Jennifer Ann McCarthy is born on November 1, 1972 . She is an American actress, model, television host, author, screenwriter anti-vaccine activist any many more. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model in the Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then had a television and film acting career, starting as a co-host on the MTV game show Singled Out, then some eponymous sitcoms, as well as films such as BASEketball, Diamonds, Scream 3, and Santa Baby. She was a former co-host of the ABC talk show named The View. She is also currently a judge on FOX musical competition show named The Masked Singer.
McCarthy has written books about parenting, and has promoted research into environmental causes and alternative medical treatments for autism. She has promoted the disproven idea that vaccines cause autism, and she believes that chelation therapy helped cure her son of autism. McCarthy has been described as “the nation’s most prominent purveyor of anti-vaxxer ideology” and “the face of the anti-vaxx movement”. Although she disputes the anti-vaccine label and has said she prefers the term “pro-safe-vaccine-schedule”, this self-description has been met with strong criticism.
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Jenny McCarthy Bio: Age, Ethnicity, Early Life
McCarthy was born in the year 1972, November 1 at Little Company of Mary Hospital, which is located in the southwest of Chicago suburb Evergreen Park, Illinois. She was born to poor working class Catholic family, and has Irish and Polish ancestry.She lived in the West Elsdon neighbourhood of Chicago. She is the second of 4 daughters – her sisters are named as Lynette, Joanne, and Amy; actress Melissa McCarthy is her cousin.McCarthys mother, Linda is a housewife and courtroom custodian, and her father, Dan McCarthy, was working in a steel mill.
In teenage McCarthy attended the Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, whose school sweater donned in the pages of Playboy, and was a cheerleader at Brother Rice High School and also at St. Laurence High School, although she has referred to herself as an “outcast” at her school and has stated she was repeatedly bullied by classmates.She spent two years at Southern Illinois University.
Jenny McCarthy Career Details
In the year 1993, Playboy magazine offered McCarthy US $20,000 to pose for their October issue. McCarthy became the Playmate of the Month of October 1993. Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner cites McCarthy’s “wholesome Catholic girl” persona as the unique quality for which she was selected out of 10,000 applicants.Her layout emphasized her Catholic upbringing with a schoolgirl theme. According to Mccarthy, the pictorial caused an uproar in her Catholic neighbourhood, and resulted her house being pelted with eggs, her sisters was being taunted at school and McCarthy, who counted Catholic nuns among her aunts, being lectured about her future damnation by those close to her. McCarthy was later made the Playmate of the Year, and was paid a $100,000 salary.In 1994, because of her newfound public attention, McCarthy moved to Los Angeles and, for a time hosted Hot Rocks, aPlayboy tv show featuring uncensored music and videos.
McCarthy dated manager Ray Manzella from 1994 to 1998 and began dating actor and director John Mallory Asher later in 1998. The couple became engaged in the year 1999 and was married on September 11 of that year. They have a son born in May 2002, who was diagnosed with autism in May 2005.McCarthy and Asher divorced in September 2005.
In December 2005, McCarthy began to date actor Jim Carrey. But They did not make their relationship public until the year 2006. She announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2, 2008 that she and Carrey were living together but had no plans to marry, as they did not need a “piece of paper”. Carrey almost made a mock proposal to McCarthy as a promotion to the film Yes Man (2008) for Ellen’s Twelve Days of Christmas. In April 2010, McCarthy and Carrey announced that they had split up.
In July 2013, McCarthy stated that she was dating Donnie Wahlberg. On April 16, 2014 McCarthy announced on the ABC talk show The View that she and Wahlberg were engaged, and they married on August 31, 2014.
Jenny McCarthy Net Worth
Jenny McCarthy is American TV Show Host who has a net worth of $14 million at the age of 47. Jenny McCarthy’s income source is mostly from being a successful TV Show Host. She is from Evergreen Park, IL. Pinup model, MTV personality, and actress who starred in her own sitcom before later joining The View as a co-host at the start of its 17th season. On Net Worth Stats, Jenny McCarthy is a member of tv show hosts and popular celebrities.