Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and former model. She has performed in a variety of films, from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons.
Uma Thurman’s parents named her Uma after a Hindu goddess
Her full name is Uma Karuna Thurman, where Uma is named after the Hindu goddess of beauty and light, and Karuna means compassion or kindness. Also, Uma’s father was the first Westerner to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
Her daughter, with Ethan Hawke, Maya Hawke is an actress too
”By the time I was 27, when I had my daughter, I felt I had danced on every tabletop – which I hadn’t. Now I know that I hadn’t. At all. There are plenty of tabletops left, should I wish to dance on them.”
Her breakthrough role came from 94’s Pulp Fiction as Mia Wallace, which won her Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actress
She wasn’t Tarantino’s first pick for the role in Pulp Fiction
Despite the fact that she ended up perfect for the part, and became a big star because of it, Uma wasn’t actually Quentin Tarantino’s first choice for the role. Decades later, his wish list was leaked online. Julia Louis-Dreyfus couldn’t take the offer because of her Seinfeld commitments, according to her agent. Other high-profile actresses proposed for the part included Halle Berry, Daryl Hannah, Rosanna Arquette (who ended up as Jody the drug dealer’s wife), Meg Ryan, and Michelle Pfeiffer. According to some reports, Michelle Pfeiffer was actually his first choice.