Jenny McCarthy

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: Jennifer McCarthy
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model, TV host
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Fast Facts

  • Was named Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1994.
  • Auditioned for the role of Nomi in Showgirls (1995); it went to Elizabeth Berkley (of TV's Saved by the Bell).
  • Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine in 1996.
  • Won a Golden Apple Award (presented by the Hollywood Women's Press Club) in 1997 for Female Star of the Year.
  • Has a son with autism and has been a vocal activist for autism awareness and support.
  • Has published several books, including Louder Than Words (2007), which spoke about her experiences with her son's autism. Also coauthored Healing and Preventing Autism with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel in 2009.

Relationships

  • Joanne McCarthy — Sister
  • Melissa McCarthy — Cousin
  • John Asher — Ex-husband
  • Dan McCarthy — Father
  • Lynette McCarthy — Sister
  • Amy McCarthy — Sister
  • Linda McCarthy — Mother
  • Xavier Wahlberg — Stepson
  • Elijah Wahlberg — Stepson
  • Evan Joseph Asher — Son
  • Jim Carrey — Ex-significant Other
  • Donnie Wahlberg — Husband

College

  • Attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Jennifer McCarthy
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model, TV host

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