Uma THURMAN

* 29.04.1970, Boston, USA

Schauspielerin * tritt schon in Schulaufführungen (The Crucible) auf * beginnt ihre berufliche Laufbahn als Model * besucht kurz die Professional Children's School in New York * Kinodebüt mit der Hauptrolle in Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1986/87) * erregt erstmals Aufmerksamkeit als John Malkovichs Verführungsopfer in Dangerous Liaisons (1988) und Henry Millers (alias Fred Ward) Frau in Henry & June (1989) * feiert internationalen Durchbruch als sexy und selbstzerstörerische Gangsterbraut in Quentin Tarantinos Kultfilm Pulp Fiction (1993) * in Folgezeit spielt zwar interessante, aber wenig erfolgreiche Parts (A Month by the Lake, 1994; Gattaca, 1996; Kinoversion der britischen Fernsehserie The Avengers, 1997) * 2002 arbeitet erneut mit Tarantino zusammen und übernimmt in seinem zweiteiligen Actionthriller Kill Bill die Hauptrolle als rächende Braut - erhält Werbeverträge von der Kosmetikfirma Lancôme (2000-04) und der Luxusmarke Louis Vuitton (2005) und ihr Marktwert steigt wieder enorm (12 Mill. Dollar für Prime & The Producers; 14 Mill. Dollar für My Super Ex-Girlfriend) * wirkt gelegentlich in TV-Produktionen mit (Golden Globe für Hysterical Blindness, 2002) * 2006 wird zum Commandeur dans Ordre des Arts et des Lettres ernannt * verheiratet mit Gary Oldman (1990-92) und Ethan Hawke (1998-2004)

FILMS
# Kiss Daddy Goodnight (Kiss Daddy Good Night, 1986/87-USA; R: Peter Ily Huemer, B: Peter Ily Huemer, Michael Gabrieli, K: Bobby Bukowski, M: Don King, Arto Lindsay, D: Uma Thurman: Laura, Paul Dillon: Sid) 90m-Thriller (12-?; 8805)
# Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, 1987-USA * Bud Smith ... Georgia Elkans)
# The Adventures of Baron Munchausen / Die Abenteuer des Baron Münchhausen (1987/88-GB/D; R: Terry Gilliam, B: Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam, K: Giuseppe Rotunno, M: Michael Kamen, D: John Neville: Baron Münchhausen, Eric Idle: Desmond/Berthold / Uma Thurman: Venus/Rose) 126m-Fantasykomödie (09-03; 8812)
# Dangerous Liaisons (Gefährliche Liebschaften, 1988-USA * Stephen Frears ... Cécile de Volanges) (Roman von Choderlos de Laclos)
# Where the Heart Is (Die Zeit der bunten Vögel, 1989-USA; R: John Boorman, B: John Boorman, Telsche Boorman, K: Peter Suschitzky, M: Peter Martin, D: Dabney Coleman: Stewart McBain, Uma Thurman: Daphne McBain, Joanna Cassidy: Jean McBain) 107m-Satire (04-?; 9002)
# Henry & June (Henry & June, 1989-USA * Philip Kaufman ... June Miller) (Buch von Anaïs Nin) (09-12; 9010)
# Robin Hood (Robin Hood - Ein Leben für Richard Löwenherz, 1990/91-USA; R: John Irvin, B: Sam Resnick, John McGrath, K: Jason Lehel, M: Geoffrey Burgon, D: Patrick Bergin: Robin Hood * Uma Thurman: Maid Marian, Jürgen Prochnow: Miles Folcanet, Edward Fox: Prinz John) 105m-Historienabenteuer (10-01; 9105-GB) > TVM
# Final Analysis (Eiskalte Leidenschaft, 1991-USA * Phil Joanou ... Diana Baylor) (04-07; 9202)
# Mad Dog and Glory (Sein Name ist Mad Dog, 1991-USA * John McNaughton ... Glory) (9303)
# Jennifer Eight (Jennifer 8, 1991/92-USA * Bruce Robinson ... Helena Robertson)
# Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, 1992/93-USA * Gus Van Sant ... Sissy Hankshaw) (Roman von Tom Robbins)
# Pulp Fiction (Pulp Fiction, 1993-USA * Quentin Tarantino ... Mia Wallace)
# A Month by the Lake (Ein Sommer am See, 1994-GB/USA * John Irvin ... Miss Beaumont)
# Beautiful Girls (Beautiful Girls, 1995-USA * Ted Demme ... Andera) (02-05; 9602)
# The Truth about Cats & Dogs (Lügen haben lange Beine, 1995-USA; R: Michael Lehmann, B: Audrey Wells, K: Robert Brinkmann, M: Howard Shore, D: Uma Thurman: Noelle * Janeane Garofalo: Abby Barnes * Ben Chaplin: Brian, Jamie Foxx: Ed) 97m-Liebeskomödie (03-05; 9604)
# Gattaca (Gattaca, 1996-USA * Andrew Niccol ... Irene)
# Batman & Robin (Batman & Robin, 1996/97-USA * Joel Schumacher ... Dr. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy) (09-01; 9706)
# Les Misérables (Les Misérables, 1997-USA; R: Bille August, B: Rafael Yglesias, K: Jörgen Persson, M: Basil Poledouris, D: Liam Neeson: Jean Valjean * Geoffrey Rush: Javert * Uma Thurman: Fantine * Claire Danes: Cosette) 131m-Sozialdrama (Roman von Victor Hugo) (04-06; 9805)
# The Avengers (Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone, 1997-USA; R: Jeremiah Chechik, B: Don MacPherson, K: Roger Pratt, M: Joel Macneely, D: Ralph Fiennes: John Steed * Uma Thurman: Emma Peel & Sean Connery: August De Wynter) 89m-Agententhriller (06-09; 9808)
# Sweet and Lowdown (Sweet and Lowdown, 1998-USA * Woody Allen ... Blanche)
# Vatel (Vatel, 1999-F; R: Roland Joffé, B: Jeanne Labrune, Tom Stoppard, K: Robert Fraisse, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Gerard Depardieu: François Vatel * Uma Thurman: Anne de Montausier * Tim Roth: Marquis de Lauzun) 103/17m-Kostümdrama (04-07; 0005)
# The Golden Bowl (Die goldene Schale, 1999-GB/F * James Ivory ... Charlotte Stant) (Roman von Henry James) (08-?; 0009)
# Chelsea Walls (1999-USA; R: Ethan Hawke, B: Nicole Burdette, K: Tom Richmond, M: Jeff Tweedy, D: Bianca Hunter: Lorna Doone, Kevin Corrigan: Crutches, Rosario Dawson: Audrey, Paz de la Huerta: girl, Matthew Del Negro: rookie cop, Guillermo Diaz: Kid, Vincent D'Onofrio: Frank, Paul D. Failla: Cop, Kris Kristofferson: Bud, Robert Sean Leonard: Terry Olsen, Duane McLaughlin: Wall, Natasha Richardson: Mary, Jimmy Scott: Skinny Bones, John Seitz: Dean, Mark Strand: Journalist, Uma Thurman: Grace, Heather Watts: Ballerina, Mark Webber: Val, Tuesday Weld: Greta, Frank Whaley: Lynny Barnum, Harris Yulin: Buds Herausgeber, Steve Zahn: Ross) 109m-Drama (Bk von Nicole Burdette) (12>16 Tage; 0204)
# Tape (2000-USA; R: Richard Linklater, B: Stephen Belber, K: Maryse Alberti, D: Ethan Hawke: Vince * Robert Sean Leonard: Jon * Uma Thurman: Amy) 86m-Drama (Bk von Stephen Belber) (05>1 Woche; 0111)
# Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Kill Bill - Volume 1, 2002-USA * Quentin Tarantino ... Die Braut) (06-12?03; 0310)
# Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Kill Bill - Volume 2, 2002-USA * Quentin Tarantino ... Beatrix Kiddo) (06-12?03; 0404)
# Paycheck (Paycheck - Die Abrechnung, 2003-USA; R: John Woo, B: Dean Georgaris, K: Jeffrey L. Kimball, M: John Powell, D: Ben Affleck: Michael Jennings * Aaron Eckhart: James Rethrick * Uma Thurman: Rachel Porter) 119m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (04-07; 0312)
# Be Cool (Be Cool - Jeder ist auf der Suche nach dem nächsten großen Hit, 2004-USA; R: F. Gary Gray, B: Peter Steinfeld, K: Jeffrey L. Kimball, M: John Powell, D: John Travolta: Chili Palmer * Uma Thurman: Edie Athens, Vince Vaughn: Raji) 114m-Gaunerkomödie (Roman von Elmore Leonard) (?02-04?; 0503)
# Prime (Couchgeflüster - Die erste therapeutische Liebeskomödie, 2004-USA * Ben Younger ... Rafi Gardet) (09-?; 0510)
# The Producers (The Producers, 2005-USA; R: Susan Stroman, B: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, K: John Bailey, Charles Minsky, D: Nathan Lane: Max Bialystock * Matthew Broderick: Leo[pold] Bloom * Uma Thurman: Ulla & Will Ferrell: Franz Liebkind) 134m-Musikkomödie (02-?; 0512)
# My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Die Super-Ex, 2005-USA; R: Ivan Reitman, B: Don Payne, K: Don Burgess, M: Teddy Castellucci, D: Uma Thurman: Jenny Johnson [G-Girl] * Luke Wilson: Matt Saunders, Anna Faris: Hannah Lewis) 96m-Fantasykomödie (10-?; 0607)
# The Life before Her Eyes (Das Leben vor meinen Augen, 2006-USA; R: Vadim Perelman, B: Emil Stern, K: Pawel Edelman, M: James Horner, D: Uma Thurman: Diana * Evan Rachel Wood: Diana /als Teenager/, Eva Amurri: Maureen, Oscar Isaac: Marcus) 90m-Thrillerdrama (Buch/Roman von Laura Kasischke, 2002) (07-09; 0804)
# The Accidental Husband (Zufällig verheiratet, 2006/07-USA; R: Griffin Dunne, B: Mimi Hare & Clare Naylor & Bonnie Sikowitz, K: William Rexer, M: Andrea Guerra, D: Uma Thurman: Dr. Emma Lloyd * Colin Firth: Richard Bratton * Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Patrick Sullivan, Sam Shepard: Wilder, Isabella Rossellini: Mrs. Bollenbecker, Keir Dullea: Mr. Bollenbecker) 90m-Liebeskomödie (11-02; 0802-GB)
# Motherhood (2008-USA; R+B: Katherine Dieckmann, K: Nancy Schreiber, M: Joe Henry, D: Uma Thurman: Eliza Welsh * Anthony Edwards: Avery Welsh * Minnie Driver: Sheila) 90m-Komödie (05-?; 0910)
# Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson - Diebe im Olymp, 2009-USA; R: Chris Columbus, B: Craig Titley, K: Stephen Goldblatt, M: Christophe Beck, D: Logan Lerman: Percy Jackson, Brandon T. Jackson: Grover Underwood, Alexandra Daddario: Annabeth Chase, Sean Bean: Zeus, Pierce Brosnan: Mr. Brunner/Chiron, Steve Coogan: Hades, Rosario Dawson: Persephone, Catherine Keener: Sally Jackson, Kevin McKidd: Poseidon, Joe Pantoliano: Gabe Ugliano, Uma Thurman: Medusa) 119m-Fantasyabenteuer (Roman von Rick Riordan) (04-07; 1002)
# Ceremony (2009-USA; d+B: Max Winkler, K: William Rexer, M: Eric D. Johnson, D: Michael Angarano: Sam Davis ° Uma Thurman: Zoe) 89m-Komödie (10-12; 1104)
# Bel Ami (Bel Ami, 2010-GB; R: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod, B: Rachel Bennette, K: Stefano Falivene, M: Lakshman Joseph De Saram, Rachel Portman, D: Robert Pattinson: Georges Duroy * Uma Thurman: Madeleine Forestier * Kristin Scott Thomas: Mme Rousset * Christina Ricci: Clotilde de Marelle & Colm Meaney: M. Rousset) 102m-Drama (Roman von Guy de Maupassant, 1885) (02-04; 1203)
# Movie 43 (Movie 43, 2010-USA; B: Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan Van Tulleken, Jonas Wittenmark > Super Hero Speed Dating * R: James Duffy, K: Frank G. DeMarco, M: Dave Hodge, D: Justin Long: Robin, Jason Sudeikis: Batman, Uma Thurman: Lois Lane, Kristen Bell: Supergirl, Leslie Bibb: Wonder Woman) 94m-Episodenfilm (03-?; 1301)
# Playing for Keeps (Kiss the Coach, 2011-USA; R: Gabriele Muccino, B: Robbie Fox, K: Peter Menzies, Jr., M: Andrea Guerra, D: Gerard Butler: George * Jessica Biel: Stacie * Uma Thurman: Patti & Catherine Zeta-Jones: Denise & Dennis Quaid: Carl, Judy Greer: Barb) 105m-Liebeskomödie (04-05; 1212)
# Nymphomaniac / Nymph()maniac (2012-DK/D/F/B; R+B: Lars von Trier, K: Manuel Alberto Claro, D: Charlotte Gainsbourg: Joe, Stellan Skarsgård: Seligman, Stacy Martin: Joe /jung/, Shia LaBeouf: Jerôme, Christian Slater: Joes Vater, Jamie Bell: K, Uma Thurman: Mrs. H, Willem Dafoe: L, Mia Goth: P, Sophie Kennedy Clark: B, Connie Nielsen: Joes Mutter, Michaël Pas: Jerôme /alt/, Jean-Marc Barr: Schuldner, Udo Kier: Kellner) zweiteilig > 117/45m-Volume I + 124m-Volume II - Drama (08-11; 1312)
# Burnt (Im Rausch der Sterne, 2014-USA; R: John Wells, B: Steven Knight, K: Adriano Goldman, M: Rob Simonsen, D: Bradley Cooper: Adam Jones, Sienna Miller: Helene, Omar Sy: Michel, Daniel Brühl: Tony, Riccardo Scamarcio: Max, Sam Keeley: David, Alicia Vikander: Anne Marie, Matthew Rhys: Reece, Lily James: Sara & Uma Thurman: Simone & Emma Thompson: Dr. Rosshilde) 101m-Tragikomödie (07-?; 1510)
BOOK
> Lucy Ellis & Bryony Sutherland: Uma Thurman. London: Aurum Press, 2005 - 289 / 304 S.
Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Henry and June". In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller "Gattaca" she met actor Ethan Hawke, whom she married in 1998. Back in top form after the birth of her second child and her subsequent separation from Hawke, she gave an electrifying performance as a wronged bride on a rampage of revenge in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film "Kill Bill". This complete biography looks at Uma Thurman's rise to fame as well as what lies ahead for this mesmerizing star * Presently at the peak of her career following her towering performance in Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2, Uma Thurman is an intriguing figure: the beautiful muse of Quentin Tarantino whose struggle with body dysmorphia syndrome has often rendered her crippled with insecurity. The daughter of a Buddhist professor and a model, Uma enjoyed a bohemian upbringing. After leaving school at 15 to pursue an acting career, she first gained recognition playing the vulnerable ingenue opposite John Malkovich in 1988's Dangerous Liaisons. But her most memorable role was as a reckless gangster's moll in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, one of the most talked-about films of the 1990s. This biography, the first to be published, tells the whole story: the ups and downs of Uma's acting career; her two marriages, to fellow actors Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke; embracing a new role as devoted mother to daughter Maya and son Roan; and her triumphant return to form as the wronged bride on a rampage of revenge in Kill Bill.
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