Bio

Jenny McCarthy

Host

The ever-engaging funny woman Jenny McCarthy returns to her hosting roots as the host of NBC's adventure-dating series "Love in the Wild," for the show's second season.

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.

With television credits including recurring guest roles on shows such as "Two and a Half Men," "Just Shoot Me" and "The Drew Carey Show," McCarthy continues to be a sought-after comedic actress. In December 2009, she reprised her starring role in "Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe." She also joined hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, reporting live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012." McCarthy will bring her over-the-top comedic sensibilities to VH1 with her new talk show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," set to premiere in Summer/Fall 2012.

In addition, McCarthy is a highly regarded New York Times best-selling author. Her books include bestsellers such as "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. "Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance" hit stores in September 2010, also landing on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her most recent book, "Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic," will be released Fall 2012.

McCarthy's main personal interest is to raise awareness about autism. When she first made public her own experience with her son'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.

She is a board member of Generation Rescue, an organization dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child's quality of life for all families in need.

McCarthy currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her son, Evan.