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Jenny McCarthy Biography

Birth Name:
Jennifer McCarthy
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Actor, model, TV host

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