Jenette McCurdy (b. June 26, 1992), is an American actress, best known for her work on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly, where she costared along with Miranda Cosgrove as one of Carly Shay's (Miranda's) best friends, Sam Puckett. This got her a nomination for the Young Artists Award in 2008 and for the Teen Choice Award in 2009.
Always a heavy child, Jenette began to deliberately gain weight during her offscreen rivalry with Miranda. Even after the show ended, McCurdy continued to gain as she co-starred with Ariana Grande in the dual spinoff Sam & Cat.
By summer 2014 she has reached 350 pounds.