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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 July 1980Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameLisa Olivia Munn
Nickname The Geek Goddess
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, a member of the United States Air Force. Although the family departed Oklahoma and resided in many locations, she was mainly raised in Tokyo, Japan. During this time, she appeared in a number of local theater productions and later became a model in the Japanese fashion industry. When the family eventually returned to the United States, Olivia moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. After a few small roles, her career took a very promising turn when she landed the role of Mily Acuna on the Hawaii-lensed TV series Beyond the Break (2006) and the role of Rob Schneider's receptionist in Big Stan (2007). She hosts "The Daily Nut" and the "Formula D" Podcasts on G4.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Edmann (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Trivia (21)

Is also a successful fashion model. Has booked campaigns for Nike, Pepsi, Neutrogena and Hewlett Packard.
Her grandfather, Luke Eugene Munn, died from cancer, as noted at the end of the December 12, 2006 episode of The Daily Show (1996).
Ranked #99 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Ranked #8 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
When Munn was two years old her mother remarried, this time to a member of the United States Air Force. Although the family relocated many times, Munn was predominantly raised in Tokyo, Japan, where the military stationed her stepfather.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Munn became an intern at the station KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She later moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career.
Ranked #2 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
Competed in a world championship rock, paper, scissor tournament.
Speaks Japanese fluently, which she learned from her time in Tokyo, Japan.
Her sister's birthday is July 1st, two days before her July 3rd birthday, and they sometimes celebrates both birthdays on July 1st.
(August 13, 2013) Dislocated her right shoulder when the connectors of the indoor swing (in her Prague apartment) she was riding on, became disconnected from the ceiling and the swing crashed to the floor.
Featured in the May 2008 issue of Esquire magazine's column: Funny Joke from a Beautiful Woman. [May 2008]
Journalist Irin Carmon condemned her being hired by The Daily Show (1996) as a correspondent. This became the basis for 30 Rock: TGS Hates Women (2011).
Her father has English ancestry, as well as small amounts of German and Scottish ancestry. Her mother, who was raised in Vietnam, has Chinese ancestry.
Attended and graduated from Putnam North City High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Attended the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in journalism and minored in Japanese and dramatic arts.
Ranked #2 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2012 list.
Ranked #28 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2013 list.
Is in a relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (2014). When she first met him, she was unaware of who he was.
Is the youngest of five children of Winston Barrett Munn and Kimberly Schmid.
Lives in New York City and Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (8)

I'm easy to hate. I get it. When I first came to L.A., I would go to these commercial auditions for Target. I'm 110 pounds now, but I used to be 135. And I would go to these auditions and these girls would be, like, in that effortless L.A. look: T-shirt, jeans and flats. So thin they'd just walk with a shuffle. I know what it's like to not think it's fair for someone to look a certain way and also get the dream job. But it's ridiculous to say that a woman can't be funny and also be sexy.
The word "geek" today does not mean what it used to mean. A geek isn't the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you're passionate about something.
[on what being an Internet celebrity feels like] At first it was like an old man luring in little girls with candy... You go in and it's like "Oh, candy! They're saying nice things! And then it's like "Oh, God! Anally raped." That's not what I wanted. I just wanted the candy. And I got candy, but oh, it's not worth it.
I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere. I think that anyone who's out there trying to bring down why any woman would get anywhere, or why we're different, just needs to fucking turn her fucking computer off, take the sandwich out of her mouth and go for a goddamn fucking walk. You know what? Just walk it off, bitch. Just walk it off, bitch.
It seems weird but I drink. I drink when I work out. I literally hate working out. My friends ask me if I want to go hiking up Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles and I'm like "Why? I have the new Kinect. Why would you want to go outside? Why would you like to climb up a mountain?" I really do drink when I work out. I have to trick myself into thinking I'm doing something fun. I wouldn't run if there was a fire. I wouldn't run anywhere. I hate running. I know I'm curvier - I know I'm small, but I'm not ripped. But I make a choice to be that way. I realize my arms aren't as toned as Halle Berry's but I don't want them to be.
I love Wonder Woman as much as I love Batman. But obviously, a little bit more because she's such a strong female figure, and there aren't that many strong female superheroes out there.
I come from a family that would talk about X-Men as if it were the Civil War. Every week, we would go get the comic books. It was our childhood.
[on her role as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)] Psylocke is such a powerful, lethal character. It was important for me that I was able to do all of the stunts because the more believable it is, the better it is for the audience - and the only way to make it believable is for me to actually do it.

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