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Jennifer Ann McCarthy

November 1, 1972 (1972-11-01) (age 48)
Occupation Actress, comedian, model, author, activist, talk show host
Years active 1993–present
John Mallory Asher (m. 1999–2005)

Donnie Wahlberg (m. 2014)
Partner(s) Jim Carrey (2005–10)
Children Evan Asher
Relatives Melissa McCarthy (cousin), Joanne McCarthy (sister)

Jennifer Ann McCarthy, known as Jenny McCarthy, is an American model, actress, writer and activist. She was born on November 1, 1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She was raised in West Elsdon, Chicago.


She started her career as a model in 1993. She later became an actress, comedian, author and autism activist. In 2013 McCarthy hosted a show called The Jenny McCarthy Show for one season.


McCarthy has made controversial but unproven claims that vaccines lead to autism. She said that chelation therapy helped cure her son of autism.

Personal life

McCarthy married John Mallory Asher in 1999. The couple's son, Evan Joseph was born in 2002. In 2005, Evan was diagnosed with autism. the couple divorced in 2005. She lived with Jim Carrey; the couple split in 2010. She married Donnie Wahlberg in 2014.

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