Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Among her best-known roles are those in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and Kill Bill. In 2002 she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Hysterical Blindness.
Thurman met English actor Gary Oldman on the set of State of Grace, and they were married in 1990, but it ended two years later. On May 1, 1998, she married actor Ethan Hawke, whom she met on the set of Gattaca. The marriage produced two children, daughter Maya Thurman Hawke (born July 8, 1998) and son Levon Green Hawke (born January 15, 2002), and the couple separated in 2003. She dated hotelier Andre Balazs from 2004 to 2006, and was engaged to London-based financier Arpad Busson, whom she began dating in 2007, but the relationship ended in November 2009.