List of Famous people with last name Thurman
Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress, writer, producer and model. She has performed in a variety of films, from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). She rose to international prominence with her performance as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often hailed as Tarantino's muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role of The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2, which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations.
Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr. is an American professional boxer. He is a former unified welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title From 2015 to 2019, and previously the WBC title from 2017 to 2018. Nicknamed "One Time" for his formidable knockout power, Thurman is considered one of the hardest punchers in the welterweight division. As of August 2020, he is ranked as the world's fourth best active welterweight by The Ring magazine, fifth by BoxRec, and sixth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He was the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, before retiring in June 2019. "Robert Thurman held the first endowed chair in Buddhist Studies in the West." He also is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House US New York. He translated the Vimalakirti Sutra from the Tibetan Kanjur into English. He is the father of actress Uma Thurman.