Jennette McCurdy is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, singer, and songwriter. She is most famous for her role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and its spin-off series Sam & Cat. She has also starred in a number of television series, including Victorious, Zoey 101, True Jackson VP, Malcolm in the Middle, and Lincoln Heights. Besides, as a singer, her 2011 single Generation Love peaked at 44 on the U.S. Country chart.
McCurdy’s interest in acting was inspired by watching Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope after her mother recovered from breast cancer. In 2000, at the age of 8, she landed her first role as Cassidy Gifford in MADtv.
McCurdy is of Dutch, French, Irish, Italian, and Swedish heritage. She has three older brothers named Marcus, Scott, and Dustin.