Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy (born November 1, 1972) is an American model, comedian, actress, author, and activist. She began her career as a Playboy magazine model in 1993, before launching a television and film acting career. Most recently, she has written books on parenting issues and has become an activist promoting the avoidance of vaccines.
Jenny McCarthy went from a Catholic schoolgirl working at a Polish deli in Chicago to Playmate of the Year. From there she managed to parlay that success into one of the most impressive careers of any Playboy Playmate in history, first as a host on MTV's game show Singled Out and then as a TV and film actress. McCarthy make her debut as a screenwriter with Dirty Love, playing a dumped girl trying to move on and start dating again, while not noticing her loyal friends feelings for her. Of course McCarthy is known for her rather out there sense of humor and Dirty Love delivers in this regard, quickly proving to be one of the most irreverent and shocking female centered comedies in recent history. Recently I sat down with McCarthy to discuss her new film and she more then lived up to her reputation; asked the secret to keeping her looks and figure, the raunchy and candid McCarthy quipped, "Colon Plus."
McCarthy has had a lot of success already as a writer, penning two very well received books about pregnancy and motherhood. I asked her if the books helped prepare her for writing a screenplay "Actually, I wrote the screenplays first. I wrote four screenplays just to kind of see if I could do it. The first one was crap. Well actually, it's not too bad. It's was a thriller. And then I wrote Dirty Love and then I wrote a couple more after that. And just let them sit around the house. I showed them to a couple of people and they thought they were funny. But they said it's going to be hard to get financing because I'm not box office girl. So I just let it linger and then I decided to write some books. Which was good because then it kind of prepared people for me being somewhat of a writer. And then I got financing and made this movie." Interview with IGN