Success in Hollywood is not easy to achieve, but Mila Kunis has managed to stay relevant in showbiz for over two decades, even after starting a family.
"That '70s Show" alum Mila Kunis appeared on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" on May 24, 2022, and shared that her favorite appearance on the talk show was on Mother's Day 2016. She was pregnant, and Ashton Kutcher surprised her by showing up with flowers.
DeGeneres also noted that Kunis raised $35 million for relief efforts in Ukraine, and the show partnered with TisBest to donate $35,000 to her fundraising campaign. Here's everything you need to know about Kunis' family and heritage.
Mila Kunis on June 21, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images
IS MILA KUNIS UKRAINIAN?
One of the reasons Kunis is so focused on raising money for Ukraine is because that is her home country. Born Milena Markovna Kunis in Chernivtsi, a city in western Ukraine, the Hollywood star and her family moved to the States when she was seven.
Kunis explained they relocated after the Soviet Union fell because it was "very communist," and her parents wanted her and her brother to have a better future. They left everything behind and came to America with only $250.
Mila Kunis on March 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
Mark, Kunis' dad, was a mechanical engineer, and Elvira, Kunis' mother, was a physics teacher. However, Mark worked as a house painter and pizza delivery guy and Elvira as a pharmacy clerk to make ends meet as immigrants.
Kunis had a hard time adapting to the American culture. She eventually took acting lessons and made her acting debut in 1994 in "Days of Our Lives." Her career skyrocketed after portraying Jackie Burkhart in "That '70s Show," and the rest is history.
WHERE DID MILA AND ASHTON KUTCHER MEET?
Kunis met her husband, Ashton Kutcher, on "That '70s Show," which ran from 1998 to 2006. However, they waited years before giving love a try.
In the meantime, Kunis was in a relationship with "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin for almost a decade, and Kutcher was married to "Ghost" actress Demi Moore for eight years.
Kutcher and Kunis reconnected and began dating in 2012, got engaged in February 2014, and tied the knot in 2015. The Hollywood couple started having kids before walking down the aisle.
[Kunis] never thought it was important for her kids to know where they came from.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES MILA HAVE?
Kunis' eldest kid is Wyatt, born on October 1, 2014. Wyatt became a big sister on November 30, 2016, when her brother Dimitri joined the brood. Unfortunately, Kunis and Kutcher's parenting skills have raised some eyebrows.
In July 2021, they said they only bathed their kids if they saw dirt on them. Their revelation made such a splash on the internet that several people (celebrities included) shared how frequently they took showers.
Weeks later, Kutcher uploaded a video of his children showering, and he poked fun at the situation by joking that Kunis was trying to either hurt or melt them with water. She couldn't keep a straight face.
Controversies aside, Kunis admitted that she had been talking to Wyatt and Dimitri about their Ukrainian heritage after the Russian invasion started.
Although Kunis knows how beautiful it is to come from multiple cultures, she never thought it was important for her kids to know where they came from. Luckily, they quickly understood they were half-Ukrainian and half-American.