With her honesty, humility and humor Jenny McCarthy has been able to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism. When she first made her own experience with her son Evan’s diagnosis and subsequent recovery from autism, her unique ability to articulate the unspoken feelings of thousands of mothers and fathers across the world was recognized immediately.
A highly-regarded NY Times Best-Selling author, McCarthy’s books include the bestsellers Belly Laughs, Baby Laughs, Life Laughs, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds, LOVE, LUST, AND FAKING IT: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance. Healing and Preventing Autism, co-written with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, BAD HABITS: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, and her latest book is Stirring The Pot: My Recipe For Getting What You Want Out Of Life which also landed on the NY Times Bestseller List. Upon completion of her 10th book, Jenny decided to re-focus her attention on her first love – TV, radio and comedy.
Playing recurring guest roles on major network television shows, such as “Two and a Half Men,” “Just Shoot Me,” and “The Drew Carey Show,” Jenny continues to be a naturally engaging comedic actress.
In December 2009, she reprised her starring role in “Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe,” a sequel to ABC Family’s wildly successful holiday movie. The one-time “Singled Out” star co-hosted with the ladies of ABC’s The View during the 2013-2014 season in addition to co-hosting Ryan Seacrest, reporting live from Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” every December 31st.
Jenny is a board member of Generation Rescue, an organization dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child’s quality of life for all families in need.
Currently, you can find Jenny on tour with the funny ladies of Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny and is launching her own daily morning show of the same name on the Sirius XM network this Fall.
Jenny McCarthy currently resides in New York, with her son, Evan and new husband, Donnie Wahlberg.