Q. I am totally in love with the woman who’s in those AT&T ‘family plan’ commercials. But she looks familiar. Has she been on a TV show? Movie? Who is she?! — Tony, Las Vegas.
Tony, I can’t tell you how many people have e-mailed me to ask this very question. The AT&T commercials, which promote the company’s various pricing plans for wireless service, stars a comely brunette who acts as the fictional store’s “supervisor” and people seem to be fascinated with her.
So to your question, the woman in the AT&T commercials is Milana Vayntrub, a 29-year-old actress, model and comedienne who has had roles in numerous movies and TV shows including Californication, House of Lies (Showtime must love her, too), HBO’s Silicon Valley, Lizzie McGuire and, most recently, Netflix’s original comedy, Love.
If Milana’s name seems unusual to you, she’s originally from Uzbekistan (which was then still part of the Soviet Union) and immigrated to the United States when she was a young child with her parents.
Milana Vayntrub as ‘Lily Adams’ in the popular AT&T commercial series.
The cause of European immigrants remains close to her heart. She has launched a campaign to help Syrian refugees and recently went to the island of Lesbos to meet with some of the immigrants who are awaiting asylum.
When she’s not working to improve the plight of others, she can often be seen on the Los Angeles comedy circuit, working to make people laugh as a stand-up comedienne. The 5′ 3″ Milana has also starred in several short comedy skits that can be seen on YouTube and the web site, CollegeHumor.com.
Milana has been doing the AT&T spots now for three years and she recently told Ad Week that more commercials featuring ‘Lily Adams, the hostess with the mostess,’ are coming soon.
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