- Also Known As:
- Jen McCarthy, Jennifer McCarthy, Jennifer Ann McCarthy
- Date of Birth:
- November 1, 1972
- 5' 7"
Jenny McCarthy (born Jennifer Ann McCarthy on November 1, 1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) is an American model, actress, author and talk show host. Jenny started her career as a nude model for Playboy in 1993, and was named Playmate of the Year in 1994. Jenny used her Playboy fame to launch an acting and television hosting career. In 1995, she started working for MTV as the host of a dating show titled Singled Out. She launched a sitcom in 1997 for NBC titled Jenny, which was quickly canceled. In 1998, Jenny starred in the movie BASEketball, and wrote and directed her own movie Diamonds in 1999, which was a flop. Jenny continued her work on TV and has been featured in a number of sitcoms, including My Name is Earl and Two and a Half Men. She started hosting her own TV show in 2013 titled The Jenny McCarthy Show. That same year, she accepted a job as a co-host on The View.
Best Known For:
Jenny McCarthy is best known as a model for Playboy, and for being a television personality. She has hosted several television shows, including the MTV dating show Singled Out, and the online series In the Motherhood. She also hosts her won show called The Jenny McCarthy Show on Vh1, and was recently hired as a co-host of the talk show The View.
Jenny McCarthy married actor/director John Mallory Asher in 1999. The couple divorced in 2005. They have one son together, Evan Joseph, who was born in 2002. Evan was diagnosed with autism as a young child, and Jenny has been vocal about autism prevention and cure. She believes vaccines have a link to autism, and she has been a vocal opponent of vaccines, especially for children. Her view on vaccines has been incredibly controversial. In 2005, Jenny began dating comedian Jim Carrey. The couple lived together for years, but split in 2010. As of 2013, Jenny has been dating New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg. Jenny and Donnie got married on Aug. 31 in a hotel near Chicago!