Olivia Munn


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
On having it all
It is possible in this world to be pretty and funny and successful all at the same time.
Comedic advice
If you think something's funny, go with that. Most comedians pull jokes from a place of honesty.
On catching people off-guard
I think it's always funny when somebody thinks you're going to do something super sexy and then you don't.
How to describe actress Olivia Munn. She’s comedy packaged in undeniable and unapologetic beauty. She’s been called Sarah Silverman with a twist, selling herself as a “nerd sexpot” who’s smart enough to know what she’s doing. And she’s got the words to back it up. When she received sexist and belittling reactions to a near-naked spread for Maxim, Munn shot back: “If you have any problems… I have two things to say to you: 1. Just don’t look. And 2. You sound like you just need a good f&$k.” You see.

The Oklahoma City-native broke through to Hollywood stardom when, after starring in Z-list films like Scarecrow Gone Wild, she headlined  hits like Date Night and Iron Man 2. That same year, Munn debuted as new correspondent for The Daily Show. She would take that comedic and improvisational news experience into one of her hottest TV role, playing financial reporter Sloan Sabbith on the hit cable drama Newsroom

She’s nice with the written word, penning her memoir Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek. But she’s also outspoken on issues like the #MeToo movement’s fight against work-related sexual abuse and sexual inappropriateness. “For the people who have had to put up with it for a very long time,” she said in an interview. “I can say from my own personal experience it's actually a really, an amazing time right now because for some reason we don't have to put up with it anymore and our voices and our pain matter. That's the first step of change but we have to be vigilant and we have to continue to see it through." Munn’s star will continue to shine.

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