Uma Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American model and Oscar-nominated film actress. Thurman began her career as a model and modeled professionally throughout the late 1980s before moving to acting in 1988.
Thurman performs predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action thrillers. She is best known for her films released in the 1990s and 2000s, specifically those with director Quentin Tarantino. Her most popular films include Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994), Gattaca (1997), and Kill Bill (2003-04).