Mila Kunis is an American actress, best known for her role as “Jackie”, the boisterous, cheerful and self-centered rich girl on the American sitcom, “That ’70s Show”.
Mila Kunis Biography
Milena Markovna Kunis was born on August 14, 1983 to Mark Kunis and Elvira in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
She has an older brother. Her mother works as a physics teacher but also runs a pharmacy, while her father is a mechanical engineer by profession who works as a taxi driver. She is of Jewish descent.
The family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven years old. There she attended Rosewood Elementary School.
When she was only 9 years old, she started taking acting classes. She auditioned for a few commercials and then made her debut in her first television role on “Days of Our Lives” in 1994.
She enrolled at Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School and Fairfax High School, graduating in 2001. She also studied at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University for a short time.
Mila Kunis Facts And Body Measurements
- Full name: Milena Markovna Kunis
- Age / How old?: 36 years old
- Date of birth: August 14, 1983
- Place of birth: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
- Birthday: August 14
- Nationality: Ukrainian and American
- Father’s Name: Mark Kunis
- Mother’s name: Elvira Kunis
- Siblings: Michael Kunis
- Married?: Ashton Kutcher
- Kids/Children: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher and Dimitri Portwood Kutcher
- Height / How tall?: 1.63 meters
- Profession : Actress
- Net worth : $45 million
Mila Kunis Career
Although her career began as a junior actress, she began appearing in more mature and challenging roles since 2000. She was cast in ‘Get Over It‘, opposite Kristen Dunst, in 2001 and the following year, she appeared in ‘American Psycho 2‘. , a horror movie, which was released straight to DVD.
In 2004, she starred in “Tony n Tina’s Wedding,” which was released in theaters just three years later. Although her performance garnered mixed reviews, the film as a whole did not do well at the box office.
She appeared in 2005’s “Moving McAllister” alongside Jon Heder, which was once again released two years later. This film also received negative reviews from both critics and audiences.
In 2007, she appeared in a video for a website, “Funny or Die,” alongside James Franco, which was based on an MTV show. The video went viral and garnered over a million views from fans.
In 2008, she participated in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall“, where she played the role of a mermaid receptionist, “Rachel Jansen“. She was cast opposite well-known actors like Jason Segel and Russell Brand. The film was a critical and commercial success and took her to a whole new level in Hollywood.
The same year, she also played the role of an assassin in the movie, “Max Payne.” For this role, she had to undergo training in boxing, martial arts, and weapons handling. The film was relatively successful at the box office, but was severely panned by critics.
In 2009, she starred in “Extract” alongside Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. The following year, she appeared opposite Denzel Washington in “The Book of Eli,” which received mixed reviews.
She was cast as the dark one, ‘Lily‘ in ‘Black Swan‘, a psychological thriller, in 2010. Although the female lead was played by Natalie Portman, the film became one of Kunis’ biggest hits, so which was nominated for multiple awards.
In 2011, she starred in the American romantic comedy “Friends with Benefits” with actor and singer Justin Timberlake.
The film was a huge box office success and was nominated for numerous awards. It is said that she played one of the best unconventional roles of hers for the movie.
She appeared in the movie “Ted” along with Mark Wahlberg, in 2012. According to Kunis, it is a project that was close to her heart. The same year, Christian Dior signed her to be the “Face of the Spring Fashion Campaign“.
2013 saw Kunis in the role of “Theodora” in “Oz the Great and the Powerful“. The same year she also starred in “Blood Ties“.
She also appeared in the comedy ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn‘, along with Robin Williams and Peter Dinklage, but the film received negative reviews.
In ‘Third Person’, Kunis co-starred with Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde and James Franco and the film which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festivaland had a limited release later in 2014. However, the film received negative reviews.
In 2015, she was seen alongside Channing Tatum in the sci-fi movie ‘Jupiter Ascending‘. The film was a moderate success, but received mostly negative reviews.
In 2016, she starred in the comedy ‘Bad Moms‘. The movie was a huge box office success and its success sparked a sequel, ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’, in 2017. It was also a huge hit.
In 2018, she starred in the comedy ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me‘. The film was a box office success and received mixed reviews.
Mila Kunis Major Works
She got her first big break into the world of stardom as the bigot, bratty, bratty girl ‘Jackie Burkhart’ on ‘That ’70s Show‘, opposite Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Prepon.
One of the leading ladies of the show, she stole hearts with her cocky and immature behavior and her numerous affairs with the main male leads of the series. The show ran from August 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006 and became one of the most watched sitcoms in the United States.
Her role as “Lily” in the movie, “Black Swan“, which was released in 2010, proved her worth as a versatile actress, who could play any role and pull it off with ease.
Her rivalry with the main character of the film and her stupendous ballet techniques for which she trained for four hours a day, seven days a week, won not only the appreciation of the critics, but also the audience.
The film was nominated for a total of 5 Academy Awards and is slated to be one of her biggest films to date, with a total collection of $329 million at the box office.
Mila Kunis Awards And Achievements
She was winning the Young Star Award for “Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Television Series” for “That ’70s Show” in 1999.
In 2010, she was winning the Marcello Mastroianni Award for “Best Young Actress” for “Black Swan” at the Venice Film Festival.
Esquire magazine was naming her one of the “Most Alive Women” in 2012.
She has been ranked number 89 on Forbes list of “100 Power Celebrities”.
Mila Kunis Movies
- Muscle Santa – 1996
- Honey We Shrunk – 1997
- Krippendorf Tribe – 1998
- Milo – 1998
- Get Over It – 2001
- American Psycho 2-2002
- Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding – 2004
- Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story – 2005
- After Sex – 2007
- McAllister Transfer – 2007
- Training camp – 2008
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall – 2008
- Max Payne – 2008
- Extract – 2009
- Eli’s Book – 2010
- Date Night – 2010
- Black Swan – 2010
- Friends With Benefits – 2011
- Ted – 2012
- The color of time – 2012
- Oz the Great and Powerful – 2013
- Blood Ties – 2013
- Third Person – 2013
- The Angriest Man in Brooklyn – 2014
- Annie – 2014
- Jupiter rising – 2015
- Hell and Back – 2015
- Bad Moms – 2016
- Bad Moms Christmas – 2017
- The Spy Who Dumped Me – 2018
- Wonder Park – 2019
- Four good morning – 2020
- Latest News in Yuba County – 2020
- Days of Our Lives – 1994
- Baywatch – 1994-1995
- The John Larroquette Show – 1995
- Piranha – 1995
- Hudson Street – 1995
- Happily ever after – 1996
- Nick Freno: licensed teacher 1996–1997
- 7th Heaven 1996-1997
- Walker, Texas Ranger – 1997
- Gia – 1998
- Pensacola: Wings of Gold – 1998
- That ’70s Show 1998-2006
- Family Guy 1999-2003, 2005-present
- Get Real 2000-2002
- MADtv – 2002
- Grounded for Life – 2004
- Punk’d – 2005
- Robot Chicken 2005-2011
- The Cleveland Show – 2009
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – 2010
- Sesame Street – 2011
- Good Vibes – 2011
- Two and a Half Men – 2014
- The Bachelorette Party – 2017
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show – 2019
Mila Kunis Net Worth
Award-winning actress, she has an estimated net worth of $45 million which she has earned throughout her successful acting career.
Mila Kunis Relationships And Childrens
In 2002, Mila Kunis dated “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin, but the couple amicably called it quits after being together for 8 years.
Soon, there were rumors that she was dating “Friends with Benefits” co-star Justin Timberlake, but Kunis pushed back on these reports.
She began appearing with Ashton Kutcher at various events and it was confirmed in 2013 that the two were officially seeing each other.
They got engaged in February 2014, and she gave birth to her daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, on October 1, 2014.
She and Ashton got married in 2015. They were blessed with a son, Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, in 2016.