Jennette McCurdy is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. McCurdy first rose to fame with her breakout role in the Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly,” where she played the spunky and hilarious character Sam Puckett. She also starred in the show’s spinoff, “Sam & Cat,” alongside Ariana Grande.
McCurdy’s milestone role was in the 2013 drama film “Petals on the Wind,” where she played the lead character, Cathy Dollanganger. The film was based on the novel of the same name by V.C. Andrews and was a sequel to the critically acclaimed film “Flowers in the Attic.”
Throughout her career, McCurdy has collaborated with several influential artists and celebrities in the industry, including Emma Stone, Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress. She has also worked as a writer, producer, and director on several projects, including the short film “Kenny” and the web series “What’s Next for Sarah?”
In addition to her work in entertainment and animal advocacy, McCurdy is also an accomplished writer and has published several essays and articles on a variety of topics, including mental health, body image, and self-care. She has also been open about her personal struggles with an eating disorder and has used her platform to raise awareness and advocate for mental health resources.