Wednesday, the 38-year-old former blonde got an earful of something.Bon appetit! See Also Uma & Ethan: Show Me the Money Shot  READ MORE >

- 2824 days ago
Uma & Ethan: Show Me the Money Shot

Uma & Ethan: Show Me the Money Shot

Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke divorced years ago and since then he knocked up their former nanny. So imagine our surprise to see them back together -- smiling -- in NYC.Even they knew the shot would… READ MORE >

- 2826 days ago
Uma to Stalker -- You're Creepy AND Dangerous!

Uma to Stalker -- You're Creepy AND Dangerous!

Uma Thurman took the stand in New York today and made it very clear that her stalker was more than just your run of the mill creep.TMZ was there as she told the jury -- angrily, at times -- that… READ MORE >

- 2845 days ago
Uma in Pop Pap: Vol. 1

Uma in Pop Pap: Vol. 1

Uma ran for her life, but her man went right after TMZ's camera today in New York. Thurman and Arpad Busson were kissing at the register at a Midtown Barnes & Noble -- but as soon as Beatrix… READ MORE >

- 2893 days ago
Uma Stars in Pap Friction

Uma Stars in Pap Friction

The Patriots should recruit Uma Thurman next year -- she'd make a mean wide receiver! TMZ tried to get the "Kill Bill" star at JFK yesterday, but she outran every pap there -- and sprinted her way… READ MORE >

- 2931 days ago
Uma's Kiddos to Paps -- Where's Weirdo?

Uma's Kiddos to Paps -- Where's Weirdo?

Uma Thurman hates the snapperazzi ... and it looks like she passed that trait down to her kids.TMZ caught Uma and her two kids going into the Tibet House, an organization devoted to "share the… READ MORE >

- 2958 days ago

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