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Top 10 Facts - Uma Thurman
10.25.2015
Fact #1

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has per- formed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science ?ction and action movies.Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Fact #2

Thurman began her career as a fashion model at age and signed with the agency Click Models. Her early modeling credits in- cluded Glamour and the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue.

Fact #3

In 1990, Thurman appeared with Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros in the sexually pro- vocative drama Henry & June, the ?rst ?lm to receive an NC-17 rating. Partly because many American newspapers refused to advertise ?lms with the new rating, it did not get wide release in the United States, but the ?lm won her some good notices.

Fact #4

After Mad Dog and Glory, Thurman audi- tioned for the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, which grossed over $107 million on a budget of only $8 million. The Washington Post wrote that Thurman was "serenely un- recognizable in a black wig, [and] is marve- lous as a zoned-out gangster's girlfriend."- Thurman was nominated for the Best Sup- porting Actress Oscar the following year.

Fact #5

She would win a Golden Globe award for her acting in HBO cable movie Hysterical Blind- ness; she was also one of the executive pro- ducers.

Fact #6

She won a Golden Globe Award for the mini- series Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her career was revitalized when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the main role in both Kill Bill ?lms (2003/2004) which brought her an additionaltwo Golden Globe Award nominations with a BAFTA Award nomination.

Fact #7

Thurman began dating London-based French ?nancier Arpad Busson in 2007, and they an- nounced their engagement in June 2008. In late 2009, they called off their engagement, but reconciled soon after. Thurman and Busson have a daughter together.

Fact #8

In May 2006, Thurman bought the ?lm rights to the Frank Schatzing novelThe Swarm, which is in development and due for release in 2015.

Fact #9

Thurman has been involved in various phil- anthropic and activist causes. She supports the United States Democratic Party, and has given money to the campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Joseph R. Driscoll.

Fact #10

In 2011, Thurman was one of a few celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD cam- paign, an awareness initiative tied to that year's East Africa drought. She joined Geena Davis, Chanel Iman and Josh Hartnett in TV and internet ads to "forward the facts" about the crisis.

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