Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, model, television host, screenwriter, activist, and author. She is known for her roles in Scream 3, Diamonds, Santa Baby, Baywatch, Wings, Wild Card among many more. McCarthy is a strong anti-vaccine activist after her son was diagnosed with autism and she believed the vaccine was the cause of it.
Jennifer Ann McCarthy was born on November 1, 1972, in Evergreen Park, Illinois to father, Dan McCarthy, and mother, Linda McCarthy. Her father was a steel mill foreman while her mother, a housewife and a courtroom custodian. She grew up in a working-class family.
As for education, she completed her high school studies from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School and then spent two years at Southern Illinois University.
She has an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic community. Since she was born in late September, her zodiac sign is Libra.
Jenny McCarthy at an event
Jenny McCarthy is married to the American singer and actor, Donnie Wahlberg. They started dating around July 2013 and got engaged on April 16, 2014. After just 5 days of getting engaged, Jenny and Donnie tied the knot on August 31, 2014, in a beautiful wedding ceremony.
Jenny McCarthy with her husband, Donnie Wahlberg on their wedding day
Jenny was also previously married to actor and director, John Mallory Asher in 1998. The couple has an autistic son named Evan Joseph Asher. They divorced in September 2005 after seven years of marriage.
After the divorce, McCarthy started dating comedian Jim Carrey around December 2005. They were together for five years before announcing their break up on Twitter on April 2010.
Jenny McCarthy became a strong anti-vaccine supporter after her son was diagnosed with autism in May 2005. She believed the cause of her son’s autism was vaccines.
Jenny McCarthy has amassed a net worth of $14 million from modeling, writing, acting, and hosting television shows.
After she became the Playmate of the Year of Playboy magazine in 1994, she got paid a salary of $100,000. She stacked her wealth from her books as well.
McCarthy’s net worth also adds up from her husband, Donnie Wahlberg’s wealth of $20 million.
Jenny McCarthy entered her career after posing for the Playboy magazine in 1993 for $20,000 was even the Playmate of the Year in 1994. In 1995, Jenny co-hosted MTV’s show, Singled Out and became quite successful doing it.
McCarthy landed her first major movie role in the comedy, BASEketball. After that, she starred in a series of movies like Diamonds, Scream 3, Scary Movie 3 and Dirty Love.
Jenny McCarthy at an event
She even appeared as a guest in several shows like Stacked, Wings, Fastlane, Two and a Half Men, and Just Shoot Me!.
While acting, she simultaneously continued her Playboy shoot. Her last shoot was for the cover of the magazine in August 2012. Jenny has also published nine books to date, of which three are about autism. As if 2019, she is the judge of the singing competition, The Masked Singer.
Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, model, television host, screenwriter, activist, and author. She is known for her roles in Scream 3, Diamonds, and Santa Baby.
Jenny’s age is 46, as of August 2019.
McCarthy has a height of 5 feet 6½ inches (169 cm).
The actress weighs 54 kg or 119 lbs.
Her perfect body measures 38-24-35 inches.
Jenny has stunning blue eyes.
Jenny McCarthy has an estimated net worth of $14 million.