"Courtney Leopold" debuted on Two and a Half Men in season 5, when she stole the heart of "Charlie Harper."
"Courtney" was the daughter of "Teddy Leopold," who was briefly married to "Evelyn" in seasons 4 and 5. "Charlie" fell in love with her and proposed, only to find out she was scamming him and was actually a con artist named "Sylvia Fishman."
Actress Jenny McCarthy played the role of "Courtney" in a total of 8 episodes in seasons 5, 8, and 9. She was imprisoned in season 5, but "Charlie" and, later, "Walden" were still drawn to her when she reappeared in seasons 8 and 9.
Two and a Half Men: "Courtney Leopold" today
McCarthy last portrayed "Courtney" in a season 9 episode that aired in 2011. What's the actress been up to since then?
Jenny McCarthy's work after Two and a Half Men
Jenny McCarthy's acting career has largely wound down since her time on Two and a Half Men. Her main TV role was in a short-lived sitcom titled Return of the Mac, in which she played herself in 6 episodes in 2017.
But the now 47-year-old star has continued to appear as a host and broadcaster on many other programs since 2011. Most notably, she hosted TV's The Jenny McCarthy Show and served as a co-host on The View for two seasons.
She and husband Donnie Wahlberg have also starred in reality TV shows that follow their lives.
As part of these programs, McCarthy has also made headlines for her personal views, which most notably include her controversial anti-vaccine activism.
Jenny McCarthy in 2020
Today, she's hosts her own radio show on SiriusXM and serves as a judge on Fox's The Masked Singer.