Uma Karuna Thurman was born on April 29, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts.
Her parents are Robert A.F. Thurman and Nena von Schleebrügge, a Swedish model and psychiatrist.
She has three brothers, Dechen, Ganden, and Mipam. The family was raised in the Buddhist faith, and this explains the names.
"Uma" translates into "Bestower of Blessings" or "The Bright One".
Dropped out of school at the age of 15.
She moved to New York at the age of 16 to pursue her acting career.
She married actor Gary Oldman in September 1990, but they split the following year, and were divorced in 1992.
She married Gattaca co-star Ethan Hawke on May 1 1998, and gave birth to his daughter Maya Ray.