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March 25, 2009

Mila Kunis, 6

Mila Kunis is an American actress. She is best known for her television roles, playing Jackie Burkhart on That '70s Show and providing the voice of Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy. She is also well-recognized for some of her roles in film, such as Rachel Jansen in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and as Mona Sax in Max Payne.

Kunis was born in Kiev, Ukraine to a Jewish family. Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher and drug store manager, and her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer and taxi driver. She also has an older brother. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991. She says that her English improved from watching The Price Is Right. In Los Angeles, she attended Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School. She was mostly taught by an on-set tutor for her high school years while taping That '70s Show. When not on the set, she attended Fairfax Senior High School.

At age nine Kunis took acting classes after-school at the Beverly Hills Studios, where she met her first and current manager Susan Curtis. She began appearing in print-ads, catalog and TV commercials for children's products like Lisa Frank products, Mattel's Barbie Doll and Payless Shoes. She also modeled for a girls' clothing campaign. Her first TV role was as the young Hope Williams on an episode of the popular soap opera Days of our Lives.

Previous to Kunis' breakthrough role on That '70s Show, Kunis had appeared in such films as Santa with Muscles, the 1997 film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves as a minor character (the daughter's friend) and in the Angelina Jolie film Gia, as Gia Carangi's younger self. She also had a minor role on 7th Heaven as Lucy's nemesis.

Kunis became more popular after being cast in the television series That '70s Show in 1998. During the auditions, all people auditioning for the roles in the show were required to be at least 18 years old, so Kunis told the casting staff at the audition that she was going to be 18 "on her birthday" not specifying to which birthday she was referring, she was actually 14 at the time of the audition. After receiving the part, she was able to keep 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. Kunis has stated many times that she is nothing like Jackie, her character on the show. She has been nominated seven times for a Teen Choice Award for playing Jackie, but never won.

Kunis is the voice of Meg Griffin in the animated TV show Family Guy for which she has received a 2007 Annie Award nomination, and of various characters on the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken. She has acted as the voice of Tanya in the video game Saints Row.

Kunis has appeared in music videos like Aerosmith's "Jaded", Vitamin C's "The Itch", The Strokes' "The End Has No End" and Mam Taylor feat. Joel Madden's "LA Girls", which also starred Carmen Electra.

Kunis has modeled for such men's magazines as Stuff and Maxim.

Kunis has had several large film roles which she obtained during or after That '70s Show such as the teen film Get Over It, American Psycho II: All American Girl, After Sex, Boot Camp and Moving McAllister.

Kunis' breakout movie performance was in the role of Rachel Jansen in the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The performance won her rave reviews and a Teen Choice Award nomination.

She also starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in the 2008 action movie Max Payne, portraying character Mona Sax. The film is based on the popular video game of the same name.

In December 2008, Kunis was featured in Gap's "Shine Your Own Star" Christmas campaign with other celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Jason Bateman, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Heder and others.

Next, she will star alongside Ben Affleck and Jason Bateman in the comedy Extract. She has also been confirmed to star alongside Denzel Washington in action film The Book of Eli.

Kunis was ranked #54 in Stuff's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002); Maxim named her #47 on its 2006 Hot 100 list. In 2008, she was ranked #81 on the Maxim Hot 100 list. She was also ranked #81 on the FHM U.S 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2008, although she is unranked in other FHM magazines from different nations. Also Kunis was accredited to be one of the most attractive geeks in 2008 due to her active playing in World of Warcraft by

Birth name: Milena Markovna Kunis
Born: August 14, 1983
Origin: Kiev, Ukraine SSR
Occupation: Actress
Years active: since 1994

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis


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