Vayntrub at C2E2 in 2015
Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub|
March 8, 1987
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR
|Nationality||American, formerly Soviet/Uzbek|
|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 (//; 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.
Vayntrub has appeared in short films and in the web series Let's Talk About Something More Interesting, co-starring Stevie Nelson. She starred in the Yahoo! Screen series Other Space. She is set to star as Doreen Green / Squirrel Girl in the New Warriors television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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 emigrated 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 Communications from University of California, San Diego. She received training with the improvisational comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade.
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 as Sloane Sandburg, author and co-star of the play in which Kevin Pearson is starring in New York.
|2016||Ghostbusters||Subway Rat Woman|
|2018||Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors||Squirrel Girl||Voice role|
|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"|
|2013||Food Network Star||Video Caller||Episode: "4th of July Live"|
|2013||Key & Peele||Vampire||Episode: "Sexy Vampires"|
|2014||House of Lies||Christy||2 episodes|
|2014||Californication||Bad Actress||Episode: "Like Father Like Son"|
|2014||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||Episode: "He's Not Even Aiming the at the Toilet"|
|2018||Marvel's New Warriors||Doreen Green / Squirrel Girl||Lead role|
|2011–2014||CollegeHumor Originals||Various||15 episodes|
|2012||Daddy Knows Best||Nancy||Episode: "Game Night"|
|2015||Wrestling Isn't Wrestling||The Ultimate Warrior||Video short |
|2016||Jake and Amir Present: Lonely and Horny Episode 1||Elana||1 episode|
|2013||BowserVids Comedy Sketches||Various||4 videos|
|2017||That Moment When||Jill||7 episodes|
|2007||"Can't Be Saved"||Senses Fail|
|2011||"Teenage Tide"||Letting Up Despite Great Faults|
- 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.
- Letting Up Despite Great Faults (August 28, 2011). "Letting Up Despite Great Faults - 'Teenage Tide'". YouTube. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- "About Us". Can't Do Nothing. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- "Marvel's New Warriors Squirrel Girl". The Hollywood Reporter. 2017.
- 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 (2016-04-12), Jake and Amir Present: Lonely and Horny Episode 1, retrieved 2016-12-08
- "That Moment When". helloeko.com. Retrieved 2017-12-10.