Jenny McCarthy, who is often called Jenny Wahlberg, is an actress, screenwriter, and author. She became popular after she appeared nude on the cover of Playboy magazine. After that, the opportunities started to emerge for her.
She became a tv host of certain tv shows. By working on that, she started to participate in television shows and movies. She wrote several books on parenting. Also, she is one of the most active persons to make the public more aware of autism and its consequences. Let us give you a look at her biography and net worth.
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Jenny McCarthy was born on the first of November 1975, as Jennifer Ann McCarthy. She was born and raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Her parents are Linda McCarthy, a homemaker, and Dan McCarthy who worked as a foreman. She has three sisters Amy, Lynette, and Joanne, a professional basketball player.
She is a cousin of a Melissa McCarthy. Jennifer was educated at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School and graduated at Southern Illinois University. Jenny McCarthy started dating Ray Manzella during 1994, and it was ended in 1998 because of her love for John Mallory Asher, an actor.
They were married in 1999, and she gave birth to a son three years later. In 2005, her son was diagnosed with autism. That same year marked the end of her marriage to John Asher. She was in a relationship with Jim Carrey that only lasted for a year. In 2014, Jenny McCarthy married Donnie Wahlberg.
Her career started after she became a model for Playboy magazine in 1993, when she was picked from 10k participants, due to her qualities. She appeared on October edition of Playboy magazine that same year. Her Catholic community was not excited about that.
She was awarded playmate of the year in 1993. Next year, her career in hosting started with Hot Rocks tv show on Playboy TV. In 1995, she got an offer to co-host a tv show called “Singled Out” on MTV and got a lot of recognition for it. That same year she was a part of WWE WrestleMania XI.
In 1997, she launched her own tv show named “The Jenny McCarthy Show” on MTV. That same year, she signed a contract with NBC for her another tv show, a sitcom “Jenny”. When it comes to movies, she started her career in the industry by appearing in “Scary Movie 3”, “Scream 3”, and “Diamonds”.
Jennifer McCarthy has some negative awards. She “won” in several categories at Razzie Awards for her role in “Dirty Love” that was directed by her ex-husband John Mallory Asher. Today, she is hosting two shows “Donnie Loves Jenny” and “Wahlburgers”.
Her money was earned by hosting tv shows, writing parenting books, modeling, and acting in tv shows and movies. For example, in 1995 she had a contract worth $500k for hosting a show on MTV. Now, her earnings are counts for more than a million. Her net worth is estimated at $16 million.
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