Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis was born in Ukraine, Russia, in August of 1983. In 1991, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. Tunis is from a Jewish family and cited anti-Semitism as the main reason her family left Russia. She came to the United States not speaking a word of English.

Kunis began doing commercials at age 9 and then moved to the soap opera Santa Barbara and bit parts in movies. She started playing Jackie on the television series That ’70s Show at age 14, although she told the producers she was 18. Since then, she has done voice over work on the show Family Guy and moved on to films. She married actor Ashton Kutcher, and together they have a daughter, Wyatt Isabelle.