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[=McCurdy=] rose to fame on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series, alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

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[=McCurdy=] rose to fame on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series, alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.


[=McCurdy=] rose to fame on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive mother, and that she as a result struggled with eating disorders for much of her adolescence, and self-esteem issues that carried on into her adulthood.

[=McCurdy=] has since transitioned into other creative ventures that play off her life experiences to [[CreatorBreakdown far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]]. She wrote and directed four short films (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women'')[[note]]only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have currently seen public release[[/note]], performed a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'' in various Los Angeles and New York theaters during early 2020 and late 2021[[note]]It was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic[[/note]], and started a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' in July of that year where she speaks with guests about personal topics.

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[=McCurdy=] rose to fame on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series series, alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode comedic web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming stating that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as physically. According to her, she felt pressured was pushed into the her acting career by her mother, and as a result of her mother's overbearing and emotionally/sexually abusive mother, and that behavior, she as a result struggled with eating disorders for much of her adolescence, and adolescence alongside self-esteem issues that carried on into her adulthood.

[=McCurdy=] has since transitioned into other creative ventures that play off her life experiences to [[CreatorBreakdown far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]]. She wrote has written and directed four short films (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women'')[[note]]only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have currently seen public release[[/note]], performed a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'' in various Los Angeles and New York theaters during early 2020 and late 2021[[note]]It was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic[[/note]], and started a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' in July of that year where she speaks with guests about personal topics.


[=McCurdy=] also took to writing to speak on her experiences. She began publishing articles and essays in 2011 through various publications including ''Seventeen'', ''The Huffington Post'' and ''The Wall Street Journal'', and eventually released a memoir, also called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', in August 2022 that covers her time as a child actor at length.

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[=McCurdy=] also took to writing to speak on her experiences. She began publishing articles and essays in 2011 2021 through various publications including ''Seventeen'', ''The Huffington Post'' and ''The Wall Street Journal'', and eventually released a memoir, also called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', in August 2022 that covers her time as a child actor at length.


[=McCurdy=] rose to fame on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville, and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

[=McCurdy=] has since transitioned into other creative ventures. She has finished four short films as a writer-director (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women'')[[note]]only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have currently seen public release[[/note]], with their subject matter playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]]. In February 2020, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'' that played in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. In July of that year, she started a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about personal topics.

[=McCurdy=] also took to writing to speak on her experiences. She began writing articles and essays in 2011 through various publications including ''Seventeen'', ''The Huffington Post'' and ''The Wall Street Journal'', and eventually released a memoir, also called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', in August 2022 that covers her time as a child actor at length.

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[=McCurdy=] rose to fame on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville, Nashville and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, mother, and that she had been struggling as a result struggled with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

adolescence, and self-esteem issues that carried on into her adulthood.

[=McCurdy=] has since transitioned into other creative ventures. ventures that play off her life experiences to [[CreatorBreakdown far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]]. She has finished wrote and directed four short films as a writer-director (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women'')[[note]]only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have currently seen public release[[/note]], with their subject matter playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]]. In February 2020, she debuted performed a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'' that played in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show York theaters during early 2020 and late 2021[[note]]It was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. In July of that year, she UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic[[/note]], and started a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' in July of that year where she speaks with guests about personal topics.

[=McCurdy=] also took to writing to speak on her experiences. She began writing publishing articles and essays in 2011 through various publications including ''Seventeen'', ''The Huffington Post'' and ''The Wall Street Journal'', and eventually released a memoir, also called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', in August 2022 that covers her time as a child actor at length.


In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result. She has since transitioned into other creative ventures.

[=McCurdy=] has finished four short films as a writer-director (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women'')[[note]]only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have currently seen public release[[/note]], with their subject matter playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]].

In February 2020, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'' that played in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. In July of that year, she started a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about personal topics.

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In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result. She result.

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has since transitioned into other creative ventures.

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ventures. She has finished four short films as a writer-director (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women'')[[note]]only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have currently seen public release[[/note]], with their subject matter playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]].

effect]]. In February 2020, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'' that played in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. In July of that year, she started a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about personal topics.


In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled".

In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

[=McCurdy=] has since transitioned into working as a film writer-director, with her stories playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]], with subject matter including the death of her mother and her lifelong struggles with eating disorders. She has currently finished four short films (''The [=McCurdys=]'', ''Kenny'', ''The Grave'', ''Strong Independent Women''); however, only ''Kenny'' and ''Strong Independent Women'' have seen public release. She has also discussed the topics alongside others in essay form through various publications including ''Seventeen'', ''The Huffington Post'' and ''The Wall Street Journal''.

She unveiled further creative ventures in stage work and podcasting throughout 2020. In February of that year, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', playing in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. In July, she started an ongoing podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics.

Her memoir, also called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', was released in August 2022 and covers her experiences as a child actor at length.

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In 2014, [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled".

unfulfilled". In 2021, she would both confirm her retirement from acting and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

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result. She has since transitioned into working as a film writer-director, with her stories playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]], with subject matter including the death of her mother and her lifelong struggles with eating disorders. She other creative ventures.

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She unveiled further creative ventures in stage work and podcasting throughout 2020.
release[[/note]], with their subject matter playing off her life experiences to [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious]] [[GallowsHumor (albeit sometimes comic)]] [[DarkerAndEdgier effect]].

In February of that year, 2020, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', playing Died'' that played in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. In July, July of that year, she started an ongoing a podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable personal topics.

Her [=McCurdy=] also took to writing to speak on her experiences. She began writing articles and essays in 2011 through various publications including ''Seventeen'', ''The Huffington Post'' and ''The Wall Street Journal'', and eventually released a memoir, also called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', was released in August 2022 and that covers her experiences time as a child actor at length.


In 2021, she would both confirm that she has no current plans of acting again and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

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In 2021, she would both confirm that she has no current plans of her retirement from acting again and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.


Her memoir, also called ''Literature/ImGladMyMomDied'', was released in August 2022 and covers her experiences as a child actor at length.

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Her memoir, also called ''Literature/ImGladMyMomDied'', ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', was released in August 2022 and covers her experiences as a child actor at length.


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* AlphaBitch: Pinky Turzo in ''True Jackson VP''. An AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for Sam Puckett is that she combines both the AlphaBitch and JerkJock aspects into a single mean bullying bitch.
* TheCastShowoff: Showed off her tap-dancing skills on ''[=iCarly=]''.
* CoverVersion: ''Homeless Heart'' by Amanda Stott.
* CuteBruiser: Look at the lovely picture of Jennette, isnít she cute? Ok, now watch five minutes of Sam Puckett hanging around someone who isnít Carly.
* CreatorBacklash: Has admitted that she is ashamed of 90% of her resume and considers her time as an actress a traumatic experience, even outright saying she thinks ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is "shit" during a podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. She was one of the only leading cast members (the other being Noah Munck) to not return to the ''[=iCarly=]'' [[Series/ICarly2021 revival]] on Paramount+.
* DeadpanSnarker: Quite a "self-proclaimed nerd" and bubbly all-around on her Twitter page, she hilariously counters defamatory tweets against her.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Two of her first acting credits were on ''Series/{{MadTV}}'' and in the music video for Music/FaithHill's "The Way You Love Me".
* FriendToAllChildren: Unlike many of the characters she plays, Jennette herself absolutely adores kids.
* RunningGag: The Kids Choice Awards never spelt her name right, and Jennette personally called them on this via her Twitter account on several occasions.


* CreatorBacklash: Has admitted that she is ashamed of 90% of her resume and considers her time as an actress a traumatic experience, even outright saying she thinks ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is "shit" during a podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. With news breaking that she would not be involved in the ''[=iCarly=]'' [[Series/ICarly2021 revival]] on Paramount+, many have put two and two together.

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* CreatorBacklash: Has admitted that she is ashamed of 90% of her resume and considers her time as an actress a traumatic experience, even outright saying she thinks ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is "shit" during a podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. With news breaking that she would She was one of the only leading cast members (the other being Noah Munck) to not be involved in return to the ''[=iCarly=]'' [[Series/ICarly2021 revival]] on Paramount+, many have put two and two together.Paramount+.


She unveiled further creative ventures in stage work and podcasting throughout 2020. In February of that year, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', playing in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. A memoir of the same name is slated to be released in August 2022 and will cover her experiences as a child actor at length. In July, she started an ongoing podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics.

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She unveiled further creative ventures in stage work and podcasting throughout 2020. In February of that year, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', playing in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. A memoir of the same name is slated to be released in August 2022 and will cover her experiences as a child actor at length. In July, she started an ongoing podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics.topics.

Her memoir, also called ''Literature/ImGladMyMomDied'', was released in August 2022 and covers her experiences as a child actor at length.


Jennette Michelle Faye [=McCurdy=] (born June 26, 1992) is an American writer, director, producer, [=YouTuber=], singer-songwriter, and former actress. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon as Samantha Puckett, the resident badass of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''.

[=McCurdy=] has also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville, and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

In 2014, she began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. This would turn out to foreshadow her creative future, as she officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled".

In 2021, she would both confirm that she has no plans of acting again and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a rather huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

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Jennette Michelle Faye [=McCurdy=] (born June 26, 1992) is an American writer, director, producer, [=YouTuber=], singer-songwriter, and former actress. She actress.

[=McCurdy=]
rose to fame on Nickelodeon Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} as Samantha Puckett, one of the resident badass protagonists of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and one of the leads of ''Series/SamAndCat'', a CrossOver SpinOff of the series alongside [[Music/ArianaGrande Cat Valentine]] from ''Series/{{Victorious}}''.

[=McCurdy=] has
''Series/{{Victorious}}''. She also featured in other TV shows such as ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', ''Series/StrongMedicine'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheInside'', ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' and ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as well as the TV movie ''Film/BestPlayer'' and Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Between''. She also had a brief career as a country artist shortly after rising to stardom, signing with Capitol Records Nashville, and releasing two [=EPs=] and one album.

In 2014, she [=McCurdy=] began working on original projects, starting with the four-episode web series ''What's Next for Sarah?'', which she co-produced, starred in and wrote, [[WriteWhatYouKnow drawing heavily from her own life as a Hollywood actress]]. This would turn out to foreshadow her creative future, as she She officially quit acting in 2017, with her site bio claiming that she was "ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled".

In 2021, she would both confirm that she has no current plans of acting again and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a rather huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.



She unveiled further creative ventures in stage work and podcasting throughout 2020. In February, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', playing in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. A memoir of the same name is slated to be released in August 2022 and will cover her experiences as a child actor at length. In July, she started an ongoing podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics.

Could be considered Nick's equivalent to Creator/DebbyRyan (incidentally, they're close friends in RealLife).

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She unveiled further creative ventures in stage work and podcasting throughout 2020. In February, February of that year, she debuted a one-woman tragicomedy show called ''I'm Glad My Mom Died'', playing in various theaters in Los Angeles and New York. The show was put on hold due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic but resumed in late 2021. A memoir of the same name is slated to be released in August 2022 and will cover her experiences as a child actor at length. In July, she started an ongoing podcast called ''Empty Inside'' where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics.

Could be considered Nick's equivalent to Creator/DebbyRyan (incidentally, they're close friends in RealLife).
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In 2021, she would both confirm that she has no plans of acting again and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a rather huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by an overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

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In 2021, she would both confirm that she has no plans of acting again and officially open up about the fact that her time as a child actor took a rather huge toll on her both mentally and physically, as she felt pressured into the career by an her overbearing and abusive StageMom, and that she had been struggling with self-esteem issues and eating disorders for much of her adolescence as a result.

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