Milana Vayntrub is an actress, comedian, writer, producer. The 5’3” cutie was born on March 9, 1987 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and her family moved to West Hollywood, California, when she was three. Her family left to escape the Soviet Union and traveled through Austria and Italy before finally winding up in America. She’s been active in helping refugee aid organizations as a result.
Milana started acting at age five, and got her start in Barbie commercials. As a child, she appeared on a few episodes of ER, playing a Russian girl with AIDS. She also had small roles as a young Kristen on Days of Our Lives and a “cute burper” on Lizzie McGuire. Milana dropped out of Beverly Hills High School after her sophomore year, and earned her GED. She attended the University of California, San Diego, where she participated in the theater program before graduating with a degree in communication.
Milana studied improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and her work now focuses mainly on comedy roles. She and fellow comedian Stevie Nelson regularly show off their comedy chops on the YouTube channel Live Prude Girls, and together they produced the web talk show Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting. Milana’s acting career includes roles on The League, Roommates Enemies, Key and Peele, House of Lies, Californication, Silicon Valley, and several episodes of CollegeHumor Originals.
In 2011, she played the lead in the music video for Letting Up Despite Great Faults’ song “Teenage Tide.” In 2015, she took on the role of Tina, a member of the inexperienced space crew on the Yahoo Screen comedy series Other Space, created by Paul Feig. Milana is also widely recognized for starring in a series of commercials for AT&T, in which she played a witty store employee named Lily Adams. AdWeek described Milana as “America’s new favorite spokeswoman”—and we agree.