Starting her career modeling for Playboy magazine, Jenny McCarthy — born in Chicago in 1972 — has also added actress and author to her resume.
Becoming a household name as the host of a 1990s MTV dating show, Singled Out, the sex symbol has since appeared on television guest starring in shows like Just Shoot Me! and on the silver screen in films including Scary Movie 3.
McCarthy-who used to model for Candie’s shoe company-has seen success authoring a series of books, Belly Laughs, focusing on her experiences being pregnant with and raising her son, Evan, whom she had with ex-husband John Asher in 2002.
McCarthy dated comedian Jim Carrey for five years before calling it quits in 2010. She announced her engagement to Blue Bloods actor and former New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg in April 2014.