Mila Kunis


Mila Kunis

Actress Soundtrack Producer


 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)



Star Sign



Has one brown eye and one green eye

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1991. After attending one semester of college between gigs, she realized that she wanted to act for the rest of her life. She started acting when she was nine years old, when her father heard about an acting class on the radio and decided to enroll Mila in it. There, she met her future agent. Her first gig was when she played a character named Melinda in Make a Wish, Molly (1995). From there, her career skyrocketed into big-budget films.

Although she is mostly known for playing Jackie Burkhart on That ’70s Show (1998), she has shown the world that she can do so much more. Since 1999, she provided the voice of self-conscious daughter Meg Griffin on the animated sitcom Family Guy (1998). Her breakthrough film was Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), in which she played a free-spirited character named Rachel Jansen. She has since starred or co-starred in the films Max Payne (2008), The Book of Eli (2010), Black Swan (2010), Friends with Benefits (2011), Ted (2012) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).

Mila is married to actor Ashton Kutcher, with whom she has two children.

  • Blondes definitely do not have more fun. Trust me.
  • [on her That ’70s Show (1998) character, Jackie Burkhart, switching boyfriends from Michael Kelso to Steven Hyde] I think her relationship with Steven has taught her to be less selfish.
  • [Denying reports of marriage] I’ve been engaged, I think I’ve already been married, And I’m sure I have a child somewhere. I’m waiting to have something else happen. No, I’m not married. And, no, I’m not engaged. And, no, I do not have a child. No one seems to listen. And next week I’ll be engaged again. I think, at one point, they were like “Seen shopping in Beverly Hills for engagement rings.” We were in Japan working. What is wrong with these people? Half the time you can say they misconstrued facts. But more often than not, they just make stuff up.
  • Well, I was born and grew up in Russia. I wasn’t allowed to be religious. My whole family was in the Holocaust. My grandparents passed [away] and not many survived. After the Holocaust in Russia, you were not allowed to be religious. So my parents raised me to know I was Jewish. You know who you are inside. You don’t need to tell the whole world. You believe what you believe, and that’s what’s important. And that’s how I was raised. My family was like “You are Jewish in your blood.” We can celebrate Yom Kippur and Hannukah in Russia–but not by the book. We do it to our own extent because being in Russia… Bar Mitzvahs weren’t held. When I was in school over there, up until I was seven, you would still see anti-Semitic signs. One of my friends who grew up in Russia… she was in second grade… and she came home one day crying. Her mother asked why she was crying and she said on the back of her seat there was a swastika. Now this is a country that obviously does not want you. So my parents raised me Jewish as much as they could and they came to America. I love my religion. I think it’s a beautiful religion, but I took parts of it that I want for myself. I don’t need to go to temple. I will, but I don’t need to.
  • I never dated Wilmer Valderrama. I never dated Danny Masterson. They’re like my brothers. That’s disgusting. That’s wrong.
  • I started acting when I was nine as a hobby because it was fun and I could get out of school. I didn’t ever think that I would have it as a job because I didn’t know you could have a job in acting. But now I really love what I do and I can’t even imagine doing anything else.
  • No-strings sex is great in theory but falls short in execution. You can’t sustain a friends with benefits relationship for a long time. It’s inevitable it will either go one way or the other. I have plenty of males who are my friends… without the benefits. If you’re friends with someone, let’s just leave it at that. There needs to be nothing more.
  • I think than an actor is more likely to be forgiven in the public’s eye than an actress. There will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. An actor goes crazy in a hotel room, gets trashed, throws a bench, breaks a window, and he is considered a rock star. An actress does that and she’s sent to rehab and is thought to have problems and issues and can’t get a job.
  • I think the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny.
  • [on Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)] This is the first film that I’ve ever done that kids are allowed to see.
  • You have to laugh at the absurdity of this entire industry and the absurdity of what it is we do. If I didn’t, I’d go crazy.
  • Over the course of That ’70s Show (1998), you can see me go through puberty, and who wants to watch that? No one should have that part of their life on record.
  • I’ve always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working because I don’t want to work for the rest of my life; I want to live.
  • There are two people out there, Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans… I’m a Star Trek fan. I respect Star Wars, I’m a bit of a Sci-Fi nerd but, geared towards one or the other, I’d choose Star Trek.
  • [on two of her early movies, Santa with Muscles (1996) and American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)] I was too young to fully understand the importance of working with Hulk Hogan. I just thought he was this huge man. William Shatner was different. I’m a massive Trekkie, so that was crazy. He’s exactly what you think he is.
  • [on her ancestry and guilt] The amount of guilt that I’ve perfected the use of – already on my 3-year-old – is magical… I took a 23 and Me test, where you find out… what’s your DNA… and I’m thinking “I’m going to be exotic… there’s going to be something wonderful about me.” No, ya’ll, I am 96% Ashkenazi Jew. You know what that means? I’m inbred. I am really Jewish, you guys. There is nothing about me that’s exotic. I am a Jew. You know what that means? Guilt.
  • Trivia
  • Mila and her family moved from Ukraine to Los Angeles, California, when she was age seven. Her father Mark is a mechanical engineer. Her mother Elvira is a physics teacher. Her brother Michael is a biochemist.

    Met her manager at the Beverly Hills Studios (an afterschool acting class). Her father enrolled her there when she was nine.

    Missed her senior prom because of a scheduling conflict.

    Auditioned for the situation comedy That ’70s Show (1998) at age 14. Though actors had to be at least 18 to get the role, she truthfully claimed she would be 18 on her birthday, not specifying which birthday, and won the role.

    Terrified of bugs so much that during her May 2004 appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993), she ran offstage when the Bug Man appeared after her interview.

    Ranked #54 in Stuff magazine’s 2002 edition of the 102 Sexiest Women in the World.

    She and Laura Prepon were often filmed sitting down for their scenes on That ’70s Show (1998) because Laura, at 5′ 10″, is six inches taller than Mila, at 5′ 4″. In other scenes, Mila wore platform shoes to give her four extra inches.

    Is a huge fan of the hard rock band Aerosmith.

    At age nine, she started to take afterschool acting classes at the Beverly Hills Studio. At one of the Studio’s public showcases, Mila was approached by entertainment manager Susan Curtis, who offered to make her a client.

    Her best friend was Maria Osadchy when she was younger, an Aries whom she met in second grade. Maria is Russian and helped Mila learn English. In an interview, Mila had Maria with her and talked about how they spent the night together on the weekends.

    Ranked #47 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2006 list.

    Her favorite movies are The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Dirty Dancing (1987).

    The shark-tooth necklace she wears in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) is designed by Pade Vavra Designs.

    Is a huge fan of the famed MMORPG World of Warcraft.

    Ranked #81 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.

    Learned how to use a gun while filming Max Payne (2008).

    The nude pictures of her in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) were not real, according to the film’s director, Nicholas Stoller.

    Graduated from Fairfax Senior High School in June 2001, with Fernanda Romero.

    Auditioned for a role in the romantic comedy Knocked Up (2007).

    Was in a relationship with Macaulay Culkin (May 2002-December 2010).

    She and Sarah Michelle Gellar have a special credit in every episode of Robot Chicken (2001).

    She and Macaulay Culkin were on vacation in Israel in 2006 when a war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. They flew out of the country and back to the United States; Mila later stated that they were never in any danger from rocket fire.

    On the television show Loveline (1996), she mentioned that when she was younger, she had serious migraines that were caused by an eye condition. She had to insert steroid injections straight into her eye.

    Her name is pronounced MEE-luh koon-iss.

    Ranked #5 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2009 list.

    Close friends with James Franco, Natalie Portman and Topher Grace.

    Ranked #22 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.

    Mila said that she was blind in one eye due to a condition called chronic iritis. She underwent surgery to correct the blindness. [January 2011]

    Ranked #2 in Ask men’s top 99 “most desirable” women of 2011.

    Ranked #5 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.

    Won the 2011 Guys Choice Award “Holy Grail of Hot” beating out Minka Kelly.

    Was invited via YouTube on July 7, 2011, to a US Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, MC, by Sgt. Scott Moore. At the time of the Internet invite, Moore was stationed in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines. Her Friends with Benefits (2011) co-star Justin Timberlake came into contact with Sgt. Moore after seeing his video and then contacted Kunis about the invite. Kunis accepted the invite on July 12, 2011.

    Ranked #6 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.

    Ranked #16 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.

    Ranked #14 in the 2010 FHM UK list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.

    She and her ex-boyfriend, actor Macaulay Culkin, were close friends with Michael Jackson and his family for many years until Jackson’s death. Culkin is godfather of his children. Kunis attended a private funeral for Jackson on September 3, 2009, with Culkin.

    (January 5, 2012) Named the new face of Dior.

    Ranked #13 in Ask men’s top 99 “most desirable” women of 2012.

    Ranked #9 in the 2012 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.

    Ranked #3 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2012 list.

    Friends with Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake.

    Is a self-confessed huge fan of the Star Trek franchise.

    (October 6, 2012) Named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine.

    Her favorite television series are 8 Simple Rules (2002) and Dexter (2006).

    Ranked #2 in Ask men’s top 99 “most desirable” women of 2013.

    Speaks English, Russian and some Spanish.

    Had a body double for her nude scene in Friends with Benefits (2011).

    Ranked #1 in the 2013 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.

    Attended the San Diego Comic-Con alongside director John Moore and Mark Wahlberg to promote Max Payne (2008). [July 2008]

    Sister-in-law of Alexandra Blacker, who trained her for her role in Black Swan (2010).

    Has played two characters named “Rachel”: Rachael Newman in American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002), and Rachel Jansen in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).

    In addition to being a frequent co-star with, being engaged to, and being expectant parents with Ashton Kutcher, they also have consecutive IMDb profile numbers, Mila having nm0005109 and Ashton having nm0005110.

    Has appeared with Seth Green on two situation comedies: That ’70s Show (1998) and Family Guy (1998).

    Ranked #9 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.

    She is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on both sides of her family.

    Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter named Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher on October 1, 2014. Child’s father is her fiancé (now husband), Ashton Kutcher.

    She describes her role as Jupiter Jones in Jupiter Ascending (2015) as unhappy with her job and life, but also lazy and with no aspirations to do anything about this until Caine Wise (Channing Tatum) finds her.

    Not long after her relationship with Macaulay Culkin ended, she admitted that Ashton Kutcher was her celebrity crush. During that time, Ashton was married to Demi Moore.

    Her first kiss was onscreen with Ashton Kutcher during That ’70s Show (1998). She was really nervous. To help her own confidence, she perfumed herself and acted cool towards Ashton. Ashton did not knew about this until three years later.

    Returned to work 16 months after giving birth to her daughter Wyatt to begin filming Bad Moms (2016).

    Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a son named Dimitri Portwood Kutcher on November 30, 2016. Child’s father is her husband, Ashton Kutcher.

    Was 1 month pregnant with her son Dimitri when she completed filming Bad Moms (2016).

    Counts Free Willy (1993) as the first movie that made her cry and this was also the very first movie she saw in the United States.

    Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her son Dimitri to begin filming A Bad Moms Christmas (2017).

    Fifth highest paid actress of 2017 with $15.5 million


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