Jenny McCarthy

Actress and Model
Born Nov 1, 1972

Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, actress, author, activist, and game show host. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a successful television and film acting career.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on November 1, 1972.


1993 20 Years Old 1 More Event
She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. … Read More
1994 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, because of her newfound public attention, McCarthy moved to Los Angeles and, for a time, hosted Hot Rocks, a Playboy TV show featuring uncensored music videos.
1995 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, McCarthy launched two shows. … Read More


In 2005, McCarthy produced, wrote, and starred in the movie Dirty Love, which was directed by her husband at the time, John Asher. … Read More
In May 2007, McCarthy announced that her son Evan was diagnosed with autism in 2005. … Read More
2008 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, she appeared on a Larry King Live special dedicated to the subject and argued that vaccines can trigger autism.
2010 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2010, McCarthy and Carrey announced that they had split up.
2011 38 Years Old In January 2011, McCarthy defended Wakefield, saying that he had listened to parents, reported what they said, and recommended further investigation. "Since when is repeating the words of parents and recommending further investigation a crime? … Read More
2012 39 Years Old She was on the cover of Playboy in the August 2012 issue after saying she wanted to pose for it again before her 40th birthday. … Read More


In July 2013, McCarthy stated that she was dating Donnie Wahlberg.
2014 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 16, 2014 McCarthy announced live on The View that she and Wahlberg were engaged, and they wed on August 31, 2014.
2015 42 Years Old In a 2015 Medscape article about celebrities who "speak out about illness", Jeffrey A. Lieberman criticized McCarthy and her views on vaccines, thimerosal, and autism. … Read More
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