November 1, 1972
48 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
38-24-35 in | 96.5-61-89 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Jennifer McCarthy Wahlberg was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States, on November 1, 1972, is an American actress.
Young Jenny McCarthy first started her professional career as a model.
She landed her big break as the Playboy Playmate of the Month October 1993.
She made her big screen debut in crime film Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) in role as Blonde Nurse.
She got her television debut in CBS crime drama series Silk Stalkings (1994) in episode "The Deep End", in role as Totally Positive Rush Model.
Her breakthrough performance came as Yvette Denslow in sports comedy film BASEketball (1998).
Tooken (2015) parody in role as Herself, opposite Lee Tergesen, Margaret Cho and Lauren Stamile
Scream 3 (2000) meta slasher opposite David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox
Dirty Love (2005) romantic comedy with Eddie Kaye Thomas, Carmen Electra and Kam Heskin
Python (2000) comedy horror opposite Frayne Rosanoff, Robert Englund and Casper Van Dien
Santa Baby (2006) comedy with Ivan Sergei, George Wendt and Kandyse McClure
Thank Heaven (2001) romance opposite Matt Keeslar, Gia Carides and Michael E. Rodgers
Wieners (2008) road trip comedy with Fran Kranz, Kenan Thompson and Darrel Hammond
She voiced Six in animated comedy movie Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008).
She voiced Mary Class / Mary Claus in comedy films: Santa Baby (2006) and Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009).
She voiced Shelly in animated adventure romantic coming-of-age comedy drama film A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010).
She co-hosted MTV dating game show Singled Out (1995).
Jenny (1997-1998) NBC sitcom in role as Jenny McMillan
She had recurring role as Dani in ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect (2003).
She had recurring role as Holly Spears in UPN sitcom One on One (2003-2004).
Hope & Faith (2004) ABC sitcom in role as Mandi Radnor
She hosted television special The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years (2004), for which won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special.
She hosted her own television talk show The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997, 2013).
Tripping the Rift (2007) CGI science fiction comedy television series in role as Six
Two and a Half Men (2007) CBS sitcom in role as Courtney
In the Motherhood (2008) ABC sitcom in role as Kelly
She hosted NBC reality television series Love in the Wild (2012).
She appeared as a guest judge in Fox musical competition show The Masked Singer (2019- ).
She co-hosted ABC talk show The View (2013-2014), for which she was nominated for the People's Choice Award for Favorite New Talk Show Host.
Return of the Mac (2017) Pop comedy television series in role as Jenny
Attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School and Brother Rice High School in Chicago, Illinois.
Graduated from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago (1990).
Has three sisters: Lynette, Joanne and Amy.
Has Irish, German and Polish ancestry.
She won the Golden Apple Award for Female Star of the Year in 1997.
Good friends with Chelsea Handler and Debbie Matenopoulos.
She has written several books:
Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy's Open Book (1997)
Belly Laughs: The N*ked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth (2005)
Baby Laughs: The N*ked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood (2006)
Life Laughs: The N*ked Truth about Motherhood, Marriage, and Moving On (2007)
Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism (2007)
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds (2008)
Healing and Preventing Autism (2009) co-written with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel
Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About S*x, Lies, and True Romance (2010)
Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic (2012)
She voiced Special Agent Tanya in video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008).
She dated Brian Urlacher (2012), Paul Krepelka (2010-2011), Jason Toohey (2010), Jim Carrey (2005-2010) and Ray Manzella (1994-1998).
She was married to John Mallory Asher (1999-2005), they have a son, Evan.
She started dating singer Donnie Wahlberg in 2013, the couple got married in 2014.