Mila Kunis is a Ukrainian-born actress with an estimated net worth of $75 million. She rose to stardom when she was a child. Kunis gained prominence for her central role in the television period sitcom “That ’70s Show”.
She grabbed the headlines recently as the 38-year-old “Bad Moms” actress and husband Ashton Kutcher launched a campaign to raise funds for Humanitarian efforts in Ukraine collecting more than $20 million in less than one week against their goal of $30 million.
Kunis is also in the news as she opened up on her Ukrainian roots and the Ukrainian invasion by Russia. She uploaded a candid interview with Maria Shriver on YouTube on 11th March.
Mila Kunis opens up on her Ukrainian roots and Russian invasion
She said in the interview with Maria Shriver for the journalist’s “Conversations Above the Noise”, “I very much have always felt like an American. People were like, ‘Oh, you’re so Eastern European.’ I was like, ‘I’m so L.A. What do you mean?’ My whole life I was like L.A. through and through. Then this happens — and mind you, we have friends in Ukraine, Ash and I went and met with [President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy right before COVID. I’ve been there, but have always considered myself very much an American.”
Kunis further added, “I don’t think that we need to consider the people of Russia an enemy. I do really want to emphasize that. I don’t think that that’s being said enough in the press. I think that there’s now, ‘If you’re not with us, you’re against us’ mentality. I don’t want people to conflate the two problems that are happening.”
Below is every bit of Mila Kunis you need to know.
Early Life & Acting Career
Milena Markovna Kunis was born in the year 1983 in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Her parents migrated to Los Angeles, California when she was just 7 years old. Her mother tongue is Russian and is also the common language within her family.
She completed her graduation in 2001 and then attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She disclosed that her ethnicity is 96% Ashkenazi Jewish in 2017.
She started her career in acting at the age of nine when her father enrolled her in acting classes at the Beverly Hills Studios. On her debut audition, she landed the role for a Barbie commercial.
She first appeared on TV in the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in 1994. She then moved into films in the year 2001 with the film “Get Over It” by starring opposite Kirsten Dunst.
She featured in many movies like American Psycho (2002), After Sex (2007), Boot Camp (2008), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Max Payne (2008), Extract (2009), The Book of Eli (2010), Date Night (2010), Black Swan (2010), Friends With Benefits (2011), Ted (2012), Jupiter Ascending (2015) and Bad Moms (2016).
She received several awards and nominations in her professional career spanning more than two decades.
Salary as a Voice actor in “Family Guy”
Kunis also became a household name as a voice actor. She lent the voice of “Meg” on the animated series “Family Guy”.
She earns around $100,000 per episode as a voice actor in the series which turns out to be around $2 million per annum. She also makes money through royalties from the sale of DVDs, merchandise and syndication deals.
Real Estate Investments
She purchased a condo in West Hollywood for $540,000 in the year 2002. In 2008, Kunis purchased a home in the Laurel Canyon area of LA for $2.9 million.
She is married to Ashton Kutcher and the couple share two children together. She and her husband bought a lavish home in Beverly Hills for $10.2 million in 2014. They recently sold the house in Jan 2022 for $10.35 million.
The couple bought one more house in Carpenteria, California, near Santa Barbara in June 2017 for $10 million. The property is spread across a combined 3,100-square-feet of interior living space.