Olivia Munn

Munn in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Lisa Olivia Munn

Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 3, 1980

*father – English, small amounts of Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French Huguenot
*mother – Chinese-Vietnamese

Olivia Munn is an American model, actress, writer, and television personality. Her roles include The Daily Show, The Newsroom, Magic Mike, Office Christmas Party, and The Predator.

Olivia was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., and was raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, who is American-born, is white, and has English, and distant Scottish, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and French Huguenot, ancestry. Her mother was raised in Vietnam, and is of Chinese descent. Olivia’s mother moved to the U.S. after the Vietnam War. She remarried to an American Air Force man who was stationed in Japan. As a result, Olivia spent a lot of her youth living in Shinjuku, one of the busiest parts of Tokyo. Olivia has said that her mother is a refugee.

Olivia has a son with her partner, stand-up comedian, actor, and writer John Mulaney.

Olivia has modeled in Japan, as well as in the U.S.

Olivia’s paternal grandfather was Luke/Luther Eugene Munn (the son of Bynam/Bynum Franklin Munn and Susan Elizabeth “Susie” Otwell). Luke was born in Arkansas. Bynam was the son of Thomas Franklin Munn and Mary Ann Morris. Susan was the daughter of John Page Otwell and Rebecca Jane House.

Olivia’s paternal grandmother was Carolyn Estelle Sherrill (the daughter of Henry Hunt Sherrill and Carrie Etta Cannon). Olivia’s grandmother Carolyn was born in Oklahoma. Henry was the son of Robert Lorenzo Sherrill and Mary Rebecca Henley. Olivia’s great-grandmother Carrie was the daughter of William Lafayette Cannon and Rebecca Jane Pinion.

Sources: Genealogy of Olivia Munn (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Olivia’s paternal grandfather, Luke/Luther Eugene Munn – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Olivia’s paternal grandfather, Luke/Luther Eugene Munn – http://www.normantranscript.com

Genealogy of Olivia’s paternal great-grandparents, Henry Hunt Sherrill and Carrie Etta Cannon – http://records.ancestry.com


Curious about ethnicity

32 Responses

  1. pookerella says:

    Olivia Mum’s mother came here as a refugee from Vietnam. The words came out of her mouth on The View. Please correct this information.

  2. guzel says:

    Beautiful mixed.

  3. ames says:

    Has she not traced her mother’s ancestry? That would make for an interesting episode of one of those celebrity genealogy TV shows.

  4. andrew says:

    Olivia has plenty of Scottish/Scots-Irish ancestry. And remote French Huguenot

    Her mother’s “Sherrill” line traces back to this man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Sherrill



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