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Mila Kunis

Real name: Milena Markovna Kunis
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Status: N/A
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Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis (Ukrainian: Милена Маркoвна Кунис; born August 14, 1983) is an American actress. She is known for playing Jacqueline "Jackie" Burkhart on That '70s Show, and also reprises the role as Meg Griffin on the popular animated series Family Guy.

Kunis was born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine), on August 14, 1983. Daughter of Elvira, a drugstore manager and physics teacher, and Mark Kunis, a cab company executive and mechanical engineer. Her family is Jewish and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991. Kunis learned English by watching The Price Is Right; host Bob Barker spoke slowly enough for her to understand. In Los Angeles, she attended Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School, Kunis took after-school acting classes and was cast in minor roles in children's programs and television commercials, appearing in a 1994 episode of Days of Our Lives as a young Hope Williams.

Kunis became well known after being cast in the television series That '70s Show in 1998. During the auditions, all persons auditioning for the roles in the show were required to be at least 17 years of age, so Kunis told the casting staff at the audition that she was going to be 17 on her birthday (not specifying which one): after receiving the part, she was kept on the role despite having misled the directors as she had been considered the best fit for the character and was thought to have been creative in her way of gaining the audition despite her age; she was 14 at the time of the audition and had turned 15 by the time the show began filming. Kunis has stated many times that she is nothing like Jackie, her character on the show, insisting that she is really more of the cute girl-next-door type with a dash of tomboy thrown in for good measure. Before the program, Kunis had appeared in the 1997 film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves as a minor character (the daughter's friend), and in the Angelina Jolie film Gia, as Gia's younger self. Despite this docile description, she has shown a different attitude by her sultry appearance on the cover of the men's magazine Stuff in December of 2005.

Kunis is the voice of Meg Griffin in the animated TV show Family Guy, and of several characters on the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken. She has acted as the voice of Tanya Winters in the video game Saints Row. She is filming a movie in Fiji called Boot Camp. She guest starred on Grounded for Life as Brad's ex-girlfriend from space camp.

Kunis was ranked #54 in Stuff's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002); Maxim named her #47 on its 2006 Hot 100 list. She is dating actor Macaulay Culkin.

According to the DVD commentary of the Family Guy movie (during the third part in which Kunis was a commentator), Kunis claims that one of the reasons her boyfriend likes her is because of her role on Family Guy; He is a big fan of the show. She goes on to say that it was because of Culkin that she actually sat down and watched the show (having never done so before).

Mila stated in the DVD commentary of Family Guy Volume 4 that both of her grandfathers were Holocaust survivors, one of whom was forced to work digging mass graves.

She is heterochromatic, which means her two eyes are different in color. One is blue while the other has a tint of green.



 


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