Uma Thurman Net Worth 2022: Why is She So Well-known?
Uma Thurman is a Boston-based American actress and model. She has appeared in a wide range of films, from romantic comedies and tragedies to science fiction and action pictures.
Her performance in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film “Pulp Fiction” catapulted her to international notoriety.
Uma Thurman’s upbringing was undeniably bohemian. She was reared largely in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Woodstock, New York, but she also spent time in India as a youngster before relocating to New York City at the age of fifteen to pursue an acting career.
It has been said that she had awkward and reclusive adolescence, but, like many outstanding actresses, she turned that into a career advantage by starring in a high school production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
Why Is She So Well-Known?
Thurman’s first job in the entertainment industry was modeling before talent scouts spotted her in The Crucible. In the mid-1980s, she appeared in Glamour and Vogue, but she rapidly transitioned into acting.
In 1987, she made her debut in the suspense picture Kiss Daddy Goodnight. The following year, in 1988, she acted in three films: Johnny Be Good, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and Dangerous Liaisons, which was her breakthrough role.
Thurman continued to work in films for the next several years until she met Quentin Tarantino, the filmmaker who would complete her transformation into a full-fledged movie star.
She initially starred in Tarantino’s 1994 picture Pulp Fiction, which grossed $213 million worldwide and garnered her an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress. She next participated in both parts of Tarantino’s two-part martial arts epic Kill Bill.
Other box office triumphs include the science fiction film Gattaca, the romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and the criminal comedies Get Shorty and Be Cool, both based on Elmore Leonard’s novels. In the late 1990s, Thurman appeared in numerous blockbusters and would-be blockbusters.
In 1997, she portrayed Poison Ivy in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin, and the following year, she portrayed Emma Peel in the relaunch of The Avengers (not to be confused with the Marvel Comics franchise of the same name).
In 2006, following the success of Kill Bill, she returned to prominent parts in feature films. Thurman appeared in Paycheck, a Philip K. Dick adaption directed by John Woo and starring Ben Affleck, in between the publication of Kill Bill’s individual volumes.
She played alongside Luke Wilson in the romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and in 2007 she starred in the drama The Life Before Her Eyes.
In 2012, as part of a five-episode run of the musical drama Smash, Thurman made her television debut in a five-part arc. Critics at the time appreciated Thurman’s portrayal of a movie star who desired to create a musical despite her lack of musical talent.
In 2013, Thurman collaborated with filmmaker Lars Von Trier on the first half of Von Trier’s two-part film Nymphomaniac, for which she received additional positive reviews.
In 2015, she participated in the NBC adaption of an Australian series, The Slap. Then, in 2017, she debuted on Broadway in The Parisian Woman, which ran from November 2017 to March 2018.
Also in 2018, she reconnected with Von Trier for the serial killer picture The House That Jack Built, starring Matt Dillon, and participated in the short-lived Netflix series Chambers.
What is the Net Worth of Uma Thurman?
American actress Uma Thurman has a varied filmography and a net worth of $45 million.
She is arguably most recognized for her collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, who compared her to Garbo and Dietrich, describing her as “in goddess territory.”
The couple had two children, Maya Ray and Levon Roan, prior to their 2004 divorce. Thurman presently resides with her children in New York City. She has a daughter with French billionaire Arpad Busson, with whom she had a sporadic relationship from 2009 to 2014.
Uma Thurman is the namesake of two improbable things: a Fall Out Boy song and a new species of fringe-toed lizards (Uma thurmanae).
And in June of 2018, Thurman apparently attempted to obtain Swedish citizenship with the assistance of none other than the former Swedish Minister of Justice, Thomas Bostrom.
Uma Thurman Salary Details
Thurman earned $14 million at the height of her career, unfortunately for the critical and commercial failure of My Super Ex-Girlfriend.
Her first seven-figure paycheck was reported as $5 million for Batman and Robin, which was followed by similar paychecks for Gattaca ($5 million) and The Avengers ($8 million).
In contrast to the $300,000 she earned for Pulp Fiction, Thurman earned $12 million for Kill Bill, $12.5 million for Paycheck, and another $12 million to play in the film adaptation of Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers.
Uma Thurman Real Estate
Thurman acquired a 13-room apartment at the renowned River House co-op in New York City from romance novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford for $10 million in 2013.
Then, in 2018, she apparently intended to sell it, however, it is unknown whether she was able to do so.
During her marriage to Ethan Hawke, she and her husband purportedly possessed a 1750-era estate in Snedens Landing, New York, which was locally known as the “Ding Dong House” (a nickname earned by its once-prominent bell tower, and which stuck even after the bell was removed).
The couple purchased the home in 1998 for $4.4 million and sold it a year later for $4.6 million.