In a candid interview with Canada’s Fashion Magazine, Olivia Munn speaks out about the plastic surgery rumors that have floated around since the beginning of the year. The story describes the actress, 35, cringing at her own photo from an event for her latest film, Ride Along 2 — one that doesn’t look like her.
“Being multi-ethnic―I’m half Chinese, half white―brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed,” she told Fashion. “I have more of a white appearance on the outside, but my bone structure is very much Asian. I have high cheekbones and smaller eyes.”
Lisa Olivia Munn (born July 3, 1980) is an American actress, model, television personality, and author. She was credited as Lisa Munn in her early career, but since 2006, she has used the name Olivia Munn personally and professionally.
Munn began her professional career in television journalism before becoming an actress. In 2006, Munn starred as Mily Acuna in the series Beyond the Break. She co-hosted Attack of the Show! from 2006 to 2010 and was a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2010 to 2011. Munn has also had supporting roles in various films and television series since 2004. In 2015, she co-starred in the film Mortdecai, opposite Johnny Depp.
Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kim Schmid, is of Chinese descent, and her father, Winston Munn, is American, of English, Scottish, and German ancestry. Her mother was born and raised in Vietnam and fled to Oklahoma after the Vietnam War, in 1975. After college, her mother married Winston Munn. When Munn was two years old, her mother married her second husband, a member of the United States Air Force. Although the family relocated many times, Munn was predominantly raised on Yokota Air Base near Tachikawa in Tokyo, Japan, where her stepfather was stationed. During this time, she appeared in a number of local theater productions and later became a model in the Japanese fashion industry.
Her mother and stepfather divorced, and she moved back to Oklahoma, where she attended Putnam City North High School for her junior and senior years and where she was a contemporary with Hinder bassist Mike Rodden, future Oklahoma state senator David Holt and author Aaron Goldfarb.
Munn has booked modeling campaigns for Nike, Pepsi, and Neutrogena. She appeared on the Fall 2006 cover of Foam magazine in September, in Men’s Edge magazine in August, and was featured in a pictorial in Complex in November 2006, where she later became a columnist. In February 2007, she appeared as “Babe of the Month” in a non-nude pictorial in Playboy magazine. She discusses this shoot in her book Suck it, Wonder Woman.
Munn also appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Men’s Health. In September 2007, she was featured in the Italian Vanity Fair for their “Hot Young Hollywood” Issue. Munn appeared in the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Men’s Health Living. She was featured as the cover girl for the July/August 2009 issue of Playboy, and later on the cover of the January 2010 and February 2011 U.S.Maxim. Munn appears on the cover of FHM Magazine’s January 2012 issue. She was voted #2 by readers on Maxim‘s list of their 2012 Hot 100.
Munn’s book Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek (ISBN 0-312-59105-5) was released on July 6, 2010. In a review for Time Out New York, Olivia Giovetti said that the book offers glimpses into Munn’s life, but does not go into depth