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40 interesting facts about Mila Kunis: came to the U.S. after her parents won the lottery, loves World of Warcraft

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The beautiful and talented actress Mila Kunis came to fame on the sitcom That '70s Show and has starred in movie hits such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Black Swan.

  1. Mila Kunis was born on August 14, 1983 in Chernivtsi in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union.

  2. Her full name is Milena Markovna Kunis.

  3. At the age of 7 she immigrated with her family to Los Angeles, where she began taking acting lessons.

  4. Her parents made the move after they won a lottery ticket. She couldn't speak English and really struggled in her first year to settle down. "I cried every day," she said. "I didn't understand the culture. I didn't understand the people."

  5. Mila Kunis largely attributes her learning to speak English from the American TV show 'The Price is Right.'

  6. When she was younger, Mila suffered from glaucoma and had to have steroid injections into her eyes.

  7. In an effort to help their young daughter meet other kids, Mark and Elvira Kunis enrolled Milena in a children's acting program at the Beverly Hills Studio. There, she met Susan Curtis, a talent manager, who took the reins of Kunis's career.

  8. Between the ages of 9 and 14, Kunis appeared in about 15 commercials and multiple television shows.

     

  9. She had a guest role on Walker, Texas Ranger when she was 14 and she learned how to throw a punch from Chuck Norris.
  10. One of Mila's eyes is blue and the other is green.

  11. Mila landed her big break at the age of 14 as Jackie on That '70s Show, playing alongside Ashton Kutcher. The stars were meant to be 18, but the producers worked it out so she could be in it.

  12. When she found out she had to kiss her co-star, incidentally her first kiss, she reminisces, saying "Then I was like, "I have to kiss him?' I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him. So I totally perfumed myself and I was like, 'Hey, I feel better about myself!'"

  13. Even though she had a major role on That '70s Show, she worked odd jobs. Around the show's third season, she filled in for one of her friend's employees at a shop called Natural Wonders. She would also work at Rite-Aid with her mom after she picked her up from the set.

  14. According to People magazine, Mila Kunis largely grew up with the cast of 'That 70's Show.' She attributes her co-stars Wilmer Valderrama with teaching her how to drive, and Danny Masterson for being her prom date and buying Kunis her first drink.

  15. Mila Kunis graduated from Fairfax High School in June 2001.

  16. Mila Kunis appeared in Aerosmith's music video for their 2001 song 'Jaded' and also in The Strokes' music video for the group's 2003 song 'The End Has No End.'

  17. Mila previously dated Richie Rich star Macaulay Culkin for eight years before their split in 2010. They met on the set of American Psycho II: All American Girl.

  18. Mila Kunis is the voice of the sarcastic and under-appreciated daughter Meg Griffin on the TV show 'Family Guy,' and has been so since 1999.

  19. Kunis has been a 'Star Trek' fan since she was in her late teens and says she owns vintage 'Star Trek' figurines.

  20. One of her favorite foods is pizza.

  21. In 2007, Kunis unsuccessfully auditioned for the part that eventually went to Katherine Heigl in Judd Apatow's film Knocked Up.

  22. Apatow was so impressed with her that he offered her a part in his 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The cast spent two months in Hawaii while they filmed the movie and Kunis took the opportunity to learn how to surf.

  23. Kunis lost 20 pounds, stayed on a strict, 1,200-calorie-a-day diet and took ballet lessons for four hours every day to train for her role in "Black Swan."

  24. Kunis demanded her father not to watch the sex scene she shares with Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

  25. Kunis told W magazine in a March interview that she sustained multiple injuries throughout her transformation into a ballerina for her role in 'Black Swan.' Among them - a torn ligament and a dislocated shoulder. Kunis was left with two scars on her back following her injuries.

  26. Mila Kunis said in an interview published in the March issue of W Magazine that she will never dance again after taking part in the film 'Black Swan.' 'The first time I saw the movie, I was like it's great that the performance has been captured on film, because I will never put on those pointe shoes again,' Kunis told the magazine.

  27. Charlie Sheen once said in an interview that he has a major crush on Mila Kunis.

  28. She's an adventure junkie and loves sky diving.

  29. Mila Kunis loves video games such as World of Warcraft and has said she prefers playing games then going out. She said she got so addicted at one point, she even had to get it removed from her computer although her account is still active.

  30. Mila is known as "Goldfish" because of her short attention span.

  31. Mila trained with a S.W.A.T. team to prep for her role in "Max Payne."

  32. Her favorite female comedians are Lucille Ball, Sarah Silverman and Tina Fey.

  33. In 2011, Kunis was back giving audiences a laugh with the comedy Friends with Benefits, which paired the actress with Justin Timberlake.

  34. In 2012, she co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in another comedy film, Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane, whom she's worked with for years on the set of Family Guy(MacFarlane created the show).

  35. Mila's done illegal street art in Los Angeles protesting the Defense of Marriage Act.
  36. In March 2014, media outlets began reporting that Kunis, 30, and Kutcher, 36, were expecting a baby.

  37. The couple is also said to be engaged.

  38. Her favorite color is blue.

  39. Mila was nearly removed from a Los Angeles Dodgers playoff game a few years ago for heckling the home team.

  40. Even though she is an American now, she has not forgotten her roots. Her parents live close by in Los Angeles and she visits them often and speaks Russian with them.

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