Bringing Up Bobby - Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

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Milla Jovovich has successfully established herself as a highly regarded, international model and actress. Jovovich, (pronounced “mee-luh” “yo-vo-vitch”) has transitioned effortlessly to a full time actress, starring in over two dozen filmsmost recently “The Three Musketeers 3D” where she portrays “Milady de Winter.”

Star of the “Resident Evil” franchise, Jovovich reprised her role as “Alice” in the fourth installment of the film. In October 2010, Jovovich starred alongside Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton in “Stone.”In February 2011, Jovovich starred in the Russian language romantic comedy “Vykrutasy,” which opened in Russia at Number 1.

Jovovich recently completed production on two independent films, including “Faces in the Crowd,” and the lead role in “Bringing Up Bobby".

She was born December 17, 1975 in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to father Bogdanovitch Jovovich (Serbian doctor) and mother Galina Loginova Jovovich (Russian actress). In 1981, Milla and her family left the Soviet Union and moved to London, England and then to Sacramento, California, ultimately settling in Los Angeles where at the age of eleven, Jovovich was spotted by photographer Richard Avedon, who featured her in Revlon's “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” ads. In October 1987, she was on the cover of the Italian fashion magazine Lei, her first of many covers and in 1988, she signed her first professional modeling contract.

Milla's early modeling led to acting roles, and in 1988 she appeared in her first film role in the romance thriller Two Moon Junction. Her first leading role was in “Return to the Blue Lagoon” in 1991, for which she was nominated for the “Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture” in the 1991 Young Artist Awards. She appeared on some TV shows around this time and also in the films “Kuffs” (1992), “Chaplin” (1992), and “Dazed and Confused” (1993).

Milla's breakout role was as “Leeloo,” the perfect being in Luc Besson's “The Fifth Element”(1997). She later starred in several other action movies besides the “Resident Evil” trilogy such as “Ultraviolet” (2006), “A Perfect Getaway” (2009), and “The Fourth Kind” (2009). Milla has also been in several comedies and dramas, including Spike Lee's “He Got Game” (1998), “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” (1999), “The Claim” (2000), “The Million Dollar Hotel” (2000), “Zoolander” (2001).

In 1994, Milla released her critically acclaimed folk album, The Divine Comedy. Inspired by a love of “elves and magic trees,” Milla wrote the lyrics at 15 and recorded the album when she was just 16. “In a Glade” is a beautiful traditional Ukrainian folk song that Milla sings in her native tongue. Milla led a band called Plastic Has Memory which played about a dozen shows in Los Angeles and New York City in 1999. Although Plastic Has Memory never released a record, they did contribute one song, “On the Hill,” to Hollywood Goes Wild, a benefit CD for The Wildlife Waystation. She has also had songs on several albums.

Milla is an ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and also supports several other charities, including OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Fund), The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Wildlands Project, and UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

When she is not in production, Milla resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, Ever.


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