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Jennette McCurdy: To Make People Laugh, That's Kinda My Goal

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You might think that a big TV star such as Jennette McCurdy ("iCarly" and "Sam & Cat") would love to date some of the guys she meets, but that's not the case.

"I hate dating," Jennette told Seventeen Magazine. "I don't hate meeting cool people, going fun places, and getting free meals. That's all great! I just hate the process of getting all gussied up to meet someone you either don't like that much or like too much. I hate wondering what to wear, worrying about how I chew, and trying to look pretty.

"Granted, I feel self-assured enough that, most of the time, I don't try too hard for dates – I figure if it's the right guy, he'll like the real me. Dating is not as complicated and pressured as we girls can seem to make it. It's simply two people seeing if they "fit." However, even with this logic set in place, I can't help myself sometimes.

"So I was into this guy and he was into me. We had hung out a few times, with friends, when he told me he got a job out of state that would last a month and a half. I was bummed, obviously, since I had already started naming our unborn children. He said he wanted to bring me something before he left, so we made plans for him to stop by my place the next day.

"I started reading in my bedroom a few minutes before he was supposed to get there, and then I heard a knock on my door. For some reason, I started shaking. Full out shaking. It wasn't cute, it wasn't adorable… it was just embarrassing."

Fun facts about Jennette (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Jennette is an American film and television actress and country pop singer-songwriter. She is known for her role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and is currently reprising her role in the spin-off series Sam & Cat. She has also appeared in a number of notable television series, including Victorious, Zoey 101, True Jackson, VP, Malcolm in the Middle, and Lincoln Heights.

2.) McCurdy started her acting career in 2000 at the age of eight on MADtv. Since then she appeared in television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Malcolm in the Middle, Lincoln Heights, Will & Grace, Penguins of Madagascar, Zoey 101, True Jackson, VP, Law and Order SVU, Medium, Judging Amy, The Inside, Karen Sisco, Over There and Close to Home. In 2003, she had the chance to act with her inspiration, Harrison Ford in the movie Hollywood Homicide. In 2005, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series – Guest Starring Young Actress for her performance in Strong Medicine as Hailey Campos. She has also appeared in several commercials, such as one for Sprint and a public service announcement on crossing the road safely.

3.) From 2007 to 2012, she had a starring role in the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly opposite Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor, and Noah Munck, as one of Carly Shay's best friends Sam Puckett. In 2008, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her work on iCarly, and for her performance as Dory Sorenson in the TV movie The Last Day of Summer. She was nominated for a 2009 Teen Choice Award, in the Favorite TV Sidekick category for her work on iCarly. She played Bertha in Fred: The Movie, a movie based on a YouTube series about Fred Figglehorn. On December 1, 2011, she signed into United Talent Agency's cast of actors and performers for film, TV, music and other areas, to a deal starring her in a pilot vehicle. She was previously with Creative Artists Agency and Larry Galper. McCurdy currently stars alongside Ariana Grande in the Nickelodeon series Sam and Cat, reprising her role as Sam Puckett, with Grande reprising her role as Cat Valentine. The series' plot centers on the girls becoming roommates and starting their own babysitting business.

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