‘Uma Karuna Thurman’- it’s her full name. Indians, can you notice something in her name? Yes, you guessed it right. Her forename denotes Hindu Goddess Parvati and middle name denotes Hindi word ‘Karuna’ which means compassion. She is an American actress but had been named after Hindu deity. Let’s find out what’s the reason behind it. How successful is she as an actress and how much is her net worth.
Uma Thurman Biography
Born in 1970 in Boston, Uma Thurman is an American actress. Her father, Robert Alexander Thurman, was the professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies so he was highly influenced by Asian culture. In fact, he was the county’s first Tibetan Buddhist monk and Dalai Lama was the occasional guest of his house. The inclination of her father towards Asian culture was apparently seen in Uma’s upbringing.
Her mother Nena von Schlebruegge was a celebrated model. Uma did her early education from Amherst Public School and later from Northfield Mount Hermon School but she quit school at 15 as soon as she discovered her love for acting. To pursue her dreams, she first took shelter of magazine covers and then stepped into acting. And where she is today, you know that.
Uma Thurman has been into three serious relationships but got married twice. Right now, she is single. First, she married Gary Oldman in 1990 but the couple divorced in just two years. In 1997, she fell in love with her Gattaca co-star Ethan Hawke and married him next year. She has two children, a daughter and a son with Ethan.
The couple broke up in 2003 and finally divorced in 2005. In 2007, she came into the relationship with French financier Arpad Busson and got engaged in 2008. They called off their engagement in 2009 but reunited soon after. They became the parents of a baby girl in 2012 and in 2014, the couple again called off their engagement.
Uma began her modeling career at 15 with the magazine covers of Glamour and Vogue. It helped her to bag her first film in 1988. ‘Johnny Be Good’ was her first movie. The same year she appeared in four movies out of which Dangerous Liaisons was the biggest hit. The film even received several Oscar nominations. The popularity of this film was enough to get her noticed as a talented actress.
After Dangerous Liaisons, her another hit ‘Pulp Fiction’ came in 1994. The film received a widespread acclaim and racketed Thurman’s popularity. She was lauded for her iconic role in the film. Thereafter, she went on giving hit after hit. Her film such as Gattaca, Batman and Robin, Les Miserables, Kill Bill, and the Avengers are the most blockbuster hits among others. Thurman is widely known for her jaw-breaking role in Kill Bill.
Thurman is a very successful and renowned actress and has won several nominations and awards throughout her career. The most prestigious awards include Gotham Award, Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, Empire Award, BAFTA Award, and MTV Movie Award. She received nominations in almost every award given in film industry. The actress is also known for her exceptional fashion sense and was ranked 20th in the list of 100 sexiest stars in the film industry by Empire Magazine in 1997.
How much is Uma Thurman Net Worth in 2017
She has been ruling the industry since the last two decades so you can assume that she must be having a giant net worth. She is a versatile actress and has nailed every role coming to her way from action movies to comedy dramas, romantic films and science fictions.
The actress is known for her exotic beauty, indomitable acting skills, and of course the whopping net worth. As of 2017, Ume Thurman is estimated to have a staggering net worth of $50 million US dollars. She piled up this amount from acting only. She also endorses top brands like Tag Heuer and owns a luxurious Renault Fluence car. The beautiful lady is involved in many social activities too.
The girl, who was terribly insecure and conscious about her body and long legs in her teenage and was even mocked sometimes, is today a superstar. Today, she is in her late 40s but still going unstoppable.