Quick Facts of Jennifer Ann McCarthy

  • Full NameJennifer Ann McCarthy
  • Net Worth$14 Million
  • Date of Birth01 November, 1972
  • NicknameJenny McCarthy
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceEvergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionActress, TV Host, Model, Screenwriter
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1993-present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpouseJohn Asher (m. 1999; div. 2005), Donnie Wahlberg (m. 2014)
  • Height5′ 7″
  • Weight56 kg
  • EducationSouthern Illinois University
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children1
  • Horoscope Scorpio

Did you watch the 1997 MTV American TV comedy series, The Jenny McCarthy Show? Today’s topic is about the host of the show, Jenny McCarthy who successfully established her career in the entertainment industry as an American actress, model, TV host, author, screenwriter, and anti-vaccine activist. The 47 years old multi-talented personality has an estimated net worth of $14 Million as of 2020.

The Scary Movie 3 star, Jenny married twice in her life and currently spending a blissful married life with her second husband, Donnie Wahlberg. Who was she married to in the past? What was the reason for their divorce? Let’s find out in detail about her personal life in the lower sections of her biography. Till then, stay tuned with us.

Early Life (Bio) of Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy was born as Jennifer Ann McCarthy on 1st November 1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, the United States. The native of America was born in the Mary Hospital in Southwest Chicago to her working-class Catholic family. Her parents come from German, Irish and Polish ancestry.

Jenny McCarthy with her father, Dan McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy with her father, Dan McCarthy
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Her father, Dan McCarthy used to work as a steel mill foreman, whereas, her mother, Linda McCarthy was a housewife. Similarly, Jenny grew up along with her three sisters; Lynette, Joanne, and Amy. Also, she has a cousin named Melissa McCarthy who is active as an American actress, comedian, writer and fashion designer.

Talking about her educational qualification, Jenny studied at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. At an initial phase of her career, he was a cheerleader for Brother Rice High School as well as for St. Laurence High School. Also, she went to Southern Illinois University for two years.

Career Highlights

Since a tender age, Jenny McCarthy so much interested in the acting and modeling field. An opportunity knocked her door in 1993 when she was offered to pose for the Playboy magazine for $20,000. She then became the Playmate of the Year and earned $100,000 as her salary. Following, she hosted a dating show titled Singled Out on MTV.

Jenny made a professional debut in the comedy movie, BASEketball alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone. She gained a huge public appreciation from her role in the Scary Movie 3 opposite to Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, Camryn Manheim, Eddie Griffin, and many others. Apart from films, she also guest-appeared on the Tv shows such as Stacked, Charmed, The Drew Carey Show, Wings, Fastlane, Two and a Half Men and Just Shoot Me!. In 2014, she started hosting a show which later titled The Jenny McCarthy Show on 12th July 2016.

Married Twice In Life

The 47 years old, Jenny McCarthy married two times in her life and also dated several guys. At the very beginning, she was in a beautiful relationship with her manager, Ray Manzella in 1994. Their love life survived for only four years and eventually, they parted their ways. Following, Jenny began dating the American actor and film director, John Mallory Asher.

Jenny McCarthy with her ex-husband, John Mallory Asher during an event
Jenny McCarthy with her ex-husband, John Mallory Asher during an event
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After dating for nearly a year, the former couple got engaged in January 1999 and then married on September 11 of the same year in an intimate marriage ceremony. Three years later their marriage, they welcomed a son who was diagnosed with autism, a developmental disorder that creates problems in social interaction and communication in 2005. Jenny divorced John in September 2005.

Jenny McCarthy with her son who was diagnosed with autism
Jenny McCarthy with her son who was diagnosed with autism
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Jenny remained single for a short period and began her relationship with the American-Canadian actor and comedian, Jim Carrey. Although the duo started dating a long time ago, they only announced their relationship in the mid of 2006. The news of their relationship floated around after she announced her love life on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 2nd April 2008. Also, she mentioned not having any marriage plans with Jim. The former partners announced their split in April 2010.

Jenny McCarthy on the day of her wedding with husband, Donnie Wahlberg
Jenny McCarthy on the day of her wedding with husband, Donnie Wahlberg
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Currently, Jenny is married to Donnie Wahlberg, an American singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and record producer. Her husband, Donnie was previously married to Kim Fey and shared two sons; Xavier Alexander Wahlberg and Elijah Wahlberg. Jenny announced her engagement with Donnie on the ABC talk show, The View. They finally tied the wedding knot on 31st August 2014. Since then, they are spending a happy married life with no news of separation or divorce.

Net Worth – $14 Million

The multi-talented personality, Jenny McCarthy has accumulated an impressive amount from her long career since 1993. According to the Celebrity Net Worth, he has maintained an estimated net worth of $14 Million. She must have gathered a hefty amount from her nine publications.

Her film, Scream 3 grossed $161.8 million on the box office against a total budget of $40 million. On the other hand, her movie, Scary Movie 3 was made with a total budget of $48 million that collected $220.7 million on the box office collection. Therefore, she must be leading a lavish life with her family and kids.