AKA Milena Markovna Kunis
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jackie on That 70's Show
Mila Kunis was born and spent her earliest years in Kiev. As the Soviet Union began descending into chaos, her family emigrated to Los Angeles, and 7-year-old Kunis learned English and capitalism from watching The Price is Right, where, she says, Bob Barker had excellent diction. In grade school she nagged her parents for permission to take acting classes, and the lessons started after school when she was nine. She first appeared on TV commercials as a girl delighted with her new Barbie doll and Payless shoes, and at 11 she landed a small part on a single episode of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. She had a recurring role on early episodes of 7th Heaven, and was briefly seen in the 1998 Richard Dreyfuss comedy Krippendorf's Tribe.
Studios prefer to avoid all the rules and regulations that come into play when hiring underage actors, so the casting call for That '70s Show specifically said that performers had to be 18. "It's a lying business", she has said. "If they want someone Spanish, you tell them you're Spanish. They wanted someone 18..." so she simply lied about her age. The show's producers were impressed by her reading as the spoiled and self-obsessed Jackie Burkhart, and decided to hire her despite the deception. She was 14 when the pilot episode was filmed, and the show ran eight seasons and made her famous.
She replaced Lacey Chabert as the voice of the bespectacled daughter Meg Griffin on Family Guy beginning with that cartoon's second season in 2000. She also voices most of the female characters on Seth Green's Robot Chicken.
On the big screen, her best reviews came as Kirsten Dunst's best friend in the teen comedy Get Over It, and Natalie Portman's understudy in Black Swan. In less memorable movies, she played New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre's bride in Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, the femme fatale in American Psycho II with William Shatner, a prostitute in Tom 51 with Jason Mewes, and Taryn Manning's lesbian lover in After Sex.
Kunis has Heterochromia iridis, which sounds scary but merely means the irises of her eyes are of different colors. One is green, the other blue, but it is rarely noticeable even in close-ups. Other celebrities with Heterochromia iridis include Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, and the late Gracie Allen.
Father: Mark Kunis (mechanical engineer)
Mother: Elvira Kunis (physics teacher)
Brother: Mike Kunis (biochemist)
Boyfriend: Chris Masterson (actor, together 1998-2000)
Boyfriend: Macaulay Culkin (actor, together 2002-10)
Boyfriend: Ashton Kutcher (actor, together since 2012, fiancé 2014)
High School: Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, CA (2001)
Obama Victory Fund 2012
Funeral: Michael Jackson (2009)
Risk Factors: Heterochromia, Former Smoker
Family Guy Meg Griffin (2000-)
That '70s Show Jackie Burkhardt (1998-2006)
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Anna-Maria Del Bono (1996-97)
7th Heaven Ashley (1996-97)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (23-May-2014)
Third Person (9-Sep-2013)
Blood Ties (20-May-2013)
Oz the Great and Powerful (14-Feb-2013)
Friends with Benefits (22-Jul-2011) · Jamie
Black Swan (1-Sep-2010) · Lily
Date Night (6-Apr-2010) · Whippit
The Book of Eli (14-Jan-2010) · Solara
Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side (22-Dec-2009) [VOICE]
Max Payne (15-Oct-2008)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (10-Mar-2008)
Boot Camp (1-Nov-2007) · Sophie
Moving McAllister (18-May-2007) · Michelle McAllister
After Sex (14-Feb-2007) · Nikki
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (23-Jul-2005) [VOICE]
American Psycho II: All American Girl (22-Apr-2002) · Rachael
Get Over It (9-Mar-2001) · Basin
Krippendorf's Tribe (27-Feb-1998) · Abbey Tournquist
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (18-Mar-1997)
Santa with Muscles (8-Nov-1996)
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