If you’ve watched TV at any point in the past three years, you’re probably familiar with “Lily,” the girl starring in the AT&T commercials who’s much more interesting than Flo. She’s played by Milana Vayntrub, a Uzbekistan-born, UCB-trained comedian who’s appeared in College Humor videos and episodes of Silicon Valley, House Of Lies, The League (as “Cute Girl in Bar”), Key and Peele, and ER. (She played Tatiana, a Russian girl with AIDS who Carol tries to adopt.)
Vayntrub’s other projects include:
-Paul Feig’s excellent Yahoo sci-fi comedy, Other Space
-Founding Can’t Do Nothing, which supports “new and thriving organizations like The Syria Fund, Boat Refugee Foundation, and Off Track Health to help everyone spread their voice, time, and money to help thousands of refugees.”
“I don’t really know what I’m going to do but I can’t do nothing,” Vayntrub says in the documentary below. “I’m not going to be a passive citizen anymore. I want to be a force for good.”
-She booked a recurring role on Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel sitcom, alongside Patton Oswalt and Judy Greer, who plays an “over-used and under-appreciated head of H.R. for a Fox plastic molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future.” Vayntrub’s character will also work in H.R.