Since Jennette McCurdy established herself as an actress through her role as Sam Puckett in the teenage sitcom iCarly, she has not only become a popular name in Hollywood and beyond, but has also made a considerable fortune. With the help of her income from the show and the series of movies and TV shows she has appeared in since then, Jennette can be proud of her fortune.
In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about Jennette McCurdy’s assets, including her salary on iCarly, as well as other sources of income outside of acting. Take a look below.
Jennette McCurdy’s net worth
According to the actress, she did not always intend to become an actress. It is a vocation she followed after attending the classic movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope after her mother recovered from breast cancer. Since she first appeared in a MADtv episode, she has appeared in more than 65 films and TV shows.
In this way, Jennette McCurdy has reached a net worth of $5 million according to several sources. Her wealth comes from two main sources – acting, music, and writing.
Her acting career
Before she appeared in iCarly as Sam Puckett, Jennette McCurdy had made considerable money by appearing in more than 20 films and TV shows. After her MADtv debut, she played the role of Anna Markov in her first film, Shadow Fury, before returning to TV shows and guest appearances on shows such as Against All Evidence and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Her income from the more than 20 projects before iCarly is unknown, but it is believed that it was considered for an actress of her age, even if it did not make her a national star.
The latter changed after she got her role as Sam Puckett in iCarly. The Nickelodeon show became one of the most popular teenage shows on television and with it, the actress’s popularity and profile skyrocketed. Her exact salary for iCarly is unknown, but with a total of 93 episode appearances between 2007 and 2012, combined with other appearances in video games and TV movies, iCarly became one of the most important contributors to Jennette McCurdy’s fortune.
The success and popularity of the show spurred a spin-off, Sam and Cat, in which she starred alongside Ariana Grande. Although the show had a bitter end, it was another important source of income for the actress in a public feud between the two leading actors.
According to available information she earned up to $9,000 per episode, along with bonuses for songs that made it into the show.
Since leaving her childhood and teenage programming days behind, Jennette McCurdy has increased her fortune by appearing in various projects as an adult, earning up to $50,000 per episode for shows like Between and Adam and Wiley’s Lost Weekend.
In addition to her work as an actress, she has also made money as a director, writer, and producer.
Apart from her career as an actress, Jennette McCurdy is also a musician and has achieved part of her net worth of $5 million through the release of several EPs and albums. In 2009 she released her first music project, two singles, So Close and Homeless Heart. The iCarly actress was signed to Capitol Records Nashville, where she released two EPs, Not That Far Away, which climbed to number 32 on the US Billboard Top Country Album Charts, and an EP of the same name, which was released in 2012 and did not make the charts.
Her debut album Jennette McCurdy was released in 2012, and the single Generation Love climbed to #44 on the US country song charts.
She is also a writer
Jennette McCurdy has also earned a career as a writer. Since 2011 she has been writing a series of articles for the Wall Street Journal, making her the youngest person ever to write for the publication.
She has also written for Seventeen magazine and The Huffington Post. Although her writing career has not contributed much to her overall wealth, it has helped her to keep her place in the spotlight and maintain her reputation as a multidimensional actress.