- 0.1 Who is the AT&T Girl?
- 0.2 AT&T Girl Commercial Career
- 0.3 What is AT&T?
- 0.4 Milana’s career before becoming the Lily AT&T girl
- 1 Life after stardom
Who is the AT&T Girl?
The actual name of the AT&T Girl is Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub. Born on 8th March 1987 in Tashkent, she is a Soviet-born American actress. Apart from being an actress, Milana is also an activist and comedian. She began her education at Beverly High School, although she dropped out after her sophomore year. Afterward, she went to study at the University of California in San Diego to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.
When the immigration of her parents took place, she was just two years of age. Milana Vayntrub had quite a strange childhood. Her parents were escaping antisemitism. Since her parents were Jews, they had targets on their backs. Targets such as hostility and hatred on them because of the prejudices against Jews back then. Hence, they had to immigrate to the US as refugees. Therefore, her acting career began quite early in her childhood due to financial problems in her family.
AT&T Girl Commercial Career
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Milana’s acting career began when she was just five years old. It all started in the Mattel Barbie Commercials. The small At&T Girl began her debut acting career in the television series NBC in 1995. Appearing in just three episodes initially, she made quite an impact. However, her actual fame arose in the period 2013 to 2016. She was a part of AT&T in that period. Hence, it was the commercials where she acted that helped in spreading her fame. It was then when she became more commonly known as Lily Adams. Thus, quite frequently, people call MIlina the “AT&T Girl.”
What is AT&T?
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At&T is an American-based world’s largest telecommunications company. Its headquarters are in Downtown Dallas, Texas, and it is also the second-largest mobile telephone providing services. Individuals like Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Watson, and Gardiner Greene Hubbard found this company.
AT&T is a carrier of both fixed LAN and mobile networks in the US. At the same time, it also offers telecom services in other parts of the world. As per revenue, this company is the largest telecom operator in the world. Providing pay-TV services through DirecTV, this company also uses its network to offer peripheral services such as disaster recovery.
Milana’s career before becoming the Lily AT&T girl
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Milana Vayntrub’s unmatched talent and sheer excellence made her extremely popular. But her fame mainly grew after she began working in the AT&T company. It was then when she was known as “Lily” all around. There are various popular television actors and actresses who are popular all over the world. Lily AT&T Girl, too, became quite popular in her distinct ways.
Well, many say she is famous just because of AT&T commercials. But that is not exactly true. This is because she also has vast dozens of other acting experiences under her name. She has been on this path since a very young age. Though she is currently working as an American comedian, she has a lot of experience in her life.
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Milana went to West Hollywood when she was just two years of age. She found it quite intriguing at such a young age. Hence, to this date, acting fascinates her. When she became nineteen, she came into a relationship with John Mayer. John Mayer was twenty-eight back then. But people hear quite often that Milana was romantically in love with John. However, Milina did not like sharing personal details of her life. Hence very little is known about her private life. But, people have seen her in quite dashing roles from quite a young age in her life. A few being ER, where her character name was Tatiana, Days of Our Lives, and Lizzie McGuire.
Life after stardom
Her other notable works during AT&T
Vayntrub gained recognition all over the world for her quirky and girl next door image in the commercials. However, her career did not stay stagnant in only commercial appearances. During the time period 2013 to 2016, she appeared in many movies and TV series. In 2015 she played the role of The ultimate warrior in the short film Wrestling isn’t Wrestling. Along with it, she also played the part of Subway Rat Woman in Ghostbusters in the year 2016.
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In addition, she has also acted in many TV series during this time frame. For example, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Key & Peele, Silicon Valley, and Other Space are some of them.
She also started a YouTube channel with Stevie Nelson called Live Prude Girls. It was a comedy channel where she showcased her talent with the number of shorts she produced. The channel even gained a lot of attention. NewMediaRockstars’ top 100 channels countdown featured Live prude girls. The rank of the channel was 93. Comedy was Vayntrub’s forte, and she even managed to appear in a number of episodes of the CollegeHumor.
AT&T girl Lily’s life after commercials
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Vayntrub stopped working for the AT&T Girl in commercial the year 2016. She would later again start starring in the commercial in the year 2020. However, during this break, she did not stop pursuing her dreams. Rather she explored new paths and opportunities. She played small as well as significant roles in many movies and TV series.
Her career as a comedian started taking shape after her commercial era. The YouTube channel Live Prude Girls currently has 101,000 subscribers and is well known among numerous famous YouTubers in the community. As she keeps her personal life out of the spotlight, we don’t know much about it.
The AT&T girl Lily worked in these movies and shows
In July 2017, Vayntrub was cast in the lead role of Marvel comics in the New Warriors television pilot for Freedom. She got to play the role of Squirrel Girl. Unfortunately, Freedom later canceled the show. Vayntrub then starred in the TV series The Moment When and voiced Squirrel Girl in the Marvel rising Franchise.
Some of the movies and series she later did were: Mother’s Little Helpers in 2019, Making Fun With Akilah, and Milana and Die Hart in 2020.
She is a Social Activist too
Vayntrub was born in Uzbekistan and fled the country with her parents when she was just two years old. She emigrated to the United States of America as a refugee, and this event fueled her to be an activist. She has met the refugees of the Syrian Civil War and has co-founded a social movement and a website called Can’t Do Nothing. The movement is created to highlight the European migration crisis.
AT&T Girl’s Instagram controversy
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Milana Vayntrub, on an Instagram live on 24th August 2020, pleaded with people to stop harassing her. People harassed her online because of her body. The AT&T girl memes objectified her. Sexist comments were made on her social media accounts. She even mentioned how some men dared to ask her for nude photographs. Due to the comments and harassment, Vayntrub felt insecure and hurt. The events induced feelings of sexual assault.
She did not give any consent to these events and said she doesn’t want to be a part of them. Thus, she disabled her comment section on her social media. Furthermore, she no longer shows her body in commercials. Vayntrub said the fans wouldn’t have the privilege to see her body until she feels safe.