Former child star Jennette McCurdy says she was 'exploited' on the sets of Nickelodeon's 'iCarly'

has claimed in her memoir that she was "exploited" as a child actor and is still healing from the trauma of the years past. The now-retired actress played comic roles in 'iCarly' and 'Sam & Cat', but she is still healing from the trauma of being a child star.

In her memoir titled the 29-year-old revealed how she wanted to quit acting at a young age because she never enjoyed it. She also recounted a particular audition that made her feel uncomfortable, but when she told her mom about it, she freaked out and later guilted her into continuing acting despite her hatred for it.

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Who is Jennette McCurdy?

Born on June 26, 1992, Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is a filmmaker, singer-songwriter, and former actress. Her breakthrough role as Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom 'iCarly' (2007–2012) won her four Kids' Choice Awards, among several other accolades. Jennette reprised the character in its spin-off series 'Sam & Cat' (2013–2014), after which she left the network. She has since appeared in a number of other TV series, including 'Malcolm in the Middle' (2003–2005), 'Zoey 101' (2005), 'Lincoln Heights' (2007), 'True Jackson', 'VP' (2009–2010), and 'Victorious' (2012).