olivia munn

olivia munn

Lisa Olivia Munn, known professionally as Olivia Munn, is a former model and current television personality/actress. Early performances in theater in Tokyo while living with her mother and stepfather in Japan led to modeling opportunities and convinced her to eventually move to Los Angeles.

Ms. Munn began performing on television as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net in 2004, but has written that she did not view the experience positively. However, she did find immediate work as an actress, appearing in "Scarecrow Gone Wild" and "The Road to Canyon Lake" in 2004 and 2005, respectively, before landing the recurring role of Mily Acuna on the TV series "Beyond the Break" in 2006.

She is most famous for the co-hosting duties she assumed on the G4 Network's Attack of the Show daily series in 2006. During her four-year run as co-host, Ms. Munn continued to act and appear in other media, including a recurring role on the ABC Family series Greek, small parts in "Big Stan," "Date Night," and "Iron Man 2," as well as advertisements for Bing on Hulu. She joined Comedy Central's The Daily Show for the last six months of her G4 run, appearing as a special correspondent in a performance that was panned by critics and fans. Next was her starring role on the television series "Perfect Couples" on NBC, a series that was quickly cancelled before completing its initial season run.

She has appeared in high-profile modeling promotions for Nike, Pepsi, Neutrogena, and PETA (twice). She has been selected as a beauty favorite of men in the United States many times, having appeared in magazines and on covers including Complex, Men's Edge, Playboy, Italian Vogue, Maxim, and FHM; however, she has not done a nude pictorial in any of those magazines. Her 2010 book "Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek" features behind the scenes stories about her life in show business and comic anecdotes as well as a foldout poster of Ms. Munn herself.

Munn is featured in public service announcements (2011 and 2012) for the Green Your School Challenge, a competition to improve the efficiency of schools through projects including recycling, energy-saving practices, and green agriculture.

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