Celebrities Uma Thurman January 27, 2016 MoviePoster American actress Uma Thurman was born on April 29, 1970, in Boston, to academic and writer Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman and model, and later a psychotherapist, Nena von Schlebrugge. Uma was named after Parvati, the Hindu goddess of love and fertility. Being a teenager, Thurman started to get interested in acting. After playing in a production of “The Crucible”, she was noticed by talent managers and was offered to play professionally. At 15, Uma signed a contract with Click Models and started her modelling career. She appeared on covers of Glamour and British Vogue magazines in 1985 and 1986. In 1987, the actress made her movie debut in “Kiss Daddy Goodnight”. She became famous after the release of “Henry & June” (1990), a provocative drama about the life of writer Henry Miller and his wife. Her first lead role was in “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” (1994). The same year, she played in “Pulp Fiction” and got an Oscar nomination for the Best Supporting Actress as well as a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award nominations. Her other well-known movies are “Batman & Robin” (1997), “Kill Bill” (2003/2004), “Be Cool” (2005), “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” (2006), “The Accidental Husband” (2008), “Smash” (2012) and “Nymphomaniac” (2013). Uma Thurman was also chosen a spokeswoman for Lancome Cosmetics and fashion house Louis Vuitton. In 2006, she became a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature. In 1990-1992, the actress was married to actor Gary Oldman. In 1998, she got married to actor Ethan Hawke, a father of her daughter and son. In 2005, they got divorced. In 2007-2014, Uma was in relationships with financier Arpad Busson. In 2012, she gave birth to their daughter.