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Olivia Munn        

Television & Film Actress; Known for "Newsroom" & "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Olivia Munn is an American actress. She began her professional career in television journalism before becoming an actress. She co-hosted "Attack of the Show!" and was a correspondent on "The Daily Show." Munn had a three-season run as Sloan Sabbith in the political drama series The Newsroom and a recurring role on Beyond the Break.

Munn has also had supporting roles in various films and television series and has appeared in the films Magic Mike, the horror film Deliver Us from Evil, the comedy Mortdecai, and X-Men: Apocalypse. Munn has also provided the voice of Koko in The Lego Ninjago Movie, and also had a lead role on the History Channel series "Six."

Beyond acting, Munn has contributed to many organizations. She teamed up with Dosomething.org's Green Your School Challenge and was a spokesperson for the campaign by filming a PSA regarding the challenge and sat on the panel of judges that evaluated the entries. Munn helped PETA with a campaign that ultimately freed a sick elephant from a touring circus. Her blog for The Huffington Post was credited with encouraging fans to contact the USDA on the elephant's behalf. Munn posed for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign twice and also fronted a PETA release of new footage showing cruelty to animals in Chinese fur farms.

In November 2017, Munn accused film director Brett Ratner of repeatedly sexually harassing her over a period of several years. Munn has publicly backed MeToo and TimesUp with both personal efforts and public statements, and has been outspoken about demanding that men who are publicly linked to abusers should "go to the back of the line" in Hollywood. She has also used her platform to speak against anti-Asian sentiments, harassment, and assaults following the COVID-19 pandemic. She was a part of a roundtable discussion alongside Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung, RISE founder and CEO Amanda Nguyen with CBS News entitled "Asian Americans Battling Bias: Continuing Crisis."

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Olivia Munn reveals breast cancer diagnosis, underwent double mastectomy
Olivia Munn has revealed she has been privately battling breast cancer. The "Newsroom" star, 43, shared her diagnosis in an Instagram post on Wednesday, telling fans that she has had four surgeries over the past 10 months and spent "so many days" in bed that she "can't even count." "Surprisingly, I've only cried twice," she wrote. "I guess I haven't felt like there was time to cry. My focus narrowed and I tabled any emotions that I felt would interfere with my ability to stay clearheaded." Munn described taking a genetic test in February 2023 in order to be "proactive" about her health, during which she tested negative for 90 different cancer genes. She also said she had a normal mammogram that winter, but she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months later.
Olivia Munn speaks out after a racist Zoom-bombing disrupts an AAPI gathering
A virtual gathering of high-profile Asian American creators, including actress Olivia Munn, became the subject of their own discussion...
Olivia Munn discusses Asian heritage and representation with USC Price
As a first-generation American of Chinese-Vietnamese descent, Munn said though she wanted to be an actress for as long as she could remember,...
Olivia Munn Celebrates Target's New NYC Store with Glam Sesh!
Olivia Munn looks super chic while attending an event to celebrate Target’s New Tribeca Store with a “Nail It Up” glam sesh on Thursday (September 29) in New York City.
Olivia Munn joins 'X-Men: Apocalypse' - CNN.com
Director Bryan Singer announced via Instagram on Monday that Olivia Munn will play the telepathic Psylocke in 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse."

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