I Know How She Does It: With Olivia Munn! [SLIDESHOW]

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Every once in a while, a supporting actress is the best part of a film. Case in point: Olivia Munn in the dreadful romantic comedy “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” which follows Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Kate who juggles motherhood and work demands.

The flick itself, which ranked in sixth place on the box office charts during opening weekend, would be a definite miss without Munn’s comedic appearances. In the silly major motion picture, Munn plays a workhorse personal assistant to finance exec Kate, who regales her young employee about the joys of parenting. Munn’s role is anything but interested in marriage or kids, and she has plenty of hilarious things to say about her feelings on filial obligations.

For saving “I Don’t Know How She Does It” from being a total disaster, Munn deserves her very own slideshow. Scroll through our photographs below of the up-and-coming comedienne who can pull off the chilly but humorous personality without seeming mean. Before you know it, she’ll eclipse Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch and all other funny ladies of Hollywood.

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  • Olivia Munn was born on July 3, 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A military brat, Munn moved around a lot as a kid but was raised primarily in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Munn and SJP in "I Don't Know How She Does It."
  • Munn once worked at Fox Sports as a sideline reporter, but the job simply wasn't right for her. In 2006, Munn told G4TV that speaking in a cheesy announcer voice made her uneasy, adding, "I was trying to be something I wasn’t, and that made me really uncomfortable on live TV."
  • Munn isn't just an emerging A-lister, but also a learned University of Oklahoma alumnus. The 31-year-old majored in journalism and minored in Japanese and dramatic arts.
  • While growing up in Japan, Munn was in several theater productions and went on to become a model within the Japanese fashion industry.
  • Munn at the US OPEN on September 11, 2011 in New York City.
  • Munn at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
  • Munn in the press room during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • A simple southern girl, Munn says chicken is the way to her heart!
  • Munn was in the short-lived NBC series, "Perfect Couples," which was canceled before the completion of its first season.
  • Munn has appeared on "The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and "Live with Regis and Kelly" among others.