Mila Kunis is an extremely successful American actress who is originally from Soviet Ukraine. She began her career as a child and is now established in both the film and the television industries. In fact, she is so successful that she now has an estimated personal net worth of $65 million. Here is how this talented actress became so rich.
She was born on August 14, 1983, in the Soviet Union, but moved to the United States at the age of seven along with her parents and two brothers. She attended school in Los Angeles and began acting lessons as an after-school activity. She showed an early talent for acting and this talent was soon recognized by a talent agent. She then landed work in commercials and some small television and film roles while still a child.
At the age of 14, she landed the role of Jackie Burkhart in the hit television series ‘That ‘70s Show’. This led to her spending most of her teen years filming and her parents hired a home tutor so that she could complete her education. She appeared in ‘That ‘70s Show’ for eight seasons and won several awards. During the same period, she joined the voice cast of ‘Family Guy’ in 1999. She provided the voice for Meg Griffin and had replaced Lacey Chabert.
In 2001, Kunis began to make the transition from television to film. She appeared in the 2001 movie ‘Get Over It’ opposite Kirsten Dunst and then in ‘American Psycho 2’ in 2002 with William Shatner. Although the latter went straight to DVD and was reviewed badly, this did not deter her from pursuing a career in film.
Between 2002 and 2008, she appeared in many films that helped to establish her in the industry. Some of these films included ‘Moving McAllister’, ‘After Sex’, ‘Boot Camp’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, and ‘Max Payne’. She had mixed success with these films as some were criticized but others were praised and she won awards. Either way, her name was now recognized in movie circles.
Kunis really began to make her breakthrough in the film industry in 2009. In this year she appeared in the film ‘Extract’. Kunis then appeared in ‘The Book of Eli’ and ‘Date Night’ in the following year. Later in 2010, she played the role of a ballet dancer in ‘Black Swan’ opposite Natalie Portman and she was nominated for multiple awards for her performance. It was for this film that Mila Kunis won her first Golden Globe and she also won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
From this point, she went on to play leading roles in many successful films. The first of these was ‘Friends with Benefits’. She played the female lead in this romantic comedy opposite Justin Timberlake. This film showed that she was a versatile actress that could play both dramatic and comedic roles.
Next, she appeared in the 2012 comedy film ‘Ted’. This film was both a critical and commercial success as it received positive reviews and grossed $549 million at the worldwide box office. To date, this is Mila Kunis’ most successful film.
The success of ‘Ted’ further propelled Mila Kunis into stardom and she continued to land roles in many successful films. Between them and the current day, she has had major roles in films including ‘Blood Ties’, ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, ‘Bad Moms’, and ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’. Kunis’ most recent movie was the 2018 comedy ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’. From a budget of $40 million, the movie grossed $75 million at the worldwide box office but received mixed reviews from both critics and moviegoers.
Although it is from her work in films that have earned Mila Kunis most of her money, this is not the only way she has accumulated a personal wealth of $65 million. She has also made money from appearing in advertisements. In 2014, she was in a series of advertisements for Beam, Inc., who are the makers of Jim Beam bourbon.
In her personal life, Mila Kunis is also in a good place. She Began dating actor Ashton Kutcher in 2012 and the couple became engaged in February 2014. Their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher was born in October of the same year. The couple married in July 2015 and their son, Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, was born in November 2016.