Olivia Munn (born as Lisa Olivia Munn) is best known for her work the last four years on G4TV’s Attack of the Show! She was born on July 3rd, 1980 in Oklahoma and 26 years later she began her big break in Los Angeles. Since 2006, she has become a well known figure amongst many gamers in the video game industry and felt much more natural than when she was for a short time in 2004 on Fox Sports Net as sideline reporter for college football and women’s basketball.
Olivia Munn and Paul Gale at E3 2006
We first met in 2006 at E3, right around the time she got picked up by AOTS, but well before the rest of her very successful and diverse career took off. The first time we met, Olivia was blown away by E3 and really seemed to be enjoying all of the games, gadgets, lights, cameras, and action that come with the show. She had a very positive outlook and seemed truly appreciative for her new position on Attack of the Show!, being co-cost to Kevin Pereira.
Olivia Munn as Chun Li.
I remember her being the one asking me all of the questions, about how I got into the industry, what I currently did, how many E3’s have I been to, etc. When I meet someone and we both have a mutual interest in what each other has to say, I know that they’re real. You could argue that the person across you just knows “how to talk the talk”, but in this case, there was no journalism approach going on, but rather two gamers just talking and having fun.
Olivia Munn as Wonder Woman.
That’s why it’s been cool for me to see her career elevate in the last four years and watch her branch out into a popular figure to different audiences. This half Chinese, quarter German, quarter Irish TV personality got into a few movies like Big Stan with Rob Schneider (which was her first movie roll) up to 2010’s hit Robert Downey, Jr. film, Iron Man 2. She’s also been a popular figure at the annual San Diego Comic-Con, appeared in a few TV shows like Entertainment Tonight and The Daily Show, and has had several magazine appearances, with the most prestigious being listed at #8 in Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women 2010.
Olivia Munn as Slave Leia.
She’s a cool friend to know who’s always been nice to me, be it at a trade show or by keeping in touch online throughout the year. I wish her the best of success in the future. Olivia, keep up your positive, fun, easy going attitude, both onscreen and off, and there’ll always be people to support you.