Birth Name: Milena Markovna Kunis
Birth Date: August 14, 1983
Birth Place: Chernovtsy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]
Mila Kunis most recently turned in stunning performances in both Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller Black Swan, opposite Natalie Portman; and in Albert and Allen Hughes’ post-apocalyptic drama, The Book of Eli, in which she starred alongside Denzel Washington,
Kunis was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress for her performance in Black Swan at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. The actress was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Awards. Black Swan was also named as one of AFI’s Movies of the Year (2010).
Having established herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought after and engaging young actresses, Kunis has fostered an impressive body of work that includes both major motion picture and television roles and is probably best known for her roles on two of Fox’s most successful shows:That 70’s Show, where she played Jackie Burkhart; and the animated Family Guy, where she brings the character of Meg to life. Notable film credits include Date Night, Extract, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Max Payne.
The actress will soon begin filming Ted, to be directed by Seth MacFarlene, starring with Mark Wahlberg. This summer, Kunis will shoot Disney’s Oz, The Great and Powerful. A prequel to the classic The Wizard of Oz, Kunis will play Theodora opposite James Franco. The film will be helmed by Sam Raimi and produced by Joe Roth.