Jenny Mccarthy

Jenny Mccarthy

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Jenny Mccarthy is an American model, actress, writer, and activist. Jenny Mccarthy is famous as Jenny Wahlberg, came into the limelight after she started her modeling career with the ‘Playboy’ magazine as one of their nude models.

Early Life and Childhood

Jennifer Ann McCarthy was born on 1st November 1972 and is currently 47 years old.  Likewise, she was born in Chicago, Illinois, Unites States of America. Similarly, Jenny holds American citizenship, belongs to mixed ethnicity, and follows the Catholic Christian religion. Her parents are Dan McCarthy and Linda Mccarthy. She has Irish, German, and Polish ancestry. Likewise, she has three siblings named Lynette, Joanne, and Amy.

Furthermore, reflecting upon her educational background, she attended McAuley Liberal Arts High School and later studied Nursing from Southern Illinois University. During childhood, she was bully by her classmates since childhood and often refers to her as an ‘Outcast’.

Professional life

Jenny started her career as a model in popular magazine Playboy of edition October 1993. She became the Playmate of the Month for the month. After having difficulty to pay for her nursing tuition fee, she started her career in modeling. Likewise, her unique feature of ‘wholesome Catholic girl’ persona made Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner select her out of 10,000 applicants. Moreover, she became Playmate of the Year and also received $100,000 as a salary.

However, her modeling picture soon caused an uproar in her Catholic neighborhood which resulted in her house being pelted with eggs. Moreover, her sisters were bullied and taunted in school. Likewise, after having a kickstart in the career, she was soon chosen as a co-host in a dating show of popular MTV show, ‘Singled Out’. Similarly, she also played as a guest valet for World Wrestling Federation in a pay-per-view event Wrestle Mania XI.

Moreover, she has also worked in the comedy series, ‘The Stupids’. Likewise, after establishing a career in the film industry, she started her show in MTV sketch comedy, ‘Jenny McCarthy Show’ which became a popular show and NBC signed her for a sitcom in the same year later in the year. Moreover, besides this, she also wrote an autobiography, ‘Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book.

A career in Movies and as an Author

Moreover, besides modeling and hosting programs, she has also acted in several movies. Her first movie was the comedy movie ‘BASEketball’ in which she played along with Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Likewise, she also played in horror movie ‘Scream 3’, ‘Scary Movie 3’. Besides this, she has done a guest appearance in various television shows like, ‘Stacked Charmed’, ‘The Drew Carey Shoe’, ‘Fastlane’, ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Just Shoot me’.

Besides this, she has also appeared in video games, ‘Command and Conquer’ and ‘Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy’. Furthermore, she has written various books on the subject of autism. She became the best seller for ‘Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism’.

Besides this she has also written other books like, ‘Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents healing Autism Against All Odds’, ‘Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Activism and Controversy

Jenny has a son named Evan Joseph who got diagnosed with Autism. Likewise, soon she started working as an activist on behalf of an autism-related organization, including ‘Talk About Curing Autism’ with her group Generation Rescue.

However, controversy arose after the belief that she became completely against children being vaccine and linked immunization shots being linked with the development of autism. However, later she published an essay for Chicago Sun-Times on 12th April 2014 in which she refuted these claims and asked for more critical thinking.

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Caption: Jenny with her son Evan. Source: Instagram

Net worth

Being a writer, television host, actress, and author Jenny have earned quite an earning. Likewise, her net worth is $14 million.

Relationship

Likewise, Jenny has been in turmoil of relationship. She dated John Mallory Asher is 1999 and has a son named Evan Joseph Asher. However, their relationship did not last long and ended their marriage in September 2005 just 4 months after they gave birth to their son Evan.

Furthermore, after this, she dated her co-actor Jim Carrey for five years and then separated in 2010. However, on 31st August 2014, she married Donnie Walberg after a year of dating.

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Caption: Jenny Mccarthy’s husband (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurement

Jenny stands the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall (67 inches) and weighs around 55 kgs. Likewise, her body measurement is 38-24-35. She has fair skin with blue eyes and blonde hair color. Similarly, she wears a shoe size of 8 (US).

Social Media

Jenny is active in social media like Twitter and Instagram. Her Twitter account is @JennyMcCarthy and has 1.3 million followers which she joined in May 2009. Similarly, she also has an Instagram handle @jennymccarthy having 1.4 million followers.