Photo of Uma Thurman Uma Thurman

Born in Boston on April 29, 1970, Uma Thurman grew up in a spiritual household with a father who taught Buddhist studies at New York's Columbia University. Although she made her film debut in Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987), it was her role in 1989's erotically charged Dangerous Liaisons that first attracted critical attention.

That same year, Thurman made a brief but memorable appearance as Botticelli's Venus in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She then broke through to icon status with her role in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994), for which she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Thurman has shown her acting range in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Gattaca (1997), the HBO's movie Hysterical Blindness, Tarantino's two-volume Kill Bill series (2003 and 2004) and the Get Shorty sequel, Be Cool (2004).

Uma Thurman in Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

2010 PG

After discovering that he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon (Kevin McKidd), teenage Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) strikes out on an action-packed odyssey to rescue his mortal mother and negotiate a peace treaty between his father, Zeus (Sean Bean), and Hades (Steve Coogan). Directed by Chris Columbus, this family-friendly tale of adventure also stars Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson and Uma Thurman.

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