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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. Bynes appeared in several successful television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You. She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007) and Easy A (2010). She was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006, and in 2007, Forbes listed her as the fifth highest paid celebrity under 21, with earnings of $2.5 million. Bynes was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children to Lynn (née Organ), a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy. Bynes has two older siblings, Tommy (born 1973), a chiropractor, and Jillian (born 1983), who has a B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted. Bynes' ancestors immigrated from Ireland, Poland, Russia, and Romania, and her maternal grandparents are from Toronto, Ontario.

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Amanda Bynes -- Fashion Does Her Body Real Good (PHOTO)

Amanda Bynes
Fashion Does Her Body Real Good

Amanda Bynes has clearly picked up a thing or two during her fashion design classes ... 'cause she stepped out in a dangerously hot dress in West Hollywood.  Amanda looked as good as we've… READ MORE >

Amanda Bynes -- Back To School To Prove She's Not a Fool

Amanda Bynes
Back To School To Prove She's Not a Fool

Amanda Bynes is back in action at FIDM in LA this year and one thing's for sure ... she won't let it end like last year. Sources close to Amanda tell TMZ the actress started classes Thursday.… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Winning the Battle (PHOTOS)

Amanda Bynes
Winning the battle

Amanda Bynes is doing great.  Bynes was dressed up and all smiles Thursday night when she stepped out in LA with friends for a fashion event. It’s a 180 from the troubled times she… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Ready for Her Close-Up ... But Something's Different (PHOTOS)

Amanda Bynes
Ready for Her Close-Up ... But Something's Different

Amanda Bynes was just like every other actress, model, and athlete in Hollywood, at least for one night, because she chose to hit up paparazzi central. Amanda had dinner at Craig's in West… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Lawyer Wants Money for Services, Ballet Slippers

Amanda Bynes
Lawyer Wants Money for Services, Ballet Slippers

Amanda Bynes just learned ballet can be really expensive, because the lawyer who fetched her dancing shoes and helped guide her in court now wants thousands of bucks for his efforts. Artemio… READ MORE >

- 370 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Wins DUI Battle, But She Could Lose the War

Amanda Bynes
Wins DUI Battle But Could Lose the War

Good news/bad news for Amanda Bynes -- she won't be prosecuted for DUI ... but the arrest could still get her thrown in jail. We've learned the L.A. City Attorney has decided not to prosecute… READ MORE >

- 384 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Stable, Lucid and Off Meds

Amanda Bynes
Stable, Lucid and Off Meds

Amanda Bynes is OUT of her manic state ... acting completely "normal" and her family thinks it's nothing short of "mind blowing."Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Amanda is off all… READ MORE >

- 413 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- I Want to Be a Trojan Shrink

Amanda Bynes
I Want to be a Trojan Shrink

Amanda Bynes has her sights set on USC and the psychology department ... but this time not as a patient.Amanda took a VIP tour of the campus Wednesday and we're told she told the folks with whom… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Fake Instagram Account Closed ... After Celebs Fire Back

Amanda Bynes
Fake Instagram Account Closed After Celebs Fire Back

Amanda Bynes did NOT rip celebs on Instagram ... it was an impostor all along ... and the fake account has been shut down.An account called Amandabynesfashion has been populated with posts… READ MORE >

- 448 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- I Was Joking About Murdering My Dad

Amanda Bynes
I Was Joking About Murdering My Dad

Amanda Bynes says she does NOT want to kill her family -- claiming the audio TMZ posted of her saying she wanted to murder her dad and slit her mom's wrists ... was just a joke. Bynes says,… READ MORE >

- 452 days ago

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