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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 -- Friends Waiting for Something Really Bad To Happen

Amanda Bynes
Friends Waiting for Something Really Bad to Happen

Amanda Bynes can't get the help she needs until something really bad happens ... because her parents will not re-establish a conservatorship ... TMZ has learned.Multiple sources connected with the… READ MORE >

Amanda Bynes -- Parents Knew Nothing of Arrest ... No Idea Where She Is Now

Amanda Bynes
Parents Knew Nothing of Arrest No Idea Where She Is Now

The parents of Amanda Bynes are in the dark about their daughter's arrest and have no idea where she is or what she's been doing since her conservatorship ended. Bynes' father Rick said he and his… READ MORE >

- 17 hours ago
Amanda Bynes Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL ... Desperate Situation

Amanda Bynes
Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL Desperate Situation

Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.We've… READ MORE >

- 23 hours ago
Amanda Bynes -- ARRESTED FOR Driving Under Influence of STIMULANT

Amanda Bynes
ARRESTED FOR Driving Under Influence of STIMULANT Weed Problem Resurfaces

Amanda Bynes was arrested in Los Angeles Sunday after cops determined she was driving under the influence ... and our law enforcement sources say she was on a STIMULANT ... but we're told she… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
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 >

- 93 days ago
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 >

- 125 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 >

- 174 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 >

- 180 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 >

- 191 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 >

- 194 days ago

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