On one hand she is an award-winning, passing rich and talented actress seen in more than forty movies, and on the other she is a known humanitarian and activist. Uma Thurman was born on April 29, 1970 in Boston and was named by Tibetan name, which was often made fun of at school. The thing is that her father is a teacher of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist study and a Buddhist by himself, so he gave Tibetan names to all of his children. At school Uma liked to perform on stage and she did it well, so she was advised to study acting professionally. Uma then moved to New York City to study at the Professional Children's School but she left it. Thurman's mother and grandmother were professional models, so did the young. She signed a contract with Click Models agency and posed for Glamour Magazine preferably. Thurman's interest was not only fixed on modeling (though she was a sought after fashion model) but also on acting. So, in 1988 Uma had her debut role in a comedy Johnny Be Good. The same year she was seen in three move movies but the forth one "Dangerous Liaisons" drew public attention to the young star. In a while Uma moved to England where she met her future husband an actor Gary Oldman. Though a couple dated quite long, but their marriage was rather short - it lasted two years only. The reason was a tight schedule of both actors. Nevertheless, Uma manages not just acting in several films simultaneously, but also to be involved in charity work. She is the member of charitable organization which supports families living in poverty. She is the one to support laws of gun control and was an activist in "End Gun Violence Now" campaign.