AT&T Ad Star Milana Vayntrub, Once a Soviet Refugee, Becomes a Voice for Syrian Victims

Actress behind Lily character filmed a documentary in Greece

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The actress behind one of today's most popular ad characters, AT&T's Lily, is taking on a new public role: an advocate for Syrian refugees.

Milana Vayntrub, the subtly charismatic star of BBDO's recent AT&T ad campaign, has just released a 14-minute video called "Can't Do Nothing," documenting her unexpected experience assisting those fleeing Syria's civil war and coming ashore in Greece.

"I went to Greece just to go on vacation," she tells Adweek. "I didn't have the intention of staying and volunteering.



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