"I don't think it's true that blondes have more fun... Trust me, it is not true!" Mila Kunis
Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis is widely recognized for playing spoiled teen Jackie Burkhardt in Fox's hit comedy series "That '70s Show" (1998) and for providing her voice for character Meg Griffin (2000-present) in Fox's animated comedy series Family Guy (1999). Her film work includes Piranha (1995, TV), Santa with Muscles (1996), Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Gia (1998), Get Over It (2001) and American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002). Mila recently starred in the 2004 movie Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. Kunis will soon appear in the upcoming films Tom 51 and Moving McAllister.
5' 3" tall brunette Mila Kunis, who has green and blue eyes, was named one of Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women In The World in 2002. Her private life includes being linked to Home Alone star, actor Macaulay Culkin, whom she has been dating since 2002.
Childhood and Family:
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Soviet Union (now Kiev, Ukraine) on August 14, 1983, seven-year-old Milena Markovna Kunis and her family moved to the United States where she spent the rest of her childhood. She is the daughter of mechanical engineer Mark Kunis (now the president of a cab company), and physics teacher Elvira Kunis (now a drugstore manager).
She has one brother, Mike Kunis, a biochemist.
Mila attended Fairfax Senior High School in Los Angeles, California and graduated in June 2001. In her Los Angeles home, she enjoys collecting teddy, beanie and ceramic bears, swimming, bowling, shopping, ice-skating and learning golf. A fan of Rosie O'Donnell and Jay Leno talk shows, Mila also loves to listen to Shania Twain, Ricky Martin, Goo Goo Dolls, Blink 182, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock and hard rock/metal band Aerosmith (she appeared in their "Jaded" music video).
After learning English by watching the game show "The Price is Right" (1972, hosted by Bob Barker), nine-year-old Mila signed up with the Beverly Hills Studio where she met her manager Susan Curtis at an after-school acting class. She subsequently appeared in national commercials for Barbie dolls and Payless shoes as well as was spotted as a guest on the sitcoms "Baywatch," NBC's "The John Larroquette Show" and ABC's "Hudson Street."
In 1995, Kunis debuted in Bruce Schwartz's film version of Barbara Cohen's book, Make a Wish, Molly, and in Showtime's Piranha. She followed it up with Santa with Muscles (1996, starring Hulk Hogan) and the straight-to-video release Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997).
Meanwhile, she played reoccurring roles on the WB series "7th Heaven" and "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" during 1996-1997. She also guest starred in an episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" and once became the focus of a Guess? clothing ad campaign.
Kunis portrayed eleven-year-old Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, in HBO's biographical drama, adopted from Stephen Fried's book, Gia (1998, Angelina Jolie played the adult version of the character). In that same year, she played a bit part in Todd Holland's adaptation of Frank Parkin's book, the family comedy Krippendorf's Tribe, and appeared as a guest in an episode of "Pensacola: Wings of Gold."
Mila Kunis joined an audition for Fox's teen comedy series "That '70s Show" and after lying about her age (saying she was 18 years old instead of 14), she won the regular role of spoiled girl Jackie Burkhardt. During her stay with the show, she netted two consecutive Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress/Performance in a Comedy TV Series in 1999 and 2000.
In the new millennium she replaced Lacey Chabert as Meg Griffin's voice in Fox's animated comedy series "Family Guy" (1999). She then appeared in Tommy O'Haver's hit teen romantic comedy Get Over It (2001, with Kirsten Dunst and Sisqo) and in the video for Aerosmith's single "Jaded." On the small screen, she was spotted as a guest in "Get Real," "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" and "Mad TV."
2002 saw Mila Kunis starring as Rachelle Newman, a college student who becomes a serial killer, in Morgan J. Freeman's horror American Psycho II: All American Girl, alongside William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies and Robin Dunne. She also nabbed the Young Hollywood Award for One to Watch - Female, that year.
More recent, Kunis costarred with former New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre (played Tony), as Tina in Roger Paradiso's comedy Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, a film based on the long-running interactive stage show. She appeared as a guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in February 2005 and will play roles in two upcoming comedies, Ron Carlson's Tom 51 (alongside Clifton Collins Jr.) and Andrew Black's Moving McAllister (opposite Rutger Hauer).
- Young Hollywood Awards: One to Watch - Female, 2002
- YoungStar Awards: Best Young Actress/Performance in a Comedy TV Series, That '70s Show, 2000
- YoungStar Awards: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series, That '70s Show, 1999