Marcia Strassman (born April 28, 1948 in New York City) is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter and the 1989 feature film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Prior to that, she also had a short-lived recurring role in the TV sitcom, M*A*S*H.
Ms. Strassman is frequently mistaken for WKRP in Cincinnati cast member Jan Smithers, with whom she bears a close resemblance.
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Strassman is frequently mistaken for WKRP in Cincinnati cast member Jan Smithers, with whom she bears a close resemblance. A Russian rock band, Ne Nashego Mira, renamed itself UmaThurman (Уматурман), hoping to capitalize on her popularity. Ms. She now resides in Hyde Park, New York. Prior to that, she also had a short-lived recurring role in the TV sitcom, M*A*S*H. In 2003, Thurman and Hawke split, and in 2004, the couple filed for divorce. Marcia Strassman (born April 28, 1948 in New York City) is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter and the 1989 feature film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Oprah...Uma." became a heavily repeated catch phrase over the next year, inciting various spinoffs.
As a result, "Uma...Oprah. Thurman became a pop culture legend when, at an Oscar Awards ceremony, comedian David Letterman lampooned her name by pretending to introduce her to talk show host Oprah Winfrey (both were in the audience). On May 1, 1998, she married actor Ethan Hawke, whom she had met at the set of Gattaca, and gave birth to a daughter Maya Ray and later on, son Roan. Uma Thurman left her high school, Northfield Mount Hermon, at the age of 15 to pursue an acting career in New York City. In 1990 she married actor Gary Oldman but divorced him two years later.
She shares her birthday with actress Michelle Pfeiffer, Daniel Day-Lewis and tennis player Andre Agassi. Ethan Hawke's book For Karuna was dedicated to her. In Portuguese, her name means "one" and in Polynesian, it means "kiss". She wears size 11 in shoes.
She is a spokesmodel for cosmetics company Lancome which has shades of lipstick named after her. Her height is 1.83m. She has 3 brothers, named Ganden, Dechen and Mipam. "Uma" is the name of a Hindu goddess of light and beauty.
Her Swedish mother, Nena, was briefly married to Timothy Leary (to whom she was introduced by Salvador DalÝ) before marrying Uma's father, Robert Thurman, a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was given a Buddhist upbringing. Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970), is an American film actress. Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987).
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