Birth Name: Jenny McCarthy
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
The second of four daughters raised by a steel mill worker and beautician on Chicago's South Side, Jenny McCarthy was born on Nov. 1, 1972. Her sisters were all highly accomplished athletes but McCarthy was the family ham, harboring dreams of a showbiz career from the time she was young. After high school, she chose to pursue nursing and psychology at the University of Southern Illinois, but ran out of tuition money after her second year. After an unsuccessful attempt to make money as a model - she was told she was too voluptuous to work the runways - McCarthy approached Playboy magazine as a last-ditch effort. Within a few months, she was Miss October (1993) and went on to earn the title of...
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