• Birth name: Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy
  • Born: June 26, 1992 in Long Beach, CA
  • Raised in: Garden Grove, CA
  • Height: 5'2" 1/2
  • Jean size: Size 0
  • Bust: 32 C (no padding)
  • Shoe size: 7.5
  • Nicknames: Net Net, Nettie, Nette, Scooter
  • Family Birthdays
    • Debra McCurdy: July 17th
    • Marcus McCurdy: August 20th
    • Scott McCurdy: September 18th
    • Dustin McCurdy: August 14th
  • Years Active
    • 2000 - Present (Actress)
    • 2003 - 2012 (singer, songwriter)
  • Vehicles
    • White mini cooper
    • Green scooter given from Nickelodeon
  • Social Networks
    • Joined Twitter on July 16, 2008
    • Joined Youtube on July 20, 2008
    • Joined Facebook on June 29, 2009
    • Joined Instagram on December 5th, 2012
    • Joined Vine on June 12, 2013
    • Joined Periscope on May 3rd, 2015

Who is Jennette McCurdy?

Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is well known for her role as Samantha Puckett for Nickelodeon's hit television show iCarly and Sam & Cat.

Her passion in acting

Jennette McCurdy began her acting career since she was 8 years old. As a child, Jennette watched a lot of Star Wars movies, but it wasn't until she saw Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, that she wanted to be in the movies. She also developed a crush for Jake Lloyd. Afterwards, she asked her mother in the following years to help her become an actress. She looked into Back Stage West magazine and consulted Coast to Coast Talent Group for an agent since none of her family members knew anyone in the business. Since she had no prior acting, she presented monologues during auditions (which she admitted was uncomfortable).

Jennette's first role on television was on MADtv playing as Cassidy Gifford. She made guest appearances in television dramas. It wasn't until she booked a guest star role on Zoey 101 where she met producer, Dan Schneider. Dan remembered Jennette's impressive acting ability and contacted her to star in his new television show, iCarly. She auditioned and got the role playing as Sam Puckett in September of 2007.

Her brief music career

In June 2008, she began her music career with her first single, "So Close," which was released on March 10, 2009. She then later produced EP, Not That Far Away, reached #4 on the iTunes country charts.

During a hiatus in the fourth season of iCarly, Jennette McCurdy was persuaded to try to venture into the country music world. Capitol Records Nashville heard her southern twang in her cover songs on Youtube and offered a contract around her 18th birthday. She would later tour for her Generation Love mall tour across country playing free mall concerts. For a $10 donation to St. Jude, fans would have a quick meet and greet with a signed photo. Jennette later revealed that the music career was not for her. She did not enjoy the constant traveling and being separated from family made it even more difficult.

Jennette McCurdy Film Roles and Guest Appearances

Film Role
Shadow Fury Anna Markov
My Daughter's Tears Mary Fields
Hollywood Homicide Van Family Daughter
Taylor Simmons Amanda Simmon
Tiger Cruise Kiley Dolan
See Anthony Run Lucy
Against Type Meredith
The Last Day of Summer Dory Sorenson
Minor Details
iCarly: iGo to Japan Sam Puckett
iCarly: iDate a Bad Boy Sam Puckett
iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx Sam Puckett
iCarly: iQuit iCarly Sam Puckett
iCarly: iPsycho Sam Puckett
Fred: The Movie Bertha
Best Player Christina "Prodigy" Saunders (Chris for short)
Swindle Savannah Drysdale

Television Appearances

Title Role
MadTV Cassidy Gifford
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jackie Trent
Malcolm in the Middle Daisy
Karen Sisco Josephine 'Josie' Boyle
Strong Medicine Haley Campos
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Holly Purcell
Medium Sara Crewson
Judging Amy Amber Reid
Malcolm in the Middle Penelope
The Inside Madison St. Clair
Over There Lynne
Zoey 101 Trisha Kirby
Will & Grace Lisa
Close to Home Stacy Johnson
Lincoln Heights Beckie
iCarly Sam Puckett Melanie Puckett
American Idol Herself
2008 Kids' Choice Awards Herself
2009 Kids' Choice Awards Herself
The Bonnie Hunt Show Herself
True Jackson VP Pinky Turzo
2010 Kids' Choice Awards Herself
The Penguins of Madagascar Becky
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Herself
2011 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Host
Cupcake Wars Herself
Lunchables Celebrity Fieldtrip Commercial Herself
The Penguins of Madagascar Becky
The Rosie Show Herself
2012 Kids' Choice Awards Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Herself
Victorious: Crazy Ponnie Ponnie
Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures Devon
Figure It Out Herself
Camp Orange: Girls v Boys Herself
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Herself
Swindle Savannah Westcott
Ben and Kate Bethany
Sam & Cat Sam Puckett
The Birthday Boys Kendra Taylor
Between Wiley
Comedy Bang! Bang! Allie Dawson
Girl Code Herself

Jennette McCurdy's Awards and Nominations

Year Event Category Work Result
2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A Television Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Strong Medicine Nominated
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance In A TV Movie, MiniSeries Or Special - Supporting Young Actress The Last Day of Summer Nominated
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress iCarly Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress iCarly Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Performers In A TV Series iCarly Nominated
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick iCarly Nominated
2010 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Performers In A TV Series iCarly Nominated
2010 2010 Australian Kids' Choice Awards LOL Award iCarly Won
2011 2011 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick iCarly Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer iCarly Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Female Country Artist Herself Nominated
2011 2011 Australian Kids' Choice Awards LOL Award iCarly Won
2011 Meus Prêmios Nick Brazil Funniest Character iCarly Won
2012 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick iCarly Won
2013 2013 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show iCarly Nominated
2013 2013 Australian Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Nick Star iCarly Nominated

Fun facts about Jennette McCurdy

  • Best friend (BFF) has and always will be Miranda Cosgrove
  • Pet peeve is loose water bottle caps and condensation
  • Least favorite word: "moist"
  • Has gone through at least 5 Brazilian waxes
  • As of May 31st, 2013, Jennette has 50 Ugly Dolls and 20 Teddy Bears in her stuff animal collection
  • Owns an iPhone 4S, iPad, and iPad Mini
  • Her worst fear is the ocean
  • Her twitter bios include:
    • Sorry I'm so sarcastic. I feel really bad about it.
    • My career is pretty sexy - I've been in two nickelodeon shows and was the spokesperson for a grocery store chain in texas.
    • Actress. Thanks for following :).
    • Actress who is currently feeling pressure to write a quippy 140 character bio since she figures you are judging her for it
    • Actress who is great at tying shoelaces and not great at writing bios under 140 characters
    • you might know me as sam off icarly, but i have a whole other one-dimensional self known as jennette
    • actress who loves pj's, teddy bears, vanilla, cirque du soleil, hoodies, tv, marty mcfly, and foods that you probably shouldn't have more than twice a year.
    • Hey I'm Jennette. I usually regret what I tweet as soon as I tweet it, but that makes you wanna follow me, right?
    • Eat my tweets and let me know how they taste. salty?
    • Unless you're a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce, welcome
    • Hi, I'm Jennette. Hope to entertain you in some way
    • My name is Jennette McCurdy. I act and sing
  • Favorite Harry Potter book was "Half Blood Prince", but it was her least favorite of movies
  • Favorite characters from Harry Potter are Ron Weasley and the Weasley twins.
  • Celebrates May 4th as Star Wars Day
  • Jennette McCurdy's first tweet was: "My first tweet!" on 7/22/2008 at 7:36 P.M.
  • Her first celebrity crush is Johnny Depp
  • Her first TV ad appearance was a dentist commercial
  • Her first TV show appearance was on MADtv
  • Most prized posession: Figure skates
  • Got the iCarly role as Sam Puckett on December 10th
  • Jennette took on a dare to fit as many pieces of gum in her mouth, she was only able to fit 10 pieces of gum
  • Loves playing board games such as Monopoly, Clue, Moods and Life.
  • Jennette has so far written four full-length screenplays and even a magazine which she describes as for girls aged 8 and up.
  • Obsessed with Honey Boo Boo and uses the phrase "A dolla makes me holla honey boo boo child". She even made a voicemail with that phrase.
  • Favorite shows when she was younger was "I Love Lucy" and "American Idol" and shows on Bravo such as "Project Runway"
  • Fearful of sharks and bees
  • Received a lifesize uglydoll for her 18th birthday, which she named it Cheebo
  • Most of her family calls her "Nettie" or "Net-Net", but her grandfather calls her "Scooter" because she would scoot around on her butt as a baby rather than crawl.
  • She's a prankster. She once convinced people on the iCarly set that her real name was Jennetteria
  • Jennette was inspired to become an actress after watching Harrison Ford in Star Wars. In 2003, she appeared in the film Hollywood Homicide alongside him.
  • Loves the original Star Wars Trilogy and Back to the Future trilogy.
  • She says her mother is the funniest person she knows
  • Worked on a small monthly magazine for girls called Original Girl, which she started two years ago as a school project
  • Loves really spicy food and once ate a raw jalapeno pepper on a dare
  • Owns three dogs; Snoopy, Chewie/Chewbacca (Yorkshire terrier and Maltese mix) and Musashi (Jack Russell terrier), and two turtles named Tootsen and Zeus.
  • Has two birds, Tweety and McFly
  • The name "Jennette" originated from her grandmother's middle name
  • Jennette loves the show Friends and was introduced to it from music video director, Roman White, who gave her some DVDs
  • Jennette normally hates reality TV shows, but has a few exceptions such as of "Dance Moms", "Toddlers and Tiaras", and "Here comes honey boo-boo"
  • Took piano lessons since she was 4 years old.
  • She took tap, rhythm tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and ballet. Rhythm tap is her favorite kind of dance.
  • Learned uechi-ryu karate (which is an original okinawan style of karate). All three of her brothers also take it, so she have to have some sort of defense

Jennette McCurdy's continuous contributions to charity

Jennette McCurdy is always giving back to fans whenever she can and has been a frequent visitor to St Jude Children's Research Hospital

She helped spread the message across the country on her Generation Love mall tour providing free concerts with songs such as Put Your Arms Around Someone, Better, and Generation Love. After the concert, fans would receive a meet and greet with Jennette McCurdy along with an autographed photo for a donation of just $10. Jennette started her Generation Love mall tour in March 2011, which lasted for almost 5 weeks and generated a grand total of $139,643 for St. Jude.

In one of her early albums, "Homeless Heart", was in dedication to one of her most valued friend and inspiration. The following quote, provided by The Cody Waters Foundation, is how Jennette McCurdy's energetic spirit and music influenced Cody Water's life. (circ. January 25, 2009)

Cody was very excited when he first met Jennette. She is a terrific young lady and she and Cody hit it off right away. Jennette and her mother became good friends and we still maintain our friendship today. Jennette brought a tremendous amount of joy to Cody and he would often listen to her music when he was not feeling well. Listening to Jennette's songs was a great comfort to him and he was able to relax when he heard her voice. We are looking forward to watching Jennette pursue her music career and we ask that you listen to her music and support her when her album is released.
Since 2009, Jennette McCurdy has been officially been serving as a StarPower Ambassador for Starlight Children's Foundation.

Terminology used by Jennette and fans alike

Bilgerdunday A word that Jennette made up as part of her own language. It is sometimes shortened to bilger or bil. According to Jennette, this is what the word means: "it's sort of a term of endearment I guess I would say. I made it up, haha"
Buttersock A weapon that she used in her character Sam Puckett on iCarly. It is unclear whether the butter is frozen or room temperature, but it must be replaced regularly to avoid mold. This weapon, while seems harmless, has the power to knock people down in an instant and cause an incredible amount of damage.
Salty A word originally used in her Twitter bio as a joke: "eat my tweets and let me know how they taste. salty?". Over time the use of the word salty has been re-used until Jennette defined herself as being salty.
Nugget This word, originally coined by Jennette McCurdy, unofficially means friend. Often used to replace the word fans, she has also used it for Dan Schneider (August 31, 2011).
Loze Originally started in January 27th 2013, with the tweet: "I LOZE you (the new love)". Not to be confused with the word "lose", it is a special bonding word that is used both for Jennette and her McCurdians. It means the same as the word love.

Jennette McCurdy's current and past favorites

  • Color: Baby pink and more recently purple (inspired by Katy Perry)
  • Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
  • Season: Winter
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Animal: Polar Bear
  • Fast Food: McDonald's french fries. Mexican pizza from Taco Bell.
  • Cereal: Special K
  • Subject in school: English
  • Books: Candide and Harry Potter series
  • Food: Grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, apples, Debra McCurdy's spaghetti and premium Angus cheeseburgers from Sony studios.
    Sushi: spicy yellowtail, unagi, spicy tuna
  • Snack: Cinnamon Poptarts, Redvines
  • Cirque Du Soleil show: Iris
  • Video games: Super Smash Bros., Bomberman, and Animal Crossing
  • Computer games: City of Heroes and The Movies.
  • Authors: Voltaire, CS Lewis, Tolkien, and Dr. Seuss
  • Actors: Andrew Garfield, Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Michael J. Fox, Harrison Ford, Michael Caine, and Johnny Depp
  • Actresses: Emma Stone, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Holliston Coleman, and Julie Andrews
  • TV Show: Anything on the Food network. Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Friends, Arrested Development, SNL, and 30 Rock
  • Movies: Back to the Future, Finding Forrester, the original Star Wars movies, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Pianist, Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Dark Night (seen 3 times), and anything with Johnny Depp
  • Stores: Barnes & Noble, FAO Schwarz, Nordstrom, and Urban Outfitters


Her music taste changes over time and is often revealed during her Q&A. Check out the list of songs that she has enjoyed.

  • 2013
    • Michael Jackson: P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing), Human Nature, Black or White
    • Taylor Swift: 22, Begin Again, Never Grow Up, Best Day
    • Katy Perry: Prism record (Obsessed)
    • Wu-Tang Clan
    • Macklemore
  • 2012
    • Katy Perry: Wide Awake
    • Daft Punk
    • Red house painters
    • Vampire weekend
    • Maroon 5
    • The drums
    • Mika

Recommended Reading List

Jennette McCurdy always encourages more people to read (or as she directly says, "Read, kids"). Below is a compiled list of the books Jennette has read in the past.

Nicknames provided by Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy thinks up of cute and creative names for fellow celebrities and her fans. Below is a list of the nicknames so far:

Cosmos Miranda Cosgrove
Kressington Nathan Kress
Oreo Ariana Grande
Amir Talai AT&T