American actress, Jennifer McCarthy is widely known as the co-host of MTV’s dating game show Singled Out. She has starred in a number of sitcoms and films including Basketball, Diamond and Scream 3. Apart from acting, she has also made a name as a model, television host, author, screenwriter and anti-vaccine activist.
Jennifer Early Life and Education
McCarthy was born on 1st of November 1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago and South West Chicago. She is second of four sisters born to mother, Linda McCarthy, and father Dan McCarthy. She attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, before enrolling on to Southern Illinois University to study nursing and psychology.
In search of a job, McCarthy got an opportunity to model for Playboy magazine and was Miss October 1993. Soon after graduation, in search of a job, McCarthy got an opportunity to model for Playboy magazine and was Miss October 1993. Jenny eventually was named 1994 Playmate of the year.
McCarthy began her modeling career in 1993 Playboy Magazine in October issue which became the Playmate of the month of the October 1993. In 1994, she was again entitled as Playboy playmate of the year. After moving to Los Angeles she got to appear in one of the episodes of CBS crime drama series Silk Stalking in 1994, which led her to do a number of minor roles in many sitcoms.
McCarthy cohost a new dating show called Singled Out from 1995 to 1997. She continued to gain fame as the co-host of the show, alongside Chris Hardwick. Jenny established herself to be a celebrity and gave her key to move to further in the industry.
McCarthy landed in a small part in the comedy movie The Stupid in 1996. She continued to pose for Playboy and appeared on the covers for the September issue. Since then she made a number of TV and film appearances including Scream (2000), Scary Movie (2003), The Drew Cary Show (2002) and Charmed (2003). In 2005, her picture of that year, Dirty Love received negative reviews, however, managed to score six nominations at Razzie Awards next year. In spite of the controversies, her career seems unaffected for she still had several comedy flicks set to release such as Jhon Tucker Must Die (2006), Wieners (2007) and Rollin (2007).
McCarthy hosted the second season of a reality show NBC’s Love in the Wild and also returned to the television as the host of The Jenny McCarthy Show. In 2013 McCarthy was appointed as a new co-host replacing Elisabeth Hasselbeck and was praised for her intelligence, warmth, humor and fresh point of view.
Jenny has not only made her name in acting but also indulge herself as a professional writer and has published four books namely Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book, Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth, Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First year of Mommyhood and Life Laughs: The Naked Truth about Motherhood, Marriage and Moving on. In 2014, not long before her departure from The View, McCarthy published a new advice book Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting what You Want Out of Life in.
Jenny was known to date her own manager Ray Manzella in 1994 but the relationship did not last long and got separated in 1998. Later that year she began dating the actor and director Jhon Mallory Asher and got married on September. The couple was blessed with a baby boy, Evan Joseph Asher, on May 18, 2002, later diagnosed with autism in 2005. Sadly, the pair shockingly got divorced in September 2005.
McCarthy then dated actor Jim Carrey and made their affair public in 2006 and announced that they were in a living relationship but had no plans to get married on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2, 2008. Unfortunately, the couple broke up and got separated in April 2010.
In July 2013, Jenny stated she was dating Donnie Wahlberg and announced live on The View that she and Donne were engaged and soon to tie the knot on August 31, 2014. The couple is spotted together in the red carpets as well as the shows that she has been hosting. This lovely couple seems to have a wonderful life together as they have been shooting lots of pictures on their respective social networking sites.
Jenny McCarthy possesses a wholesome athletic beauty, her figure parlayed her Playboy fame into a successful television and film acting career.She has earned a lot of money during her journey towards her successful career and this blonde beauty has an estimated net worth of $14 million dollars.