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.