Jenny McCarthy - Details


With her unique combination of comedic talent and sex appeal, Jenny McCarthy has proven herself time and again as a film and television actress, comedienne, host, author and spokesperson.
As co-host of the popular MTV series “Singled Out,” Jenny’s outrageous and fun-loving personality made her an instant favorite with television viewers. Following a guest appearance on the NBC comedy “Wings,” she segued into her own MTV comedy/variety show, “The Jenny McCarthy Show.”
The success of “The Jenny McCarthy Show” led to her NBC sitcom, “Jenny,” in 1997, as well as subsequent appearances on episodes of “The Drew Carey Show,” “Just Shoot Me” and Showtime’s “Going to California.” She has made reoccurring appearances on such series as “Less Than Perfect,” “All About the Andersons,” “One on One” and “Hope and Faith” and stars in UPN’s “The Bad Girl’s Guide.” Among her many television hosting appearances she co-hosted the 1998 MTV Europe Music Awards & 2002 American Music Awards with Sean “Puffy” Combs.
McCarthy made her motion picture debut in the Miramax film, “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead, with Andy Garcia and Christopher Walken. Her film credits also include Universal’s “BASEketball” in 1998 with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central’s “South Park,” and the independent feature, “The Perfect You.” She co-starred in “Diamonds,” with Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall and Dan Ackroyd, “Scream 3” with David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox and, most recently, co-starred in the worldwide box-office hit, “Scary Movie 3.” She wrote and stars in the independent feature, “Dirty Love,” which she premiered at Sundance in 2005 and will be released this Fall. She is currently filming “John Tucker Must Die” with Brittany Snow, Jesse Metcalf and Ashanti, for director Betty Thomas.
HarperCollins published McCarthy’s autobiography, Jen-X, in the Fall of 1997. Her comedic take on pregnancy and childbirth, Belly Laughs, was released in Spring 2004 and earned a spot on the prestigious New York Times Bestseller List. A follow-up, Baby Laughs, published in Spring 2005, also made the New York Times list. A third book in this successful series is in the works.
McCarthy grew up in Chicago in an Irish Catholic family, along with two sisters. She majored in nursing at Southern Illinois University for two years-until she decided to take a chance on an acting career. She packed a U-haul and drove cross-country to Hollywood, where she soon found work modeling and in commercials.
McCarthy lives in Los Angeles and married her “Diamonds” director, John Asher in 1999. The couple’s son, Evan, was born in 2002.


  • 1st November 1972 - Birth