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Olivia Munn Facts
Olivia Munn is the full package: she's funny, beautiful, talented, and down-to-earth.

Since getting her break on G4 TV in 2006, Munn has continually showcased her versatility and scored big roles on TV and the big screen. Recently, the actress proved she could hold her own against heavy-hitters like Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" and Channing Tatum in the surprise hit "Magic Mike". This summer, Munn stars opposite Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez in the supernatural thriller "Deliver Us From Evil".

From a list of her favorite things to her international upbringing, here are 29 things you probably don't know about Olivia Munn.

1. Olivia Munn was born Lisa Olivia Munn on July 3, 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Kim Schmid and Winston Munn.

2. Although her mother is of Chinese descent, she was born and raised in Vietnam. Schmid fled to Oklahoma after the Vietnam War came to a close in 1975.

3. Munn was predominately raised in Tokyo, Japan, where her stepfather was stationed as a member of the United States Air Force. She's said the coolest thing about Japan is the people.

4. As a result, the actress can speak fluent Japanese.

5. While in Japan, she also modeled and appeared in local theater productions.

6. Throughout her career, she's modeled for Nike, Pepsi, and Neutrogena.

7. After her mother divorced her stepfather, Munn moved back to America and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in journalism and minored in dramatic arts.

8. One of her first jobs out of college was working as a sideline reporter for college football and women's basketball, though Munn admits she felt uncomfortable with the job because she "was trying to be something [she] wasn't."

9. Soon after, she moved out to Los Angeles to pursue acting and quickly landed a part in the Zebrahead music video "Hello Tomorrow" (2004). She played the love interest of lead singer Justin Mauriello.

10. The actress also professionally went by her birth name, Lisa Munn, until 2006.

11. That year, Munn landed a job on the G4 network, where she co-hosted "Attack of the Show!" -- as Olivia Munn -- with Kevin Pereira. The work for G4 showcased Munn's humor and down-to-earth attitude, and earned her instant attention.

12. It wasn't long before the actress landed parts on both TV and the big screen. Her biggest roles to date are Sloan Sabbith in "The Newsroom" and opposite Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike".

13. In February 2007, she was Playboy magazine's "Babe of the Month," though it was a non-nude pictorial.

14. In 2010, Munn released her book "Suck it, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek."

15. She once dislocated her shoulder when her indoor swing -- in her Prague apartment -- disconnected from the ceiling and crashed to the floor.

16. Munn ranked No. 2 on Maxim's Hot 100 Women list in both 2011 and 2012. We can't believe she couldn't crack the number 1 spot!

17. However, she was the No. 1 girl for Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman ("Robocop") from 2012 to 2014, before the couple called it quits.

18. Today, Munn is in a high-profile relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

19. Prior to her role in "Deliver Us from Evil," the actress did not believe in the supernatural, however, she's now "a full believer" after watching actual NYPD footage of real-life exorcisms.

Here Are 9 of Her Favorite Things:

Her favorite spirit animal is a bear.

Her favorite living musician is Brad Paisley.

Her favorite non-living musician is Tupac.

Her favorite movie of all-time is "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974) from writer/director John Cassavetes.

Her favorite superhero is Rogue from the X-Men comics.

Her favorite video game is Halo.

Her favorite food is Thai.

Her favorite dessert is pie.

Her favorite country to visit is Italy.

Her favorite board game is Taboo.

Random Fact: Her Los Angeles home is fitted with electronic toilets.

[Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia, Vogue]



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