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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 Schlebr├╝gge 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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Uma Thurman -- Shows Off New Baby ... One Day After Birth!

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Shows Off New Baby One Day After Giving Birth!

Just one day after giving birth, supermom Uma Thurman was already out and about in public holding her newborn daughter at a cafe in upstate New York.With her one-day-old bundle of joy safely in… READ MORE >

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We did a little rhinoplasty on some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- but sometimes the original is best. Click through the pics and decide -- work ... or no work? READ MORE >

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Uma & Quentin -- Downing Booze from Her Shoes

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Downing Booze from Her Shoes

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Uma Thurman's Stalker -- Arrested While Googling

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Uma Thurman -- Powder Your Nose

Uma Thurman -- Powder Your Nose

Uma Thurman showed up to an event in NYC last night ... in white face.Forget Bill, kill makeup artist. READ MORE >

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Clooney -- Nearly Blasted in Fireworks Explosion

Clooney -- Nearly Blasted in Fireworks Explosion

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Uma Thurman: Good Genes or Good Docs?

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Good Genes or Good Docs?

Believe it or not, but Uma Thurman has been making movies since 1987.Here's the 18-year-old beauty back in 1988 (left) -- and 21 years later, the 39-year-old version at an event a few months ago… READ MORE >

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