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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 -- All Charges DISMISSED In Bong Case

Amanda Bynes
All Charges DISMISSED In Bong Case

Amanda Bynes' rap sheet just got a little shorter ... a judge has DISMISSED all charges in connection with her NYC pot bust -- so it's like it never happened. It's exactly what we said would… READ MORE >

Amanda Bynes & Lindsay Lohan -- Rehabtresses Emerge Looking Good! [PHOTOS]

Amanda & Lindsay
Rehabtresses Emerge ... Looking Good!

Here's Amanda Bynes (left) looking healthy and fit leaving Cardio Barre in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday ... and Lindsay Lohan (right) exiting Chiltern Firehouse in London.Don't do drugs. READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Mom Takes Her Off Meds ... Despite Evidence of Mental Illness

Amanda Bynes
Mom Takes Her Off Meds Despite Evidence of Mental Illness

Amanda Bynes' mother just came out publicly and said her daughter does NOT suffer from Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder -- she says the only problem Amanda had was weed -- but multiple sources… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Amanda Bynes' Bikini Body -- I've Done What the Dr. Ordered

Amanda Bynes
I've Done What the Dr. Ordered Rock a Bikini!!!

Amanda Bynes got a side benefit from intensive therapy for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder ... a bangin' body.Sources familiar with Amanda's treatment tell us ... doctors told her daily… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Homeless Screenwriter -- Without My 'Lawsuit' Disney Wouldn't Hire Hispanics and Blacks

Homeless Screenwriter
Without My 'Lawsuit' ... Disney Wouldn't Hire Hispanics and Blacks

The homeless woman who filed legal docs to force Disney execs to read her 2,000 page script says she took legal action because it was the only way she could get Hollywood's attention.TMZ broke the… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
Halle Berry & Amanda Bynes -- Homeless Woman Hijacks L.A. Court System ... To Pitch Her TV Show

Halle Berry & Amanda Bynes
Homeless Woman Hijacks L.A. Court System ... To Pitch TV Show

We've seen desperate attempts to break into Hollywood before, but this is legendary -- an L.A. homeless woman has filed a lawsuit against Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Armie Hammer, and Disney ...… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Mortified At Drake 'Vagina' Comment

Amanda Bynes
Mortified At Drake 'Vagina' Comment

Amanda Bynes has turned it around in a big way ... and one of the markers is that she is now remorseful about things she did and said when she was at her worst -- particularly her comment about… READ MORE >

- 204 days ago
Amanda Bynes Cops Plea in DUI Case

Amanda Bynes
Cops Plea in DUI Case

Amanda Bynes has just scored a victory of sorts in her DUI case, pleading no contest to a lesser offense ... TMZ has learned.Amanda was arrested in April 2012 in West Hollywood and charged with… READ MORE >

- 205 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Judge Praises Mom for Job Well Done

Amanda Bynes
Judge Praises Mom for Job Well Done

Amanda Bynes has made progress by leaps and bounds, and today the judge in her conservatorship case credited her mother for the shocking progress.TMZ broke the story ... Lynn Bynes became Amanda's… READ MORE >

- 218 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- My Future's In The Bag!

Amanda Bynes
My Future's In the Bag!

Amanda Bynes' post-rehab future looks very bright ... pink -- the color of choice at her prestigious fashion design schoolAmanda -- carrying an oversized bag of school supplies -- appeared in the… READ MORE >

- 229 days ago

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