Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

  • Highest Rated: 93% Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Con Is On (2018)
  • Birthday: Apr 29, 1970
  • Birthplace: Boston, MA
  • An actress noted as much for her exotic, almost otherworldly beauty as she is for her considerable talent, Uma Thurman is one of the most renowned actors of her generation. The daughter of celebrated professor of Buddhist studies Robert A.F. Thurman and Nena von Schlebrugge, a model and psychotherapist who was once married to Timothy Leary, Uma was born in Boston on April 29, 1970. Raised with three brothers in Amherst, where her father taught at Amherst College, she enjoyed a fairly bohemian upbringing, one that was marked by visits from Eastern holy men and Tibetan refugees. Encouraged to think for herself and be independent, Thurman, who had been interested in acting from an early age, left her Massachusetts boarding school at the age of 15 to pursue an acting career. Moving to New York, she earned a living by washing dishes and modeling, though the latter means of support never agreed with her.The fledgling actress made her debut in Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987), a forgettable film that cast her as a teen vamp who seduces and robs unsuspecting men. She had a starring role in the teen comedy Johnny Be Good (1988) and also made an eye-catching appearance in Terry Gilliam's underseen fantasy adventure film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). But it wasn't until her casting in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (1988) as Cécile de Volanges, the impressionable convent girl deflowered by John Malkovich's slimy Vicomte de Valmont, that Thurman first gained recognition. Her scenes with Malkovich, particularly the one in which he offers to teach her a few bedroom terms in Latin, proved to be some of the most memorable of the year, resulting in a sizable helping of fame for the young actress. Further recognition followed with Thurman's portrayal of Henry Miller's wife -- and the object of both his and Anaïs Nin's affections -- in Philip Kaufman's Henry & June (1990). Unfortunately, the actress' role in the NC-17 film -- which required her to take part in explicit love scenes with Maria de Medeiros -- inspired a great deal of unwelcome, stalker-like attention from any number of "fans," causing Thurman to shy away from doing a subsequent number of films. The projects she did take part in all proved to be forgettable affairs: Robin Hood (1991), Final Analysis (1992), Jennifer 8 (1992), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), and Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994). By the time Thurman received the script for Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, her career was in great need of resuscitation. Fortunately, Pulp Fiction provided just that. A huge, unanticipated success, it was the most talked-about film of the year, eventually becoming recognized as one of the most influential films of the decade. For her part, Thurman gave a sly, smoldering performance as Mia Wallace, the coke-snorting wife of gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), and soon found herself enjoying both a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination and an accompanying resurgence in Hollywood popularity. She followed the success of Pulp Fiction with three relatively modest romantic comedies: A Month by the Lake (1995), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), and Beautiful Girls (1996). The 1997 future dystopia Gattaca did little for Thurman but introduce her to co-star and future husband Ethan Hawke. (The two married in May of 1998 and had a daughter later that year; Thurman had been married once before, to Gary Oldman). Batman & Robin, that same year, was less than a high point in Thurman's career. 1998 proved to be similarly disappointing, with both The Avengers, which cast the actress as the cat-suited Emma Peel opposite Ralph Fiennes' John Steed, and Bille August's Les Miserables experiencing swift deaths at the box office. Thurman resurfaced in 1999 in Woody Allen's widely acclaimed Sweet and Lowdown. The story of a famed jazz guitarist (Sean Penn) whose talent is inversely proportional to his merits as a human being, the film cast Thurman as his worldly, unfaithful wife.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Box
Office

Year

58% The House That Jack Built Lady 1 2018
50% Down a Dark Hall Madame Duret 2018
0% The Con Is On Harriet Fox 2018
No Score Yet La truffa è servita Actor 2018
No Score Yet Girl Soldier Producer Actor 2017
28% Burnt Simone 2015
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Actor $0.3M 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Mrs. H $0.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Gift Miss Anderson 2014
5% Movie 43 Lois Lane $8.8M 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
4% Playing for Keeps Patti $13.1M 2012
51% Savages Actor $47.4M 2012
27% Bel Ami Madeleine Forestier $0.9M 2012
40% Ceremony Zoe $22.2K 2011
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Medusa $61.2M 2010
6% The Accidental Husband Dr. Emma Lloyd Producer 2009
20% Motherhood Eliza $50.6K 2009
No Score Yet Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas Actor 2008
No Score Yet My Zinc Bed Elsa 2008
23% The Life Before Her Eyes Diana--Adult $0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton Actor 2007
40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend Jenny Johnson/G-Girl $22.5M 2006
50% The Producers Ulla $19.2M 2005
50% Prime Rafi Gardet $22.8M 2005
No Score Yet The Naked Brothers Band Movie Actor 2005
38% The Brothers Grimm Actor 2005
30% Be Cool Edie Athens $55.6M 2005
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 Beatrix Kiddo/The Bride 2004
27% Paycheck Rachel $53.7M 2003
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 The Bride/Black Mamba 2003
73% Hysterical Blindness Debby Executive Producer 2002
77% Tape Amy 2001
26% Chelsea Walls Grace 2001
No Score Yet Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Narrator 2001
31% Vatel Anne De Montausier 2000
53% The Golden Bowl Charlotte Stant $2.2M 2000
77% Sweet and Lowdown Blanche 1999
5% The Avengers Emma Peel 1998
74% Les Miserables Fantine 1998
82% Gattaca Irene 1997
11% Batman & Robin Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley 1997
84% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Noelle 1996
79% Beautiful Girls Andrea 1996
71% A Month by the Lake Miss Beaumont 1995
92% Pulp Fiction Mia 1994
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Sissy Hankshaw 1994
77% Mad Dog and Glory Glory 1993
37% Jennifer 8 Helena Robertson 1992
54% Final Analysis Diana Baylor 1992
No Score Yet Robin Hood Maid Marian 1991
62% Henry & June June Miller 1990
10% Where the Heart Is Daphne McBain 1990
92% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Venus/Rose 1989
No Score Yet Kiss Daddy Goodnight Laura 1988
0% Johnny Be Good Georgia Elkans 1988
93% Dangerous Liaisons Cecile De Volanges 1988
88% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) Kushana (English) 1985

TV

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42% Chambers
2019
Nancy
  • 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
100% Imposters
2017-2018
Lenny Cohen
  • 2017
67% The Slap
2015
Anouk
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
67% Smash
2012-2013
Rebecca Duvall
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003

QUOTES FROM Uma Thurman CHARACTERS

Mia Wallace
Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?
Vincent Vega
I don't know. That's a good question.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
Mia Wallace
I said Goddamn!
Mia
I said God damn, God damn, God damn
The Bride
Those of you lucky enough to still have their lives, take them with you! However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now...except you Sofie! You stay exactly where you are.
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley
I probably should've mentioned this earlier, I'm poison
Mrs. H
Would it be alright if I showed the children the whoring bed?
The Bride
This Pasadena homemaker's name is Jeanne Bell. Her husband is Dr. Lawrence Bell. But back when we were acquainted four years ago, her name was Vernita Green. Her code name was Copperhead. Mine, Black Mamba.
The Bride
Something's I've been curious about, just between us girls, what did you say to Pai Mei to make him to snatch out your eye?
Elle Driver
I called him a miserable old fool.
The Bride
Ooh, bad idea.
Elle Driver
You know what I did? I killed that miserable old fool. I poisoned his fishheads. And I told him, "To me the word of an old fool like you is worth less than nothing." That's right, I killed your master. And now I'm going to kill you, with your own sword, no less, which, in the very immediate future, will become my sword.
The Bride
Bitch. You don't have a future.
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley
Enough monkey business, we've got work to do.
Bane
Grrrrr, MONKEY WORK.
Bane
Grr, monkey work.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence.
The Bride
My pussy wagon died on me.
The Bride
Are you saying that I'm a superhero?
Bill
No I'm not saying that you're a superhero but I'm saying that you're a killer, a natural born killer.
The Bride
Bitch you don't have a future.
The Bride
The bald guy in the black suit and the Kato Mask is Johnny Mo, the head general of O'ren's personaly army,the crazy 88. And just in case you were wondering how could a half breed Japanese-Chinese American become the boss of all bosses in Tokyo, Japan, I'll tell you. The subject of O'ren's blood and nationality came up before the council only once. The night O'ren assumed power over the crime council.
Vernita Green
So I suppose it's a little late for apologies, huh?
The Bride
You suppose correctly.
Vernita Green
Look bitch...I need to know if you're going to start any more shit around my baby girl.
Vernita Green
Look bitch... I need to know if you're going to start any more shit around my baby girl.
The Bride
You can relax for now. I'm not going to murder you in front of your child, okay?
The Bride
That's being more rational than Bill lead me to believe you were capable of.
The Bride
It's mercy, compassion and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality.
Mia Wallace
"Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bull s**t in order to be comfortable?"
Mia Wallace
Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bull s**t in order to be comfortable?
The Bride
Your name is Buck... right?
Buck
(nods)
Buck
[nods]
The Bride
And you came to FUCK... RIGHT???
The Bride
And you came to FUCK... RIGHT?
The Bride
I will kill Bill!
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley
As I have told lady Freeze when I pulled her plug, this is a one-woman show.
The Bride
We have unfinished business.
The Bride
?I didn't say sell me. I said give me.
The Bride
I didn't say sell me. I said give me.
The Bride
Elle...
Elle Driver
B...?
Elle Driver
B?
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
Mia Wallace
Don't you hate that?
Vincent Vega
Hate what?
Mia Wallace
Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?
Vincent Vega
I don't know. That's a good question.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you found somebody really special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.
Andera
You know there are fours words I need to hear before I go to sleep. Four little words. â??Good night sweet girl.â??Thatâ??s all it takes. Iâ??m easy, I know, but a guy who can muster up those four words is a guy I want to stay with
Andera
You know there are fours words I need to hear before I go to sleep. Four little words. Good night sweet girl. That's all it takes. I'm easy, I know, but a guy who can muster up those four words is a guy I want to stay with.
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley
Come on, Bane. Let's get to monkey buisness.
Bane
Munky Bissness!
The Bride
What are you doing here?
Bill
What am I doing? A moment ago, I was playin' my flute. But this moment, I'm looking at the most beautiful bride these old eyes have ever seen.
The Bride
Why are you here?
Bill
Last look.
Elle Driver
Are you going to be nice?
Bill
I've never been nice my whole life, but I'll do my best... to be sweet.
Lance
If you're all right, then say something.
Mia Wallace
Something.
Max Bialystock
What happened?
Ulla
Tidy up! Make look nice?
O-Ren Ishii
Silly rabbit...
The Bride
Tricks are for...
O-Ren Ishii
Kids.
Elle Driver
That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.
The Bride
Bitch, you don't have a future.
Bill
When I first saw him... I like his hair.
The Bride
You promised you'd be nice.
Bill
No, I said I'd do my best. That's hardly a promise.
Bill
How do I look?
The Bride
You look ready.
The Bride
Is that what I think it is?
O-Ren Ishii
You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?
The Bride
You know, for a second there, Yeah! I kinda did.
The Bride
Bitch! You can stop right there. Just because I have no wish to murder you before the eyes of your daughter does not mean that parading her around in front of me is gonna inspire sympathy. You and I have unfinished business and not a God damn f**king thing you've done in the subsequent four years including getting knocked up is gonna change that.
Vernita Green
Look, I know I f'**k you over. I f**k you over bad, I wished to God I hadn't but I did. You have every right to wanna get even.
The Bride
No, no, no, no... Get even? Even Steven? I would have to kill you, go up to Nikki's room kill her and wait for your husband the good Doctor Bell to come home and kill him. That would be even, Vernita. That would be about square.
Vernita Green
Look bitch, I need to know if you're gonna start any more shit around my baby girl.
The Bride
You can relax for now. I'm not gonna murder you in front of your child, Ok.
The Bride
You can relax for now. I'm not gonna murder you in front of your child, okay.
Vernita Green
So I suppose it's a little late for an apology huh.
The Bride
You suppose correctly
The Bride
You suppose correctly.
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley
As I told Lady Freeze when I pulled her plug: this is a one woman show.
Bill
Was my reaction really the surprising?
The Bride
Yes it was. Could you do what you did? Of course you could. But I never thought you would or could do that to me.
Bill
I'm really sorry, Kiddo. But you thought wrong.
The Bride
You and I have unfinished business.
The Bride
what did you say to Pai Mei to make him snatched your eye?
The Bride
What did you say to Pai Mei to make him snatched your eye?
Elle Driver
i called him miserable old fool.
Elle Driver
I called him miserable old fool.
The Bride
oh.. bad idea.
The Bride
Hh.. bad idea.
Elle Driver
know what i did. i killed that miserable old fool. i poisoned his fish head.
Elle Driver
Know what I did. I killed that miserable old fool. I poisoned his fish head.
The Bride
Elle
Elle Driver
B.
The Bride
You any good with that shotgun?
Karen
Not that I have to be at this range, but I'm a fucking surgeon with this shotgun.
The Bride
Well, guess what, bitch? I'm better than Annie Oakley and I've got you right in my sights, so let's talk.
The Bride
How did you find me?
Bill
I'm the man.
The Bride
As I said before, I've allowed you to keep your wicked life for two reasons. And the second reason is so you can tell him in person everything that happened here tonight. I want him to witness the extent of my mercy by witnessing your deformed body. I want you to tell him all the information you just told me. I want him to know what I know. I want him to know I want him to know. And I want them all to know they'll all soon be as dead as O-Ren.
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley
Too much people to kill, in so little time.
Mia Wallace
So what do you think?
Vincent Vega
I think it looks like a wax museum with a pulse
Vincent Vega
I think it looks like a wax museum with a pulse.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you found somebody really special. When you just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
Hattori Hanzo
[in Japanese] What do you want with Hattori Hanzo?
The Bride
[in Japanese] I need Japanese steel.
Hattori Hanzo
[in Japanese] Why do you need Japanese steel?
The Bride
[in Japanese] I have vermin to kill.
Hattori Hanzo
[in English] You must have big rats if you need Hattori Hanzo's steel.
The Bride
[in English] Huge.
The Bride
[in Japanese] Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now. [in English]
The Bride
Except you, Sofie! You stay right where you are!
The Bride
"Bitch, you don't have a future!"
The Bride
Bitch, you don't have a future.
Mia Wallace
â??That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
Mia Wallace
That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
Vincent Vega
Actually, there's something I've wanted to ask you about, but you seem like a nice person, and I didn't want to offend you.
Mia Wallace
Ohhh, this doesn't sound like the usual mindless, boring, getting-to-know you chit-chat. This sounds like you actually have something to say.
Vincent Vega
Well, well, I do... I do. But, you have to promise not to be offended.
Mia Wallace
No, no, no. You can't promise something like that. I have no idea what you're gonna ask me. So you can go ahead and ask me what you're gonna ask me, and my natural response could be to get offended. But then, through no fault of my own, I would have broken my promise.
Vincent Vega
Let's just forget it.
Mia Wallace
That is an impossibility. Trying to forget anything as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility.
Elle Driver
[laughing maniacally and taunting The Bride] That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.
The Bride
Bitch, you don't have a future.
Pai Mei
[speaking to The Bride in Mandarin language] Do you believe you are my match?
The Bride
No.
Pai Mei
Are you aware I kill at will?
The Bride
Yes.
Pai Mei
Is it your wish to die?
Pai Mei
Then you must be stupid... so stupid.
Ulla
Why Bloom go so far camera right?
Ulla
God Bless America
Ulla
God bless America.
Max Bialystock
God Bless Sweden
Max Bialystock
God bless Sweden.
The Bride
I need japanese steel.
The Bride
I need Japanese steel.
Buddy Holly look-alike
How do you want your shake, Amos and Andy or Martin and Lewis?
Buddy Holly look-alike
How do you want your shake, Amos and Andy, or Martin and Lewis?
Mia Wallace
Martin and Lewis
Vincent Vega
That's a good fuckin shake. I don't know if it's worth five dollas, but it's a good fuckin shake.
The Bride
It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that I'm sorry. But you can take my word for it, your mother had it comin'. When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I'll be waiting.
Mia Wallace
Don't you hate that?
Vincent Vega
Hate what?
Mia Wallace
Uncomfortable silences.