“I am… stubborn, and I admit it, so it’s okay.”
Mila Kunis's Biography
Mila Kunis (Mila is actually a nickname, her full name being Milena Markovna Kunis) is a Ukrainian American actress best known for her roles in That ‘70s Show, Family Guy, and especially Black Swan, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Kunis and her family immigrated to Los Angeles from Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) in 1991, when she was seven years old. She got her start in acting at age nine, and became a household name while still in high school as Jackie Burkhart on That ‘70s Show—a role she more or less lied about her age to get, considering all the actors were meant to be at least 18.
From there, Kunis began to dabble in film, and despite a rocky start she has since become a full-fledged movie star. Her first successful gig was in the Judd Apatow-produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and thanks to its positive reception she went on to be cast in Darren Aronofsky’s Best Picture nominee Black Swan.
Despite the fact that she’s often described herself as a foodie, Kunis didn’t talk much about her favorite cocktails and spirits before becoming the official spokesperson for Jim Beam Bourbon in 2014. Though we’re sure it pays pretty well, she was by all accounts a whiskey gal well before then, and will be long after—not bad to get a job you love, eh?