Hollywood actress, producer and singer Jennette McCurdy is a popular face from the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly in which she plays Sam Puckett. The actress was also featured in the extension of the TV series titled Sam & Cat. As a singer, Jennette is into country music.
Jennette McCurdy’s Bio & Career
The actress and singer was raised in Garden Grove, California although she was born in Long Beach California on June 26, 1992, and her full name is Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy. Her family is of English, Dutch, French, Italian and Irish ancestry. She is the only girl child born to her parents and has 3 older brothers named Marcus, Scott and Dustin. Her interest in acting was prompted when she watched Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and at age 8, she started her acting career on MAD tv.
In 2003, she was featured in the movie Hollywood Homicide alongside star actor Harrison Ford whom she adores. The actress got her first nomination for best performance in TV series in 2005 for her role as Hailey Campos in the film Strong Medicine. She won an award in 2007 for her role in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly followed by a nomination in 2008 for a Young Artist Award and a 2009 nomination for a Teen Choice Award with respect to her performance in iCarly.
Jennette McCurdy landed a role in Fred: The Movie which is a film on YouTube that centers on Fred Figglehorn. She has also been featured in other TV sitcoms like Victorious, Zoey 101, True Jackson VP, Malcolm in the Middle, Lincoln Height, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Will & Grace. She made a guest appearance in the comedy The Birthday Boys in 2014 and appeared in the series comedy show Bang! Bang! in 2015. That same year, she started starring in the drama series Netflix and she was featured as Claire in the film Pet.
As a singer, she released her first single So Close in 2009 and released a cover for Amanda Stott’s song Homeless Heart which she sang in memory of a friend she lost to brain cancer and her mum battled with the disease for 17 years before her demise in 2013. She was signed by Capitol Records Nashville a country music label in mid-2009. Her first EP was released in August 2010 with three songs on it which are ‘Not That Far Away’, ‘Put Your Arm Around Someone’ and ‘Break Your Heart’. In 2012, Capitol Records released her first seven track Ep which she later extended to 10 tracks and released in her first album via iTunes.
In addition to her singing and acting career, Jennette writes articles for Wall Street Jornal, Seventeen magazine and The Huffington Posts. She also has an online show called What’s Next for Sarah? for which she is the writer, producer and editor. The actress has also been in numerous advertisements for companies like Sprint and she has done a public service commercial on road crossing precautions.
The actress and singer makes $50,000 per episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and it is recorded that she is the highest paid actress by the channel so far. She also earns income from singing, writing and voice acting which gives her an estimated net worth of about $5.5 million.
Jennette McCurdy’s Boyfriend (Andre Drummond)
The young actress was said to have dated Matthew Whitehead although not much is known about that relationship. Her first boyfriend on record is said to have been Graham Patrick Martin whom she dated back in 2004 and they were in a steady relationship for about 4 years before calling it quits in December 2008. Jennette’s next boyfriend was Max Ehrich whom she dated between 2010 and 2011 the reason why they split is unknown to the public.
Jennette’s most dramatic relationship was the one she had with NBA player Andre Drummond. The couple met via Twitter and dated for a short while before parting ways. However, not too long after their relationship ended, pictures of Jennette wearing only her underwear went viral on social media. Fingers obviously pointed towards her ex Andre for leaking the pictures but he denied it. Things got messier along the line when the actress publicly dissed her ex and revealed in an interview that she left him because he was a bad kisser. This caused a commotion on social media back in 2014 and the pair have not been on friendly terms since then.
Jennette has not been in a relationship known to the public since 2014.