Why Famous: Performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
- 1998-05-01 "Reality Bites" actor Ethan Hawke (27) weds "Pulp Fiction" actress Uma Thurman (28)
- 1994-05-12 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)
- 2006-02-07 Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature