List of Famous people born in Ukraine
Milena Markovna Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of 7, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was discovered by an agent. Kunis appeared in several television series and commercials before landing her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That '70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist (MMA), sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA. He has won championships and accolades in multiple sports, most notably in MMA Pride Fighting Championships, FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship, and Russian Judo Federation National Championship.
Vasyl Anatoliyovych Lomachenko, more commonly referred to as Vasiliy Lomachenko, is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is a former world champion in three weight classes, having held the WBO featherweight title from 2014 to 2015; the WBO junior lightweight title from 2016 to 2017; and the unified WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and Ring magazine lightweight titles between 2018 and 2020.
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is a Ukrainian politician and former actor and comedian and who is the sixth and current president of Ukraine.
Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich is an American actress, model, and musician. Her starring roles in numerous science fiction and action films led the music channel VH1 to deem her the "reigning queen of kick-butt" in 2006. In 2004, Forbes determined that she was the highest-paid model in the world.
Olga Konstiantinivna Kurylenko is a Ukrainian and French actress and model. She was discovered as a model in Moscow at the age of 13. She moved to Paris to pursue a modelling career at the age of 16 and started her acting career in 2005. She found success as an actress for her role as Nika Boronina in the film adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and then mainstream prominence with the role of Bond girl Camille Montes in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). More recently she starred in Stephen S. Campanelli's Momentum (2015), Terrence Malick's To the Wonder (2012), alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), with Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner (2014), alongside Rowan Atkinson in the spy comedy film Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) and The Room (2019).
Dmitry Illich Gordon is a Ukrainian writer, journalist, TV presenter and singer. He is also the editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Boulevard", later – "Gordon Boulevard".
Natalia Vladimirovna Poklonskaya is a Russian politician, serving as Deputy of the State Duma of Russia, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs from 18 September 2016.
Vira Viktorivna Halushka, better known by her stage name Vera Brezhneva, is a Ukrainian pop-singer, television presenter and actress.
Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko is an Ukrainian former professional football player, former politician, and current football manager. He played as a striker for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea and the Ukraine national team. From February to July 2016, Shevchenko was an assistant coach of the Ukraine national team, at the time led by Mykhaylo Fomenko. In July 2016, shortly after the nation's elimination from UEFA Euro 2016, Shevchenko was appointed Ukraine's head coach.
Svitlana Serhiivna Loboda, also known by the stage name LOBODA, is a Ukrainian singer and composer. Loboda represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 and finished in 12th place with 76 points.
Igor Vasilyevich Gamula is a Ukrainian-born Russian professional football coach and a former player. He works as a scout for FC Rostov. He made his debut in the Soviet Top League in 1978 for FC Zorya Voroshylovhrad. Gamula has Ukrainian and Russian citizenship.
Nikita Kuzmin is a Ukrainian dancer and choreographer. In 2020, Kuzmin became a professional dancer on Let's Dance and in 2021, Strictly Come Dancing, where he was partnered with Tilly Ramsay. He lived in Kyiv, Ukraine until the age of 9. Then, Nikita's family relocated to Italy. He has lived in Frankfurt, Germany since the age of 18. Nikita is the holder of 6 Italian Championship titles.
Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov is a Ukrainian billionaire businessman, and oligarch. He is the founder and president of System Capital Management (SCM), and ranked among the wealthiest men in Ukraine. As of 2019, he was listed as the 272nd richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of US 6.4 billion. Some sources have claimed that Akhmetov has been involved in organized crime, but Akhmetov has never been charged with a crime, his lawyers successfully refuted these accusations. Akhmetov is the owner and president of the Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2006–2007 and 2007–2012, Akhmetov was a member of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) for the Party of Regions. Akhmetov also made numerous statements, since March 2014, appealing for integrity of Ukraine and finding peaceful solutions of the crisis.
Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko is a Ukrainian businessman and politician who served as the fifth President of Ukraine from 2014 to 2019.
Nikita Borisovich Dzhigurda or Nikita Borysovych Dzhyhurda is a Ukrainian-Russian movie actor, singer, and cult media icon.
Klara Borisovna Novikova is a Soviet and Russian pop artist, humorist. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1992), People's Artist of Russia (1997). Members of the Public Council of the Russian Jewish Congress.
Elina Mykhailivna Svitolina is a Ukrainian tennis player. Having turned professional in 2010, she reached her career-high ranking of world No. 3 on 11 September 2017, and again on 9 September 2019.
Karolina Myroslavivna Kuiek, popularly known as Ani Lorak, is a Ukrainian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and former UN Goodwill Ambassador. Having received Ukraine's most prestigious and honorary title, the People's Artist of Ukraine, Lorak has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential women in her country, as well as ranked one of the most beautiful women from Eastern Europe. Ani Lorak reported the highest income of all singers in Ukraine in 2014.
Andrii Borysovych Yermak is a Ukrainian film producer, lawyer and current Head of the Presidential Administration. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appointed him on 11 February 2020.