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Who is Mila Kunis?
Mila Kunis is an American actress who was born on August 14, 1983. At the age of 14, she debuted as Jackie Burkhart on the Fox television program That ’70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, Kunis has been Meg Griffin’s voice on the Fox animated show Family Guy.
In 2008, Kunis’s breakthrough performance in a movie happened when she played Rachel in the love story Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
She got more praise from critics and awards for her work in the psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), for which she was nominated for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress.
Her other notable roles include Ted (2012), Bad Moms (2016), and A Bad Moms Christmas, as well as the action films Max Payne (2008) and The Book of Eli (2010), Friends with Benefits (2011), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as the Wicked Witch of the West (2017).
Where is Mila Kunis from?
Milena Markovna Kunis was born into a Ukrainian Jewish family on August 14, 1983, in Chernivtsi, a city in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union (now Ukraine).
Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher who runs a pharmacy, and her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer who works as a cab driver. Kunis has an elder brother, Michael.
Her grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Her mother tongue and the common language within her family is Russian.
While participating in the Conan O’Brien Podcast Kunis confirmed she does not speak Ukrainian stating Russian was the main language at the time she was there.
They did not teach the Ukrainian language in school until children were in second grade which was the time she left to come to the States.
She stated in 2011 that her parents had “amazing jobs”, and that she “was very lucky” and the family was “not poor”; they had decided to leave the Soviet Union because they saw “no future” there for Mila and her brother.
In 1991, when she was 7 years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, with US$250. “That was all we were allowed to take with us. My parents had given up good jobs and degrees, which were not transferable. We arrived in New York on a Wednesday and by Friday morning my brother and I were at school in L.A.”
What is Mila Kunis ethnicity?
Mila Kunis has said that a genealogical DNA test described her ethnicity as 96% to 98% Ashkenazi Jewish.
Kunis comes from a Jewish family and has cited antisemitism in the Soviet Union as one of several reasons for her family’s move to the United States.
She has stated that her parents “raised [her] Jewish as much as they could”, although religion was suppressed in the Soviet Union.
On her second day in Los Angeles, Kunis was enrolled at Rosewood Elementary School, not knowing a word of English. She later recalled: “I blocked out second grade completely. I have no recollection of it. I always talk to my mom and my grandma about it. It was because I cried every day. I didn’t understand the culture. I didn’t understand the people. I didn’t understand the language. My first sentence of my essay to get into college was like, ‘Imagine being blind and deaf at age seven.’ And that’s kind of what it felt like moving to the States.”
Where did Mila Kunis grow up?
Mila Kunis grow up on Los Angeles pizza, as her father was a delivery man in the city. “Just to get another boo,” she said, “It was Domino’s pizza.” She was swiftly met with intense disappointment from the crowd. “This is like a symphony of boos and ahhs,” she laughed.
In Los Angeles, she attended Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School. She used an on-set tutor for most of her high school years while filming That ’70s Show.
She briefly attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES), but when that school proved to be insufficiently flexible about her acting commitments, she transferred to Fairfax High School, graduating in 2001.
She briefly attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.