Olivia Munn

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Olivia Munn

Born

7/3/1982, Oklahoma

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Lisa Munn
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8.6
out of 10
User Rating
117 votes

Biography

EDIT

Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma but raised in Japan. She has done theater since a small child. She once worked for Fox Sports doing in game interviews during College Football and Women's College Basketball. Her big break came when she was selected to be the new Co-Host…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Olivia is 5'4" (1.63 m) tall.

    • Appeared as the titular girl in the video "Girl at the Video Game Store." The song was created by Parry Gripp, lead singer for Nerf Herder, for Attack of the Show's 1000th episode. The song also features her AotS Co-Host Kevin Pereira who played drums on the track.

    • Authored the book Suck it Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek that was released on July 6, 2010.

    • Although Munn has appeared as a cover model for Playboy as well a "Babe of the Month," she has not appeared nude for the magazine.

    • Her Attack of the Show Co-host Kevin Periria has given her the nickname "Freckles."

    • Munn is a fan of surfing.

    • Magazine List Appearances:
      FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010 (#52)
      FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2009 (#85)
      FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2008 (#85)

      Maxim's Hot 100 Women, 2010 (#8)
      Maxim's Hot 100 Women, 2009 (#96)
      Maxim's Hot 100 Women, 2008 (#99)

    • Magazine Appearances:
      Men's Health Living - Winter/Spring 2009
      Playboy - February 2007 (Babe of the Month)
      Men's Health - July/August 2007
      Vanity Fair - September 2007 Men's Edge August 2006
      Complex Magazine - October/November 2006
      Foam - Fall 2006

      Magazine Cover Appearances:
      Maxim - Febuary 2011
      Maxim - January 2010
      Playboy - July/August 2009
      Men's Edge - August 2006
      Foam - Fall 2006

    • Munn was featured as a celebrity blogger on TVGuide.com.

    • Television Appearances for shows not listed at TV.com

      G4
      2007
      Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Coverage - Host
      E3 2007 Coverage - Host

      2006
      Comic Con Coverage - Host
      E3 2006 Coverage - Host
      Formula D - Co-Host

    • Olivia is good friends with Las Vegas's James LeSure.

    • Although she was one of four hosts for G4's Live E3 coverage, Olivia did not take part in the E3 preview show.

    • Although Munn is a host on a network famous for being the source on video games, Munn herself was not a gamer until she began working at the network.

    • When Oliva hosted G4's 2006 coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), it was her first time ever being there.

    • Although a contest was created to find "The Next Attack of the Show Host" to replace the leaving Sarah Lane, Olivia was not one of the contestants. The contest was a failure, so the show promoters looked for other talent. In the end, Olivia was selected.

    • Munn was the only G4 personality to be invited to the movie premiere for The Break Up.

    • Although Olivia was given tapes to watch of Season 1 of Formula D, she chose not to watch them. She felt that if she did she would imitate the way the previous host had presented himself. Instead, she felt more comfortable in being herself during the pit interviews.

    • Before becoming the host of Attack of the Show, Olivia hosted a podcast on G4 known as "The Daily Nut."

    • Olivia was one of G4's personalities to host the network's coverage the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The network devoted the most coverage of any network for E3.

    • Munn has appeared in commercials for Pepsi, Nike and Hewlett-Packard.

    • While at Fox Sports Network, Olivia did game interviews at courtside for Women's College Basketball and was a sideline reporter for NCAA College Football.

    • Olivia has five brothers and sisters.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia Munn: I'm bringing a different angle to the show. A new look, a new breath...I'm focused on doing the job and doing it great.

    • Olivia Munn: I got to play with Nintendo's Wii, yes it's a funny name and not very revolutionary but it was fun whipping your arms around.

    • Olivia: Basically, I'm living the life of an actress in L.A. And I've recently had some pretty good fortune.

    • Olivia Munn: I am the same on camera as I am off. I can't imagine being any other way.

    • Olivia Munn: I'm really sarcastic. Not Morgan Webb sarcastic. She's dry, 100%. I'm different from her.

    • Olivia Munn: I moved around to a lot of different schools growing up, and I wasn't always the popular girl. So, I'm used to hateful comments by people who have no idea who I am.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The man at G4 has lost his mind! Attack of the Show is still suffering from the loss of Sarah Lane and Brendan Moran. Olivia Munn and Zach Selwyn need to be given the boot. Munn can be a mannequin and Selwyn can bemoreless

    1.0
    Olivia Munn is nice to look at, but that's it!

    G4 needs to bring back Sarah Lane!



    Bring back Sarah Lane!

    Bring back Sarah Lane!



    Bring Brendan Moran back while you\\\'re at it. His "replacement" Zach Selwyn is insane (clinically). Selwyn needs to tone it down a bit.



    I want hosts that have personality and knowledge about the video game industry. Attack of the show use to be my favorite show. Now I can barely stand it.moreless
  • Needs fine tuning, but she has Big potential

    8.5
    While the fanboy world was lit when they received news on a new host for Attack of the Show, Munn didn't realize she was about to come under fire. And granted I dislike the change going on at G4 at the time, and still appreciated the connection to TechTv Sarah Lane had...I realized that change was to be expected in this world of money. So I tried to give the new host a chance. Lucky I did. Olivia brings something different to the show. She brings a different attitude to the show and that girl-next-door behavior. Add that to the fact that she can make fun at her own expense, and she may have what it takes to be a star.



    Her only faults come when she is placed with other people who have been on televion longer than she has. This was shown during the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coverage G4 provided. She hosted with three other individuals who were the faces of the network for some time. Munn made a few errors during the live coverage and at times looked uncomfortable. Even though she had prior experience with Fox Sports, she didn't seem to fit in at times. Then there were other times where she fit in perfect and looked like she had been there forever.



    She has the looks to be on television as well as the personality. But as an added bonus, she still communicates with her fans. When she becomes more comfortable, she may become a bigger star. But one thing you can be on, people will be hearing more about Olivia Munn in the future.moreless
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