I’ve always been a fan of Mila Kunis because I love Family Guy and That ’70s Show, but lately the girl has been gearing up to be my next girl crush. She’s finally made the list as I learned more and more interesting facts about her life that made her most definitely crush-worthy. Mila Kunis is a famous actress with a very interesting personal life. She’s an immigrant who struggled to adjust to the United States culture. She isn’t afraid to indulge her nerdy side with online role playing games. She’s all around confident.
Mila Kunis was born in the Ukrainian SSR in 1983. The Jewish Kunis family lived there until 1991 when they moved to LA due to antisemitism, which was prevalent in post-World War II Ukraine, even in the ’90s. Kunis was seven at the time. They were allowed to move because of a lottery system that her family won, allowing them to leave for Moscow and eventually the U.S.
Kunis started school in America without knowing a word of English and she quickly went into culture shock. “Imagine being blind and deaf at age seven,” Kunis told LA Times. “And that’s kind of what it felt like moving to the States.”
Kunis can still speak fluent Russian today. In fact, here’s a video of her defending Justin Timberlake against a Russian reporter.
Most people remember Mila from her small screen beginnings on That ’70s Show — but what they might not realize is that Kunis was never supposed to be on the show. When casting for the show, producers asked for only actresses who were 18 years or older. Kunis, at age 14, tried out for the role anyway by telling the casting directors that she would be 18, without ever saying when. What a little trickster! Even though the producers figured out her lie, they still kept her on the cast because they felt that she would make a perfect Jackie Burkhart despite her age. I’m officially jealous of my girl crush. She got to kiss Ashton Kutcher at age 14 — literally a teen fan girl’s dream come true.
Despite involvement in this show in ’98, Family Guy in ’99 and various movies from ’01 on, Kunis didn’t start to become really famous until recently. Her roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall in ’08, Book of Eli in ’10 and Black Swan in ’11 are what really caught people’s eye. She became that hot girl who could be in a romantic comedy one second, to an action movie the next and then somehow end in an incredibly successful thriller.
With her fame, people finally began to notice Kunis’ outstanding looks. In 2011, Kunis received GQ‘s ‘Knockout of the Year’ award. She has steadily climbed Maxim‘s ‘Hot 100′ list, starting at No. 47 in 2008 and progressing all the way to No. 5 last year. She graced the covers of magazines like Cosmo, Elle, W and Vanity Fair.
But she also has a nerdy side. Kunis has told multiple interviewers the she is a fan of World of Warcraft. Kunis plays with close friends in the Alliance, but chooses to turn off the voice chat in the game to avoid fans recognizing her voice.
Surprisingly, Kunis isn’t a fan of the media and paparazzi that comes with the spotlight and she loves to avoid them by having quiet friends nights instead of going out. During these friends nights, they tend to play board games like the Settlers of Catan, a game where players become settlers who build cities and roads while trading for resources to survive –sounds thrilling, right?
This is why I love Mila Kunis. She’s down-to-earth, sassy to reporters and a total nerd.
What do you think of Mila Kunis? Does she make your girl crush list?