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Jennette McCurdy, a former child star, claims she was “exploited” while working on the Nickelodeon series iCarly.

In her memoir, Jennette McCurdy claims she was “exploited” as a child actress and is still recovering from the trauma she experienced at the time. The now-retired actress played comedic roles on Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat,” but she’s still recovering from the trauma of being a child star.

The 29-year-old actress described in her bio, titled I’m Glad My Mom Died, that she wanted to quit performing early because she never found it comfortable. She also recalled an awkward audition her mother freaked out about, which she later blamed despite her dislike for acting.


Jennette McCurdy: Who is she?

Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is a filmmaker, singer-songwriter and former actress who was born on June 26, 1992. She received four Kids’ Choice Awards for Outstanding Performance as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly (2007-2012). , among many other honors. Jennette returned to the role on her spin-off series Sam & Cat (2013-2014) before leaving the network. Since then, she has appeared in several other TV shows, including Malcolm in the Middle (2003-2005), Zoey 101 (2005), Lincoln Heights (2007), True Jackson, VP (2009-2010) and “Victorious” (2012).

Jennette is also a well-known musician. She independently released her first single “So Close” in 2009 and her first extended play “Not That Far Away” the following year. In 2012 she released her self-titled second extended play and debut studio album. The album’s lead track, “Generation Love,” debuted at number 57 and peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


Actress Jennette McCurdy attends the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at the Galen Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

On Thursday, August 4, Jennette revealed in an interview with The New York Times that her “entire childhood and adolescence were severely exploited.” She noted, “There have been instances where people, even with the best of intentions, might not have known what they were doing. And cases where they did — and were fully aware of what they were doing.” Jennette, in her brand new novel, talks about being “photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting and by an intimidating person who she simply calls the creator referred to, was persuaded to drink alcohol”. Although the identity of “The Creator” is unclear, Jennette claimed that her mother, Debra McCurdy, who died of cancer in 2013, was there in such situations but did not intervene, believing it was normal for an actor to do such things to experience .


Jennette McCurdy attends the Casa Noble sponsored premiere of Magnolia’s DAMSEL on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles

Jennette McCurdy attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Magnolia’s DAMSEL sponsored by Casa Noble on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
At the time, Jennette repressed her worries, but she couldn’t stop getting annoyed at how she was treated on set, especially after she was promised a spin-off series. The former actress claimed Nickelodeon broke her commitment and instead cast her as Ariana Grande’s co-lead in Sam & Cat. But then she realized that she couldn’t take it anymore. In “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” Jennette says, “What finally blew me away was when Ariana came whistling in with joy because she had played charades at Tom Hank’s house the night before. That was the moment I went nuts.”

(LR) Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande attended the UK Premiere of Sam & Cat at Cineworld 02 Arena on October 12, 2013 in London, England.


She reportedly turned down a $300,000 deal from Nickelodeon to keep her experience a secret after Sam & Cat’s cancellation. Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette’s ‘iCarly’ co-star, admitted she wasn’t paying attention at the time and didn’t understand why her pal was so upset. Miranda told the Times, “You’re so in your own head when you’re young.” You can’t possibly fathom the struggles of others around you. She said Jennette was adept at keeping up appearances. Miranda said: “You don’t expect that from the person in the room who makes everyone laugh.