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Uma Thurman
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Thurman attending Fashion Week in New York City in 2011
Born Uma Karuna Thurman
(1970-04-29) April 29, 1970 (age 46)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Gary Oldman
(m. 1990; div. 1992)

Ethan Hawke
(m. 1998; div. 2005)
Partner(s) André Balazs (2004–2007, 2015–present)
Children 3
Parent(s) Nena von Schlebrügge
Robert Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970)[1] 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. Following early roles in films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. She starred in several more films throughout the 1990s such as The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin, Gattaca and Les Misérables.

She won a Golden Globe Award for the TV movie Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her career was somewhat revitalized when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the main role in both Kill Bill films (2003/2004) which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations with a BAFTA Award nomination.

Early life[edit]

Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her forename Uma, Sanskrit उमा,[2]literally means "splendour, light" and it is also one of the epithets of Hindu female Lord Parvati. Her father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies;[3] an academic and writer, he lived as an ordained Buddhist monk for three years. Her mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, was German nobility and a high-fashion model, discovered in Stockholm, who moved to New York City at the age of 17 to join the Ford Modelling Agency. Thurman's mother was born in Mexico City, Mexico, of Swedish, German and Danish descent, while Thurman's father was born in New York, and has English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.[4] Thurman received a Buddhist upbringing, and spent altogether around two years in the Indo-Himalayan town of Almora.[5][6] She now considers herself to be an agnostic.[3] She grew up mostly in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she went to Amherst Regional Middle School, then moved to Woodstock, New York. She has three brothers, Ganden (b. 1967), Dechen (b. 1973), and Mipam (b. 1978), and a half-sister named Taya (b. 1961), from her father's previous marriage. Thurman's first cousin, once removed, is Swedish football player Max von Schlebrügge.[7]

Thurman is described as having been an awkward and introverted girl who was teased for her tall frame, angular bone structure, enormous feet and unusual name (sometimes using the name "Uma Karen" instead of her birth name).[8] When Thurman was 10 years old, a friend's mother suggested a nose job.[5] As a child, she suffered bouts of body dysmorphic disorder.[9]

She attended Amherst Public Schools. In the eighth grade she discovered her love for acting. Talent scouts noticed her performance as Abigail in a production of The Crucible[10] and offered her the chance to act professionally. Thurman attended Northfield Mount Hermon School, a preparatory school in Massachusetts, before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.[5][11]

Career[edit]

1980s[edit]

Thurman began her career as a fashion model at age 15,[12] and signed with the agency Click Models. Her early modeling credits included Glamour and the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue.[13] She made her movie debut in 1988, appearing in four films that year. Her first two were the high school comedy Johnny Be Good and teen thriller Kiss Daddy Goodnight. She had a small role in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, playing the goddess Venus alongside Oliver Reed's Vulcan; during her entrance she briefly appears nude, in an homage to Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.

The most notable of these first four films was Oscar-winning drama Dangerous Liaisons, in which Thurman's character of Cecile de Volanges is seduced by the manipulative Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich). A commercial success, the picture also garnered Thurman recognition and acclaim from critics and audiences;[14][15] film critic Roger Ebert found her to be "well cast" in her "tricky" key role.[16] At the time, insecure about her appearance, she spent roughly a year in London, during which she often wore loose, baggy clothing.[13] Malkovich said of her, "There is nothing twitchy teenager-ish about her, I haven’t met anyone like her at that age. Her intelligence and poise stand out. But there's something else. She's more than a little haunted."[17]

1990s[edit]

In 1990, Thurman appeared with Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros in Henry & June, a sexually provocative drama about the relationship and affairs between writer Henry Miller and his wife June Miller in 1931 Paris. The film was the first to receive an NC-17 rating and partly because many American newspapers refused to advertise films with the new rating, it did not get wide release in the United States. However it won Thurman good notices. The New York Times wrote: "Thurman, as the Brooklyn-accented June, takes a larger-than-life character and makes her even bigger, though the performance is often as curious as it is commanding."[18] In the 1991 British adventure Robin Hood, she played Maid Marian, the love interest of the titular character. The film was originally intended for a theatrical release in the US, but premiered as television film for Fox network.[19] She subsequently appeared in the neo-noir drama Final Analysis, co-starring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger, and starred opposite Andy Garcia in the thriller Jennifer 8, portraying a young blind woman romantically involved with former policeman.

She headlined Gus Van Sant's 1993 adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Upon its release, the movie received negative reviews and flopped at the box office; Thurman earned a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress. The Washington Post described her acting as shallow, remarking that, "Thurman's strangely passive characterization doesn't go much deeper than drawling and flexing her prosthetic thumbs".[20] Also in 1993, she starred opposite Robert De Niro in the little-seen drama Mad Dog and Glory and auditioned for Stanley Kubrick while he was casting for his eventually unrealized project Wartime Lies.[21]

Thurman at the 51st Venice International Film Festival, in September 1994

In Quentin Tarantino's neo-noir black comedy Pulp Fiction (1994), Thurman portrayed Mia Wallace, the wife of a Los Angeles mobster. Several actresses were considered for the role, but Tarantino wanted Thurman after their first meeting.[22] The film grossed US$213.9 million worldwide[23] and received widespread acclaim, appearing on many critics' lists of the greatest films ever made.[24] She dominated most of the movie's promotional material as her role, which is considered one of the most iconic female film characters from the 1990s.[25][26][27] The Washington Post asserted that Thurman was "serenely unrecognizable in a black wig, [and] is marvelous as a zoned-out gangster's girlfriend."[28] For her performance, Thurman was nominated for the Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Supporting Actress and launched into the celebrity A-list. She took little advantage of her new-found fame by choosing not to do any big-budget films for the next three years.[29] During an interview with Time magazine in 2003, Tarantino remarked that she was "up there with Garbo and Dietrich in goddess territory."[30]

1996 would see Thurman in two films, the first of which was the ensemble romantic comedy Beautiful Girls, alongside Mira Sorvino, Martha Plimpton, and Natalie Portman. The film saw her play the female lead and love interest of Timothy Hutton's character. Despite modest box office returns, the film was favorably received by the critics, who praised the script and acting, particularly that of Hutton and Portman. Thurman next starred with Janeane Garofalo in the moderately successful 1996 romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs as a ditzy blonde model. In 1997, she starred opposite Ethan Hawke in Gattaca, a science fiction film set in a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents.[31]. Although the picture did not make an impression commercially, it drew many positive reviews and became successful on the home video market.[32] Some critics were not as impressed with Thurman, such as Los Angeles Times, which wrote that she was "as emotionally uninvolved as ever."[33]

Her next role was Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin (1997), the fourth installment of the series. Budgeted at over US$125 million, the film grossed a modest US$238 million internationally and received largely negative reviews, however, Thurman's performance was highlighted by some critics. The New York Times wrote in a positive verdict, "like Mae West, she mixes true femininity with the winking womanliness of a drag queen". A similar positive comparison was made by the Houston Chronicle: "Thurman, to arrive at a ’40s femme fatale, sometimes seems to be doing Mae West by way of Jessica Rabbit". She obtained a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Sci-fi Actress and was also nominated for Favourite Movie Actress in the Kids' Choice Awards.[34] In 1998, she starred in The Avengers, another financial and critical flop; CNN described her as "so distanced you feel like you’re watching her through the wrong end of a telescope."[35] She received Razzie Award nominations for Batman & Robin and The Avengers.

She took on the role of Fantine in Les Misérables, the 1998 film version of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. On his review of the film, Roger Ebert said that "Thurman's performance is the best element of the movie". After the birth of her first child in 1998, Thurman took a one-year break from acting to concentrate on motherhood, and returned to the screen in the role ofa socialite named Blanche Williams in Woody Allen's romantic dramedy Sweet and Lowdown (1999).

2000s[edit]

In 2000, she starred in the period drama The Golden Bowl, which is based on the 1904 novel of the same name by Henry James.[36] Describing her role in The Golden Bowl, the San Francisco Chronicle noted, "Charlotte wasn't the principal character in James' 1904 novel [...] but in the film version [...] she takes center stage. Played by the long-necked Uma Thurman, she's less vixen than ninny – a smooth operator whose maneuvers seem to issue not from shrewdness or intelligence but from a microchip that allows her to robotically spout her lines with careful inflection. It's a blunder of a performance, and makes the viewer wish that Ivory had cast a more accomplished actress —Kate Winslet, perhaps, or Cate Blanchett— who could give dimension to the character and indicate subtext in a way that Thurman can't".[37] Also in 2000, she narrated the John Moran opera Book of the Dead (2nd Avenue) at New York's Public Theater.

Most of her roles in the early 2000s were in independent films, such as Vatel (2000), Tape (2001) and Chelsea Walls (2001). The historical drama Vatel saw Thurman play Anne de Montausier, the love interest of 17th-century French chef François Vatel. In Richard Linklater's real-time drama Tape, she starred as the former girlfriend of a drug dealer and volunteer firefighter (Ethan Hawke). She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for part in Tape. Hawke directed her in Chelsea Walls, a drama revolving a number of artists as they spend a single day in New York's famed bohemian home Chelsea Hotel. She would win a Golden Globe for her acting in HBO cable movie Hysterical Blindness, where she was also one of the executive producers. Thurman played a New Jersey woman in the 1980s searching for romance. In its review, the San Francisco Chronicle remarked, "Thurman so commits herself to the role, eyes blazing and body akimbo, that you start to believe that such a creature could exist—an exquisite-looking woman so spastic and needy that she repulses regular Joes. Thurman has bent the role to her will."[38]

Thurman reunited with Quentin Tarantino for the martial arts action film Kill Bill, portraying assassin Beatrix Kiddo, out for revenge against her former lover. Tarantino wrote the part specifically for her. He cited Thurman as his muse while writing the film, and gave her joint credit for the character, whom the two conceived on the set of Pulp Fiction from the sole image of a bride covered in blood. Thurman's main inspiration for the role was the title character of Coffy (played by Pam Grier) and the character of Gloria Swenson from Gloria (played by Gena Rowlands). She said that both of them are "two of the only women I've ever seen be truly women [while] holding a weapon".[39] Production was delayed for several months after Thurman became pregnant and Tarantino refused to recast the part.[40] The film took nine months to shoot, and was filmed in five different countries. The role was also her most demanding, and she spent three months training in martial arts, swordsmanship, and Japanese.[41] Kill Bill was originally set to be released as one film, however, due to its long running time, it was ultimately released in two parts.[42] Both volumes scored highly with critics and audiences, subsequently devoloping a cult following. Rolling Stone likened Thurman to "an avenging angel out of a 1940s Hollywood melodrama".[43] She was nominated for a Golden Globe for both entries, plus three MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and two for Best Fight.

By 2005, Thurman was commanding a salary of $12.5 million per film. Her first film of the year was crime-comedy Be Cool, the sequel to 1995's Get Shorty, which reunited her with her Pulp Fiction castmate John Travolta. Despite a lukewarm critical reception,[44] the film grossed US$95 million.[45] She next starred in the romantic comedy Prime with Meryl Streep, playing a woman in her late thirties romancing a man in his early twenties. Her last role of the year was the remake The Producers in which she played Ulla, a Swedish stage actress hoping to win a part in a new Broadway musical. Originally, the producers of the film planned to have another singer dub in Thurman's musical numbers, but she was eager to do her own vocals.[46] She is credited for her songs in the credits. The film bombed commercially but garnered generally acclaim from critics. A. O. Scott of The New York Times who said: "Uma Thurman as a would-be actress is the one bit of genuine radiance in this aggressively and pointlessly shiny, noisy spectacle."[47]

Thurman at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Around this time Thurman once again became a model, with the cosmetics company Lancôme selecting her as its spokeswoman. It also named several shades of lipstick after her, though they were sold only in Asia. In 2005, Thurman became a spokeswoman for the French fashion house Louis Vuitton. On February 7, 2006, she was also named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature.[48][49]

In 2006, she starred opposite Luke Wilson in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, playing superhero who is dumped by her boyfriend and then takes her revenge upon him. She received $14 million for the role, but the film was panned by critics and made a modest US$61 million worldwide.[50] Entertainment Weekly felt that it was a "miscalculation to make Thurman the antagonist. She does a sprightly satiric turn, but [it is] wasted in a movie that would rather tweak male paranoia than liberate a nerdette terrified of her powers.[51] In the 2007 film The Life Before Her Eyes, Thurman starred as an accident survivor whose guilt causes her present-day life to fall apart. It received a limited theatrical release and was dismissed by critics as "a confusing, painfully overwrought melodrama".[52]

She starred opposite Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Accidental Husband, a romantic comedy where she played a woman who finds herself married while engaged to another man.[53] The film was released in theaters the UK in 2008, but received a direct-to-video premiere in the US, due to financial problems at distributor Yari Film Group. Also in 2008, she took on the role of a cocaine addict in the British television drama My Zinc Bed, co-starring Paddy Considine and Jonathan Pryce. In her only release of 2009, Motherhood, she starred as a New York City mother whose dilemmas of marriage, work, and self are shown in the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day. Distributed for a limited release to certain parts of the United States only, the independent dramedy garnered just US$93,388 in three weeks of release.[54] The New York Times critic A. O. Scott felt that Thurman's character is "scattered, ambivalent, flaky and inconsistent – all of which is fine, and energetically conveyed by Ms. Thurman. But what are tolerable quirks in a person can be deadly to a narrative [...] the movie stumbles from loose and scruffy naturalism to sitcom tidiness".[55]

2010s[edit]

She filmed a small role in the fantasy adaptation Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), appearing as Medusa, a gorgon cursed by Athena. In 2011, she was a member of the jury for the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival,[56] and starred with Michael Angarano in the independent comedy Ceremony, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Writing for the New York Daily News, Elizabeth Weitzman was critical of Thurman's role and noted: "She gets stuck in so many small, undeserving projects, one has to wonder who's mapping out her career".[57]

Thurman arriving for the press conference of Nymphomaniac at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, in February 2014

Thurman appeared with Robert Pattinson and Christina Ricci in the film adaptation of the 1885 novel Bel Ami, which had a world premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival,[58] and was released in limited theaters in early 2012.[59] In the critically panned romantic comedy Playing for Keeps, released later in the year, she appeared opposite Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Catherine Zeta-Jones.[60][61] Also in 2012, Thurman joined the cast of NBC's drama series Smash as Rebecca Duvall, a Hollywood actress who wants to star in a new Broadway musical, despite having limited musical ability.[62] Thurman appeared in five episodes of the show's first season.[62] Her performance received largely positive reviews and she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Her next film release was Movie 43 (2013), an independent anthology black comedy film that featured 14 different storylines, with each segment having a different director.[63] Thurman's segment, titled "Superhero Speed Dating", saw her play Lois Lane, one of the women Batman tries to connect with while seeking out a bomb in a speed dating establishment. The compilation film was universally panned by critics, with the Chicago Sun-Times calling it "the Citizen Kane of awful".[64] Afterwards, she appeared in Lars von Trier's ensemble art drama Nymphomaniac (2014) as Mrs. H, a rejected wife who confronts her estranged husband. The picture had its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival,[65] and was released in specialty cinemas, to critical acclaim.[66] For her part, Thurman received a Bodil Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2015, Thurman obtained the regular role of a television producer dating a much younger man on the NBC miniseries The Slap,[67] the American adaptation of the Australian series of the same name about the fallout after a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child at a family barbeque.[68] Also in 2015, she played a famed restaurant critic named Simone in the drama Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper.

Personal life[edit]

Relationships[edit]

Thurman met actor Gary Oldman on the set of State of Grace; they married in 1990 and divorced two years later.[69]

On May 1, 1998, she married actor Ethan Hawke, whom she met on the set of their 1997 film Gattaca. Hawke's novel Ash Wednesday is dedicated to "Karuna", Thurman's middle name.[70] She acknowledged that they had married because she was pregnant – seven months at their wedding.[71] The marriage produced two children: daughter Maya Ray, born in 1998, and son Levon, born in 2002. The couple separated in 2003,[72] and the divorce was finalized in August 2005.[73]

When asked on The Oprah Winfrey Show whether the break-up involved betrayal, she said, "There was some stuff like that at the end. We were having a difficult time, and you know how the axe comes down and how people behave and how people express their unhappiness."[73]

Thurman began dating London-based French financier Arpad Busson in 2007, and they announced their engagement in June 2008.[74] In late 2009, they called off their engagement,[75] but reconciled soon after.[76] Thurman and Busson have a daughter together, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (nickname Luna), born in 2012.[77] The couple reportedly called off the engagement for the second time in April 2014.[78]

Thurman with Quentin Tarantino attending Pulp Fiction's 20th anniversary tribute at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

In a 2004 Rolling Stone cover story, Thurman and director Quentin Tarantino denied having had a romantic relationship, despite Tarantino once having told a reporter, "I'm not saying that we haven’t, and I'm not saying that we have."[79] Rumours of their relationship were rekindled after they appeared together at the Pulp Fiction 20th anniversary tribute at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[80][81]

Thurman dated hotelier André Balazs from 2004 until 2007.[82] They rekindled their relationship in 2015.[83]

Activism and charity work[edit]

Thurman has been involved in various philanthropic and activist causes. She supports the United States Democratic Party, and has given money to the campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Joseph R. Driscoll.[84] She supports gun control laws, and in 2000, she participated in Marie Claire’s “End Gun Violence Now” campaign.[85] She is a member of the board of Room to Grow, a charitable organization providing aid to families and children born into poverty.[86] She serves on the board of the Tibet House.[87] In 2007, she hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway with actor Kevin Spacey.[88]

In 2011, Thurman was one of a few celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year's East Africa drought. She joined Geena Davis, Chanel Iman and Josh Hartnett in TV and internet ads to "forward the facts" about the crisis.[89]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Kiss Daddy Goodnight Laura
1988 Johnny Be Good Georgia Elkans
1988 Adventures of Baron Munchausen, TheThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen Venus/Rose
1988 Dangerous Liaisons Cécile de Volanges
1990 Where the Heart Is Daphne McBain
1990 Henry & June June Miller
1991 Robin Hood Maid Marian
1992 Final Analysis Diana Baylor
1992 Jennifer 8 Helena Robertson
1993 Mad Dog and Glory Glory
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Sissy Hankshaw
1994 Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace
1995 Month by the Lake, AA Month by the Lake Miss Beaumont
1996 Beautiful Girls Andera
1996 Truth About Cats & Dogs, TheThe Truth About Cats & Dogs Noelle Sluarsky
1996 Duke of Groove Maya Short film
1997 Batman & Robin Dr. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy
1997 Gattaca Irene Cassini
1998 Misérables, LesLes Misérables Fantine
1998 Avengers, TheThe Avengers Emma Peel
1999 Sweet and Lowdown Blanche
2000 Vatel Anne de Montausier
2000 Golden Bowl, TheThe Golden Bowl Charlotte Stant
2000 Great Books Narrator TV series; episode: "Les Miserables"
2001 Tape Amy Randall
2001 Chelsea Walls Grace
2002 Hysterical Blindness Debby Miller Television film; also executive producer
2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1 The Bride
2003 Paycheck Dr. Rachel Porter
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 Beatrix Kiddo/The Bride
2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Kushana (voice) English version
2005 Be Cool Edie Athens
2005 Prime Rafi Gardet
2005 Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, TheThe Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Herself
2005 Producers, TheThe Producers Ulla
2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Jenny Johnson/G-Girl
2007 Life Before Her Eyes, TheThe Life Before Her Eyes Diana McFee (adult)
2008 Accidental Husband, TheThe Accidental Husband Emma Lloyd Also producer
2008 My Zinc Bed Elsa Quinn Television film
2008 Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, AA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Joy Television film
2009 Motherhood Eliza Welsh
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Medusa
2010 Ceremony Zoe
2012 Bel Ami Madeleine Forestier
2012 Smash Rebecca Duvall TV series; 5 episodes
2012 Playing for Keeps Patti King
2013 Movie 43 Lois Lane Segment "Super Hero Speed Dating"
2013 Nymphomaniac Mrs. H
2014 Jump! Wendy Short film
2014 American Dad! Gwen Ling (voice) TV series; episode: "Now and Gwen"
2015 The Slap Anouk Latham TV series; 6 episodes
2015 Burnt Simone
2017 The Brits Are Coming Harriet Fox In post-production

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1993 Cognac Festival du Film Policier Jury "Coup de Chapeau" Jennifer 8 Won
1995 Razzie Awards Worst Actress Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Nominated
1995 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Pulp Fiction Nominated
1995 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Pulp Fiction Nominated
1995 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Pulp Fiction Nominated
1995 MTV Movie Awards Best Performance Pulp Fiction Nominated
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Pulp Fiction Nominated
1995 Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Pulp Fiction Nominated
1995 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Pulp Fiction Nominated
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Batman & Robin Nominated
1998 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Batman & Robin Nominated
1999 Razzie Awards Worst Actress Avengers, TheThe Avengers Nominated
1999 Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple (with Ralph Fiennes) Avengers, TheThe Avengers Nominated
2001 Gotham Awards Best Actress Won
2002 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Tape Nominated
2003 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Hysterical Blindness Won
2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Hysterical Blindness Nominated
2004 Saturn Awards Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 1 Won
2004 BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Kill Bill: Volume 1 Nominated
2004 Empire Awards Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 1 Won
2004 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Kill Bill: Volume 1 Nominated
2004 International Cinephile Society Award Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 1 Won
2004 MTV Movie Awards Best Performance Kill Bill: Volume 1 Won
2004 Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 1 Nominated
2004 Irish Film and Television Awards Audience Award for Best International Actress Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – Drama/Action Adventure Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Saturn Awards Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Critics Choice Award for Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Empire Awards Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 MTV Movie Awards Best Performance Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Kill Bill: Volume 2 Nominated
2005 Italian Online Movie Awards Best Ensemble Cast Kill Bill: Volume 2 Won
2005 People's Choice Awards Favorite Female Action Movie Star Nominated
2007 People's Choice Awards Favorite Female Action Movie Star Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Smash Nominated
2014 Bodil Awards Best Supporting Actress Nymphomaniac Nominated
2014 Bambi Award Best International Actress Won
2015 Robert Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nymphomaniac Nominated
2015 CineEuphoria Award Best Supporting Actress – International Nymphomaniac Nominated
2015 Jupiter Film Award Best International Actress Nymphomaniac Nominated

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