Jenny McCarthy

Birthday: Nov 1, 1972
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Curvaceous blonde Jenny McCarthy has tried to forge an acting career based on the strength of her vivacious and sometimes raunchy persona, but has had only moderate success. Prior to entering the entertainment industry as a Playboy centerfold, McCarthy studied nursing at Southern Illinois University. While scrambling through her second year, she decided that modelling would be more lucrative and dropped out. Though she possesses a wholesome, athletic beauty, her figure proved too voluptuous for high fashion modelling, so she marched to the Chicago offices of Playboy, handed them photos of herself and ended up chosen Miss October 1993. She was subsequently elected Playmate of the Year. This, in turn, led to an erotic video pictorial. Despite her notoriety as a pinup girl, McCarthy's initial bid for stardom in Hollywood met with failure, until her manager/boyfriend Ray Manzella doggedly convinced executives at MTV to audition her for the network's upcoming game show Singled Out, a ludicrous riff on The Dating Game in which contestants made fools of themselves to win dates with beautiful or handsome strangers. She won the part of co-host and soon proved herself the show's one redeeming feature. Realizing her potential, the network hired McCarthy as a vee-jay and then allowed her to develop her own show, which ended up a short-lived sketch comedy show. She then starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom, The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997). She made her film debut with a tiny role in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) and had her first major role in the abysmal comedy The Stupids, as a neurotic film star opposite comedian Tom Arnold. In 1998, McCarthy co-starred in David Zucker's BASEketball. She had a supporting role in the comedy Diamonds.McCarthy had the distinction of appearing on both Scream 3, and the spoof Scary Movie 3. She published two books about pregnancy and motherhood. She wrote and starred in the romantic comedy Dirty Love, but the film had a limited theatrical run. In 2006 she appeared as a very sexy mom in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Dies, and she gained some off-screen notoriety by being romantically involved with Jim Carrey. She joined The View as a co-host for a season in 2013. She is an outspoken advocate for autistic children, and courted some controversy when she defended the theory that immunization booster shots cause the disorder.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tooken Commercial Star 2015
61% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Actor $22.4K 2010
No Score Yet Autism: Made in the U.S.A. Actor 2009
No Score Yet Santa Baby 2 Mary Class 2009
No Score Yet Autism: Made in the USA Actor 2009
No Score Yet Wieners Ms. Isaac 2008
No Score Yet Tripping the Rift: The Movie Actor 2008
4% Witless Protection Connie $4.2M 2008
No Score Yet Santa Baby Mary Class 2006
28% John Tucker Must Die Lori $41M 2006
No Score Yet Thank Heaven Julia 2006
7% Dirty Love Rebecca Screenwriter Producer 2005
35% Scary Movie 3 Kate 2003
No Score Yet Crazy Little Thing (The Perfect You) Whitney 2002
No Score Yet Python Francesca Garibaldi 2001
36% Scream 3 Sarah 2000
26% Diamonds Sugar 1999
42% BASEketball Yvette 1998
20% The Stupids Glamorous Actress 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Blonde Nurse 1995

TV

CREDIT
48% The Masked Singer
2018
Panelist
  • 2019
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Harry
2016
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Return of the Mac
2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
2015-2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Donnie Loves Jenny
2015-2016
Executive Producer Reality cast member Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Wahlburgers
2014-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
92% Nashville
2012-2018
Herself
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest Host
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Nikki & Sara Live
2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Show With Vinny
2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Host
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Love in the Wild
2011-2012
Host
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Courtney
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Sylvia
  • 2009
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Wendy
  • 2006
No Score Yet Stacked
2005-2006
Eve
  • 2005
No Score Yet What I Like About You
2002-2006
Michelle
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Mitzy
  • 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Brandy
  • 2003
No Score Yet Less Than Perfect
2002-2009
Danni Dani
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Guest Herself Marlo
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
  • 1996
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest

QUOTES FROM Jenny McCarthy CHARACTERS