Milana Vayntrub is an American actress born in Uzbekistan, Tashkent. She has been a part of the industry since she was 5, gradually growing her career and building a name respected within and outside the movie industry. Even though Milana has been in TV series and comedy skits, music, and YouTube videos, she is most popular for playing the role of Lily Adams in a series of AT&T television commercials.
Born on the 8th of March 1987, the actress studied at Beverly Hills High School but her attendance was short-lived as she dropped out in her second year and obtained a GED. Thereafter, she went on to the University of California in San Diego, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. As a result of her interest in acting, she joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and there, she was trained in improvisational comedy/acting.
Career Beginning and Rise to Fame
Milana Vayntrub began her professional acting career in 1995, appearing as Tatiana in three episodes of the medical drama series, ER. She followed this up in 1997 with an appearance as Young Kristen in NBC’s daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. After that, she portrayed Posse Member #1 in Lizzie McGuire and also appeared in an episode each of The Division, The League, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Food Network Star, and Key & Peele.
The talented actress landed her most notable role when she did a series of television commercials as a saleswoman named Lily Adams for AT&T from 2013 to 2016. In 2014, she portrayed the characters of Christy and Tara in two episodes of House of Lies and Silicon Valley. Also in the same year, she played Bad Actress in an episode of Californication and followed it up the next year by appearing as Tina Shukshin in eight episodes of Other Space. In 2016, she played Natalie in the romantic comedy web TV series titled Love, appeared as herself in the game show, @midnight (2016 to 2017), and as Sloane Sandburg in eight episodes of This Is Us (2016 to 2017).
2018 came and Milana Vayntrub pulled off several voice roles in Robot Chicken. She also voiced Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl in the Marvel Rising franchise from 2018 to 2019. Television roles aside, Milana has also been involved in a few movies. She starred as Tanya in the comedy film Life Happens in 2011, and as the Subway Rat Woman in 2016’s Ghostbusters.
Web Series and Other Entertainment Endeavors
Milana has also had roles in several web series and short films, including College Humour Original Series which ran from 2011 to 2014. In collaboration with Stevie Nelson, she formed a comedy-centered YouTube channel known as Live Prude Girls. The channel recorded its major success with the web series Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting.
Vayntrub ventured into the world of music entertainment in 2011 for the second time when she portrayed the lead character in the music video of the song Teenage Tide by the group Letting Up Despite Great Faults. Her first was her involvement in the 2007 music video for the song Can’t Be Saved by the band Senses Fall.
Facts About Milana Vayntrub’s Family Members
Although the AT&T actress is ever in the spotlight thanks to the nature of her job, she prefers to keep her family life private. As a result, there is no available information about the identity of her parents and she is known to have only one sister named Briana.
Milana Alexandrovna Vayntrub hails from a Jewish family. She was born in Uzbekistan, Tashkent. But then, she could not spend much time in her home country as her family was forced to flee because of religious persecution; making stops in Austria and Italy before they eventually settled in West Hollywood, California.
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A few years ago, Rachel and Adam pretended to get into an argument as a joke. I thought it was real and full snot cried for about 2 hours because I guess on some subconscious level I thought of them as my parents and maybe was sad for little me who had to watch her parents argue a lot…? Anyway, that’s why they don’t do bits around me anymore, and I had to stop eating mushrooms around them. #OnMushroomsYouAreMyParents
Arriving in the U.S, life was not rosy for the family. Milana Vayntrub has on several occasions talked about how her parents worked hard to get her educated. Due to the financial crunch in her family, little Milana started appearing in Mattel Barbie commercials at the young age of five just to earn additional money to support her parents.
Is The Actress Married or Dating Anyone?
Just like she keeps details of her family away from the ever prying eyes of the media, Milana Vayntrub also keeps her love life a secret. Consequently, it is not known who she is currently involved with but it is believed that she is single.
The actress once dated a producer and singer-songwriter called John Mayer. Their romantic relationship began in 2006 but sadly, it only lasted for a short while as the couple called it quits sometime in 2007 with Mayer moving on with Katy Perry.