Mila Kunis is a gem on the big screen and in real life. She is hardworking, sweet, funny, talented, and beautiful on top of it all.
Most of her fans know her for her role as Jackie Burkhart on the hit show That '70s Show and as Meg Griffin on the hit animated comedy Family Guy. Television series aren’t the only thing she has done though. She has also been in a few summer blockbusters such as The Spy Who Dumped Me, Black Swan, and Bad Moms.
Her professional life has surely blossomed since she first appeared on That '70s Show at the young age of 14. And let’s not forget about her relationships either...
What many don’t know is that before her now-husband Ashton Kutcher, there was Macaulay Culkin, whom she started to date in 2002. The pair were together for almost 10 years, there were even rumors they secretly got married! But Mila announced in 2011 that the pair were officially over, but still remain friends.
A few months later, in April of 2012, she started dating her That '70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher. Fast forward three years later and the two were married in July 2015. Their first child was born in October 2014 and their second child followed two years later in November 2016.
Keep scrolling to learn 20 more interesting facts about the adorable Mila Kunis!
20 She Got Her And Ashton's Wedding Rings Off Etsy
There is no price when one is in love, and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis proved that while ring shopping.
According to eonline.com, during TBS’ Conan Wednesday, Conan O’Brien praised Mila on her ring and how it wasn’t flashy.
Mila responded: "So, my husband and I got married a little while ago. He got me a beautiful engagement ring. But for our wedding bands—for when we got married—I decided to just get them off of Etsy."
She then continued by telling Conan and the audience how when browsing for bands she wanted to make sure she got the thinnest platinum band she could find. She also didn’t want to spend a fortune. In fact, her ring only cost $90 while Ashton’s cost $100.
19 When She Tried To Visit Her Childhood Home, She Got The Door Shut In Her Face
While Mila was in Budapest filming the movie The Spy Who Dumped Me, she decided to travel 375 miles out west with Ashton and her parents to visit her childhood home in Chernivtsi.
According to Haaretz.com, Mila, her husband and her family were not greeted as well as they thought they would. In fact, when the owner of the home opened the door, she would not let them in and slammed the door in their face instead.
“We went to our old house and I knocked on the door because we really wanted to look inside. And the owner was like, ‘No!’ She did not care. I said, ‘I used to live here when I was little, my parents are here.’ She wouldn’t even open the door. The whole experience was very humbling.”
18 She Used To Work At Rite Aid While Filming 'That '70s Show'
On an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Mila talked in an interview about what she used to do for money before she made it big.
According to uproxx.com, Mila was raised in a strict upbringing. When she was cast for her part on That '70s Show, her parents both worked full times jobs, meaning picking her up and dropping her off was hard and had to be coordinated around their schedules.
Most of the time, Mila was forced to hang out at the local Rite Aid where her mother worked the closing shift, which soon resulted in her getting a job working the ice cream counter. Even after her fame started to build, Mila continued to work that counter.
17 She Has Heterochromia Iridis (Different Colored Eyes)
When one looks at Mila, the first thing they notice is her beauty, her flawless glowing skin, and perfectly shaped brows. There is no way someone that pretty could have and flaws.
But, at last, not even Mila herself is perfect.
According to goodhousekeeping.com, Mila has a unique feature that is actually pretty hard to spot. She actually has two different colored eyes. One is green, while the other is hazel.
There are actually a few Hollywood celebrities with this condition, which is called heterochromia iridis. Dominic Sherwood, Kate Bosworth, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jane Seymore are just some of the celebrities who also have two different colored eyes.
16 She Used To Be Partially Blind
Few years back, Mila Kunis shared some surprising news during an interview with Cosmopolitan. She admitted that for years she suffered from chronic inflammation of the iris that made her partially blind in one eye, which also led to her eyes changing color.
According to eonline.com, Mila had this to say about her condition: “I was blind in one eye for many years, and nobody knew," she said. "I'm not blind anymore. I had surgery a couple of months ago. They cut it open and dropped a new lens in there."
All those years she never told a soul. Keeping it hidden until after she got it fixed.
15 She Never Auditioned For Her Role In 'Black Swan'
When Mila Kunis was cast for her role in the psychological thriller, Black Swan, she never even had to audition, unlike everyone else who had to audition for their roles.
According to dailymail.co.uk, Mila got a call one day from director Darren Aronofsky with an offer. He thought she would be perfect for the role of Lily, who was the wild-card rival to Natalie Portman’s prima ballerina character.
Darren was right for casting her, too. Not only did she win the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress at the Venice Film Festival, but she also won a Golden Globe nomination.
14 Becoming A Ballerina At 26 Was Hard
Mila Kunis learned the hard way how hard a ballerina’s life is when she was cast for a role in the movie Black Swan.
According to dailymail.co.uk, ballerina’s have a strict image they need to stick to, otherwise, they will be kicked out. Because of this, when Mila was cast for her role, she had to drop 20lbs just to look the part. For seven months, she worked day and night learning how to dance. The only day off she received was for her birthday and then half a day to attend the Emmys.
She admitted that she found out real quick how the film industry has nothing on the ballet industry. These women start off young, work their tails off to achieve perfection and the impossible, just to end their jobs around their mid-30s.
13 Her First Few Acting Gigs Were For Commercials
Mila was just 9 years old when her father enrolled her in acting classes at the Beverly Hills Studio.
According to her Wikipedia page, while attending her classes, Mila met Susan Curtis, who later would become her acting manager. She would then go on to receive her first audition for a Barbie commercial, an audition she landed. Shortly after she moved on to do commercials for the Lisa Frank product line.
In 1994, she landed her first television role on the show Days of Our lives, then another role on Baywatch, where she had two appearances, and even a small part on 7th Heaven.
12 She Likes To Break Away From Reality Now And Again And Nerd Out In 'World Of Warcraft'
According to geeksandsundry.com, during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Mila admitted that she used to nerd out and play an Alliance human mage in the huge online gaming world of World of Warcraft.
In fact, Mila used to play with Macaulay Culkin when they were dating.
WOW can be addicting though, and Mila learned this the hard way when she became so addicted to the game that she was forced to quit.
She is not the only celebrity who plays either. Stars such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Vin Diesel, Kristian Nairn, Felicia Day, Elijah Wood, and Dominic Monaghan all play as well.
11 She Was Only 14-Years-Old When She Was Cast On 'That '70s Show'
When casting first began for the show That '70s Show, the producers wanted all girls who auditioned for the role of Jacki Burkhart to be at least 18 years old.
According to her Wikipedia page, when Mila auditioned, she told a tricky little white lie. When the producers asked when she would be 18, all she responded with was that she would be 18 but didn’t say when.
Of course, the producers figured it out, but they liked her so much and thought she was such a great fit that they kept her.
The show went on to do eight seasons and Mila won two consecutive Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Comedy Tv series in 1999 and 2000.
10 She Will Never Act With Her Husband Ever Again
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher had some amazing on-screen chemistry for eight seasons of the show That '70s Show, but for all those fans of the two, it is best to forget ever seeing them on screen together again.
According to People.com, while appearing on the show Sunday Today with Willie Geist, Mila opened up about how she could never picture herself acting in a scene with her husband ever again.
“Not going to happen,” the actress quickly responded. “I can’t look at him and not be like ‘What are you doing?’…no it’s weird.”
She must take the saying, “Don’t date in the workplace,” very seriously. Maybe she thinks that their relationship wouldn’t be able to take them working together?
9 She Had No Idea Her Family Was Moving To The US, Instead, She Thought They Were Moving Just Down The Street
Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR on August 14, 1983. Her mother, Elvira, was a physics teacher, while her father, Mark, was a mechanical engineer.
According to her Wikipedia page, in 1991, Mila, who was seven at the time, was told that they were moving down the street. Little did she know that her parents were lying. They left everything behind except $250, the only thing they could take with them. Her parents were left jobless, due to their previous jobs and degrees being non-transferable, but that didn’t stop them from starting over and enrolling their children in an LA school two days after arriving.
8 She Struggled To Learn English When She First Moved To The US
Mila Kunis was only 7 years old when her mom and dad picked up her and her brother and moved them all to the US with only the clothes on their back and $250.
According to dailymail.co.uk, when she first came to the US, she had a tough time fitting in. It was difficult being so young, being a foreign child, and not knowing English.
“I cried every day.” She told The Sun during an interview. “I didn’t understand the culture. I didn’t understand the people.” It wasn’t until Mila’s father enrolled her in acting classes that she was finally able to break the language barrier.
7 Before She Was A Big Time Actor, She Used To Bartend
For a while now, Mila Kunis has been the brand partner for the Jim Beam Bourbon company, in which she advertises their “Make History” campaign.
According to thespiritsbuisness.com, it is no surprise she landed this advertising gig. Supposedly, back in her younger days, Mila used to work off and on as a bartender. A job that had tough hours (8pm to 4am), but taught her a lot and gave her some joyous memories. She even admitted during an interview: “I could do shots pretty well and take myself home and be fine in the morning.”
Mila even showed up to the New York Mets home game in 2018 when they faced off against the Washington Nationals and surprised fans by bartending for free.
6 Bad Guys Beware, Chuck Norris Taught Her How To Throw A Punch
This may come as a shocker, but Mila Kunis is actually a pretty talented fighter, though she prefers to keep it under wraps and would never put her skills to the test unless absolutely necessary.
According to entertainment.ie, two years ago Mila was all over the news talking about her film, Bad Moms. There were times though when she wasn’t talking about her new movie, her children, or her hunky hubby, that she opened up about how it was Chuck Norris who taught her how to throw a perfect punch when she was younger.
Who knows? Maybe one day we will get lucky enough to see her in a Marvel movie. Maybe she could play the new Rogue?
5 She And Ashton Both Lived Out Their Movies, 'Friends With Benefits' And 'No Strings Attached'
Fans of the show That '70s Show probably already know that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were together on the show. While they had some steamy make-out sessions on the show though, in reality, they felt nothing for one another.
According to Today.com, it wasn’t until an award ceremony years later that the two would upgrade their status from co-workers, to friends, and then soon after friends-with-benefits.
“We never dated.” Mila made clear in an interview to Today. “Let me be clear, Ash and I hooked up. Literally, I did a movie called Friends with Benefits, he did a movie that was very similar, No Strings Attached. We lived our movies out.”
4 Ashton Asked Her To Move In As A Way Of Making Their Relationship Official
Mila and Ashton were co-stars for years with some serious on-screen chemistry. Off screen though, they felt nothing. Years later, the two took their relationship to the next level and became friends-with-benefits, that is until one of them caught feelings for the other.
According to Today.com, Mila was the first one to admit her feelings. During her interview with Today, she admitted this: “I walked up to him and was like, ‘You know what? I actually care about you, and I don’t want to mess anything up, so I’m just going to walk away before it becomes too much.”
Ashton’s response was: “Got it.”
The next day Ashton returned to Mila’s house with four words: “Move in with me.”
She responded "okay" and now they are married with two adorable children.
3 Her Mother Had The Funniest And Most Memorable Reaction To Mila And Ashton Dating
While attending Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert, Mila opened up about the reacting her mother had when she told her she was finally dating Ashton Kutcher.
According to Today.com, this was her story: “We were driving up Laurel Canyon, and I was like, ‘Mom, I have to tell you I’m dating somebody,'" Kunis said. "And she was like, ‘Oh, tell me! Who are you dating?’ And I was like, ‘You’ve got to brace yourself for this one. ... I’m dating Ashton Kutcher.’"
To which her mother then responded not only in the funniest, most memorable way, but also in Russian: “Shut the f… up!”
2 Ashton Tried To Give Her The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ever
According to desmoinesregister.com, when it came to Valentine’s Day, Ashton Kutcher wanted to get his wife a sentimental Valentine’s Day gift, two lovebirds which Mila and his children can enjoy.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as plan.
While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Mila talked about how Ashton’s romantic gesture didn’t go as planned. She explained that the birds Ashton brought home weren’t lovebirds, they were budgies. A household parakeet that can be purchased for $10 to $20 at most pet stores.
“I love my husband so, so, so much” and “it’s the thought that counts, guys,” Kunis explained that Kutcher went to a “Petco-like” store to buy the birds and the clerk led Ashton to believe that the budgies were in fact lovebirds.
1 Grow Up Or I Will Divorce You Rumor? True Or False?
Recently, there have been a few rumors that Mila Kunis is threatening Ashton Kutcher with divorce. To be more specific, she told him, “grow up,” or she’ll divorce him.
According to gossipcop.com, this story is 100% untrue. The rumors started with an article by the National Enquirer. Supposedly, Mila has been accusing her husband of being an inattentive husband, along with being a deadbeat dad to their two children. This all comes from a supposed insider who opened up to the magazine.
“Mila told Ashton that she signed up to be his wife, not his mommy – and it’s time he started acting more like a grown-up.” From what the insider said in the article, Ashton would rather focus on work more than his family, making Mila feel like a solo mom. Another source went on to say that Ashton is a “perpetual teenager.” Either way, Mila’s rep made sure to address these rumors and comment that they two are doing great and Mila has never said those things to Ashton.
Sources: eonline.com, Haaretz.com, goodhousekeeping.com, uproxx.com, geeksandsundry.com, en.wikipedia.org, thespiritsbuisness.com, dailymail.co.uk, entertainment.ie, today.com, desmoinesregister.com, people.com, gossipcop.com