Here's How Tall Uma Thurman Really Is

Uma Thurman has been starring in cult classics since the early 1990s. One of her most notable roles came in 1994 when she was cast as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," largely considered one of the best movies of all time (per The Hollywood Reporter). From there, she slowly built her career by playing eccentric characters, such as Poison Ivy in "Batman & Robin," and The Bride in "Kill Bill: Vol.1," and "Kill Bill: Vol. 2," (via IMDb).


Despite being best known for her acting career, Thurman actually started in show business as a model when she was in her early teens. She was just 15 years old when she graced the international cover of Vogue, and it was through the attention she gained for her modeling skills that Thurman was led to acting in the first place (via Vogue).

Thurman started small — she appeared in cameo and supporting roles before tackling larger acting projects. Eventually her career brought her to Tarantino, who considers Thurman his muse and frequently casts her in roles that were inspired by the blonde beauty (per Rolling Stone). Recently, the Boston native has been more selective with her silver screen roles, leaning toward television portrayals in lieu of blockbuster films. She was cast in the upcoming Apple TV series "Suspicion" in early 2020, which follows on the heels of her appearances in "Imposters," and "Chambers" a few years prior (per Variety).


Thurman is primarily regarded for the depth of her acting skills, but she frequently drums up conversation due to her impressive height as well. For someone who started their career as a model, it should come as no surprise to learn that Thurman is taller than many other women in Hollywood.

Uma Thurman was self-conscious about her height when she was younger

According to Celeb Heights, Uma Thurman is a striking 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Even though Thurman's height landed her a modeling gig as a teenager, she has often discussed the insecurities she felt regarding her tallness around that time. Speaking with Jonathan Ross on BBC One in 2006, Thurman said, "I was always physically insecure ... big feet, too tall, not co-ordinated or together" (via BBC). During the interview, she credited her time as a working actress, as well as therapy, as sources of confidence in her adult life.


These sentiments of self-doubt were echoed in an interview with The Sun in 2012, where Thurman revealed that, "It took me until about 35 to walk without being self-conscious." She said that everything was easier for her now than it was when she was a child, as she has learned over the years to be confident in her appearance and to just enjoy her life as much as possible without giving added thought to her insecurities.

We're glad that Thurman was able to work through her apprehension in a healthy and productive manner.