Milla Jovovich life and biography

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Milla Jovovich biography

Date of birth : 1975-12-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kiev, Ukraine
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-06-08
Credited as : Fashion model and actress, Resident Evil, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

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Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action themed films, for which music channel VH1 has referred to her as the "reigning queen of kick-butt".

She is the only child of Gallina Loginova, an actress, and Bogdanovitch (Bogie) Jovovich, a physician. Much of her first five years was spent travelling back and forth between her father’s medical studies in London and their home in Russia.
After those five years, Milla’s father decided that his medical practice could not grow any more in the Russian economy. At age 5, Milla moved with her family to Sacramento, California. Unfortunately, during Milla’s childhood in the United States, she was antagonized by children who would never let her forget that she was a “commie” in the heat of the Cold War.

At age 11, Milla rose above this relentless torment to begin her acting career. Her first movie, released in 1988, was Two Moon Junction. From that point on, Milla was flying high. Upon her entry in the realm of modeling, the world was amazed by how beautiful and 11-year-old fashion model could be. Milla’s acting and modeling careers continued through her adolescence.

At age 18, Milla released her first album, The Divine Comedy. Many critics anticipated a cheesy pop album that they had come to expect from a model/actress turned singer/songwriter. To the surprise and pleasure of music-lovers everywhere, Milla’s first album was a beautiful collection of eclectic music that utilized instruments from around the world.

In 1997, Milla starred with Bruce Willis in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. Her performance as Leeloo forced the world to recognize her as the incredible actress that she is. During the filming, there were stories of a love affair between Milla and Luc.

Milla and Luc were married in December, 1997. Milla’s last starring role came in Spike Lee’s He Got Game with Denzel Washington. She will star in Luc Besson’s upcoming Joan of Arc (slated to be released this November). In June 1999, she began performing on stage again, and there are rumors of an upcoming follow-up album to “The Peopletree Sessions”, Milla’s second album. Milla turns 24 this December.

In 1988, she had her first professional acting role in the television film The Night Train to Kathmandu, and later that year she appeared in her first feature film, Two Moon Junction. Following more small television appearances like the "Fair Exchange" (1989) and a 1989 role as a French girl (she was 14 at the time then) on a Married with Children episode and film roles, she gained notoriety with the romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). She appeared in 1993's Dazed and Confused alongside Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey. Jovovich then acted alongside Bruce Willis in the science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997), and later played the title role in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). In 2002, she starred in the video game adaptation Resident Evil, which spawned three sequels: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010).

In addition to her modeling and acting career, Jovovich released a critically acclaimed musical album, The Divine Comedy in 1994. She continues to release demos for other songs on her official website and contributes to film soundtracks as well; Jovovich has yet to release another album. In 2003, she and model Carmen Hawk created the clothing line Jovovich-Hawk, which ceased operations in early 2008. In its third season prior to its demise, the pieces could be found at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Harvey Nichols, and over 50 stores around the world. Jovovich also has her own production company, Creature Entertainment.

Jovovich is set to play Lucetta, the wife of a jailed arsonist (played by Edward Norton) in Stone, a psychological thriller starring Robert De Niro. Filming began in May 2009 at the recently closed Southern Michigan Correctional Facility in Jackson, Michigan.

Jovovich played the part of Dr. Abigail Tyler in the sci-fi thriller The Fourth Kind and will star in the psychological thriller Faces in the Crowd, which is written and directed by Julien Magnat; in the latter film, she plays the survivor of a serial killer’s attack that leaves her suffering from a condition called prosopagnosia, which renders her unable to recognize faces.

Jovovich will return for her role as Alice, in the fourth movie of the Resident Evil series Afterlife, which is directed by her husband Paul W. S. Anderson. She is set to star in David R. Ellis horror flick Bad Luck which based on a screenplay by David Schouw.

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