How much is Jenny McCarthy worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 1, 1972|
|Country:||United States of America|
From Playboy playmate to mother to red carpet regular to author, Jenny has got the balancing act in her back pocket.
Who Is Jenny McCarthy
Model and actress Jenny McCarthy is the wild and wacky Playboy Playmate whose stardom has been threefold—from sex symbol to pop icon to controversial activist.
American actress Jenny McCarthy has a net worth sitting at $25 million dollars, as of 2020.
Playmate Of The Year And Singled Out
Born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Jennifer Ann McCarthy grew up with three sisters in an Irish Catholic family. After graduating from high school, McCarthy studied nursing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. When college expenses put a dent in her wallet, she submitted her picture to Playboy magazine hoping to earn some extra income and was accepted as a model in 1993. McCarthy’s sizzling curves won her immediate attention and she became not only the Playmate of the Month, but also 1994’s Playmate of the Year.
From the centerfolds, McCarthy emerged on television as the host for the hit MTV dating show Singled Out, where she gained popularity amongst the cable masses for both her voluptuous good looks and her wacky personality. MTV capitalized on her hilarity by giving McCarthy her own sketch comedy program, The Jenny McCarthy Show. Also wanting to cash in on the hot new blonde bombshell, NBC made room for a short-lived sitcom, Jenny, which did not fare well with their audiences. Regardless of her ratings, McCarthy had cultivated a particular brand of lowbrow humor that contrasted her sex appeal with the grotesque that made her marketably delicious.
A Blip On The Big Screen
With her popularity on a steady incline, McCarthy took to the big screen alongside South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone in the comedy BASEketball (1998). As the years went on, she made guest appearances in a number of sitcoms like Two and a Half Men and The Drew Carey Show while still making cameos in films. Returning to hosting, E! recruited her for Party at the Palms, a reality show that featured celebrities and hotel guests partying with McCarthy in Las Vegas. All the while, McCarthy continued to pose for Playboy, landing on covers in 1997 and 2005.
Drunk with the glamour of fame, McCarthy wrote and produced a film called Dirty Love (2003), starring her and her fellow Playboy model Carmen Electra. Her cinematic efforts won her a lineup of Razzie awards for Worst Actress, Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture. Even her then-husband, John Mallory Asher, could not escape the shame spiral as he also won a Razzie for Worst Director.
McCarthy married Asher in 1999 welcoming a son into their family in 2002. After six years of marriage, the couple split up. Shortly after her divorce, McCarthy began dating funnyman Jim Carrey. Although they never married, the two lived together and continued their relationship until April 2010.
In 2007, McCarthy revealed that her son had been diagnosed with autism. The revelation put Jenny’s outspoken personality to a good cause and she became the spokesperson for nonprofits like Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) and Generation Rescue. Having published three books on the subject, McCarthy argued that vaccines can trigger autism, a controversial view that has been opposed by public health experts. Through her efforts, McCarthy has discouraged parents from giving their children vaccines and has been heavily criticized for stirring up a public scare and serious debate with unfounded scientific claims.
Jenny McCarthy’s new identity as a passionate and concerned mother is a stark contrast to her foulmouthed personality of the past, practically overshadowing her entire career, but her true fans will never forget her sexy curves and raunchy style that provided her the platform she’s standing on now.
Defining Quote “Size definitely helps, but the thing is, you don’t need big. Average is awesome. Standard issue is awesome.”