Jennette McCurdy is a famous American director, producer, writer, singer-songwriter. She was also a popular actress at one point of time, but gave up the profession recently. During her short but remarkable acting career, Jennette McCurdy played the role of Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly (2007–2012). She reprised her role for the spin off Sam & Cat (2013–2014). Jennette McCurdy appeared in numerous other TV shows such as Malcolm in the Middle (2003–2005), Zoey 101 (2005), Lincoln Heights (2007), True Jackson, VP (2009–2010), Victorious (2012), and Between (2015–2016). The prolific and talented actress also served as the producer and writer for the web series What’s Next for Sarah? (2014), a show in which she also acted. Jennette McCurdy has also enjoyed a successful career in music. She released her debut single “So Close” independently in 2009. Her double Extended Play, Not That Far Away was released in 2010. She went on to release her self titled second EP in 2012. That was followed by a self titled studio album release as well. The album’s lead single “generation Love” debuted at number 57 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and climbed as high as 44. After not being satisfied with the choices made during her acting career, Jennette McCurdy quit acting in 2017 and decided to solely focus on writing and directing. She did make a comeback to acting with her tragicomedy one-woman show “I’m Glad My Mom Died” in theaters in Los Angeles and New York City. However, because of COVID-19, all the other dates for the show were indefinitely postponed. During an episode of her podcast Empty Inside in March 2021, she revealed to Anna Faris that she doesn’t see a return to acting for herself. Let’s find out more about her.
Jennette McCurdy: All You Need to Know
When was Jennette McCurdy born?
Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy was born on June 26, 1992 in Los Angeles. She grew up in Garden Grove, California. She has three older brothers and is the only daughter of the family. She was raised in what she has described as a “dysfunctional Mormon family.”
Jennette McCurdy’s mother Debbie McCurdy was diagnosed with breast cancer when jennette was just three years old. She underwent bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and several surgeries before succumbing to the disease after 17 years.
Jennette McCurdy: Acting Career
McCurdy began her acting vocation in 2000 at eight years old on Mad TV. In 2002, McCurdy additionally showed up in Stark as Rocky’s sister. From that point forward she showed up in TV shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Malcolm in the Middle, Lincoln Heights, Will and Grace, The Penguins of Madagascar, Zoey 101, True Jackson, VP, Law and Order SVU, Medium, Judging Amy, The Inside, Karen Sisco, Over There, and Close to Home. In 2003, she got the opportunity to act with her favourite actor, Harrison Ford, in the film Hollywood Homicide. In 2005, she was selected for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series – Guest Starring Young Actress for her stellar role in Strong Medicine as Hailey Campos. She has likewise also made appearances in a few advertisements, like one for Sprint and a public help declaration ongoing across the street securely.
In 2007, she successfully auditioned for the Nickelodeon TV show iCarly as Sam Puckett. She continued portraying the role till the show’s conclusion in 2012. In 2008, she was selected for a Young Artist Award for her work on iCarly and her role as Dory Sorenson in the TV film The Last Day of Summer. She was designated for a 2009 Teen Choice Award in the Favorite TV Sidekick class for her work on iCarly. She played Bertha in Fred: The Movie, a film that was based on a YouTube arrangement about Fred Figglehorn.
Jennette McCurdy: Music Career
In June 2008, McCurdy declared on her personal website that she was working on her music album. Her first single, “So Close”,came out on March 10, 2009. On May 19 she released her cover of the Amanda Stott tune “Destitute Heart”. She dedicated the song to her friend Cody Waters who died at the age of nine because of a brain tumour. 20% of the returns were given to the Cody Waters Foundation. She met Waters through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In mid-2009, McCurdy signed a contract with Nashville based bluegrass music label Capitol Records. On April 16, 2010, demos of select tunes from McCurdy’s forthcoming single were released online. The tune cuts were delivered for fans to decide in favor of which one they accepted ought to be McCurdy’s first radio single. “Not That Far Away” got the most votes, and was delivered to country radio on May 24, 2010, and iTunes on June 1.
Jennette McCurdy soon followed up with her debut EP, Not That Far Away. It was released on August 17, 2010. Her subsequent single, “Age Love”, was delivered as a computerized download on March 22, 2011, followed by its delivery to radio on April 25, 2011. McCurdy’s eponymous EP was delivered on February 8, 2012 at apparel retailer Justice. Her eponymous studio album was delivered soon thereafter on June 5, 2012. On July 11, 2012, Fanlala delivered a meeting with McCurdy in which she affirmed that she has since left Capitol Nashville, saying, “I’m somewhat between projects at this moment. I in reality left Capitol Records as of late. I’m truly choosing what else I need to do straightaway. At the present time I’m chipping away at my new show, and I’m simply sorting out where I should take my music from here.” On July 31, 2012, How to Rock published an interview with McCurdy, in which she discussed her acting and music careers. A subsequent interview was delivered on August 8, in which McCurdy thinks about her music career.
Jennette McCurdy: Becoming a star
Jennette McCurdy featured alongside Ariana Grande in the Nickelodeon show Sam and Cat, reprising her part as Sam Puckett, with Grande reprising her role of Cat Valentine. The show’s plot focuses on the young ladies turning out to be flat mates and starting their business venture. It debuted on June 8, 2013. In 2014, McCurdy was missing from the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Clarifying her nonattendance, McCurdy expressed that Nickelodeon put her in an “awkward, trading off, out of line circumstance” where she needed to pay some attention to herself, and McCurdy and Grande were having issues with the organization over their individual compensations, and that McCurdy blamed Nickelodeon for paying Grande more money. The organization put Sam and Cat on hiatus. The organization at first expressed that the hiatus was arranged and that the show was not cancelled. On July 13, 2014, Nickelodeon declared that, after just one season, Sam and Cat was cancelled despite being immensely popular with fans. In an interview with Entertainment Pop, McCurdy referenced that she later made up with Grande.
On August 13, 2014, McCurdy dispatched the online show What’s Next for Sarah?. She served as the writer and the lead actor on the show, as well as undertaking duties of producer and director. She revealed later on that the show was based loosely on her life and that the character she plays, Sarah Bronson, was inspired by herself.
In 2015, she started featuring in the Netflix show Between. It was likewise reported that she would star in teenager parody Little Bitches with Virginia Gardner and Kiersey Clemons.
Jennette McCrudy: Retirement from acting
In August 2016, McCurdy inked a contract to create projects with animation house Canvas Media Studios to additionally use her online media associations with fans. She likewise featured as Claire in the spine chiller film Pet.
Between wasn’t renewed for its third season and cancelled. Critics recognized McCurdy as ″one of the couple of cast individuals who can act″, she communicated on her site that she felt embarrassed about 90% of her resume. She ultimately chose to stop acting and to seek after writing and directing in 2017. Speaking on the matter Jennette McCrudy said:
“I resent my career in a lot of ways,” she said. “I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most just cheesy, embarrassing… I imagine there’s a very different experience to be had with acting if you’re proud of your roles. I’m so ashamed of the parts I’ve done in the past. I get that this answer is super unlikable. If it were a director I really admired or someone whose work I really admired, then I would be so excited,” McCurdy said. “But just because of my past and the auditions that would come across my eyes, I was like OK well this is what the industry sees me as and I don’t want to do that.”
Even though she was very active on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, she erased every one of her posts via web-based media from the past and had set all her previous recordings and video blogs “private” on YouTube and Vimeo.
Jennette McCurdy: Directorial venture
In 2018, McCurdy launched her directorial career with a short movie named Kenny. The dramedy movie, both written and directed by her, was roused by the passing of her mom and highlights an all-female group. Kenny was highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter and on Short of the Week. She has since written, directed and released three short movies: The Grave, The McCurdys, a semi-personal short that was loosely based on her childhood and Strong Independent Women, a short that is focused around eating disorders. In late 2018, she declared that she desires to work towards directing more films.
Jennette McCurdy: Return to Acting
In 2020, she directed and starred in a one-lady drama show “I’m Glad My Mom Died” in different performance centers in Los Angeles and New York. She later needed to set her show into break after the Covid pandemic spread rapidly across the United States. Interestingly since she opened up freely about her dietary issue in 2019, she posted another video on YouTube where she sings about her own ramifications by winding up in quarantine due to the outbreak. In July 2020, McCurdy posted a video on her YouTube channel and online media where she sang starting a web series called Empty Inside.
In February 2021, McCurdy uncovered that she didn’t see herself getting back to acting, expressing that she has been “embarrassed” of the jobs she had played previously. She proceeded to say that she at first started acting to provide for her family. However, once her mother passed away after battling breast cancer, she decided to quit.
Jennette McCurdy: Writing Career
In 2011, Jennette McCurdy wrote many articles for the The Wall Street Journal. She has composed eight pieces for the paper, on subjects going from Shirley Temple to rampant body shaming and a corporate culture which she sees as smoke and mirrors. Aside from The Wall Street Journal, Jennette McCurdy has also contributed articles to The Huffington Post and Seventeen.
Is Jennette McCurdy religious?
In spite of the fact that she was brought up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, McCurdy walked out of her religion after becoming an adult. She cited her conflict with the church doctrine as the main reason for her departure.
How did Jennette McCurdy’s mother pass away?
Jennette McCurdy wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal titled “Behind the scenes, My Mom’s Fight With Cancer”, which was published in June 2011. It portrays in detail her mom, Debra’s progressing fight with breast cancer and how her family adapted to the circumstance. The article additionally includes guidance from McCurdy on living with a gravely ill parent. On September 20, 2013, after battling cancer for over 17 years, numerous surgeries, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant, Jennette McCurdy’s mother passed away.
Did Jennette McCurdy suffer from eating disorders?
In March 2019, Jennette McCurdy spoke about her eating disorders with The Huffington Post. She said that she had experienced anorexia, and later bulimia nervosa, at age 11. In the article, McCurdy portrays her mom’s and media outlets’ supporting of disarranged eating, looking for help after her sister-in-law saw the problem, and different “come-to-Jesus moments” for example, once losing a tooth from spewing stomach liquids that wore out her tooth enamel and dropping on a companion’s washroom floor from dehydration.
Is Jennette McCurdy an alcoholic?
Aside from her eating disorders, Jennette McCurdy also suffered from alcoholism. However, she is on her road to recovery. She started drinking vigorously during the last days of her mother’s life. Jennette McCurdy has also talked about struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder as a child.
What is Jennette McCurdy’s net worth?
Jennette McCurdy’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2021.