Jenny McCarthy

by ethnic on October 3, 2010

2013 National Ravioli Day Pasta Eating Contest

Birth Name: Jennifer Ann McCarthy

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 1, 1972

*50% Irish
*25% mix of German and Polish
*25% Croatian

Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, model, television personality, comedian, author, and screenwriter. Her father has Irish ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of German, and some Polish, descent, and her maternal grandmother’s ancestry was Croatian.

Jenny’s first cousins include actress Melissa McCarthy and basketball player Joanne McCarthy. Jenny is married to actor and musician Donnie Wahlberg. She has a son with her former husband, actor, director, and screenwriter John Asher.

Jenny’s paternal grandfather was Michael McCarthy (born Michael Carty, the son of Thomas Carty and Sarah Owens). Michael was from Currygranny, in the Newtownforbes area of County Longford.

Jenny’s paternal grandmother was Ann/Anne O’Reilly (the daughter of John O’Reilly and Sarah). Ann was born in Scotland, as were her own parents, though all of their own parents were Irish.

Jenny’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Fredick Loheit (the son of William Roheit and Meta Valeska Buchholz/Bucholski). Arthur was born in Michigan. William was born in Illinois, to German parents. Meta was German, and also had partial Polish ancestry.

Jenny’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Royko (the daughter of Andrej/Andrew Rojko/Royko and Mary Margaret Olatič/Olatich). Jenny’s grandmother Mary Ann was born in Illinois, to Croatian parents, her father from Štrigova and her mother from Sveti Martin na Muri. Andrej was the son of Mihael Rojko and Verona Škafar. Jenny’s great-grandmother Mary Margaret was the daughter of Ignac/Michael Olatič/Olatich and Katarina Špoluzič.

Sources: Genealogy of Jenny McCarthy –

Jenny’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Fredick Loheit, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Jenny’s maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Royko, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Jenny’s maternal great-grandparents, Andrej/Andrew Rojko/Royko and Mary Margaret Olatič/Olatich –

Obituary of Jenny’s maternal great-grandfather, Andrej/Andrew Rojko/Royko –

Death record of Jenny’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Margaret (Olatič/Olatich) Royko –

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bablah August 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm
passingtime85 September 1, 2016 at 1:23 am


Jenny stated on the commentary track for her 2005 film “Dirty Love” that she’s Croatian. Don’t know how to corroborate that though. I guess I could mention the minute marker 26:06, in case anyone cares to listen.

bablah January 2, 2016 at 5:30 am

Royko and Olatich are not necessarily ”Yugoslavian”. They could be Slovak, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Czech and even Polish.
Mike Royko’s (journalist) father was from Galizian town with Polish majority (at the time).

cwm85 September 5, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Used to have the hots for her when she was on mtv even though I always thought she was a bit weird….

zombiecop January 15, 2014 at 12:24 am

ooh sorry for the previous comment I was mistaken

zombiecop January 15, 2014 at 12:11 am

It`s a fuckin lie that she has polish or yugoslavian ancestry!If look at the source that “proves” she has that guy Andrew Royko is claimed to be her great-grandfather actually never had a daughter called Mary Ann Royko and Jenny McCarthy doesn`t have a grandmother with such name as well.And her maternal grandfather Andrew Loheit was never married to Mary Ann Royko he was married to Meta Loheit.Jenny is German and Irish!!!End of Story!!!

follers January 15, 2014 at 2:15 am

Andrew Royko had 10 children, including Jenny’s maternal grandmother (see the line “Father of 10 children” in the findagrave link).

Meta (Holz) Loheit was Jenny’s great-grandmother, not her grandmother.

follers October 16, 2013 at 1:41 am
neiltennant April 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

are you a fan of DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL ?

this wannabe ann coulter ?

debbie is a disgusting dangerous wannabe d-list celeb and says that all muslims are bad

why some people are this stupid ?

hitler did the same thing. He hated all jews.

by the way, she will never be like the beautiful ANN COULTER

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