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MILA KUNIS is a popular actress known for her work across television and film, including lead roles on That 70s Show and Family Guy.
She and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, pledged to match $3million in donations to support Ukraine through a GoFundMe page in March of 2022.
Where is Mila Kunis from?
On August 14, 1983, Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, a city found in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union – now known as Ukraine.
Mila and her family speak fluent Russian.
"My parents went through hell and back," Kunis told Glamour in 2016.
"They came to America with suitcases and a family of seven and $250, and that's it."
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They moved to Los Angeles in 1991, when she was just 7 years old.
By the time she was 14, Mila became a household name for her role as Jackie Burkhart on That 70s Show.
She said aside from her parents, herself, and her brother; her grandparents traveled to the US to make a better life for themselves.
Her parents worked arduously to learn English and further their careers, and Mila said her dad, Mark Kunis, worked about seven jobs to keep the family afloat.
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"He painted a house. He would deliver toilets. He drove a cab, delivered pizzas. Whatever he could do, he did," Kunis said.
Her mom, Elvira Kunis, worked as a box lady at Thrifty in Culver City, California.
She retained the position until she learned English and worked her way up to eventually become the manager of a Rite-Aid while her dad owned cabs.
"But growing up poor, I never missed out on anything," she said.
"My parents did a beautiful job of not making me feel like I was lesser than any other kids."
What has Mila Kunis said about the war in Ukraine?
Mila sat down with her husband and former That 70s co-star, Ashton Kucher, to pledge their help to the people of Ukraine.
"The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating; there is no place in this world for this unjustified attack on humanity," Mila said in a video posted to YouTube on March 3, 2022.
She praised the strength and resilience the Ukrainian people have shown since Russia invaded their country on February 21.
Mila and Ashton announced they set up a GoFundMe page to provide humanitarian aid and relief to the people who stayed to fight and the millions who have fled to neighboring countries.
"While we are witnessing the bravery of Ukrainians, we are also bearing witness to the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety," Ashton said in the video.
"Countless amounts of people have left everything they know and love behind to seek refuge."
He continued: "With nothing but what they could carry, these Ukrainian refugees are in need of housing and supplies right away."
How can I donate to their GoFundMe?
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher set up the GoFundMe labeled Stand with Ukraine on March 3, 2022, and within 24 hours the page received more than $3.7million in donations.
As of March 27, 2022, the fundraiser has raised $35,323,600 of its $30million goal.
The donations will go to Flexport and Airbnb, "two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most," the page reads.
Shipments of relief supplies are being sent by Flexport to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Moldova.
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Airbnb is providing free, short-term housing to those who have fled Ukraine.
For anyone who wants to donate, they can visit Mila and Ashton's Stand with Ukraine GoFundMe page and click "donate now."
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