Jenny McCarthy’s honesty, humility and humor have enabled her to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism. When she first made her own experience with her son Evan’s diagnosis and subsequent recovery from autism, her unique ability to articulate the unspoken words of thousands of mothers and fathers across the world was recognized immediately, and she is now fielding hundreds of requests per week for interviews, speaking engagements, and public appearances nationwide.
A highly-regarded New York Times Best Selling author, McCarthy’s books include the bestsellers Belly Laughs, Baby Laughs, Life Laughs, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds. Healing and Preventing Autism, co-written with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, was published in April, 2009.
Perhaps it is these innate qualities that contribute to her undeniable accessibility factor, which has drawn endorsement and sponsorship deals throughout the ad community. In 2006, Jenny began working with Weight Watchers, encouraging healthy living and nutrition among moms trying to lose weight post pregnancy. Her refreshingly honest approach generated mass public appeal and a role as Weight Watcher’s national spokesperson for their 2007 ad campaign, “Be an After. Stay an After” and 2009’s “Lose For Good” campaign.
Jenny and Sarah Clifford Scheflen, a practicing speech language pathologist, created Teach2Talk, a series of 16 DVDs for children. Created using the latest research available, Teach2Talk subjects range from improving vocabulary skills to dealing with negative behaviors and temper tantrums, entertaining children while teaching them language, behavior and social skills.
Jenny and Jim Carrey are also board members of Generation Rescue, an international movement of scientists and physicians researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD, neurological disorders and chronic illness, while parent-volunteers mentor thousands of families in recovering their children.
In addition to appearing in a multitude of campaigns, Jenny has graced the covers of magazines across the world, including Rolling Stone, People, Shape and Playboy. The diversity in her resume highlights her unique combination of intelligence, sex appeal and humor.
Throughout her career, as a model, actress, author and activist, Jenny holds the unique ability to engage an audience of every age and gender. Jenny McCarthy has, in fact, become a household name, which is now, more than ever, held in the highest of regard.
Jenny McCarthy currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her boyfriend, Jim Carrey, and her son, Evan.