Thurman was born on April 29, 1970 in Boston, to model Nena von Schlebrügge and professor Robert Thurman.

Thurman's father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (b. August 3, 1941), was born in New York City, to Elizabeth Dean (Farrar), a stage actress, and Beverly Reid Thurman, Jr., an Associated Press editor and United Nations translator. Robert is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Uma Thurman's mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, was a model born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1941. Nena is of Swedish, German and Danish ancestry.

Uma Thurman's Family Tree