Date of Birth

14 August 1983, Chernovtsy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]

Birth Name

Milena Markovna Kunis




5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Biography

The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine), to a Jewish family. Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. 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 just 9 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 in 1995, in which 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 in "That '70s Show" (1998), she has shown the world that she can do so much more. Her breakthrough film was Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), in which she played a free-spirited character named Rachel Jensen.

She has since starred or co-starred in the films The Book of Eli (2010), Black Swan (2010), Friends with Benefits (2011), and Ted (2012).

IMDb Mini Biography By: Sarahhh

Trade Mark

Has one brown eye and one green eye

Distinct sounding voice

Curvaceous, buxom figure


Mila and her family moved from Ukraine to Los Angeles, California when she was age 7. 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 "That '70s Show" (1998) at age 14. Though actors had to be at least 18 to get the part, 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 is seven inches taller than Mila. In other scenes, Mila wears platform shoes to give her four extra inches.

She is a fan of the rock band Aerosmith.

At age 9, Mila 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.

Mila's best friend was Maria Osadchy when she was younger, an Aries whom she met in 2nd 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.

In 2006, ranked 47 of Maxim's Magazine Sexiest Women.

Her favorite movie is Prljavi ples (1987) and her favorite television series is "8 Simple Rulesfor Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002).

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

Is a fan of the famed MMORPG World of Warcraft.

Ranked 81 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Learned how to use a gun while filming Maks Pejn (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 Zaglavilo se (2007).

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

She and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar have a special credit in every episode of "Robot Chicken" (2005).

Mila 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 ME-luh koon-is.

Was ranked 5 in the 2009 Maxim Hot 100 Women list.

Close friends with James Franco and Natalie Portman.

Was ranked 22 on Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.

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

For the 2011 top 99 most desirable women in ask she was ranked 2.

Was 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 United States Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, North Carolina by Sergeant Scott Moore. At the time of the Internet invite, Moore was stationed in Musa Qala, Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines. Kunis' Friends with Benefits (2011) co-star Justin Timberlake came into contact with Sergeant 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.

Named the new face of Dior [January 5, 2012].

Voted 13 on 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 in the 2012 Maxim Hot 100 Women list.

Friends with Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake.

In a relationship with Ashton Kutcher [2012-present].

Is a self-confessed fan of "Zvezdane staze: Sledeća generacija" (1987).

Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine [October 6, 2012].

One of her favorite television series is "Dekster" (2006).

Voted 2 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2013.

Speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Personal Quotes

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 false 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 Russiabut not by the book. We do it to our own extent because being in RussiaBar 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 Russiashe was in second gradeand 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 friendsWithout 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.

Where Are They Now

(October 2006) In Fiji filming her new movie Boot Camp (2008) (aka "Straight Edge").

(July 2008) Visits the San Diego Comic-Con alongside director John Moore and Mark Wahlberg to promote Maks Pejn (2008).

(July 2010) In New York filming Friends with Benefits (2011).

(October 2012) New York, NY, USA: Filming The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2013).

(November 2012) Rome, Italy: Filming The Third Person (2013).