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Name: Jenny McCarthy  
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Date of Birth: 1st November 1972
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Profession: Actress
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Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy
Playboy centerfold appearance October 1993
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Birthdate November 1, 1972
Measurements 38 in - 24 in - 34 in
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)
Preceded by Carrie Westcott
Succeeded by Julianna Young
Playmate of the Year (PMOY) for 1994
PMOY preceded by Anna Nicole Smith
PMOY succeeded by Julie Lynn Cialini

Jennifer 'Jenny' McCarthy (born November 1, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American model and actress.


In 1992, McCarthy was studying nursing at Southern Illinois University. In an attempt to make money for college, she submitted her picture to Playboy magazine. She was chosen to be the centerfold in the October 1993 issue and was subsequently named Playmate of the Year in 1994. Her success as a model led to her quitting college and moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business.

In 1995, McCarthy was hired by MTV to co-host a new series, Singled Out. She became a popular success on the series due to her good looks and sense of humor. McCarthy had two short-lived television series; The Jenny McCarthy Show, a variety show, and Jenny, a sitcom. She has also appeared in the movies Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), The Stupids (1996), BASEketball (1998), and Scream 3 (2003). McCarthy is the author of Jen-X (1997), an autobiography, and Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth (2004).

McCarthy had a relationship with Ray Manzella who was also her manager. The couple separated and McCarthy married John Mallory Asher on September 11, 1999. The couple have a son, Evan, who was born May 18, 2002. In August 2005, McCarthy and Asher filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences."

McCarthy wrote and starred in the feature film Dirty Love which will premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

In her book "Jen-X", Jenny revealed that when it came to modeling, she was "not that comfortable with nudity". Nonetheless, ten years after she was featured as a Playmate, she posed again for Playboy and appeared in the January 2005 issue.

Her appearances in Playboy Special Editions

  • Playboy's Playmate Review Vol. 10 May 1994 - front & back covers, pages 82-91.
  • Playboy's Girls of Summer '94 June 1994.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 38 July 1994.
  • Playboy's Playmates at Play July 1994 - pages 6-7.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 39 September 1994 - page 25.
  • Playboy's Wet & Wild Playmates September 1994 - page 73.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 40 November 1994.
  • Playboy's Nudes November 1994 - cover.
  • Playboy's Playmates in Bed Vol. 1 January 1995.
  • Playboy's Supermodels February 1995.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 44 July 1995 - cover.
  • Playboy's Nudes October 1995.
  • Playboy's Winter Girls February 1996.
  • Playboy's Celebrating Centerfolds Vol. 1 December 1998 - pages 6-7.


  • Jenny's younger sister, Amy McCarthy, is now a Playboy model.
  • Jenny McCarthy is currently a spokeswoman for José Cuervo Tequila.


  • "My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away."

Pro Wrestling

  • Jenny made an appearance at the World Wrestling Federation's Wrestlemania XI on April 2, 1995 as a guest valet for Shawn Michaels. She left after the match with the victor, WWF World Heavyweight Champion Diesel.

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