Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
firm Lancome have employed her as a spokesmodel for their
company. [June 2000]
Daughter, with Ethan Hawke, Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke born. [8 July 1998]
Her father, Robert Thurman, is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University School of Religion. He was the first westerner to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Uma was named for a Hindu goddess.
Her mother is a Swedish model-turned-psychotherapist Nena, who was discovered at 16 in Stockholm by photographer Norman Parkinson. A nude statue of Nena's mother, Brigit Holmquist, a famous beauty and later baroness, stands in the port town of Trelleborg. Salvador Dalí, introduced Nena to her first husband, Timothy Leary.
Uma's middle name, Karuna, is one of the four sublime abodes in Buddhism. It means "compassion." The other 3 sublime abodes are Metta (Loving kindness), Mudita (Sympathetic joy), and Upekkha (Equanimity).
With husband Ethan Hawke, gave birth to 7lb. 15 oz. son, Roan, on 15 January 2002.
Attended Northfield Mount Hermon boarding school in Northfield, Massachusetts during her freshman and sophomore years, approximately twenty five miles from her home town at the time, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Has shades of Lancome lipsticks named after her (available only in Asia).
Has three brother with equally unusual, exotic names: Ganden, Dechen (who is an actor and director) and Mipam.
Sister of Dechen Thurman and Ganden Thurman and the daughter of Nena Thurman and Robert Thurman
Wears a size 11 shoe.
Measurements: 34C-24-35 (as an Elite model- 1988), 35 1/2C-24-35 (actress - 1995), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Supported the Junior Senator (John Kerry) from her native state (Massachusetts) for President of the United States.
Originally cast for the part of Eowyn in the _Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
Former husband Ethan Hawke's book was dedicated to her ("For Karuna").
She attended Amherst Regional Middle School, Massachusetts for grade 7 and 8 and had Ester Haskell as an English teacher. She later visited that school to contribute to the Women's History assembly. The children were thrilled
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