Jenny McCarthy is an American television host, actress and model born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the cousin of actress Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy rose to stardom as a model for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Year. She has appeared on television shows such as Jenny, Charmed, My Name Is Earl, The View, The Jenny McCarthy Show and One on One. She is married to singer Donnie Wahlberg and has one child.