Olivia Munn presented the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment to video game designer Will Wright.
Olivia Munn has all the makings of a star on the rise — allure, humor, depth, beauty, and of course, serious talent. Currently she can be seen in theaters in Warner Bros’ “Magic Mike” directed by Steven Soderbergh starring opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as well as the hit HBO drama series, “The Newsroom,” created by Oscar winning director Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. “The Newsroom” centers around a fictional news cable show and the everyday dealing with the news anchor, his new executive producer and his newsroom staff. Munn plays an on-air financial news analyst on the show. The show’s impressive cast also includes Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, Allison Pill, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadowski and John Gallagher, Jr. Olivia plays Sloan Sabbith, the on-air financial analyst and economist for ACN News. Before heading back into production for the second season of “The Newsroom,” Munn will shoot a small arc opposite Zooey Deschanel on the FOX hit series, “The New Girl.”
Olivia can also be seen in the independent film “The Baby Makers” starring opposite Paul Schneider (“Lars and the Real Girl”) and directed by Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar (“Super Troopers,” “Dukes of Hazzard”). The film premiered 2012 SXSW Film Festival. She also appears as a correspondent for the Emmy winning Comedy Central show “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” She was most recently seen starring opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in The Weinstein Company’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and in the NBC comedy “Perfect Couples.”
Other TV appearances include an arc on the hit ABC Family show “Greek,” a hilarious guest-turn on “Accidentally on Purpose” and her guest starring role as the new ‘Buy More’ boss, kicked off the 4th season of the NBC series “Chuck.”
Olivia first made Hollywood take notice when she became the host of G4′s “Attack of the Show.” The network struggled to find ratings until Olivia joined, catapulting the once unknown G4 network into the homes of mainstream America. In 2010 her first book “Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek” made the New York Times and Los Angeles Times’ best-sellers lists.
Known for her candor and loyalty to her fans, Olivia openly credits them for her success. Her gratitude combined with her ability to connect with audiences has established Olivia a following so fierce she’s been anointed “Geek Goddess” “Queen of Comic-Con” and “Leader of the Nerds.” All titles Olivia tries to shy away from, having said she prefers to be thought of more like a tour guide for nerds: “I’ve never taken on any of the regal titles that have been bestowed upon me. I prefer “Comic-Con Tour Guide”. I’m like the person who carries a flag and points out famous buildings and tells you when it’s time to have your sack lunches.”
After only a few years in L.A., Olivia has quickly established herself as an extremely versatile and driven talent, with the charisma for a successful career. Raised between Oklahoma and Tokyo, Olivia now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.