Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy (born June 26, 1992) is an American singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and former actress. McCurdy had her breakthrough playing Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly (2007–2012), a role that won her four Kids’ Choice Awards, among other accolades. She reprised the character in its spin-off series Sam & Cat (2013–2014), after which she exited the network. She has appeared in a number of other television series, including Malcolm in the Middle (2003–2005), Zoey 101 (2005), Lincoln Heights (2007), True Jackson, VP (2009–2010) and Victorious (2012).
McCurdy produced, wrote, and starred in her own web series titled What’s Next for Sarah? (2014), and led the science-fiction series Between (2015–2016) before quitting acting in 2017, in order to pursue a career in writing and directing. From February to March 2020, her tragicomedy one-woman show I’m Glad My Mom Died was performed in theaters across Los Angeles and New York City; plans for further dates were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She confirmed in March 2021 on her podcast Empty Inside in an interview with Anna Faris that she does not see herself ever returning to acting.