Mila Kunis is an actress who was born in Ukraine. Kunis became famous early on for her leading role in That 70s Show, but she became a successful movie actress. Mila Kunis has also become a well-known voice actor. She is best known for her role as “Meg” on Family Guy's animated show.
Mila Kunis Early Years
Mila Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, on August 14, 1983. (formerly part of the Soviet Union). She grew up in Ukraine with her brother until she was seven. At that point, her family decided to move to Los Angeles, California, for only $250.
Even though her family was not poor, they were only allowed to bring that much money with them, and none of her parents' degrees or qualifications could be used in the United States.
The Jewish family left the Soviet Union because anti-Semitism worsened, and Mila and her brother had no plans. Kunis had trouble fitting in when she was in elementary school. Soon after starting high school, she was on That 70s Show. To get her GED, she was taught most of the time on set.
Mila Kunis Career
Mila Kunis started acting at age 9 as part of a program for kids after school. A manager saw her right away and started sending her to auditions. She got a job after her very first audition, which was for a Barbie ad. Days of Our Lives, Baywatch, and 7th Heaven were among the first TV shows in which she appeared.
Mila Kunis was cast as Jackie Burkhart on That 70s Show when she was only 14 years old, in 1998. The show ran for eight seasons and became one of the most popular on TV. Kunis was only 14 years old when she played a character who was 18. Still, the producers thought she was the right person for the part. She won several awards for her work on the show in the end.
A year later, Kunis got the part of “Meg” on Seth MacFarlane's animated comedy show Family Guy. She still voices the character, and Seth MacFarlane praised Mila Kunis at first because she sounded like a real teenager (being, in fact, a natural teen). The other characters on the show don't like Meg at all, and Kunis calls her character a “scapegoat.”
By 2001, Mila Kunis moved from TV to more critical movie roles. She started with a part in getting Over It with Kirsten Dunst. Then she was in films that didn't do as well, like American Psycho 2, Tony and Tina's Wedding, and Moving McAllister. Kunis didn't show how good she could be as an actress until That 70s Show ended.
Her big break came in 2006 when she played a well-liked character in the Forgetting Sarah Marshall TV show. The movie also did well at the box office, making over $105 million worldwide. Kunis had a busy year in 2010, as she also had a small part in the movie Date Night. Max Payne, which came out in 2008, was her next movie. The movie did well at the box office, but critics didn't like it.
In 2009, she returned with a role in Extract that critics praised. In 2010, Kunis started making it big as an actress in Hollywood. The Book of Eli, a big hit at the movies, made her even more famous.
But her role in Black Swan made the most noise that year. Mila Kunis was in Natalie Portman's most physically and mentally demanding role to date, which she played with Mila Kunis. Kunis's acting skills were pushed to the limit, and she did a lot of physical training to prepare for her role as a professional ballet dancer.
Ultimately, the movie won several awards and was nominated for five Oscars. Mila Kunis also won a lot of awards for her performance. Black Swan was also a big moneymaker, making $329 million worldwide.
In 2011, she made another hit movie called Friends With Benefits. The film she was in with Justin Timberlake made almost $150 million worldwide. But Kunis's next film, Ted, would be much bigger than any of these. Mila Kunis played the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg's character in a movie directed by Seth MacFarlane.
The film made a massive $549 million at the box office. In the 2013 Disney movie Oz the Great and Powerful, she played Theodora, the witch. This movie would be another massive hit at the box office, making more than $493 million. She was also in the movie Blood Ties, which had its world premiere at Cannes that same year.
The movie Third Person, which she made at the end of the year, made its debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Mila Kunis helped start a company called Orchard Farm Productions in 2014. She was in the lousy sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending the following year. Her next film, Bad Moms, did well at the box office, but critics didn't like it.
The same happened in the movie's follow-up, A Bad Moms Christmas. In 2018, Kunis played a vital role in The Spy Who Dumped Me, which was a hit at the box office but had mixed reviews. Kunis was in the movie Four Good Days, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.
Family Guy Salary
The leading voice actors for Family Guy each make $100,000 per episode. That's about $2 million a year for each actor. They can get more royalties if they sell DVDs and merchandise or get deals to have their shows shown in other places. The leading voice actors on The Simpsons each make $300,000 a year, but they got a more significant deal after threatening to leave the show for good a few years ago.
Mila Kunis Personal Life
In 2002, Mila Kunis started dating famous actor Macaulay Culkin. Throughout their relationship, it was hard for the couple to keep their privacy in the face of constant media attention. They broke up on good terms in 2011. Mila Kunis began dating Ashton Kutcher, who she had worked with on That 70s Show, in 2012. They got married in 2015 and had two kids after that.
Mila Kunis Real Estate
Mila bought a house in the LA neighbourhood of Laurel Canyon for $2.9 million in 2008. She bought a condo in West Hollywood for $540,000 in 2002. Ashton and Mila bought a home in Beverly Hills for $10,2 million in May 2014. In 2020, they put the house on the market for just under $14 million. In the end, in January 2022, they took $10.35 million.
They spent $10 million on a beachfront home in Carpenteria, California, near Santa Barbara, in June 2017. The property comprises two houses with a total living space of 3,100 square feet. Their main house is a 6-acre property in Beverly Hills photographed in August 2021 for Architectural Digest.
Mila Kunis's Net Worth
Mila Kunis is an actress born in Ukraine and has a fortune of $75 million. Kunis became famous early on for her leading role in That 70s Show, but she became a successful movie actress. Mila Kunis has also become a well-known voice actor. She is best known for her role as “Meg” on Family Guy's animated show.