Kunis, Mila 1983–

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KUNIS, Mila 1983–


Original name, Milena Markovna Kunis; born August 14, 1983, in Kiev, Ukraine; immigrated to the United States, 1991; daughter of Mark (a mechanical engineer and cab company executive) and Elvira (a physics teacher and drugstore manager) Kunis. Education: Studied acting at Beverly Hills Studios. Avocational Interests: Salsa dancing, bowling.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress. Also worked as a model for Guess? girls clothing, 1997, and Lisa Frank products; appeared in television commercials for Mattel's Barbie and Payless Shoes.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination (with others), best performance in a TV series—young ensemble, 1999, YoungStar Awards, best performance by a young actress in a comedy TV series, 1999, 2000, Young Artist Award nominations, best performance in a TV comedy series—leading young actress, 2000, 2001, Teen Choice Award nominations, TV–choice actress, 2000, 2001, Teen Choice Award nominations, TV–choice actress—comedy, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, all for That '70s Show; Young Hollywood Award, one to watch–female, 2002.


Film Appearances:

Melinda, Make a Wish, Molly, 1995.

Sarah, Santa with Muscles, 1996.

Jill, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, 1997.

Abbey Tournquist, Krippendorf's Tribe, Buena Vista, 1998.

(Uncredited) Martice, Milo, 1998.

Basin, Get Over It (also known as Get Over It!), Miramax, 2001.

Rachael Newman, American Psycho II: All American Girl (also known as American Psycho 2), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Tina, Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, 2004.

Voice of Meg Griffin and additional voices, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story! (animated), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.

Tom 51, 2005.

Michelle, Moving McAllister, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Anna Marie Del–Bono, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, The WB, 1996–97.

Jackie Beulah Burkhardt, That '70s Show, Fox, 1998—.

Voice of Megan Griffin, Family Guy (also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia; animated), Fox, 1999–2000, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Susie Grogan, Piranha (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Piranha"), UPN, 1995.

Gia at age 11, Gia, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, 1999.

Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25, ABC, 2000.

Holiday Music Spectacular from Miami Beach 2000, Fox, 2000.

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000.

The 2000 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001.

Making the Show: That '70s Show (documentary), MTV, 2001.

Stars team member, Basebrawl: MTV Rock n' Jock, MTV, 2001.

Herself, Young Hollywood Awards, 2001.

MTV Icon: Aerosmith (documentary), MTV, 2002.

Herself, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Host, Seaside Survivor (also known as MTV's "Seaside Survivor"), MTV, 2002.

That '70s Show Special, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Anne, "Aftershock," Baywatch, 1994.

Lucy Sanchez, "The Defiant One," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1995.

Devon, "Here's Just Looking at You, Kid," Hudson Street, CBS, 1995.

Bonnie, "Hot Stuff," Baywatch, 1995.

Chloe, "In the Stars," Unhappily Ever After, The WB, 1996.

Ashley, "Saturday," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1996.

Theresa, Moloney, CBS, 1996.

Pepper, "Last Hope," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

Ashley, "With a Little Help From My Friends," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997.

Ashley, "See You in September," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997.

Ashley, "Truth or Dare," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997.

Jessie Kerwoord, "Company Town," Penascola: Wings of Gold, 1998.

Taylor Vaughn, "Tested," Get Real, Fox, 2000.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Daisy, Mad TV, Fox, 2002.

The Michael Essany Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2003.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Lana, "Space Camp Oddity," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2004.

Lana, "Policy of Truth," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2004.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2005.

Voice of Susan, "Gold Dust Gasoline," Robot Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of Pyramid contestant, "Badunkadunk," Robot Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Guest host, The View, ABC, 2005.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2005.

Herself, Punk'd, MTV, 2005.

Also appeared as Taylor Vaughn, "The Last Weekend," Get Real, Fox; in E! Hollywood Hold'em, E! Entertainment Television; narrator, TNN's Lifegame, TNN.

Television Work; Series:

Singer (theme song), Family Guy (also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia; animated), Fox, 1999.


Music Videos:

Appeared in Aerosmith's "Jaded," 2001; Vitamin C's "The Itch"; and The Stroke's "The End Has No End."



People Weekly, April 2, 2001, p. 79.