Jenny McCarthy Bio, Playboy, Career, Age, Education, Husband and Net Worth

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  1. What does Jenny McCarthy do for a living?
  2. Who are Jenny McCarthy’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Jenny McCarthy’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Mike Jenny McCarthy or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Jenny McCarthy have any children?
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  7. How tall is Jenny McCarthy?
  8. How much money does Jenny McCarthy earn?
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Who Is Jenny McCarthy?

Jenny McCarthy is an American model, activist television personality, and author. As a model, she started her career as a nude model for Playboy magazine.

She was subsequently named as their Playmate of the Year. After that, she got a television and film acting career. In television, she began as a co-host on the MTV game show known as Singled Out from 1995 to 1997. Currently, she is the judge on the Fox Musical competition titled  The Masked.


She began her career in 1993 after Playboy magazine offered her $ 20, 000 to pose for its October Issue. She became the Playmate of the Month in still in October of 1993. In addition, according to Hugh Hefner Playboy publisher outlined that Jenny’s ” wholesome Catholic girl” persona as the unique quality for which she was selected out of 10, 000 applicants.

With a schoolgirl theme, she emphasized her Catholic upbringing. McCarthy claims that the photograph made a stir in her Catholic neighborhood. As the result, the neighbors started throwing eggs at her house.

In addition, her sisters were teased at school, and McCarthy, who counts Catholic nuns among her relatives, being lectured about her impending doom by those close to her. McCarthy was named Playmate of the Year and received a $100,000 bonus. McCarthy went to Los Angeles in 1994 as a result of her sudden celebrity, and for a period presented Hot Rocks, a Playboy TV show featuring uncensored music videos.

In 1995 McCarthy left Hot Rocks, after landing a new job as a co-host of a new dating show called Singled Out on MTV. In addition playboy encouraged her to do more modeling after her popularity as a co-host.

Moreover, Jenny also appeared as a guest valet for villain Shawn Michaels, who challenged heroic WWF Champion Diesel, at the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) pay-per-view event WrestleMania XI in the same year.

However, she left with the victor, Diesel, after the match. On August 2, 2008, McCarthy returned to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, previously the WWF) to thank the fans for their support of Generation Rescue, an autism advocacy organization, during Saturday Night’s Main Event XXXVI. Moreover, she had a brief role in the comedy The Stupids in 1996.

Having gained popularity in co-hosting in 1997, she launched two. The first show was The Jenny McCarthy Show. The show became so popular that NBC signed her for an eponymous sitcom the following year. Moreover, still in 1997, she appeared on one of two covers for the September issue of Playboy.

McCarthy co-starred with Trey Parker and Matt Stone in the 1998 film BASEketball. Tripping the Rift, a Canadian computer-animated science-fiction series, featured her as Six in the third season. In addition, McCarthy presented an E! show in 2005. Party in the Palms is the name of the event.

A photo of Jenny McCarthy
A photo of Jenny McCarthy

How Old Is Jenny McCarthy?

She was born on November 1, 1972, and as of 2021, she is 48 years old.

Jenny McCarthy Family

Who are His Parents?

She is the daughter of Linda McCarthy and Dan McCarthy, her mother worked as a housewife and a courtroom custodian. On the other hand hs father was a steel mill foreman.

Does She Have Siblings?

She has three siblings where she is the second born in a family of four daughters.

Jenny McCarthy Education

She attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. Moreover, while in high school she was a cheerleader at both Brother Rice High School and St. Laurence High School. After high school, she joined Southern Illinois University, where she spent only two years.

Jenny McCarthy Husband

Currently, she is married to Donnie Wahlberg, a singer, and an actor.  They got engaged on April 16, 2014 and got married four months later.


Originally she was married to John Mallory Asher, the two started dating in late 1998, after few months the couple became engaged in January 1999 and got married 8month later on September 11 of that year. However, the two later divorced in 2005

Jenny McCarthy Kids

She shares a son with her first husband known as Evan, who was born in 2002 and diagnosed with autism in May 2005.

2007 to 2019.

Moreover, in 2007 McCarthy starred in a five-episode online series called In the Motherhood, in the series she was starred alongside  Chelsea Handler and Leah Remini. After that, the show was premiered on MSN and was based on being a mother where the user could submit their stories to have them made into real webisodes.

She has appeared in two video games, in which she replaced Kari Wührer as Agent Tanya in Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 and in the fitness video game Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy.

McCarthy began her decade-long stint as a correspondent in Times Square for ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2010.

Until she got married she was known for kissing members of the armed forces at the stroke of midnight. Moreover, in 2020 she opted not to participate in this event. In addition, she was the host of season 2 of Love in the Wild, which aired in the summer of 2012 on NBC.

She appeared on the cover of Playboy in the July/August 2012 edition after stating that she intended to do so before turning 40. In addition, she  also starred in a series of Blu electronic cigarette commercials in 2013.

McCarthy was appointed as a new co-host of ABC’s The View in July 2013, replacing longtime co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, after 17 guest appearances. McCarthy always wore glasses on the show to disguise her appearance. McCarthy’s brilliance, humanity, humor, and fresh point of view were lauded by Barbara Walters, who called her a terrific addition to the show.

On September 9, 2013, she made her debut as a co-host. McCarthy and co-host Sherri Shepherd announced their exits from The View in June 2014.

In addition, her contract with ABC was not renewed, according to The Wrap. However, McCarthy denied the allegation of her being fired from the show in an interview with Access Hollywood.

On October 27, 2014, McCarthy began hosting a SiriusXM series called Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy. On July 12, 2016, the show’s name was changed to The Jenny McCarthy Show. Moreover, she is one of the judges on The Masked Singe, which aired on January 2, 2019.

Jenny McCarthy

She stands at an average height of 1.70m tall and weighs 54 kg

Jenny McCarthy Net Worth

She has a net worth of $25 million.

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