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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJennifer Ann McCarthy
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of four sisters, Jenny McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, the second oldest daughter of Linda (Loheit), a courtroom custodian, and Daniel McCarthy, a steel mill foreman. She has Irish (father) and Croatian, German, and Polish (mother) ancestry. She was educated at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, before going on to Southern Illinois University to study nursing and psychology. However, a lack of funds meant she had to drop out. To earn some money, McCarthy landed a chance to model for Playboy magazine and was Miss October 1993. She was eventually named 1994 Playmate of the Year. Following a relocation to Los Angeles, California, McCarthy landed some television host roles and also began picking up acting parts. Roles followed in various projects, including BASEketball (1998), Scream 3 (2000), Scary Movie 3 (2003), The Drew Carey Show (1995) and her own sitcom, Jenny (1997). She also continued modeling.

McCarthy has one son, Evan Joseph, from her marriage to John Asher. In 2005, Evan was diagnosed with autism. She is also an author, writing successful books on pregnancy, motherhood and more.

After one year as co-host of The View (1997), McCarthy can now be found hosting her own daily talk radio show, on Sirius XM, called "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" and can be found touring the country with her entourage of female comediennes, with a show by the same name. A 1-hour special, with her comediennes and comedy vignettes, can be found on Netflix by searching Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny (2014).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Donnie Wahlberg (31 August 2014 - present)
John Asher (11 September 1999 - 2005) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (4)

Curvaceous, buxom figure
Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Lisp, breathless voice

Trivia (43)

She has three sisters: Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy (JoJo) and Amy McCarthy.
She was the MVP of her high school softball and field hockey team. Was also a cheerleader.
In 1993, she was a struggling model, until her Playboy appearance.
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1994.
Playboy Playmate of the Month October 1993.
Hobbies: Kickboxing.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. [1996]
Dropped out of nursing school to become an actress.
Had her breast implants removed in 1998.
Turned down a role in Scary Movie (2000) to star in Scream 3 (2000).
Auditioned for the lead female role in Showgirls (1995), which went to Elizabeth Berkley.
Cousin of actress Melissa McCarthy.
Attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Ex-daughter-in-law of actress Joyce Bulifant and William Asher.
Graduated from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago in 1990.
Auditioned for the role of Natalie Cook in Charlie's Angels (2000), which went to Cameron Diaz.
Grew up on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Has co-written an autobiography, "Jen-X", with Neal Karlen.
Ranked as #54 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005).
Named #7 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Along with her ex-boyfriend Jim Carrey, she was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
Auditioned for the role of Ellie Arroway in Contact (1997), which went to Jodie Foster.
Was in a relationship with Jim Carrey [2006-April 2010].
Her attorney is Leigh Brecheen.
Her father is of Irish descent. Her maternal grandfather was of German-Polish ancestry, and her maternal grandmother's family was Croatian.
Her childhood idols were Olivia Newton-John and Lynda Carter.
She currently lives in Upper Saddle River New Jersey, amongst many other celebrities including Mary Higgins Clark, Burt Reynolds and Barbara Walters. She splits her time between New Jersey and California as her career is largely based in West Coast studios. [April 2007]
Writing a book called "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism". Her son, Evan, is autistic. [April 2007]
Release of her book, "Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth". [2004]
Release of her book, "Life Laughs: The Naked Truth About Motherhood, Marriage and Moving On". [2006]
Release of her book, "Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds". [2008]
Release of her book, "Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood". [2005]
Release of her book, "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism". [September 2007]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 29, son Evan Asher (Evan Joseph Asher), on May 18, 2002. Child's father is her now ex-husband, John Asher.
Has 2 stepsons - Xavier Wahlberg (Xavier Alexander Wahlberg) (b. March 4, 1993) & Elijah Wahlberg (Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg) (b. August 20, 2001).
(August 31, 2014) Married for the 2nd time her boyfriend of 13 months Donnie Wahlberg following a 4-month-long engagement.
Second wife of Donnie Wahlberg.
Daughter of Daniel McCarthy.
Has "Love Donnie" tattooed on her right index and middle finger, dedicated to husband Donnie Wahlberg.
Daughter-in-law of Alma McPeck and Donald E. Wahlberg Sr..
One of four actors to appear in both the "Scream" franchise and its parody, the "Scary Movie" franchise. The other three are Anthony Anderson, Jerry O'Connell and Tori Spelling.

Personal Quotes (6)

Sarah wants respect, and she's not getting it. I like her because she's got spirit and spunk. - on the character she plays in Scream 3 (2000)
I was a puke brunette.
I don't sleep in anything. I have to be nude, and if I'm not, I end up ripping my clothes off in the middle of the night.
"I think the whole computer geek thing is totally attractive...I mean, like all I'd get is total obedience." On finding Mr. Right.
There was a problem with studios how to write for me. It's a complex kind of character I am, because I'm built like a bunny but I talk like a dude.
There's this place in Chicago called Giordano's, which has the best deep dish pizza in the world. It's my therapist, my best friend, and my boyfriend on Friday nights.

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