"I still love the people I've loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them."
Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actress and model.
She's best known for starring in Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Dangerous Liaisons, Gattaca, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, where she plays Venus. Yes, that Venus. She also played Poison Ivy and Emma Peel.
Known for being Quentin Tarantino's (platonic) muse. She's an ex-wife to Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke, and ex-partner to French financier Arpad Busson; she has two children with Hawke (one of whom, Maya, is also an actress) and one with Busson.
- Johnny Be Good (1988) as Georgia Elkans
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) as Venus / Rose
- Dangerous Liaisons (1988) as Cécile de Volanges
- Henry & June (1990) as June Miller
- Robin Hood (1991) as Maid Marian
- Pulp Fiction (1994) as Mia Wallace
- Beautiful Girls (1996) as Andera
- Duke of Groove (1996) as Maya
- The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) as Noelle Slusarsky
- Batman & Robin (1997) as Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
- Gattaca (1997) as Irene Cassini
- The Avengers (1998) as Dr. Emma Peel
- Les Misérables (1998) as Fantine
- Sweet and Lowdown (1999) as Blanche Williams
- Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Vol. 2 (2004) as The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo
- Paycheck (2003) as Rachel Porter
- Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (2005) as Kushana (voice, English dub)
- Be Cool (2005) as Edie Athens
- Prime (2005) as Rafi Gardet
- The Producers (2005 musical version) as Ulla
- My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) as Jenny Johnson / G-Girl
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) as Medusa
- Bel Ami (2012) as Madeleine Forestier
- Nymphomaniac (2013) as Mrs. H
- Movie 43 (2013) as Fake Lois Lane
- Burnt (2015) as Simone Forth
- The Con is On (2018) as Harriet "Harry" Fox
- Down a Dark Hall (2018) as Madame Duret
- The House That Jack Built (2018) as Lady 1
- A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008) as Joy
- Smash (5 episodes, 2012) as Rebecca Duvall
- American Dad! (1 episode, 2014) as Gwen Ling (voice)
- The Slap (3 episodes, 2015) as Anouk
- Imposters (2017Ė18) as Lenny Cohen
- Super Pumped (2022) as Arianna Huffington
Thurman's work provides examples of:
- Action Girl: A couple of her roles later on in her career are good examples.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Well-known for averting this trope in a number of Tarantino films including Pulp Fiction where she overdoses and its shown in all its gory horror with blood and spittle everywhere, and Kill Bill where she's knocked senseless and drenched in blood by the end of the bigger set-pieces.
- Celebrity Song: Fall Out Boy has one named after her, where the chorus references her dancing scene in Pulp Fiction.
- Large Ham: In Batman and Robin as Poison Ivy and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as Medusa.
- Ms. Fanservice: In Baron Munchausen, Dangerous Liaisons, Batman and Robin and The Avengers.
- Statuesque Stunner: At a solid 6' she can tower over most cast mates, especially in heels, as seen in The Producers where she easily has a full head over Love Interest, Matthew Broderick.