The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine), to a Jewish family. Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs, she realized that she wanted to act for the rest of her life. She started acting when she was just 9 years old, when her father heard about an acting class on the radio and decided to enroll Mila in it. There, she met her future agent. Her first gig was in 1995, in which she played a character named Melinda in Make a Wish, Molly (1995). From there, her career skyrocketed into big-budget films.
In 1998, Kunis (who had simplified her first name to Mila) caught her first big break when, at 14, she landed the role of Jackie Burkhart in the new Fox sitcom That '70s Show. She was cast as a whiny, self-absorbed rich girl, allowing her to perfect and showcase her comic timing. Her work on the program soon led her to Fox's Family Guy cartoon, where she supplied the voice for the character Meg Griffin.
Over the years, the raven-haired beauty appeared in several music videos, including Aerosmith's single "Jaded" (2001) and for The Strokes' single "The End Has No End" (2003). Following "That '70s Show" leaving the air in 2006, her film career began to take off, with major roles in movies like "After Sex" (2007) and the decidedly unfunny comedy "Moving McAllister" (2007), which also starred Jon Heder and Rutger Hauer. After starring in the straight-to-DVD thriller "Boot Camp" (2007), Kunis had a suitable role as a love-struck receptionist who falls for a slovenly television composer (Jason Segel) unable to get over his longtime girlfriend (Kristen Bell) in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008). Turning to video game adaptations,