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Jenny McCarthy grew up in Chicago, Illinois, the second oldest daughter of Linda (Loheit) and Dan McCarthy, a steel mill foreman. She has three sisters. McCarthy was educated at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, before going on to Southern Illinois University to study nursing and psychology. However, a lack of funds meant she had to drop out. To earn some money, McCarthy landed a chance to model for Playboy magazine and was Miss October 1993. She was eventually named 1994 Playmate of the Year. Following a relocation to Los Angeles, California, McCarthy landed some television host roles and also began picking up acting parts. Roles followed in various projects including BASEketball, Scream 3, Scary Movie 3, The Drew Carey Show and her own sitcom Jenny. She also continued modeling.McCarthy has one son, Evan Joseph, from her marriage to John Asher. In 2005, Evan was diagnosed with autism and McCarthy has become a high-profile activist in this field. She is also an author, writing successful books on pregnancy and motherhood.She has served as President of the Generation Rescue Foundation since 2008 and is also a member of its Board of Directors. She believes that vaccines cause autism in children and, as a result, has encouraged parental resistance to mandatory vaccination, especially against measles and whooping cough. As a leading spokesperson in the anti-vaccination movement, she has become a controversial public figure in recent years.

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Jenny McCarthy -- The Only Person Who Can Replace Me on 'The View' Is ...

Jenny McCarthy
The Only Person Who Can Replace Me on 'The View' Is ...

Jenny McCarthy is lending the producers of "The View" a hand ... giving them her idea for the only person who can possibly fill her seat. Our photog spotted the new SiriusXM host in New York City… READ MORE >

Jenny McCarthy -- Check Out this View!

Jenny McCarthy
Check Out this View!

Jenny McCarthy is not spending time in a dark living room ... crying over her "View" firing.  Quite the opposite ... she's giving strippers a run for their money.Jenny hit up a cabaret show… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Rosie O'Donnell -- In 'Active Negotiations' to Rejoin 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell
In 'Active Negotiations' To Rejoin 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell is currently in "active negotiations" with "The View" to come back to the program ... sources in connection with Rosie and the production tell TMZ.We're told Rosie's people are… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Sherri Shepherd & Jenny McCarthy On Leaving 'The View' -- Sherri Cries (VIDEO)

Sherri and Jenny on 'The View'
Tears for One A Touch of Bitterness for the Other

Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy returned to "The View" for the first time since the show announced they were leaving ... and while Sherri got emotional ... Jenny tried to laugh it off. As… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Sheryl Underwood -- Sherri Shepherd KNEW She Was Getting Canned

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Sherri Shepherd KNEW ... She Was About to Get Canned

All comedians know when they're bombing, and when they're gonna get the hook ... and that's exactly how Sherri Shepherd felt at "The View" -- at least that's what her pal Sheryl Underwood TRIED to… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
Jenny McCarthy: Good Genes or Good Docs?


Jenny McCarthy's looks have never been let go.Here's the then 23-year-old "Singled Out" host at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. back in 1995 (left) and 19 years later -- the now 41-year-old "The… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Firing Massacre at 'The View'

'The View'
Firing Massacre

"The View" is cleaning house.  Network sources tell us the cast has been fired... except for Whoopi Goldberg.  Our sources say there was a meeting at ABC late Thursday afternoon and… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
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I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View' ... 'I'm Not Well'

Sharon Osbourne says she feels TERRIBLE for telling the women of "The View" to go F-themselves ... and today she begged and pleaded for their forgiveness. TMZ broke the story ... Sharon blasted… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
Jenny McCarthy -- NOT Getting Fired from 'The View' ... Says Show Honcho

Jenny McCarthy
NOT Getting Fired from 'The View' ... Says Show Honcho

Jenny McCarthy is NOT on the chopping block at "The View," despite reports saying she's a dead woman walking ... at least according to the show's executive producer. Bill Geddie was out in New… READ MORE >

- 316 days ago
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Carmen vs Jenny
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- 327 days ago

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