Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy (born June 26, 1992) is an American film and television actress and country pop singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. She will be reprising her role as Sam in a new spin-off series called Sam & Cat. She has also appeared in a number of notable television series, including Victorious, Zoey 101, True Jackson, VP, Malcolm in the Middle, and Lincoln Heights.
In addition to her acting ambitions, Jennette enjoys many activities including dance, karate, ice skating, piano, cooking, reading, writing, and watching movies. Her other talents and skills include roller blading, skateboarding, singing, baseball, basketball, and trampoline. She hopes to someday graduate from film school and dreams of turning her own screenplays into movies. She loves performing in front of the camera and is equally fascinated by the many aspects of production that take place behind-the-scenes
She’s shot a Nickelodeon movie called “Swindle,” which also stars Noah Munck. Already a recording artist with a few singles and EPs out, she’ll be singing from a perch on the Pepperidge Farms goldfish crackers float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, singing the Stevie Wonder song “What Christmas Means To Me” as she rides through Manhattan.