How Olivia Munn Brought Sloan Sabbith to Life on The Newsroom

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Olivia Munn played Sloan Sabbith in all three seasons of the American political drama television series The Newsroom, created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin.

Based on Christine Romans, who previously served as the chief business correspondent and anchor for CNN’s Early Start, Sloan is a brilliant economist with two PhDs. Still, she is also socially awkward and prone to making uncomfortable situations for herself and others.

Olivia Munn rose to prominence through her starring role in Aaron Sorkin's drama series "The Newsroom" on HBOOlivia Munn rose to prominence through her starring role in Aaron Sorkin’s drama series “The Newsroom” on HBO (Credit: HBO)

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) hires her to present an economic news segment on his show, and she quickly becomes a valuable team member. However, her social skills often get in the way, and she often finds herself in hot water.

Sloan Sabbitht, the Senior Financial Reporter for News Night, first appeared in “News Night 2.0,” the 2nd episode of Season 1, and made her final appearance in “What Kind of Day Has It Been,” the sixth and final episode of the third season.

During the Newsroom panel at PaleyFest, Aaron Sorkin disclosed that the character of Sloan Sabbith was originally intended to have a smaller role. Still, he made her more integral to the story as the show developed.

The Newsroom: The Age Difference Between the Characters

When The Newsroom premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, Jeff Daniels, who played the lead character Will McAvoy, was 57 years old. Emily Mortimer, portraying Mackenzie McHale, was 40 years old.

In The Newsroom on HBO, Olivia Munn portrayed the character Sloan Sabbith, an economist employed at the fictional news network ACN, where she worked alongside the main anchor, Will McAvoy, portrayed by Jeff DanielsIn The Newsroom on HBO, Olivia Munn portrayed the character Sloan Sabbith, an economist employed at the fictional news network ACN, where she worked alongside the main anchor, Will McAvoy, portrayed by Jeff Daniels (Credit: HBO)

John Gallagher Jr., who portrayed Jim Harper, was 27, while Alison Pill, who played Maggie Jordan, was 26. In the role of Neal Sampat, Dev Patel was 22 years old when the show began.

Olivia Munn, who played Sloan Sabbith on “The Newsroom,” was 31 years old when the show premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. She celebrated her 32nd birthday on July 3, 2012.

Olivia Munn’s Sexy and Sophisticated PaleyFest 2013 Look

Olivia Munn wears her short hair down at the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for her show "The Newsroom"Olivia Munn wears her short hair down at the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for her show “The Newsroom” on March 3, 2013, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Olivia Munn attended the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for her TV series, “The Newsroom,” in yet another stunning outfit.

The then-32-year-old actress looked both sexy and sophisticated in a gorgeous white dress by J. Mendel.

Olivia Munn wears a short white J. Mendel dress to her PaleyFest panelOlivia Munn wears a short white J. Mendel dress to her PaleyFest panel (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Olivia’s textured long-sleeved silk-blend dress featured a deep v-neckline, draping, and an overlay at the skirt.

The formerly freckled star styled her ensemble with a white Vince Camuto clutch and Tivon jewels.

She paired it with Manolo Blahnik’s “Misto” shoes that featured gold-toned cap toes.

Olivia Munn's feet in gold-toned cap-toe Manolo Blahnik heelsOlivia Munn’s feet in gold-toned cap-toe Manolo Blahnik heels (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

The “Misto” pumps from Manolo Blahnik’s Spring 2013 collection provide a color-blocked effect.

Olivia’s version has gold-tone pointed toes and heel caps, white leather at the sides, and mint green double ankle straps and back panels.

Olivia Munn's feet in color-blocked "Misto" pumpsOlivia Munn’s feet in color-blocked “Misto” pumps (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

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