Uma Thurman


Uma Thurman Trivia


  • Trivia

    • She's had very large feet all her life, since she was a little girl and teased for them. Today, Uma herself says they are about 10 1/2.

    • Uma is ranked #25 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM". (2009)

    • Uma enjoys yoga and finds it a good way to "connect with other people."

    • Uma was ranked #83 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.

    • Uma's height is 6'0" (1.83 m).

    • In March 2007, Uma and her partner of three years, Andre Balazs, announced they had split. This came mere days after rumors began that they were ready to get married in the West Indies.

    • Uma has revealed she is scared of closed spaces and in the scene where she was buried alive in Kill Bill 2, found the experience "horrific".

    • In late December, 2006, Uma broke her wrist on the set of The Accidental Husband. Initially it was suspected she had just sprained it, but required surgery the following day after it became swollen. Uma had to wear a cast and filming was suspended for a week in Connecticut.

    • Uma married Ethan Hawk in New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine in 1998. Their union was blessed by the Dalai Lama. Uma suffered public humiliation in August 2003, when Ethan was observed with Canadian model Jen Perzow. This lead to the end of their marriage, with the couple filing for divorce in 2004.

    • Uma was a cheerleader when she was younger.

    • When she was 10 years old, one of her mother's friends suggested that Uma should get a nose job.

    • Uma won a 2003 Golden Globe for Best Actress for her portrayal of Debby Miller in the movie Hysterical Blindness. She was also nominated for a SAG Award for her role, in the category of "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries".

    • Uma's father has the distinction of being the first American to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The Dalai Lama was a personal friend of his. Uma lived for extended periods in India with her family when she was growing up.

    • Uma has worked with Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction and the two Kill Bill movies. Quentin wanted her to star in his Kill Bill movies so much, he put the films on hold until Uma was finished with her pregnancy. He has publicly stated numerous times that Uma is a form of muse to him.

    • Uma was married to actor Gary Oldman from 1990 to 1991.

    • Uma changed schools a lot as a child, and was often teased by the other kids for her strange name. She tried to call herself Kelly or Linda to avoid this teasing. She dropped out of high school and moved to New York to persue an acting career. She had to work as a dish washer and a model inable to support herself.

    • Uma received a 1995 Academy Award nomination (as best actress in a supporting role) for her performance as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction. She was also nominated for a 2005 Golden Globe Award (best actress in a movie drama) and a 2005 People's Choice Award (best action actress). For Pulp Fiction, she was nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role".

  • Quotes

    • Uma Thurman: I was an ugly child.
      Uma Thurman: I'm enjoying getting older because I feel I didn't appreciate being pretty when I was younger. I felt terrible. When I was 10, someone told me I had an ugly smile, so I spent the whole of my younger years feeling embarrassed and never smiling with my mouth open. But what are you going to do?
      Uma Thurman: I was no stunner. People see what they want to see, but when I was a kid I was quite ugly. I spent the first 14 years of my life sure that my looks were hideous. Then my face became big enough to carry my big nose and my cheekbones changed. That experience, in a silly way, taught me not to care. It was very painful, as a kid, being told you are ugly all the time. Boys always liked other girls. I had mad crushes on boys at 14, which would last months. I learned that what was going to work for me was NOT looks. I just forgot about my looks. I just stopped thinking about it. I decided that I would not care. So when people started telling me I was beautiful I did not see any reason to believe them. I've learned the focus people put on looks ignores the way people really are.

    • Uma: The quality I'm most grateful for: the willingness to reinjure myself. Hope trumps experience. So I keep trying.

    • Uma: I'd like more children. I asked the doctor, she said there's still time. I still have the sippy cups.

    • Uma: (revealing she's considering being a stay-at-home mom and not getting married) I love acting. Truly, it is the first love of my life. But I am thinking of becoming a stay-at-home mother. I'm not getting married. For any human, a partner that you trust is invaluable and the partners that I trust most are my children.

    • Uma: It's better to have someone who cheats than someone who doesn't flush the toilet.

    • Uma: (on ex-husband Ethan Hawke) I cannot participate in anything critical about my children's father. I just need to keep peace. I think it's fair to say I haven't said one mean thing, and I'm not going to start now. It's terrible for my family.

    • Uma: 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.

    • Uma: 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.

    • Uma: 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.

    • Uma: I roast all kinds of poor animals. I feel guilty about it, but I'm a big roaster.

    • Uma: My ambitions have been raised as I have less to lose. I feel I could do anything and if people don't like it, then I'll go on to try something else. You see your friends go up and down the ladder, but it's such a temporal way to look at things. If you're a slave to the fame game then it's a really ugly universe. That's not my mission - and I feel fantastic.