! This article is about the Sam's sister, Melanie Puckett. For the mother of Darby, Chloe and Max, see Melinda.

"Wait, are you doing that twinfection thing?"
— Melanie to Sam regarding the reason for her visit.

Melanie Puckett
Melanie using her phone
Biographical information
Full name

Melanie Puckett




April 17 (age 16)

Resides in





Sam Puckett

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Personal information

Pam Puckett (mother)
Mr. Puckett (father)
Sam Puckett (twin sister)



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Portrayed by

Jennette McCurdy

Melanie Puckett is a character on Sam & Cat and the identical twin sister of Sam Puckett. She appears to be nicer and kinder than Sam is. Melanie also made an appearance in an episode of iCarly. On Sam & Cat, she appeared in #Twinfection.

Like Sam, she is portrayed by Jennette McCurdy.



Melanie and Sam were both born on a city bus. When they were five, they made a twinpact that if either of them need their twin-ocity to trick someone, the other will be there. Before Sam left Seattle, Melanie came to visit, much to Sam's dismay. She appeared in the episode iTwins, and was briefly mentioned in iThink They Kissed and iSam's Mom.


Melanie came to LA after Sam called her so she could trick Cat. Melanie pretended to be Sam's evil twin until after she kissed Cat and Sam had Cat drink the "remedy". Melanie came in and danced with Sam, Cat, and Myron and Byron Miller.


Melanie Puckett

Melanie's personality is the complete opposite of Sam's. She gets straight A's and goes to a fancy boarding school. She is also sweet, classy, and overly nice. Sam admits Melanie makes her sick since Melanie is the opposite of her. Melanie is also known to be very shy.


Sam Puckett

(1994-present: Twin sister)

Sam and Melanie were both born on a city bus. They are polar opposites, though they're identical twins. Melanie is the more responsible one of the two.

Cat Valentine

(2013-present: Acquaintance)

Cat and Melanie met when Melanie pretended to be Sam's evil thing and officially when Melanie revealed herself as Sam's twin. Melanie has shown remorse for tricking Cat as she said guiltily, "She made me do it."


Melanie: Now, why did I have to come here?
Sam: 'Cause I need to mess with my roommate's head.
Melanie: I'm supposed to be you? [points at Sam]
Sam: No! You're gonna be evil, insane, wild, and dangerous.
Sam: Me...times a hundred.
Melanie: Wait, are you doing that "twinfection" thing?
Sam: Uh huh.
Melanie: Oh Sam, you know, no one's dumb enough to fall for that.
Sam: [laughs] Let me tell you a little about my roommate. [smiles]



  • She is the first iCarly character, other than Sam, to appear on Sam & Cat.
  • She's one of the few Puckett family members without a criminal history.
  • She and Sam were both born on a city bus.
  • She kissed Freddie once.
  • She and Sam are polar opposites.
  • She kissed Cat Valentine.
  • She owns a red PearPhone.
  • She is featured twice in the opening credits since the 21st episode, #MagicATM.
  • In early December 2012, Dan Schneider answered positively to a fan about a possible appearance of Melanie on Sam & Cat.[1]
  • Her voice is higher pitched than Sam's.