All About Mila Kunis' Parents, Mark and Elvira Kunis

Mila Kunis has two incredibly supportive parents: Mark and Elvira Kunis.

The family, including Mila's older brother Michael, immigrated to the United States from Ukraine in 1991 when Mila was just 7 years old. 

She spoke to the Los Angeles Times in 2008 about how her parents came to the States with just $250.

“It was right at the fall [of the Soviet Union]," she said. "It was very communist, and my parents wanted my brother and me to have a future, and so they just dropped everything. They came with $250.”

While Mila said she "adjusted fairly quickly and fairly well” to the move, she also admitted to the outlet that she "blocked out second grade completely." 

She explained, "I have no recollection of it. I always talk to my mom and my grandma about it. It was because I cried every day. I didn’t understand the culture.

 I didn’t understand the people. I didn’t understand the language."

In the years since, Mila has enjoyed a successful acting career with the support of her parents. In fact, Mark and Elvira initially enrolled her in acting classes when she was just 9 years old.

So, who are Mila Kunis' parents? Here’s everything to know about Mark and Elvira Kunis and their relationship with the actress.

Mila and her parents were religious refugees from Ukraine Mila was born in the then-Soviet city Chernivtsi (which is located in present-day Ukraine) 

and lived there for seven years until her family immigrated to the United States as religious refugees.

While her parents were ready for the move, her grandfather was initially resistant. However, he jokingly changed his mind once he saw a special American delight: Disneyland.

"His brother had moved to L.A. in the '70s," Mila told PEOPLE in November 2022. "When my grandfather visited, he took him, 

and it, of all places, transformed his perspective on the possibilities of the West. He came back to Russia and said, 'We're leaving.' "


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