Uma played the role of Poison Ivy, aka Dr. Pamela Isley, in the 1997 movie, "Batman and Robin", which also starred George Clooney as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze, aka Dr. Victor Fries, Chris O'Donnell as Robin, aka Dick Grayson, and Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl. It's original release date in the U.S. was June 20, 1997. Kim Basinger played the role of Vicki Vale in 1989's "Batman". Michelle Pfeiffer played the role of Catwoman/Selina Kyle in 1992's "Batman Returns" and Nicole Kidman played the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in 1995's "Batman Forever". "Batman Begins" is scheduled to be released in 2005 starring Christian Bale as Batman.
Uma has always had a personal style in the all so mainstream Hollywood. She has clearly got influences in the little more bohemic style of India and the Buddhism oriented countries in Asia. She has mostly kept her hair long and blond and has mostly been seen with her hair loose and looking beautifully natural.
Even if Uma likes and has her own style, she does like to get dressed up for the red carpet and she always does with a great sense of taste. Her very favorite designer is probably Christian Dior and she has said that she feel both comfortable and beautiful in his dresses. And we can of course only agree.
Uma Thurman is on the board of directors of Room to Grow, which helps parents raising babies in poverty through counselling and with essential items.
Thurman received the Cookie magazine “Smart Cookie” award in 2009 for her active participation in charity since the birth of her own children.
"Kill Bill" star Uma Thurman welcomed a new baby girl Sunday.
"Mom and baby are doing well!" her rep told Us Weekly.
This is the third child for Thurman, but the first with on-off boyfriend financier Arpad Busson, 49. She shares 10-year-old Levon and 13-year-old Maya with ex-husband Ethan Hawke.
Found a new love in Ethan Hawke, her co-star in "Gattaca," the pair eventually held their wedding ceremony on May 1, 1998 and happily welcomed Maya Ray on July 8, 1998, followed by Levon Roan on January 15, 2002. Unfortunately, this marriage ended in 2003 not long after Hawke was spotted together with Canadian model Jen Perzow. As the couple had officially separated by July 20, 2004, Uma then established a new love relationship with hotel tycoon Andre Balazs, but unfortunately had to end it up in March 2007 after three years of on-off relationship.
A little ill-at-ease amongst her peers because of her unconventional name and upbringing, at 15 Thurman left school to move to New York City. Once in the Big Apple, she supported herself by washing dishes and by modeling—as her mother had done years before when she was fresh off the boat from Sweden.
A year later, Thurman got her first film gig as a young vamp who seduces men to rob them in the low-budget thriller, Kiss Daddy Good Night (1987). She was the only one to escape the film with a favorable notice.
Robert Thurman’s background was just as unusual as Nena’s, though in an entirely different way. He was the son of New York stage actress Elizabeth Farrar, and had studied classics at Harvard. At 19, he’d married an oil heiress, but soon divorced and went off to ride a motorbike across India with his friends. In India, he met the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, converted to Buddhism, and became the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan monk! He adopted a Tibetan name - Tenzin - and even his own children still call him that to this day.
Uma’s parents met and married in 1966, and soon began a family. Most of her childhood was spent in Amherst, Massachussetts, or Woodstock, New York, where her father held various posts as a professor of religion. Uma is the second oldest child, and has three brothers: Ganden, who is now a computer expert; Dechen, who is an actor and director, and finally, Mipam, the baby of the family. All four children are named after Tibetan gods.
Date of Birth: April 29, 1970
Uma Thurman was born in Boston, but she was raised in such far-flung locales as India (during grade school), Amherst, Massachusetts, and Woodstock, New York. Her father was the first American to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk (he is currently chairman of the religion department at Columbia University) and her mother is a psychotherapist who was briefly married to psychedelic guru Timothy Leary.
It's been a strange trip for Uma Thurman. Hailing from a highly intellectual background, she might have expected to lead an academic life. Instead, much to her bewilderment and horror, she was seized upon by Hollywood and thrust into the limelight as the latest teen sex symbol - a status that betrayed both her past and her desired future. And so began a decade-long journey to prove herself to be more than just a pretty girl who struck lucky - a journey that would eventually bring wealth, awards and worldwide respect.
Named for a Hindu deity, Uma Thurman made her film debut in Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987), a low budget thriller. Her first well-known role was as Venus in Terry Gilliams's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). Wearing only hair extensions in her brief performance as the Roman goddess of love, the alluring young actress went on to take a number of sexually charged roles over the next few years.