Actress Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983.
At the age of 7 she immigrated with her family to Los Angeles, where she began taking acting lessons.
Early Life Mila Kunis was born Milena Kunis in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi on August 14, 1983.
At the age of 7, Kunis immigrated to the United States with her parents, Mark and Elvira, as well as her older brother, Michael, and eventually settled in Los Angeles.
It proved to be a rough start for the Kunis family, who arrived in their new country with just $250 in their pocket.
But Kunis’s parents, who both gave up professional careers to uproot themselves, were determined to make a better life for their children.
Mark, a former mechanical engineer, soon found work as a cab driver, while Elvira, who had taught physics in Ukraine, wound up running a pharmacy. My first sentence of my essay to get into college was like, ‘Imagine being blind and deaf at age 7.’ And that’s kind of what it felt like moving to the States.