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 also appeared in the extension of the TV series Sam & Cat. As a singer, Jennette McCurdy is into country music.
Jennette McCurdy’s Bio & Career
The actress and singer grew up in Garden Grove, California, although she was born on June 26, 1992, in Long Beach, California and her full name is Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy. Her family is of English, Dutch, French, Italian and Irish descent. She is the only girl born of her parents and has three older brothers named Marcus, Scott, and Dustin. Her interest in acting was sparked when she watched Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and began her acting career on MAD television at the age of 8.
In 2003, she appeared in the film Hollywood Homicide alongside her adored star actor Harrison Ford. The actress received her first nomination for best performance in a television series in 2005 for her role as Hailey Campos in the film Starke Medizin. She won an award for her role in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly in 2007, followed by a 2008 Young Artist Award nomination and a 2009 Teen Choice Award nomination for her performance in iCarly.
Jennette McCurdy received a role in Fred: The Movie, a YouTube movie starring Fred Figglehorn. She has also appeared in other TV sitcoms including Victorious, Zoey 101, True Jackson VP, Malcolm in the Middle, Lincoln Height, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Will & Grace. She appeared in the 2014 comedy The Birthday Boys and appeared in the comedy series Bang! Bang! In the same year, she began acting in the drama series Netflix and 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 had lost to brain cancer, and her mother struggled with the disease for 17 years before she died in 2013. In mid-2009 she was signed to Capitol Records Nashville, a country music label. Her first EP was released in August 2010 with the three songs “Not That Far Away”, “Put Your Arm Around Someone” and “Break Your Heart”. In 2012 Capitol Records released her first ep with seven tracks, which she later expanded to 10 tracks and released on her first album on iTunes.
Besides her career as a singer and actress, Jennette writes articles for Wall Street Jornal, Seventeen magazine and The Huffington Posts. Does she also have an online show called What’s Next for Sarah? for which she is a writer, producer, and editor. The actress has also appeared in numerous commercials for companies such as Sprint, and she has made a public service commercial about safety precautions at road crossings.
The actress and singer earn $50,000 per episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly, and it is noted that she is the station’s highest-paid actress to date. She also earns income from singing, writing and speaking, which gives her an estimated net worth of about $5.5 million.
Jennette McCurdy’s Boyfriend (Andre Drummond)
The young actress is said to have gone out with Matthew Whitehead, although not much is known about this relationship. Her first boyfriend on record is said to have been Graham Patrick Martin, whom she dated in 2004, and the two were in a steady relationship for about four years before she left in December 2008. Jennette’s closest friend was Max Ehrich, with whom she dated between 2010 and 2011 – the reason for their separation is not known to the public.
Jennette’s most dramatic relationship was the one she had with NBA player Andre Drummond. The couple met on Twitter and dated for a short time before separating. But not long after their relationship ended, images of Jennette wearing nothing but her underwear became viral in the social media. The fingers were pointing at her ex Andre because the pictures had been leaked, but he denied it. Things got even messier when the actress publicly insulted her ex and revealed in an interview that she had left him because he was a bad kisser. This caused a stir in social media in 2014, and the two have not become friends since.
Jennette has not had a publicly known relationship since 2014.