Vayntrub en route to 2019 Outfest opening for her film Mother's Little Helpers
Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub
March 8, 1987
|Alma mater||UCSD (BA)|
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, activist|
|Known for||Playing saleswoman Lily Adams in a series of AT&T television commercials|
Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub (// VYN-troob; Uzbek Cyrillic: Милана Александровна Вайнтруб; born March 8, 1987) is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian. She plays the character Lily Adams in a series of AT&T television commercials.
Early life and education
Vayntrub was born in Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, and is Jewish. When she was two and a half years old, she and her parents immigrated to the U.S. as refugees, settling in West Hollywood.
Vayntrub briefly attended Beverly Hills High School, but dropped out after her sophomore year, got a GED, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of California, San Diego. She studied improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Vayntrub and Stevie Nelson teamed up to start the YouTube comedy channel Live Prude Girls where they produced a number of shorts and the hit web series Let's Talk About Something More Interesting. Live Prude Girls went on to be featured on NewMediaRockstars' Top 100 Channels countdown, ranked at No. 93.
Vayntrub has had small roles in film and television, including Life Happens. She has also starred in several CollegeHumor videos. In 2011, Vayntrub was the lead in the music video for "Teenage Tide" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults. She appeared as Tara in two episodes of the sitcom Silicon Valley.
In January 2016, after visiting Greece and meeting with refugee families fleeing the Syrian Civil War, Vayntrub co-founded a website and social media movement called #CantDoNothing to spotlight the European migrant crisis. She appeared in the television series This Is Us.
In July 2017, Vayntrub was cast in the lead role of Marvel Comics superheroine Squirrel Girl in Marvel's upcoming television series New Warriors. The show languished in development before ultimately getting cancelled.
|2016||Ghostbusters||Subway Rat Woman|
|1997||Days of Our Lives||Young Kristen|
|2001–2002||Lizzie McGuire||Posse Member #1 / Cute Burper / Dancer||3 episodes|
|2004||The Division||Katerina Ominsky||Episode: "Acts of Desperation"|
|2012||The League||Cute Girl in Bar||Episode: "The Hoodie"|
|2013||Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous||Felcia||Episode: "Zach Stone Is Gonna Get Wild"|
|Food Network Star||Video Caller||Episode: "4th of July Live"|
|Key & Peele||Vampire||Episode: "Sexy Vampires"|
|2014||House of Lies||Christy||2 episodes|
|Californication||Bad Actress||Episode: "Like Father Like Son"|
|Silicon Valley||Tara||2 episodes|
|2015||Other Space||Tina Shukshin||8 episodes|
|2016, 2017||@midnight||Herself||7 episodes (July 22, August 17, 18, December 14 & February 13, 2017, March 29 & 30, 2017)|
|2016–2017||This Is Us||Sloane Sandburg||8 episodes|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Peppa Pig, Dino Daughter, Teenage Girl||Voice role; Episode: "He's Not Even Aiming at the Toilet"|
|Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors||Doreen Green / Squirrel Girl||Voice role; Television short|
|Marvel Rising: Initiation|
|New Warriors||TV pilot|
|2019||Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts||Voice role; Television short|
|Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron|
|Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands|
|2011–2014||CollegeHumor Originals||Various characters||15 episodes|
|2012||Daddy Knows Best||Nancy||Episode: "Game Night"|
|2013||BowserVids Comedy Sketches||Various||4 videos|
|2015||Wrestling Isn't Wrestling||The Ultimate Warrior||Short video|
|2016||Jake and Amir Present: Lonely and Horny Episode 1||Elana||1 episode|
|2017||That Moment When||Jill||7 episodes|
|2007||"Can't Be Saved"||Senses Fail|
|2011||"Teenage Tide"||Letting Up Despite Great Faults|
|2019||"Hungry Child"||Hot Chip|
- Vayntrub, Milana (March 8, 2013). "I feel like the luckiest girl with the funniest fans!". Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Vayntrub, Milana (March 8, 2014). "My mom and my hamburger birthday cake". Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Kurp, Josh (April 4, 2014). "Meet The Actress Who Plays 'Lily'", Your AT&T Commercial Crush". UPROXX. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Live Prude Girls". YouTube. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Backstage Staff (July 23, 2014). "The Third Annual Backstage 30: 28. Milana Vayntrub". Backstage. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Vayntrub, Milana (December 6, 2012). "@SalteeMan no. I'm also a Jew and fundamentally opposed to any kind of cooking people to death". Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Haltiwanger, John (February 2, 2016). "You've Seen This Woman A Thousand Times But Had No Idea She Was A Refugee". Elite Daily. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- "An amazing side of Milana Vayntrub you haven't seen (15 Photos)". The Chive. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- Box (January 25, 2015). "BA #061: Milana Vayntrub". Box Angeles. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- NMR Staff (December 29, 2014). "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100 – 76!". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "About Us". Can't Do Nothing. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- "Marvel's New Warriors Squirrel Girl". The Hollywood Reporter. 2017.
- Polito, Thomas (September 15, 2019). "Exclusive: Marvel's 'New Warriors is Dead; Superhero Show Fails to Find a New Home". The GWW. Archived from the original on September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
- Cheng, Susan; Flaherty, Keely (December 7, 2017). "Marvel's Launching A New Franchise Of Wonderful, Diverse Superheroes". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- "Wrestling Isn't Wrestling". YouTube. March 16, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- CollegeHumor (April 12, 2016), Jake and Amir Present: Lonely and Horny Episode 1, retrieved December 8, 2016
- "That Moment When". helloeko.com. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
- HotChipVEVO (April 4, 2019), Hot Chip - Hungry Child (Official Video), retrieved April 7, 2019
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