Shortly after she was named the Playboy Playmate of the year in 1994, Jenny McCarthy quickly swung to instant fame and remained there.
She is an American actress, model, comedian, author, TV personality, and radio host who has estimated assets of $14 million.
Jenny McCarthy Bio
Jennifer Ann McCarthy was born on November 1, 1972, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Chicago into a family of four girls. She is the cousin of one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, Melissa McCarthy. Jenny attended three different high schools and was an active cheerleader at two of them; Brother Rice High School and St. Laurence High School.
Her show business career began in 1993 when she was selected among 10,000 participants to pose nude for the October Issue of Hugh Hefner‘s Playboy Magazine. For the job, McCarthy received a paycheck of $20,000. However, McCarthy who was raised in a strict Catholic family was hugely criticized for the extremely explicit cover photo. Among her critics were her family members, some of which were nuns and the general Catholic populace in her neighbourhood.
Despite the huge criticism, Jenny was named Playboy Playmate of the year in 1994, accompanied with a whopping paycheck of $100,000.
TV Show And Film Career Beginnings
The blonde bombshell capitalized on her popularity by moving to Los Angeles to solidify her show business career. In 1995 alongside Chris Hardwick, Jenny began hosting MTV dating show “Singled Out” until 1997. She also hosted a Playboy TV show called “Hot Rocks” which focused on uncensored music videos. While her hosting duties continued, McCarthy was also modeling for Playboy and also made appearances on WWF.
She has since featured on many issues of Playboy Magazine and continues to work with the infamous lifestyle and entertainment magazine. In addition to her Playboy gigs, McCarthy also appeared in commercial advertisements for a number of companies including shoemakers, Candie’s.
Also, in 1995, Jenny got a minor role in “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead”. She also received another minor role in 1996 comedy film “The Stupids”.
Shortly after leaving MTV’s “Singled Out”, McCarthy began her own show on MTV called “The Jenny McCarthy Show”. The variety show was severely criticized and aired 24 episodes. Subsequently, McCarthy was signed by NBC to star in a sitcom that would serve as a star vehicle to enhance her movie career. However, the sitcom titled “Jenny” was canceled after 10 episodes due to low ratings.
While “Jenny” wasn’t as successful as expected, it did enhance her acting career by earning her, her first major starring movie role in 1998 sports comedy “BASEketball”. More roles followed in movies like “Diamonds” (1999), “Scream 3” (2000), Crazy Little Thing (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and more. She has appeared as a guest on shows like; “Two and a Half Men”, “Charmed”, “Stacked”, “Fastlane”, and “The Drew Carey Show”.
McCarthy has appeared on a number of reality TV shows. In 2005, she was the host of E! reality TV show titled “Party at the Palms” which focused on party goers, celebrities, and guests at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas where the show was filmed.
She has also starred as herself on A&E reality TV shows “Wahlburgers” and its spin-off “Donnie Loves Jenny”. The former offers a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant chain owned by chef Paul Wahlberg, and his actor brothers Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg. Jenny married one of the Wahlbergs- Donnie Wahlberg on August 31, 2014, and the spin-off show “Donnie Loves Jenny” chronicles their personal lives. Both shows have been successfully running for several seasons.
In February 2013, Jenny relaunched her “Jenny McCarthy Show” on VH1 as a pop-culture based talk show. However, after the first season, the show was canceled following her new role on ABC’s major daytime talk show “The View”. Less than a year after joining the show, Jenny left, stating on The Howard Stern Show that she was “not allowed to be the best of me here.” Her addition to the popular show was initially condemned as many perceive her as an anti-vaccine activist. Notably, Jenny blames her son’s autism disease on the shots of vaccination he received.
As an author, Jenny McCarthy has penned a number New York Times best-selling books including; “Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth”, “Healing and Preventing Autism”, “Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance”, “Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic” and “Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life”.
Shortly after “The View” drama, Jenny landed a new show on SiriusXM titled “Dirty Sexy Funny”.
For someone who wasn’t earning much at first, Jenny McCarthy currently earns an attractive sum of money from her professional career. Being an actress, model, author and TV personality provides her with more than enough opportunities to make money and she’s using it to rake in the millions.
Her current net worth is estimated to be around $15 Million.
Jenny Mccarthy Husband, Son, Sister
The Hollywood beauty married John Asher in 1999 and divorced him in September 2005. She went on to marry actor Donnie Wahlberg on August 31, 2014. The two are still together.
Jenny has a son named Evan born in 2002 from her first marriage. Evan Joseph Asher lives with the autism disease diagnosed in 2005. Among Jenny’s family members are three sisters named Amy, Joanne, and Lynette.
Jenny Mccarthy Plastic Surgery
There’s no doubt that Jenny is well endowed, but the question is, what part of her body is surgically enhanced. Unlike most celebs, she isn’t afraid to admit she uses botox to keep her youthful glow shining and she’s satisfied with her new look.
Jenny also got herself some new boobs. According to her, she did the breast augmentation to maximize her performance. Apparently, her strategy is working with her more than 1 million followers on Facebook, 1.1 million followers on the Instagram and 1.41 million followers on the Twitter increasing by the minute.
For what it’s worth, Jenny has done well in maintaining her good looks and for someone who is over 40 years, she hasn’t aged a bit. Besides, none of her plastic surgeries seem to have gone wrong.