Birth Name: Jennette Faye McCurdy
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 26, 1992
Ethnicity: English, French-Canadian, one eighth Italian/Sicilian, Swedish, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Finland-Swedish, Polish, 1/64th Mexican
Jennette McCurdy is an American actress, writer, director, podcaster, and singer. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. She has also guest-starred on Malcolm in the Middle, Zoey 101, Will & Grace, Strong Medicine, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among many other series.
Jennette was raised in the LDS (Mormon) church.
Jennette was raised by Debra and Mark McCurdy. However, Mark is not her biological father. Her biological father is a musician who plays the trombone.
One of Jennette’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfathers, John Romero, was of Mexican ancestry, from New Mexico.
Mark McCurdy is the son of Merle Eugene McCurdy and Faye/Fay Gertrude Lapayne/Payne. Merle was born in Minnesota, the son of Ernest R. McCurdy and Johanna Hersema/Heersema. Faye was the daughter of Dean LaVern Lapayne/Payne and Gertrude Ellen Cronin.
Jennette’s maternal grandfather was Roland Joseph LaBeaf (the son of Earl LaBeaf and Josephine Biscotto). Roland was born in California. Earl was the son of Joseph LaBeaf, whose parents were French-Canadian, and of Emma Sawyer. Josephine was born in California, the daughter of Italian parents, Giuseppe Biscotto and Marina Lauria, from Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily.
Jennette’s maternal grandmother is Beverly Tinder (the daughter of Gordon William Tinder and Villie Gertrude Newman). Beverly was born in Utah. Gordon was the son of William Henry Tinder and Ella Celica Romero, and was of English, Mexican, Swedish, Dutch, and distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Polish, ancestry. Villie was born in Utah, the daughter of Matts Johansson Newman/Nyman and Johanna/Hannah Carlson/Carlsson, who were from Finland, and were both of Swedish descent.
Sources: Jennette’s legal paternal grandfather, Merle Eugene McCurdy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jennette McCurdy (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
Genealogy of Jennette’s maternal great-grandfather, Gordon William Tinder (through Gordon’s sister) – https://www.ancestry.com
Obituary of Jennette’s maternal great-grandmother, Villie Gertrude (Newman) Tinder – http://www.newspapers.com