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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jenny McCarthy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

The author was raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In the early 1990's, McCarthy became a model for Playboy magazine that launched her career as an actress and television personality. Upon having a child with Autism, she became an activist for autism awareness. She now lives in the Los Angeles, California.

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