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Mila Kunis rose to fame in That '70s Show

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Who is Mila Kunis?

American actress Mila Kunis, fondly remembered for her role as the boisterous, self-centered rich girl 'Jackie' in the iconic sitcom 'That ‘70s Show,' is a household name in Hollywood. Although she has ventured into diverse roles, she remains endeared for her infectious comic timing and effervescent screen presence. The small screen embraced her talent as she lent her voice to 'Family Guy' and appeared in the drama series '7th Heaven.' 

In the realm of film, she has proven her mettle in movies like 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' 'The Book of Eli,' 'Black Swan,' and 'Friends with Benefits.' With her relatable charm and undeniable chemistry with co-stars, Mila quickly became a Hollywood favorite.

Early Life

Born on August 14, 1983, in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, to Mark Kunis and Elvira, Mila Kunis moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. The young Mila began acting lessons at nine, quickly landing roles on 'Days of Our Lives' and other shows before hitting the big time as 'Jackie Burkhart' on 'That ‘70s Show' at fifteen. Balancing her burgeoning acting career with academics, she graduated from Fairfax High School in 2001 while still lighting up living rooms across America.

Career

Her acting career took a turn for the serious in the new millennium with challenging roles in movies like 'Get Over It,' 'American Psycho 2,' and 'Tony n Tina’s Wedding.' Her career reached new heights in 2008 with 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' a critical and commercial hit. She later impressed audiences with her performances in 'Max Payne,' 'Extract,' and 'The Book of Eli.'

Her role in 'Black Swan' (2010) marked a pivotal point in her career. She was nominated for various awards for her gripping portrayal of 'Lily.' Following this, she starred in 'Friends with Benefits,' further cementing her status as a leading lady in Hollywood. Her other notable works include 'Ted,' 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' 'Bad Moms' and its sequel, 'A Bad Moms Christmas,' 'The Spy Who Dumped Me,' and 'Luckiest Girl Alive.'

Awards 

Kunis has been recognized for her on-screen contributions with several awards, including the Young Star Award in 1999 for her role in 'That ‘70s Show.' In 2012, Esquire magazine listed her as one of the 'Sexiest Women Alive,' and Forbes featured her in their '100 Powerful Celebrities' list.

Personal Life

In her personal life, Kunis has made headlines with high-profile relationships. She dated 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin for eight years until 2010. Rumors linked her to 'Friends with Benefits' co-star Justin Timberlake, which she denied. She began dating 'That ‘70s Show’ co-star, Ashton Kutcher, in 2013, and the two became engaged in 2014. Later that year, they welcomed their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle.

Philanthropy

Beyond her acting career, Mila Kunis serves as the face of Christian Dior and is deeply involved in charitable work. Whether she's lighting up the screen with her performances or championing causes close to her heart, Mila Kunis continues to inspire with her multifaceted career and down-to-earth personality.

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