Mila Kunis

by ethnic on May 14, 2009

Birth Name: Milena Markovna Kunis

Place of Birth: Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)

Date of Birth: August 14, 1983

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mila Kunis is an American actress. She became known for starring in the television series That ’70s Show. Her parents, Elvira and Mark, are both Jewish. She moved to the U.S. when she was seven years old, in 1991, settling in Los Angeles, California.

Mila is married to actor Ashton Kutcher, with whom she has two children.

Three of Mila’s grandparents are named Boris, Roza/Rosa, and Yitzhak.

A 23andMe DNA test taken by Mila stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*96%-98% Ashkenazi Jewish

Mila has also said:

The amount of guilt that I’ve perfected the use of – already on my 3-year-old – is magical… I took a 23 and Me test, where you find out… what’s your DNA… and I’m thinking “I’m going to be exotic… there’s going to be something wonderful about me.” No, ya’ll, I am 96% Ashkenazi Jew. You know what that means? I’m inbred. I am really Jewish, you guys. There is nothing about me that’s exotic. I am a Jew. You know what that means? Guilt.

Sources: Interview with Mila Kunis in JVibe Magazine – http://archive.is

Genealogy of Mila Kunis – https://www.geni.com

photo by PR Photos

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andrew August 6, 2018 at 4:09 pm

her birth town is in Bukovina

Pegzi March 14, 2017 at 10:06 am

She is the most beautiful thing ever. Nothing is more beautiful than her.

neiltennant May 22, 2016 at 9:03 am

she is very hot and i thank god that her family was able to escape UKRAINE

from the first moment on i saw her on TV it was a series in mid 1990s with the speaking dog, i knew that this beautiful girl will become a superstar…

at that moment i am writing i see her on the JACK DANIELS advert

bearboy June 23, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Okay, I get it everyone is dying to know my opinion of Mila Kunis and I have to say she is one of the most beautiful celebrities out there. When I think about an attractive woman I think to myself, “Hey bearboy does this girl have a nice, plus size nose” I respond by saying, “OF COURSE” look at Abigail Breslin, Ashley Tisdale, Dianna Agron, Amanda Bynes, Melissa Rauch, Greta Van Susteren all very beautiful woman who can really rock that honker Smiley Face

pookerella October 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm

You are antisemitic. The level of bigotry, prejudice and racism on this site is out of hand. ps get a pair of glasses, she has a TINY nose.

bearboy July 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm

No @pookerella you hate Jewish people. Same with @Neil Tennant who attacked Israel on the Adam Sandler page.

neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 2:02 am

@bearboy

Please can anybody ban this guy and remove his allegations against me ?

I have told the guys here tons of times that I am also of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage

my fathers father was verified as a Jew from Ukraine

neiltennant August 5, 2018 at 7:17 am

@bearboy

I’m very sad at this moment

my father is of Jewish descent and I’m offended by your comment
there is so much hate outside please delete his post

TheHelper August 14, 2017 at 2:32 am

@pookerella What the hell have you been smoking. He said nothing that was anti Semitic or racist. By the way, Mila Kunis is White. Jewish isn’t a race, it’s a religion.

bearboy August 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Thanks @TheHelper! I love the Jewish people, the Jewish faith, and the Jewish state of Israel. My Irish Catholic mother would probably agree with @Andrew that I have a “fetish” for people of the faith but we are all different which is a good thing!

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

She wouldn’t be considered white in Ukraine.

Devotion October 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Ukraine? No way.

Scandinavia, where people are albino looking with blonde haired, perhaps.

pookerella October 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

WHAT?!?

TheHelper August 14, 2017 at 2:33 am

@lelo4 Yes she would. Jewish isn’t a race, it’s a religion.

Woogieboo April 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I think she is very beautiful, I like the contrast of real bronzed skinned and hazel eyes :)

pookerella October 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm

She has heterochromia, and one hazel eye, one green eye.

TheHelper August 14, 2017 at 2:34 am

@Woogieboo She tans, that’s why her skin looks dark.

visokozen November 22, 2014 at 4:48 am

She can easily pass for a gypsie.

ashash October 1, 2014 at 4:23 pm

She is the most beautiful woman of color.

andrew October 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm

white is a color..

thomas1987 November 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

she s white ‘
not a woman of color

Betta Franka December 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm

White is the sum of all colors…

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm

only in the US. lol In Ukraine or Russia she would be called ‘Black’

TheHelper August 14, 2017 at 2:48 am

@lelo4 No, she wouldn’t. Having dark skin does not make one Black. She tans to make herself that dark. If you don’t believe me, then look up the woman who was addicted to tanning. She has White skin, but because of her addiction to tanning, she caused her skin to turn near Black.

stlucas August 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

Not only is she white, but she has stated in an interview that she saw a black person for the first time at the age of seven (at the American Embassy in Ukraine), and she asked this person if there were people of other colors (such as purple) in the world. This is just to say that people definitely perceived her as white in her community, including herself, and well, that’s basically what she is.

http://video.wmagazine.com/watch/lynn-hirschbergs-screen-tests-mila-kunis

pookerella October 16, 2016 at 3:50 pm

OMG! She is CAUCASIAN ASSHOLE.

pookerella October 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

OMG! She is CAUCASIAN.

lelo4 October 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Of course she’s Caucasian, like other Arabs and Semites. But she’s not white/European.

bearboy May 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm

I think your best option is to ignore @pookerella. She is a troll that enjoys cursing and pretending to be an eye doctor.

TheHelper August 14, 2017 at 2:51 am

@lelo4 She is White/European. Caucasian means White.

Wow July 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

In the comments we see that “Ashkenazi Jewish” is an ethnicity that confuses everything and people love to argue over it.

It’s a “bottle-necked community” based on religious (meaning people would marry and have babies from this group exclusively to hang onto culture and religion, and because of feeling like outsiders). They moved from place to place, occasionally mixing. It is plausible to say she could have Mediterranean roots.

To the people bringing up “Khazar”, check your sources.

Dogg November 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

And the Khazar Theory has never been disproven, there is just not much evidence to back it up. We don’t any Khazar people to test their DNA so we can’t know for sure.

ashash June 13, 2014 at 4:43 am

Her daughter with Ashton Kutcher will be stunning. Mila is already perfect-looking.

bosoxinny July 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Have you ever seen her without makeup?

Dogg November 21, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Shut up. Mila Kunis is gorgeous. No woman looks perfect without makeup. She still looks better than more than half of girls I’ve seen without makeup.

Kimmel June 11, 2016 at 8:37 am

Yes. I try to not remember those images.

elina March 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

ps the odessa is a 100% Russian city bulded by Russians with the standards of the architecture of the Russian city santk peterbourg like the most ukranian cities and soon it will be again Russian believe me!most of the polpulation there are Rusians then ukranians jews etc!

elina March 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

the americans jealous like always…

elina March 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

mila kunieva!

milakunis beauty January 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

If she grow up in Russia it doesnt make her russian¡¡ its the same as if she was born in hungary for example that doesnt make herr hungarian if she is of jewish ethnicity¡¡¡¡ Lols

Wow July 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

That’s like a Nazi saying a person can’t be a real German if they aren’t of pure “German blood”, even if their family has been living there for several hundred years. This is not tribal times where people identified as Huns and Visigoths.

Freerk July 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

I think she (?) wanted to say that there’s an ethnic Jewish identity besides the nationalty of a person, and that’s exactly the way all Jews I know (except those in Israel) think. The concept of a one-dimensional identity doesn’t match reality.

In social sciences they distinguish between ethnicity and nationalty. A German (or French) Jew can be a Jew and at the same time a German (or French). And he or she is “real” in both aspects. One doesn’t necessarily contradict the other (except, of course, when the indigenous Germans or French don’t treat them like one of them, like they did too often).

Is that not the foundation of the USA? People come together from all parts of the world and be Americans – without losing their special identity? Or is all evened out?

Freerk July 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Obviously I’m not American …

Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

Correction!
She’s half russian as she stated on twitter she grew up

In russia! Get the facts right…

follers January 19, 2014 at 3:35 am

Mila Kunis doesn’t have a (real) twitter account.

Clara January 20, 2014 at 10:46 pm

follers is correct. Mila even stated that she will never create a social media account due to privacy concerns. She was born in the Ukraine, and grew up there until she was approximately (can’t remember exact age) 7 or 8.

eldiablo1313 January 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

She’s a very pretty actress

lenkastyle January 6, 2014 at 3:06 am

she always says that she not a ukrainian she jewish, her only love in ukraine is ukrainian food.

aaa December 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

her big eyes and thin eyebrows remind me Angelina Jolie,they look sisters

Adam December 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

She’s disgusting to look at.

John November 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm

@tamtam — Her nationality (nation where she was born) is Ukranian but her ETHNICITY is Jewish. People often get the two confused. For example, no one is ethnically American. Everyone in America is ethnically something else, but their nationality is American. The same goes for all countries in Europe. They all have some immigrants (albeit it a small amount) from other countries.

TAMTAM November 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I thought she was Ukranian! she even speaks the language perfectly

LadyNikkitten November 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm

No she doesn’t speak it perfectly, but fluently enough.

ann November 30, 2013 at 1:46 am

She doesn’t speak and never spoke Ukrainian. She speaks Russian, it her native language.

J.J. October 15, 2013 at 8:03 am

correction; I think her eye colour should be listed as;
‘green (one eye grey/green the other green/hazel)’

J.J. October 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm

correction; her eyes are green (one eye is grey/green the other is green/hazel) and her hair is virtually black (noirette) I think it should be listed

NextHlywdartistpredictedbypastor August 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

what is the color virtually black (noirette)?? how can I recognize a virtually black noirette haircolor?, I wanna know if my hair has a mix of this color too?, mine has a mix of various colors. Plz n thx

andrew September 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

she isnt dark at all at natural, thats make up and tan

http://media.gossipblog.it/E/Ecc/EccoMilaKunissenzatrucco.png

J-AWol September 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

When someone themselves practices a religion and chooses to be a part of a religion, then they are, if I am in a Christian family and choose to practice Islam, then I’d be part of the religion, thus making me Muslim, BUT not changing my actual nationalities, which is something I cannot change because that is something you are born into. I hope this clears things up a bit and helps people better understand, I’m not trying to sound like a jerk here or talk down to anyone, it just annoys me when people make this mistake so often.

follers September 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

It seems Jewish is an ethnicity when it comes to annoying comedians, and becomes only a religion with anyone else. Anyway, Ashkenazi Jewish is definitely an ethnicity, and Kunis’ Soviet passport and birth certificate would have said something along the lines of “Nationality: Jewish”.

brooklyngal September 27, 2013 at 1:38 am

You don’t understand the complexity when it comes to why a person is considered a Jew. For one, Mila Kunis is a russian Jew like my family, in the Soviet Union you were considered a Jew and not Russian so we very much identify with it whether we practice or not. Ashkenazi Jews in general are most definitely an ethno-religious group and not just people who practice a religion.

Jews also follow the matrilineal line so whether you practice or not you are still considered a Jew. There may be people who convert to Judaism but if you’re born into it you’re considered one no matter what.

brooklyngal September 27, 2013 at 1:59 am

“The word “Jew” is used to refer to all of the physical and spiritual descendants of Jacob/Israel, as well as to the patriarchs Abraham and Isaac and their wives, and the word “Judaism” is used to refer to their beliefs.”

“According to Jewish law, a child born to a Jewish mother or an adult who has converted to Judaism is considered a Jew…a person born to a Jewish mother who is an atheist and never practices the Jewish religion is still a Jew, even in the eyes of the ultra-Orthodox. In this sense, Judaism is more like a nationality than like other religions, and being Jewish is like a citizenship.”

We are more than a religion and even if we convert to something else we’re still Jewish.

http://www.jewfaq.org/m/whoisjew.htm

natalia August 12, 2013 at 1:00 am

she born in Chernovtsi(Ukraine) not Kiev!

nathaliemk July 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Jewish Ukrainian really makes sense, she looks kinda eastern-European.. She’s gorgeous!

Rased Oren July 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Afterall, Mila Kunis comes from Earth and shes a human. Unlike the human race, Jesus comes comes from a mix parentage of human and superhuman, Martian race probably, thats what most Melanesians believe because they too are Martians.

Well, humans, you all look alike.

fuzzybear44 July 18, 2013 at 5:03 am

@Rased Oren

(Martian race probably)

Why Martian?

yoyoyo7 April 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

It’s just weird that you people constantly bring up the ‘different DNA’ shit theory! Because biologically, if that was true, Jews wouldn’t be human then! Since all humans have the same DNA and that’s why we’re all one race (humans) and siblings by that! You’re making yourself sound stupid and stop being Hitlers followers! JUST SAYIN’

nnnnn April 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm

“Your’re making youself sound stupid” Do you mean Israel Government? They accept as
“jews” not only judaists, but “ethnic jews”, like Kunis
(sorry, but she’s).

Interesting, in Hitler’s Theory a “jew” was a person
with JUDAISTIC, not ethnic parents. So, if all grandparents were ethnic jews, but converted, their
grandchildren were not concidered as a jews.

Follers, maybe big-nosed german people are such case?
(a joke)

nnnnn April 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm

“Mila Kunis” is my favourite page.

nnnnn April 19, 2013 at 1:23 am

the subject
“jews” can be very exciting, cuz people react very
emotional.

nnnnn April 19, 2013 at 1:49 am

I learnt also, that persons, who converted to other religions, are not accepted as jews. Nevertheless,some people claim “Jesus was a jew”

nnnnn April 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Of course, such case was typical for members of mixed marriages, and not for “all 4 grandparents”

nnnnn April 25, 2013 at 12:12 am

Strange. I read it. Maybe smb. changed a page.

It’s not important. The main thing, 3 cathegories:
“gentile”, “jew” and “CROSS-BREED” are more
fair as stamp every cross-breed as a “jew”, a
“part of conspiracy” etc.

nnnnn April 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

“cuz those people could become upset”… I don’t
think it was a reason. Maybe Hitler was “sentimental”,
but it’s obwiosly, that person with 1/4 or 1/8 jewish
part is more gentile, as a jew and can be “useful”

What to half-jewish, half-russian/polish persons, they hardly could be useful for him. Opposite to polish catholics – “Army Krajowa” killed maybe more jews, as Adolf himseld

nnnnn April 25, 2013 at 12:33 am

So or so

nnnnn April 25, 2013 at 1:02 am

Besides Oliver and
Kate Hudson, who are celebrities.

DemetriLou March 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Some friends of mine don’t believe she’s White. I still don’t understand why they think this, she looks just as European as anyone else.

andrew March 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm

choose your friend better

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 2:44 am

I don’t think, it’s a good idea, to leave friends because of
some celebrity

rickyflo April 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm

he should leave his friends if they can’t realize the real truth of just social construct at least and equality in some ways. It is natural right to be a race, not a group of people.

rickyflo April 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

We face this for every person anyhow

nnnnn April 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Rickyflo: “Jesus was…” “person, who was a jew, but
changed a religion, isn’t acceptet as a jew”

nnnnn April 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

No, he didn’t change, he invented a new religion.
BTW, sexistic “mother rule” isn’t traditional Jewish
law. Original a jew was a person with jewish father
(sexistic, too)

Laura33 February 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I’m a urkranian/Russian Jew. My parents won’t let me go to a regular school :/

gottlob February 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

What does this have to do with Miss Kunis?

rickyflo April 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Yeah, understandable what ya are trying to explain but does not clarify.

nnnnn April 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Her parents, immigrants from Sovjet Union, mean,
that they are better people, as americans.

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