Uma Thurman, 50, is an Academy Award-nominee actress and model best known for her work in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. She began her modeling career at the age of 15 with Click Models.

Thurman made her acting debut in 1987 as Laure in Kiss Daddy Goodnight. Since her debut, Uma has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Henry & June, Gattaca, The Producers, Hysterical Blindness. As of 2020, she is estimated at around $45 million.

Where Was Uma Thurman Born?    

Uma Karuna Thurman was born on 29th April 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America to Robert Thurman, a professor and author, and Nena von Schlebrugge, a fashion model.

Actress Uma Thurman began her modeling career at the age of 15
Actress Uma Thurman began her modeling career at the age of 15

She is American as per her nationality and has mixed (English, German, Scottish, Irish, & Danish) descent. Thurman grew up alongside her brothers Ganden, Dechen Karl, and Mipam and a half-sister named Taya (from her father’s previous relationship).

The actress attended Amherst Regional Junior High School and Northfield Mount Hermon School before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.

How Wealthy Is Thurman’s Lifestyle?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, actress/model Uma is estimated to own net worth at around $45 million as of January 2020. Her primary source of income is her successful career of actor and model.

In the United States of America, a model can make an average of around $32,000 to $48,000 per annum. On the other hand, an actor can earn around $48,000 to $67,000 per year.

She reportedly resides in New York, where she owns a 13-room River House. Her house features 4-bedrooms, 4.5-bathrooms, 3-maid rooms, a bar, library, two wood-burning fireplaces, and an eat-in kitchen. As per various online sources, her residence is worth $10 million.

She previously owned a 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Manhattan Duplex at Lexington Avenue in New York, which she sold for $6.25 million in November 2016.  Uma and her then-husband Ethan Hawke owned another two-unit combination duplex in the same building. The duo sold their place for $8.6 million in October 2006.

In a similar way, she owns expensive cars like GMC Yukon ($50,600), BMW 7 series ($83,650), Mclaren 650 S ($358k), BMW i8 Spyder ($148,500), and a Renault Fluence ($17,000).

Short Career Highlight 

Thurman began her career as a model at the age of 15. She was signed with the agency Click Models, and her early modeling credits include Glamour and British Vogue.

She made her film debut as Laure in the 1987 film Kiss Daddy Goodnight. She then appeared in Johnny Be Good and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Uma Thurman posing for British VogueImage Source: IMGUR
Uma Thurman posing for British Vogue

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In 1990, she played June Miller in a drama film Henry & June alongside Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros. Likewise, in 1993, she played a waitress opposite Bill Murray and Robert De Niro in Mad Dog and Glory.

The following year, she played Mia Wallace, the wife of an LA mobster in the American crime film Pulp Fiction alongside John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Harvey Keitel. She reportedly made $300,000 for her role in the film. Her outstanding performance won her a nomination for the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and the Academy Award.

Here is a list of Uma’s Salary from her films:

Film Title Salary
Final Analysis $200,000
Jennifer Eight $200,000
Mad Dog and Glory $250,000
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues $250,000
A Month by the Lake $300,000
Beautiful Girls $300,000
The Truth About Cats & Dogs $500,000
Batman & Robin $5 million
Gattaca $5 million
The Avengers $8 million
Vatel $2 million
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 $12 million
Paycheck $12,500
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 $12 million
The Producers $12 million
Prime $12 million
Be Cool $3 million
My Super Ex-Girlfriend $14 million

In 2018, Uma played Nancy Lefevre in the Netflix supernatural series Chambers alongside Sivan Alyra Rose, Tony Goldwyn, and Lilli Kay. The show premiered on 26th April 2019 and was later canceled after one season.

Uma played Mia Wallace in Pulp FictionImage Source: Indie Wire
Uma played Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction

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Some of her recent movies are The Con Is On, The House That Jack Built, and Down a Dark Hall. Furthermore, she is set to play Sally in her upcoming project The Was with Grandpa.

Is Uma Thurman Married At The Moment?

The 50-year-old actress cum model is single at the moment. She is currently fighting for the child custody of her daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson with her ex-fiance Arpad Busson who is a London-based French financier.

She was previously married to actor Ethan Hawke whom she met on the set of Gattaca. The duo dated for a while and exchanged their wedding vows on 1st May 1998 in the presence of family friends and family.

Uma and Ethan got married in 1998Image Source: Demot iX
Uma and Ethan got married in 1998

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Together they shared two children: a daughter Maya Hawke (an actress) born in 1998 and a son named Levon born in 2002. Unfortunately, the couple separated after five years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences in 2003. Their divorce was officially finalized on 20th July 2004. Ethan is currently married to Ryan Hawke.

In addition, Uma was first married to English actor Gary Oldman whom she met on the set of State of Grace. They tied the knot on 1st October 1990 and quickly got divorced on 30th April 1992.

Charities And Philanthropic Works

Thurman is one the board of directors of Room to Grow, which aims and helps parents raising babies in poverty with essential items and counseling. Here are some charities which Uma supports:

  1. American Foundation for AIDS Research
  2. ARK
  3. Children’s Defense Fund
  4. Project HOME
  5. Tibet House
  6. Tibet House the US
  7. USAID