Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy

TV Actress

Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is an American writer, director, podcaster, singer and former actress. McCurdy's breakthrough role as Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly earned her various awards, including four Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Full Name
Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy
Jun 26, 1992
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Jennette McCurdy was born on June 26th, 1992 in Long Beach, California. She is an American actress and singer who has starred in the Nickelodeon shows iCarly and Sam & Cat, as well as a range of other television series.

McCurdy began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and participating in talent searches. She made her stage debut at the age of eight, performing country music at the Los Angeles County Fair. At the age of 10 she appeared in an episode of Malcolm & Eddie and then went on to star in numerous Nickelodeon TV shows such as Zoey 101, True Jackson VP and Victorious. 

In 2008 McCurdy landed her first major role as Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon show iCarly, alongside Miranda Cosgrove. The show ran for six seasons until 2012, becoming one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows. McCurdy also released two albums during this time: Not That Far Away (2010) and Jennette McCurdy (2013). In 2013 McCurdy began starring with Ariana Grande in the spin-off sitcom Sam & Cat which ran until 2014. 

McCurdy has also starred in several films such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Let’s Go To Prison (2006) and Major Movie Star (2008). She also had a recurring role on Fox's Between from 2015 to 2016. In 2017 she appeared on Netflix's series Between Two Ferns: The Movie opposite Zach Galifianakis. 

McCurdy has been nominated for numerous awards including two Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite TV Actress for iCarly (2012, 2013)  and a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress for Sam & Cat (2014).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jennette McCurdy is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 26, 1992, Jennette McCurdy was born in Long Beach, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">McCurdy Makes Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jennette McCurdy made her acting debut in an episode of the television series Malcolm in the Middle.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Recurring Role on the TV Series Zoey 101</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCurdy lands a recurring role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon children's television series Zoey 101.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in iCarly</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCurdy is cast as the lead role of Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Netflix Series Between</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCurdy is cast as Wiley Day, the lead role in the Netflix drama series Between.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Debut Album Not That Far Away</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCurdy releases her debut album Not That Far Away, featuring six original songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Short Film What's Next?</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">McCurdy releases a short film titled What’s Next?, which she wrote and directed.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspirational Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jennette McCurdy is an inspirational role model for young women. She speaks openly and honestly about her own struggles, making her more relatable to young women who may also be going through similar struggles. Her willingness to speak out makes her a great example of how we should all treat one another with respect and kindness.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jennette McCurdy is a talented actress and singer. She has starred in multiple television shows and movies, as well as released several albums. Her talent is undeniable and she continues to amaze her fans with her performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Generous</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jennette McCurdy is generous with her time and resources. She frequently donates to charities and participates in fundraisers to help those in need. She also takes the time to connect with her fans through social media, offering words of encouragement and support when needed.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Role Was on Gilmore Girls</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jennette McCurdy's first role was as a young version of Rory Gilmore on the show Gilmore Girls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Loves Animals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jennette McCurdy is an animal lover and has three rescue dogs named Ella, Jonsey, and Bean.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has a Degree in English</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jennette McCurdy has a degree in English from California State University at Northridge.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Former Voice Actress for Disney</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jennette McCurdy was the voice of "Stacy" in Disney's 2008 film Tinker Bell.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Started Acting at 8 Years Old</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jennette McCurdy began her acting career at the age of 8 when she appeared in commercials and plays.</p></div>


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