Jennifer McCarthy Wahlberg is an American actress, model, television host, satellite radio broadcaster, author, and anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy has written books about parenting and has promoted research into environmental causes and alternative medical treatments for autism.
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Jennifer McCarthy Wahlberg is an American actress, model, television host, satellite radio broadcaster, author, and anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. She is a former co-host of the ABC talk show The View. McCarthy has written books about parenting and has promoted research into environmental causes and alternative medical treatments for autism. She has promoted the disproven idea that vaccines cause autism, and she believes that chelation therapy, a quack remedy for autism, helped cure her son of autism. McCarthy was born on November 1, 1972, at Little Company of Mary Hospital located in the southwest Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park, Illinois. McCarthy is the second of four daughters – her sisters are named Lynette, Joanne, and Amy; actress Melissa McCarthy is her cousin. McCarthy’s mother, Linda, was a housewife and courtroom custodian, and her father, Dan McCarthy, was a steel mill foreman. She attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, whose school sweater she donned in the pages of Playboy, and was a cheerleader at both Brother Rice High School and St. Laurence High School. McCarthy returned to World Wrestling Entertainment on the August 2, 2008 Saturday Night’s Main Event XXXVI to thank the fans for supporting Generation Rescue, an autism advocacy organization. In 2005, McCarthy wrote, produced, and starred in the film Dirty Love, which was directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
The following year she had a role in the horror movie Scream 3, and three years later she starred in a spoof horror film Scary Movie 3, along with fellow Playmate and actress Jenny McCarthy. In 2007, McCarthy produced and starred at Dirty Love at the Open Book: Jen McCarthy’s Open Book. She also appeared on one of two covers for the September-X-X issue of Playboy: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book, which she also released in September 2007. She appeared in the comedy BASEketball, Diamonds, Scream 3 and Santa Baby. She was a guest valet for villain Shawn Michaels, who faced heroic WWF Champion, Diesel, in the pay-per-view event WrestleMania XI. That same year she also appeared at World Wrestling Federation pay- per-viewEvent Wrestlemania XI as a guest Valet for villains Shawn Michaels and Diesel. In 1997, McCarthy launched an eponymous sketch comedy show for NBC to sign for an MTV show. In 1998, McCarthy’s first major role was in the movie Diamonds. In 2000, she had an role in The Stupids. In 2001, she appeared in a film called Diamonds and the following year, she was in a movie called The Dirty Love. In 2003, she starred alongside fellow Playmates Anderson and Anderson Anderson in Dirty Love and the movie Dirty Love: Dirty Love in which she parodied that film along with her husband, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.