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Jenny Mccarthy

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Jenny Mccarthy Biography

In 1992, Jenny McCarthy was scrambling for funds to finance her second year of nursing studies at Southern Illinois University. She decided to start a modeling career, only to be told she was too curvy. She realized that Playboy prefers full-figured women, and hand-delivered her photos to the magazine's Chicago office. The editors liked them and paid Jenny $20,000 to pose as Miss October 1993.A few months later, she won the Playmate of the Year title and $100,000 in cash and prizes. Then she moved from her native Chicago (where she grew up with three sisters, a stay-at-home mom, and her father, a steel-plant foreman) to Los Angeles in search of stardom. Hollywood auditions proved difficult to come by, and it took incessant badgering from Ray Manzella, her fourty-seven-year-old manager and live-in boyfriend, to land an interview at MTV. The network's producer appreciated Jenny and hired her to co-host Singled Out, which debuted in the summer of 1995. Funny, telegenic, and curvy Jenny McCarthy had an immediate success. MTV was eager to retain its hot property and coughed up a $500,000, one-year contract that promotes McCarthy to full-fledged VJ and gives her carte blanche to create a program of any format that best suits her talents Read Full Bio >>

Jenny Mccarthy Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2009 Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Witless Protection (2008). Nominated
2007 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress John Tucker Must Die (2006). Nominated
2006 Razzie Awards Worst Actress Dirty Love (2005). Won
2005 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Special The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years (2004) (TV). Nominated
1999 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress BASEketball (1998). Nominated

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Jenny Mccarthy Trivia

  • She has three sisters: Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy (JoJo) and Amy McCarthy.
  • She was the MVP of her high school softball & field hockey team.
  • In 1993 she was a struggling model, until Playboy appearance.
  • Playboy Playmate of the Year 1994
  • Playboy Playmate of the Month October 1993
  • Hobbies: Kickboxing
  • Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [1996]
  • Dropped out of nursing school to become an actress
  • Had her breast implants removed in 1998.
  • Turned down a role in Scary Movie (2000) to star in Scream 3 (2000).
  • Auditioned for the lead female role in Showgirls (1995).
  • Cousin of actress Melissa McCarthy
  • Gave birth in Los Angeles to son Evan Joseph Asher, on May 18th, 2002, 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
  • Attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Ex-daughter-in-law of actress Joyce Bulifant and William Asher.
  • Graduated from Mother McAuley Liberal High School in Chicago.
  • Measurements: 38C-24-34 (while hosting "Singled Out" (1995)) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
  • Auditioned for the role of Natalie in Charlie's Angels (2000).
  • Grew up on the southside of Chicago.
  • Has co-written an autobiography, "Jen-X", with Neal Karlen.
  • Ray Manzella's ex girlfriend.
  • Ranked as #54 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
  • Born on the same day as Toni Collette.
  • Named #7 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
  • Along with her boyfriend Jim Carrey, was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
  • Friend of Chelsea Handler.
  • Auditioned for the role of Ellie Arroway in Contact (1997) that was played by Jodie Foster.
     


Jenny Mccarthy Photos

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    2013 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

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    2013 National Ravioli Day Pasta Eating Contest

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    40th Anniversary American Music Awards - Arrivals

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    40th Annual American Music Awards - Press Room

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    40th Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals

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