Mila Kunis is an American actress best known for her role in the American sitcom ‘That ’70s Show’ as ‘Jackie,’ the noisy, chirpy, self-centered affluent girl. Despite the fact that she has moved on from ‘That ’70s Show’ and has had a lot of hits, she is recognized for her irritating ways and her prodigious comic timing. Since then, she has appeared in a number of television shows, including the animated comedy ‘Family Guy’ and a minor role in the drama series ‘7th Heaven.’ When she first began out in the film industry, the majority of her films were released much later than expected. She, on the other hand, remained unfazed and began to be recognized for her acting ability and powerful dialogues. With her girl-next-door charm and realistic connection with her co-stars in films like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Extract,” “The Book of Eli,” “Black Swan,” and “Friends with Benefits,” she quickly became Hollywood’s darling. She has been linked to a number of her co-stars, including Macaulay Culkin, Justin Timberlake, and Ashton Kutcher from ‘That ’70s Show.’ She is the face of Christian Dior and one of the ‘100 most powerful celebrities in the world,’ in addition to her acting career.
Childhood and Adolescence
Milena Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, on August 14, 1983, to Mark and Elvira Kunis. She has a sibling who is older than her. Her mother is a physics teacher who also manages a pharmacy, and her father is a mechanical engineer who also works as a cab driver. She is descended from a Jewish family.
When she was seven years old, her family moved to Los Angeles. She went to Rosewood Elementary School there.
She began taking acting lessons when she was nine years old. She auditioned for a few commercials before landing her first television role in 1994 on ‘Days of Our Lives.’ As a kid performer, she appeared in ‘Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves,’ ‘Santa with Muscles,’ and Angelina Jolie’s film ‘Gia.’ Her first notable appearance was as ‘Jackie Burkhart’ in the hit comedy ‘That ’70s Show’ in 1998. She gave her voice to the role of ‘Meg Griffin’ on the animated sitcom ‘Family Guy’ after receiving amazing acclaim for her performance as ‘Jackie.’ She then attended Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School and Fairfax High School, where she received her diploma in 2001. She also studied for a short time at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.
Career of Mila Kunis
Despite the fact that she began her career as a child actor, she began to appear in more mature and challenging roles in the year 2000. In 2001, she starred alongside Kristen Dunst in the film ‘Get Over It,’ and the following year, she starred in the horror film ‘American Psycho 2,’ which was released on DVD.
In 2004, she starred in the film ‘Tony and Tina’s Wedding,’ which was only three years later shown in theaters. Despite conflicting reviews for her performance, the picture as a whole did poorly at the box office.
She starred alongside Jon Heder in the 2005 film ‘Moving McAllister,’ which was re-released two years later. This film received mixed reviews from reviewers and the general public.
In 2007, she starred alongside James Franco in a video for a website called ‘Funny or Die,’ which was based on an MTV show. Fans viewed the video over one million times after it became viral.
In 2008, she was cast in the film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall,’ in which she played ‘Rachel Jansen,’ a siren receptionist. She was cast beside Jason Segel and Russell Brand, two well-known performers. The film was a critical and financial success, propelling Kunis to new heights in Hollywood.
In the same year, she starred as an assassin in the film ‘Max Payne.’ She had to train in boxing, martial arts, and gun handling for this job. The film did well at the box office, but received harsh criticism from critics.
In 2009, she acted alongside Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck in the film ‘Extract.’ The next year, she co-starred in ‘The Book of Eli’ with Denzel Washington, which got mixed reviews.
In 2010, she was cast as the gloomy ‘Lily’ in the psychological thriller film ‘Black Swan.’ Despite the fact that Natalie Portman played the female protagonist, the picture became one of Kunis’ biggest hits, earning her numerous awards nominations.
In 2011, she co-starred with Justin Timberlake in the American rom-com ‘Friends with Benefits.’ The film was a huge box office success and received multiple awards nominations. For the film, she is regarded to have played one of her best unorthodox parts. In 2012, she starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in the film “Ted.” It’s a project important to Kunis’ heart, according to her. In the same year, she was named the ‘Face of the Spring Fashion Campaign’ by Christian Dior.
Kunis starred as ‘Theodora’ in ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ in 2013. In the same year, she starred in the film ‘Blood Ties.’ Kunis also starred alongside Robin Williams and Peter Dinklage in the comedy ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,’ but the film got mixed reviews.
Kunis played alongside Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, and James Franco in the film ‘Third Person,’ which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and had a limited distribution later that year. The film, on the other hand, garnered generally negative feedback. She appeared in the science fiction picture ‘Jupiter Ascending’ with Channing Tatum in 2015. Although the picture was a moderate success, it earned primarily poor reviews.
Mila Kunis starred in the comedy ‘Bad Moms’ in 2016. The film was a tremendous box office hit, and a sequel, ‘A Bad Moms Christmas,’ was released in 2017. It, too, was a huge hit.
She made her acting debut in the comedy ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ in 2018. The film was a box office hit, but critical reception was divided.
Major Projects of Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis made her big screen debut in ‘That ’70s Show,’ alongside Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, and Laura Prepon as the intolerant, pampered, bratty girl ‘Jackie Burkhart.’ She was one of the show’s protagonists, and her egotistical, immature behavior, as well as her repeated affairs with the series’ primary male characters, won her fans’ hearts. From August 23, 1998 through May 18, 2006, the show was one of the most popular sitcoms in the United States. Her performance as ‘Lily’ in the 2010 film ‘Black Swan’ demonstrated her versatility as an actress who could take on any part and pull it off with ease. Her competition with the film’s lead character, as well as her incredible dance techniques, for which she practiced for four hours a day, seven days a week, drew praise from critics and the audience alike. The film received five Academy Award nominations and is expected to be one of her most successful pictures to date, grossing $329 million at the box office.
Achievements & Awards
For ‘That ’70s Show,’ she earned the Young Star Award for ‘Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series’ in 1999. In 2012, Esquire magazine named her one of the “Sexiest Women Alive.” In Forbes’ list of “100 Powerful Celebrities,” she was placed #89.
Personal & Family Life
Mila Kunis dated ‘Home Alone’ star Macaulay Culkin in 2002, but the couple ended their 8-year relationship amicably. Soon after, rumors circulated that she was dating her ‘Friends with Benefits’ co-star Justin Timberlake, but Kunis denied the claims. A certain Christopher Chaney, who pleaded guilty in court, hacked her cellphone and email accounts in 2011. She began to appear with Ashton Kutcher in a number of occasions, and their relationship was formally announced in 2013. They married in February 2014, and their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, was born on October 1, 2014. In 2015, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher married. Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, the couple’s son, was born in 2016.
This famous Hollywood actress of the ‘Ted’ series had a persistent eye ailment called ‘iritis,’ which caused blindness in one eye but was ultimately repaired. Her eyes are likewise different colors, with one being brown and the other being green. A condition known as ‘Heterochromia iridum’ causes this.