Jennette. I was born in a little town officially known as Garden Grove but affectionately (or maybe not so affectionately) referred to as Garbage Grove. I lived in a small house with my parents, grandparents, and three older brothers. I dreamed of a life bigger than the one I knew.
When I was six years old, I saw Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and decided that I wanted to start acting so I could marry Anakin Skywalker. While that exact plan didn't grow legs, part of it did. My obsession with "the movies" grew and my annoying childhood harrassment paid off (don't get any ideas, kids.)
My mother took me to a bookstore where we came across some random entertainment magazine that had a list of agencies in it. I auditioned for an agent and got accepted. I was gonna be a precocious child star, since we all need more of those!
I worked consistently as a kid, but my "big break" came at age fourteen, when I landed a leading role in "iCarly," which lasted nearly 110 episodes over five years. I followed that up with my own spin-off, Sam & Cat, which ended in 2014 at a time when I was anxious for new career challenges and opportunities.
My first foray into my adult career was a web-series, What's Next For Sarah, that I wrote, produced, and starred in. I loved being able to fully sink my teeth into a project and to see my creative decisions come to fruition.
Currently, I'm shooting a brand new Netflix thriller series, Between. I'm really proud of the project and can't wait for you guys to see it when it comes out.
When I'm not acting, I love writing, going to amusement parks, seeing live comedy, watching movies, reading, shopping, traveling, and avoiding stupid people.
Do what you like and like what you do.
Cheers! - Jennette
Full name: Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy
Birth place: Long Beach, CA
Nationality: Swedish, Irish, French, Italian, and Dutch
Siblings: Marcus, Dustin, and Scott
Favorite color: purple, blue, black, white
Favorite city: New York City, Washington DC, Nashville, Barcelona, and Sydney
Favorite movie: Back to the Future
Favorite comedians: Pete Holmes, Bo Burnham, John Mulaney, Jerry Seinfeld, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Moshe Kasher, Dana Carvey, John Ritter
Favorite band/artist: Queen, Michael Jackson
Favorite actors/actresses: Lucille Ball, Meryl Streep, Michael J Fox, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks
Favorite books: Harry Potter, Candide, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, Bossypants
Favorite drink: tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Favorite food: italian food, sushi, pancakes
Favorite snack: apples, peanut butter, dark chocolate
Favorite dessert: salty caramel ice cream from Sprinkles, bread pudding
Favorite perfume: "cream" and "falling in love" by Philosophy
Favorite bath articles: Shiseido shampoo and conditioner, sugar-scented body scrubs
Favorite shops: Nordstrom, Zara, Tiffany, Top Shop, Armani Exchange, BCBG Max Azria