JENNY MCCARTHY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Jenny McCarthy was born on November 1st, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois with the middle name Ann, born to Linda and Dan McCarthy. She was raised in Chicago along with her three sisters.
After graduating from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, McCarthy continued her studies at the university of Southern Illinois, originally pursuing studies in nursing as well as psychology.
Prior to earning a college degree, McCarthy had to leave school early due to financial reasons and therefore, her education was put on hold while she searched for employment. An opportunity to model with Playboy magazine came about and she was named 1993 Miss October which later that year lead to her being named Playboy Playmate of the Year.
It was this experience that lead her to go back to school, but instead pursue a career in the entertainment industry. McCarthy decided to relocate to Los Angeles and she was first given the chance to host a show called, "Hot Rocks" which was a Playboy TV show that would feature music video's uncensored. This lead to another host 'gig' on MTV's dating show, "Singled Out".
Soon McCarthy began appearing on a number of television series such as, "Silk Stalkings" (1994), "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (1995) and "Baywatch" (1996). After being cast in the film, "The Stupids" (1996), McCarthy was offered by MTV to have her own comedy show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show" which later lead NBC to offer her a sitcom titled, "Jenny", which was sadly unsuccessful.
However, McCarthy continued to take on a variety of roles and soon was appearing on the big screen in such feature films as, "BASEketball" (1998), "Scream" (2000), "Scary Movie 3" (2003) and in 2005, she not only starred in but also wrote and produced the film, "Dirty Love".
Sadly, this film was not successful and since then, McCarthy has not produced or written another film. This experience again, did not stop McCarthy from continuing to take on new roles.
Over the course of her career she has television appearances on, "Charmed", "The Drew Carey Show", "Two and a Half Men", "Just Shoot Me", "Stacked", "Chuck" and a web series titled, "In the Motherhood".
She has married only once to John Mallory Asher in 1999 and they had one son together, Evan Joseph who was later diagnosed with autism. McCarthy and Asher divorced in 2006. McCarthy dated actor, Jim Carrey for about five years, however the couple split and she is now currently in a relationship with, Brian Urlacher, a Chicago Bears linebacker.
Jenny McCarthy has recently started working as a host again for a new reality show, "Love in the Wild" that began airing in 2012. She also dedicated a huge amount of her time to being a advocate for children with Autism. She has been a spokesperson for, Talk About Curing Autism as well as a spokesperson for Generation Rescue foundation. She also participates in fundraisers and other events to help families who suffer from having children diagnosed with autism.
Along with her career as a model and actress, McCarthy has added published author to her resume. She has a book titled, "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism" (2007) and she also co-wrote an autobiography, "Jen-X".
2007-2011 Two and a Half Men
2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
2009 Santa Baby 2
2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
2008 In the Motherhood
2008 Tripping the Rift: The Movie
2008 Witless Protection
2007 Tripping the Rift
2006 Santa Baby
2006 My Name Is Earl
2006 John Tucker Must Die
2006 Thank Heaven
2006 Untitled Patricia Heaton Project
2005 The Bad Girl's Guide
2005 What I Like About You
2005 Dirty Love
2004 Hope & Faith
2003-2004 One on One
2004 All About the Andersons
2004 Wild Card
2003 Less Than Perfect
2003 Wanda at Large
2003 Scary Movie 3
2000-2003 Just Shoot Me!
2003 Untitled Jenny McCarthy Project
2002 The Perfect You
2001-2002 The Drew Carey Show
2001 Going to California
2001 Honey Vicarro
2000 Scream 3
2000 Live Girls
1999 Home Improvement
1996 The Stupids
1995 Mr. Show with Bob and David
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1994 Silk Stalkings