Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy, commonly known as Jenette McCurdy, is an American former actress, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter.

She had her breakthrough after she played the role of Sam Puckett in iCarly. Her role in the sitcom won her 4 Kids’ Choice Awards.

McCurdy reprised her role in Sam & Cat, a spin-off series of iCarly. However, she left the network later on.

She also appeared in many other TV shows. This includes Victorious, True Jackson VP, Lincoln Heights, Zoey 101, and Malcolm in the Middle.

In 2014, McCurdy starred, wrote, and produced her web series called “What is Next for Sarah?”. Before she quit acting in 2017, she also led the science-fiction series called “Between”.

When it comes to music, McCurdy released her debut single in 2009 titled “So Close”. It was an independent release. She also released her debut extended play in 2010 titled “Not That Far Away”.

Later in 2012, she released her eponymous debut studio album.

Early Life

Jenette McCurdy was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 26, 1992 to Mark and Debbie. She grew up in Garden Grove, California.

According to McCurdy, she has a dysfunctional Mormon family. This includes her older brothers Marcus, Dustin, and Scott.

Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when McCurdy was only 3 years old. Her mother underwent a couple of surgeries. This includes chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Unfortunately, Debbie passed away in 2013from the illness.


Personal Life

While McCurdy was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she left the religion during her early adulthood. According to her, she had fundamental problems with the church doctrine.

In June 2011, McCurdy published an article called “Off-Camera, My Mom’s Fight with Cancer” in The Wall Street Journal.

The article describes in detail the ongoing battle of her mother with cancer and how she coped with the situation. In addition to that, the article features advice from McCurdy on living with a sick mother.

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Her mother fought cancer for 17 years. Unfortunately, she passed away on September 20, 2013.

In October 2021, McCurdy revealed that she was sexually and emotionally abused by her mother. According to McCurdy, her mother was extremely obsessed with making her a well-known celebrity.

She also detailed how her mother contributed to her eating disorder. Furthermore, McCurdy revealed that her mother conducted breast and vaginal exams on her until she was 17. Her mother would always shower with her.

According to the actress, she refused to appear in the revival of the sitcom iCarly because it reminds her of her mother’s abuse on the original show. She also appeared on Sam & Cat just to please her mother.

Jennette McCurdy Net Worth

Before she joined the cast of the sitcom iCarly, McCurdy did a couple of acting. She had a couple of minor roles in TV series like Zoey 101, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Malcolm in the Middle, and Mad TV.

McCurdy only became famous after playing the role of Sam Puckett. She also reprised her role in the series Sam and Cat after the end of iCarly. The show was a crossover between Victorious and iCarly.

Aside from acting, McCurdy has also been involved in music. She released an album in 2012 and her music hit the country music charts of the United States.

As of 2022, McCurdy has a net worth of around $5 million.

Why is She Famous?

McCurdy played different roles in ads and commercials. Her TV debut was in the sketch comedy series called “Mad TV”. It was on an episode that aired in September 2000.

Due to different occupations, McCurdy enjoyed an excellent reputation. She became a writer in the early 2010s while she was still acting in different series and films.

McCurdy also wrote several articles for The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

McCurdy also created a personal YouTube channel in late 2016 and started uploading her videos. In total, she has gathered more than 5 million views and 437,000 subscribers. She is well-known in the platform for posting experimental videos, covers, and vlogs.

Real Estate

McCurdy sold her 2,600 square foot house in the Studio City area of Los Angeles in November 2016 for $995,000.

According to reports, she bought the house in 2013 for $905,000. Originally, McCurdy listed the house for $1.4 million.

Nominations and Awards

McCurdy has been nominated for 3 Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2011 and 2012, she won the Favorite TV Sidekick for the sitcom “iCarly”.

She was also nominated for Favorite TV Actress in 2014 for the series Sam and Cat.

The cast of iCarly won an LOL Award in 2010 at the Australian Kids’ Choice Awards. One year later, McCurdy won that award for the series.

Health Problems

McCurdy revealed in an article published by The Huffington Post in March 2019 that she had suffered from bulimia nervosa and anorexia since she was 11.

McCurdy also described in the article that her mother aided her eating disorder. She only sought help after her sister-in-law noticed the disorder.

Furthermore, McCurdy is a recovering alcoholic. Shortly before the death of her mother, McCurdy started heavily drinking.

She briefly mentioned in a 2020 podcast episode that she struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder when she was a kid.


McCurdy faced a rough patch after the death of her mother. She was also having a hard time while her mother was battling with cancer.

However, the actress managed to keep things together and made something for herself eventually. McCurdy became one of the best household names in the showbiz industry.

Today, McCurdy is still going strong. Her fans believe that she still has a bright future ahead of her and hope to keep seeing more of her.


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