Birth Place Matching "Ukraine" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. The spoken language in her family is Russian, not Ukrainian.

Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to ...

2. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Oblivion

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

3. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

4. Halyna Hutchins

Cinematographer | Treacle

Halyna Hutchins was born on April 10, 1979 in Zhytomyrska, Ukraine. She was a cinematographer, known for Treacle (2019), Archenemy (2020) and Crossing Point (2016). She was previously married to Matthew Hutchins. She died on October 21, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

5. Ivanna Sakhno

Actress | Ahsoka

Ivanna Sakhno was born on November 14, 1997 in Kiev, Ukraine. She is an actress and producer, known for Ahsoka (2023), The Reunion (2022) and High Fidelity (2020).

6. Alec Utgoff

Actor | Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Alec Utgoff is a British actor best known for playing 'Alexei' in the Netflix hit show, 'Stranger Things'. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After moving to UK at a young age, Alec pursued acting and attended the prestigious Drama Centre London where he graduated in 2010 after completing his BA and MA ...

7. Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Producer | Svaty

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the 6th president of Ukraine. Before entering politics, he was a comedian, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director.

Prior to his political career, he obtained a degree in law and created a production company, Kvartal 95, which produces films, cartoons, TV comedy shows...

8. Natalie Burn

Actress | The Enforcer

Natalie Burn (Natalia Guslistaya) is a Ukrainian born actress, and an American Citizen, who is proud to be a lifetime member of The Actors Studio and an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Burn's latest credits include a Warner Brothers new DC Comic movie 'Black Adam' ...

9. Andrzej Zulawski

Writer | Possession

Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...

10. Ross Martin

Actor | The Great Race

Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire.

Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and ...

11. Mark Ivanir

Actor | The Good Shepherd

Mark Ivanir has been working as a professional film and television actor in Los Angeles since 2001. His first major film role was in Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning epic Schindler's List (1993). He rejoined with Spielberg twice, first for a cameo appearance in Terminal, then again for Tintin. A ...

12. Natasha Blasick

Actress | Paul T. Goldman

Natasha Blasick was born in the city of Odessa, Ukraine on the Black Sea. Her first languages are Russian and Ukrainian. She grew up in a Soviet-style apartment that housed two families. She made her debut as a lead actress in the film Death of Evil (2009). She is the older daughter of Sergei and ...

13. Yakov Smirnoff

Actor | Night Court

Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. He is an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) and Brewster's Millions (1985). He was previously married to Linda Dreeszen.

14. Lee Strasberg

Actor | The Godfather Part II

Famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg was born Israel Strassberg in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence...

15. Otto Preminger

Director | Anatomy of a Murder

Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater in his 20's and became one of the most imaginative stage producers and directors. He was ...

16. Paul Muni

Actor | Scarface

Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and ...

17. Vera Graziadei

Actress | Peep Show

Vera Graziadei was born on November 6, 1982 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress and writer, known for Peep Show (2003), The Book of Vision (2020) and The Silent Canary (2022). She has been married to Count Robin Monotti Graziadei since May 2008. They have two children.

18. Alex Veadov

Actor | We Own the Night

Alex Veadov was born on April 15, 1962 in Chernovtsy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]. He is an actor and director, known for We Own the Night (2007), Act of Valor (2012) and Agent Carter (2015).

19. Marina Maximilian Blumin

Actress | Timrot Ashan

Marina Maximilian Blumin was born on December 15, 1987 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Pillars of Smoke (2009), Fauda (2015) and Devils (2020).

20. Mike Mazurki

Actor | Some Like It Hot

With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as...

21. Natasha Yarovenko

Actress | Habitación en Roma

Natasha Yarovenko was born on July 23, 1979 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Room in Rome (2010), Aftershock (2012) and Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008).

22. Gene Stupnitsky

Producer | The Office

Gene Stupnitsky was born on August 26, 1977 in Kiev, Ukraine. He is a producer and writer, known for The Office (2005), Good Boys (2019) and Bad Teacher (2011).

23. Sergei Polunin

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Sergei Polunin was born on November 20, 1989 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. He is an actor and director, known for Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Red Sparrow (2018) and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018).

24. Sofia Sanchez

Actress | The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Sofia Sanchez is a Ukrainian American actress, model, and advocate and known for her viral video "Down Syndrome is Not Scary." She had her acting debut in the television series Switched at Birth (2015), and her first movie role in, For Paloma (2022). Additionally, her adoption story inspired two of...

25. Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Actor | Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Aleksandr Kuznetsov is a Ukrainian-Russian actor based in London, UK. He was born on July 22, 1992, in Sevastopol, Ukraine. His father was a sailor, and Aleksandr briefly worked alongside him before beginning his acting career. Kuznetsov felt creatively limited in Sevastopol and moved first to Kiev...

26. Ilia Volok

Actor | Gemini Man

Ilia Volok trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School under Russian actor Aleksandr Kalyagin and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. He has appeared in over 150 films, television shows, and video games. He is known for his work on Gemini Man opposite Will Smith for director Ang Lee, Indiana ...

27. Berta Vázquez

Actress | Vis a vis

Birtukan Tibebe--or as she's known publicly, Berta Vazquez--is a Ukrainian actress renowned for playing La Rizos in the television series Locked Up. Born in Kiev, Ukraine to a Ukrainian mother and an Ethiopian father, at only three years old she moved from Kiev to live with a host family in Elche, ...

28. Oleg Zagorodnii

Actor | Firebird

Oleg Zagorodnii is an Ukrainian film, theater and TV actor. Zagorodnii was born on October 27, 1987 in Kyiv. He studied Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, graduating in 2010. Since 2010, the actor of the Lesya Ukrainka National Academic Theater. In 2015 he ...

29. Alina Levshin

Actress | Kriegerin

Alina Levshin was born on September 10, 1984 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Combat Girls (2011), In the Face of Crime (2010) and Rosa Roth (1994).

30. Alla Korot

Actress | Another World

In 1976, Alla Korot emigrated to the USA with her parents, Alex and Elena Korot. Korot spent six years touring professionally with Ballet Celeste International, and was crowned California Miss T.E.E.N. at 17. She was the model for Esmerelda in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and she has had...

31. Larisa Polonsky

Actress | Person of Interest

Larisa Polonsky was born on March 30, 1982 in Kiev, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Person of Interest (2011), Leaving Circadia (2014) and Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon (2013).

32. Yuliya Mayarchuk

Actress | Tra(sgre)dire

Yuliya Mayarchuk was born on April 20, 1977 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Cheeky (2000), Go Go Tales (2007) and Italiani nello Spazio (2004).

33. Sergey Bondarchuk

Actor | Voyna i mir

Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1965), based on the book by Lev Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.

He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...

34. David Vadim

Actor | Exit Wounds

David Vadim was born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up competing in sanctioned no-rules fighting and eventually transitioned to boxing. He wrote about his experiences in the ring in a series of short stories. His story Boredom was adapted to the stage, which led to David ...

35. Karina Kolokolchykova

Actress | La abuela

Karina Kolokolchykova was born in 1992 in Ukraine. She is an actress, known for The Grandmother (2021), Rifkin's Festival (2020) and Paraíso (2021).

36. Ana Layevska

Actress | The War Next-Door

Ana Layevska was born on January 10, 1982 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for The War Next-door (2021), La Muchacha Que Limpia (2021) and Yankee (2019). She has been married to Rodrigo Moreira since April 13, 2014.

37. Karina Smirnoff

Actress | Shall We Dance?

Karina Smirnoff was born on January 2, 1978 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Kharkiv, Ukraine]. She is an actress, known for Shall We Dance (2004), Tango Shalom (2021) and Dark Feathers.

38. Yuliia Sobol

Actress | A Classic Horror Story

Yuliia Sobol was born on October 18, 1995 in Nikolaev, Ukraine. She is an actress and writer, known for A Classic Horror Story (2021), Faith and Legacy of Lies (2020).

39. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father Solomon Derenkowsky, a psychiatrist, and her mother Maria Fidler, an artist, she fled the pogroms organized by the Bolsheviks against the Jews. She studied journalism and political science at the Syracuse ...

40. Alex Feldman

Actor | The Americans

Alex Feldman was born on October 19, 1979 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. He is an actor and director, known for The Americans (2013), Eternity Hill (2016) and Law & Order (1990).

41. Boris Sagal

Director | The Omega Man

Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine]. He was a director and writer, known for The Omega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was previously married to Marge Champion and Sara Macon. He died...

42. Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Actor | Byrd and the Bees

Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 ...

43. Ida Kaminska

Actress | Obchod na korze

Ida Kaminska was born on September 4, 1899 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]. She was an actress, known for The Shop on Main Street (1965), The Chosen People (1924) and On a heym (1939). She was previously married to Marian Melman and Zygmunt Turkow. She died on May 21, ...

44. Anatole Litvak

Director | The Snake Pit

The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 ...

45. Viktoriya Dov

Actress | Action Figures

Viktoriya Dov was born on May 1, 1992 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. Viktoriya is an actor and producer, known for Action Figures, Treason and Alice in Chains: Black Antenna (2019).

46. Vadim Perelman

Director | House of Sand and Fog

Vadim Perelman was born in 1963 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. He is a director and producer, known for House of Sand and Fog (2003), Persian Lessons (2020) and The Life Before Her Eyes (2007).

47. Zvee Scooler

Actor | Fiddler on the Roof

Zvee Scooler was born on December 1, 1899 in Kamenets-Podolsky, Russian Empire [now Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine]. He was an actor, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Love and Death (1975) and Uncle Moses (1932). He was previously married to Lillian Friedman. He died on ...

48. Olga Fedori

Actress | The Wolfman

Olga Fedori was born on March 17, 1984 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. Olga is an actor and producer, known for The Wolfman (2010), Holby City (1999) and Of Their Own.

49. Galina Jovovich

Actress | Mnogo shuma iz nichego

Galina Jovovich is a Russian-American actress and the mother of Milla Jovovich.

She was born Galina Loginova in 1950 in Russia, Tuapse, Soviet Union. Her father was a Red Army officer; her mother was a homemaker. Her parents divorced and she was raised by a single mother. She studied acting in ...

50. Sophie Tucker

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and ...

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