Jennifer Ann McCarthy is an American model, actress, and anti-vaccine activist. The multi-faceted personality has also worked as a screenwriter and a television show host. McCarthy, also known as Jenny Wahlberg, came into the limelight after starting her modeling career with the ‘Playboy’ magazine as one of their nude models. Just a year after joining Playboy, she was named the ‘Playboy Playmate of the Year’ in 1994.
Jenny Mccarthy Short Wiki Bio
Born: 1 November 1972
Age: 47 years,
Birth Place: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
Height: 1.7 m
Famous Movies: Dirty Love, Scary Movie 3, John Tucker Must Die, MORE
Spouse: Donnie Wahlberg (m. 2014), John Asher (m. 1999–2005)
Children: Evan Joseph Asher
Her popularity as a model helped her plunge into the film and television industries as well. She became the co-host of the MTV dating game show ‘Singled Out’ and also appeared in films like ‘BASEketball,’ ‘Diamonds,’ ‘Scream 3’, and ‘Scary Movie 3’. Jenny McCarthy is also well known for her efforts to promote autism awareness since her son was diagnosed with the same. She voiced her opinion about vaccines being one of the significant causes of autism and kindled controversy.
Jenny has also written books on parenting and has discussed matters like ‘alternative medical treatments for autism.’ She earned global criticism for being a public figure and blaming vaccines for autism and was labeled ‘a purveyor of anti-vaxxer ideology.’
Jenny McCarthy Childhood
Jennifer Ann McCarthy was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois, on November 1, 1972, in a working-class Catholic family. Her mother, Linda, was a housewife while her father, Dan McCarthy, worked in a steel mill.
She grew up along with her three sisters, Lynette, Joanne, and Amy. The popular actress Melissa McCarthy is her cousin.
She attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School during her teen years and later became a cheerleader for St. Laurence High School and Brother Rice High School. After completing her schooling, McCarthy joined Southern Illinois University, where she had spent two years.
Jenny McCarthy Career
Jenny McCarthy began her career as a model when she was offered a sum of US$20,000 by ‘Playboy’ magazine to pose for the publication in 1993. After facing a lot of opposition from society, she proceeded to become a highly successful model. She later hosted a Playboy TV show ‘Hot Rocks’ that used to telecast uncensored music videos. McCarthy continued to work with ‘Playboy’ magazine and appeared as their cover girl in 1997 and later in 2005.
A year after she became the Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1994, Jenny McCarthy was selected to co-host the dating game show ‘Singled Out’ by MTV. She immediately left the show ‘Hot Rocks’ that she was hosting at that time.
She was approached by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) to appear alongside Shawn Michaels, his valet, in the pay-per-view event WrestleMania XI. Michaels was due to fight WWF Champion, Kevin Nash, who used to fight under the stage name of Diesel during that period.
She landed a role in the 1998 American sports comedy film ‘BASEketball.’ In 1999, she featured in a comedy film titled ‘Diamonds.’ She turned down the chance to star in ‘Scary Movie’ so that she could appear in the third part of the American horror film ‘Scream’ in 2000. Interestingly, she did appear in ‘Scary Movie 3’ later on and parodied her role from the ‘Scream 3’ film.
McCarthy appeared in several television shows in the 2000s. She appeared in ‘Wild Card,’ ‘Stacked,’’ What I Like About You,’ ‘Tripping the Rift,’ and ‘Two and a Half Men,’ all of which were comedy shows.
More recently, she presented the talk show ‘The Jenny McCarthy Show’ (2013) and is currently performing ‘Wahlburgers’ (2014-present) and ‘Donnie Loves Jenny’ (2015-present).
Jenny McCarthy Personal Life
Jenny McCarthy dated actor John Mallory Asher for several months before marrying him in 1999. They have a son named Evan Joseph Asher (born on May 18, 2002), diagnosed with autism in May 2005. McCarthy and Asher ended their marriage with a divorce in September 2005.
McCarthy dated actor Jim Carrey for almost five years. They revealed their relationship on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in April 2008, and they got split up in 2010.
She married actor and producer Donnie Wahlberg on August 31, 2014, a year after they started dating.
Jenny McCarthy Net Worth
Jenny McCarthy is an American model, Playboy Playmate, television host, actress, author, and activist who has a net worth of $25 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband since 2014, Donnie Wahlberg.
Jenny McCarthy celebrates her birthday on November 1 every year, and she is 47 years old.
Jenny McCarthy Net Worth And Salary: Jenny McCarthy is an American model, Playboy Playmate, television host, actress, author and activist who has a net worth of $25 million.
Asher married actress Jenny McCarthy on September 11, 1999. Their son Evan Joseph Asher was born on May 18, 2002 and was diagnosed with autism.