Who is Milana Vayntrub? The name might not ring a bell, but perhaps you know her as the AT&T girl or Lily Adams. She is an American actress, activist, and comedian best known for her AT&T commercials.
Like with any other celebrity, there is more to her than just the persona the public sees. Who is Milana Vayntrub when acting and away from the screen? Who is her family, and where is she from?
Milana Vayntrub profile summary
- Name: Milana Aleksandrov Vayntrub
- Date of birth: March 8, 1987 (21 years)
- Place of birth: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Education: University of California, San Diego
- Profession: Actress, writer, director, comedian, and activist
Milana Vayntrub was born on March 8, 1987. She was born in Tashkent in Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (current Uzbekistan). In Uzbekistan life was hard for Milana and her family.
Although they were Uzbek nationals, they were seen as outsiders since they were Jews. At the time, there was widespread anti-semitism and religious persecution of Jews across the Soviet Union. As a result, Milana and her parents left the country seeking a better life in the United States.
Moving to the USA, however, proved to be tough. They had family in Los Angeles who helped them move, but they found themselves stranded in transit camps in Europe. But finally, they managed to reach America and settled in West Hollywood, where Milana spent the rest of her childhood.
According to Milana, she grew up in West Hollywood feeling like an American. Her parents worked hard to provide for her and offer her a good education. Soon, she enrolled in Beverly Hills High School, where she studied until sophomore year when she dropped out.
However, after dropping out, Milana managed to get a GED. She also enrolled at the University of California, San Diego, where she pursued a degree in Communication.
As is the case with migrant families, the Vayntrubs faced some financial challenges. As a result, she got into acting at a very young age – she was doing commercials (Mattel Barbie) at five. The acting gigs helped to support her family financially.
Her acting debut came when she was just eight years after being cast in the TV show ER. She continued getting minor roles and appeared on the TV shows Days of Our Lives, The Division, and Lizzie McGuire.
Almost quitting acting
However, acting at a young age was not smooth sailing for Milana. Around middle school, she quit the career to – according to her – focus on something more realistic. It wasn't until college that she renewed her passion and started taking theatre classes. She also did improvisation comedy with the troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which help to boost her talent.
Milana Vayntrub's big break came when she landed the role of Lily Adams in the AT&T commercials. She claims to have been having a bad day during the audition and thus did a lot of improvisation.
Nonetheless, the actress was successful and was called back for further reading. She played the role from 2013 to 2016, which brought her a lot of recognition and earned her the moniker AT&T girl. After a 3-year break, she reprised the role, doing more commercials and advertising for the brand.
Milana Vayntrub movie and TV show career
Aside from the AT&T commercial, Milana has managed to land several other roles in movies and TV shows. These include:
- Life Happens
- Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling
- Mother’s Little Helpers
- The Shabbos Goy
- The League
- House of Lies
- Other Space
- This Is Us
- Silicon Valley
- Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (Squirrel Girl)
- The Moment When
Writing and directing
Aside from acting, Milana Vayntrub has also ventured into writing and directing. She revealed to her fans on social media that she had been directing some of the AT&T commercials she stars in. She also has several writing credits, the top one being the YouTube series Let’s Talk About Something Interesting.
She wrote the show alongside her friend Stevie Nelson and started in it. It was a huge hit, and they even hosted Matt Damon in one episode. Other writing credits include the shows Robot Chicken and CollegeHumor Originals.
Another line of work that Milana is interested in is activism. In 2016, she launched the Can't Do Nothing movement to help bring to light Europe's migrant crisis. The launch came after visiting Greece and coming across the Syrian Civil War victims who had fled their country.
She has also been involved in politics and social issues activism, primarily through her social media platform. For example, she has endorsed or campaigned/promoted politicians Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossof, and Raphael Warnock. She also regularly posts about racial justice, gender equality, and climate change on her Instagram account.
While Milana Vayntrub is a widely recognized public figure, she prefers to keep her personal life private. There is not much information about her family on the internet – she takes great care to protect their privacy. However, it is known that she migrated to the USA with her parents.
Her father’s name is Alexander Vayntrub, while her mother's name is unknown. According to an interview she did with Box Angeles, her parents are possibly divorced. However, she maintains a close relationship with both of them – taking vacations with her father and attending red carpet events with her mother. Milana also has a younger sister, Briana, whom she is close to and regularly posts about on her Instagram account.
What about marriage? Who is Milana Vayntrub's husband? She is single, and there is little to no public information on her current or past relationships. The only confirmed relationship was with ex-boyfriend John Mayer when she was 19 years old. Since then, she has kept her dating life private, leading to several rumours about secret relationships and sexuality.
Milana Vayntrub net worth and earnings
Vayntrub's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. She has accumulated most of the wealth from her successful role as Lily Adams in AT&T commercials. She also rakes in a decent income from her acting work.
Lastly, the actress has an active social media presence, primarily an Instagram account with over 900,000 followers. If she is like many other public figures, she may have monetized it and could be earning quite a substantial figure.
Are you wondering about Milana Vayntrub's measurements? Her success as Lily Adams has brought her a lot of attention due to her body measurements. She is fit, of average height, and attractive.
Her weight is approximately 123 pounds (53kg) and is about 160cm (5 feet 3 inches) tall. She has an hourglass body shape, with light brown hair and brown eyes. Unfortunately, Milana’s body has made her a victim of online sexual harassment.
In 2020, she called out fans on her Instagram account for posting objectifying memes and altered images. She said she felt sexually assaulted due to the vilifying behaviour. AT&T came to her defence publicly, stating that they don't condone sexual harassment.
Milana Vayntrub had a rough childhood, becoming a refugee and migrant at a young age. However, she has faced all the challenges head-on and rose to be an inspiring personality. She got into acting at a young age, and although she had doubts, she pressed on and followed her passion. Today, she is a successful actress, writer, and director.
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