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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 -- Clipping Her Angel Wings

Amanda Bynes
Clipping Her Angel Wings

Amanda Bynes' road to recovery includes one big cosmetic change ... removing an angelic tattoo from her body.Amanda's been working out a ton lately -- hitting the gym and doing some power… READ MORE >

Amanda Bynes -- VICTORIOUS In Alleged Bong-Throwing Case

Amanda Bynes
VICTORIOUS In Bong-Throwing Case

7:15 AM -- Amanda was just granted the ACD -- as we told you she would be -- and her next progress report was set for June. So, 6 months of good behavior ... and she's good to go. Amanda… READ MORE >

- 195 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Gasoline-Soaked Pooch ... in a Better Place Now

Amanda Bynes
Gasoline-Soaked Pooch In a Better Place

Good news dog lovers -- Amanda Bynes' canine (the one she accidentally soaked in gasoline back in July while setting a neighbor's driveway on fire) has been placed in a new home ... far, far away… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
Amanda Bynes At Disneyland Acting Goofy

Amanda Bynes
At Disneyland Acting Goofy

Amanda Bynes is a tough nut to crack... focusing on her makeup smack in the middle of the happiest place on Earth.Amanda is still at Disneyland ... where apparently she chose mascara over the… READ MORE >

- 225 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Life After Rehab -- Enrolls In Fashion School

Amanda Bynes
Life After Rehab Enrolls In Fashion School

Amanda Bynes is wasting no time trying to rebuild her life after rehab ... and plans to hit the books at a private design school because she wants to become a fashion designer, TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 229 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Fit to Walk the Dog ... After Leaving Rehab

Amanda Bynes
Fit to Walk the Dog After Leaving Rehab

Amanda Bynes is coherent and accepting compliments from the paparazzi again ... and sounds better than she has in more than a year.Bynes took the family dogs for a walk with her parents today ...… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Home for the Holidays After Release from Treatment Center

Amanda Bynes
Home for the Holidays After Release from Treatment Center

Amanda Bynes has been sprung from the Malibu rehab facility where she'd been getting inpatient treatment for her mental illness.As TMZ first reported ... Amanda's meds and counseling had… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- COMPETENT To Stand Trial

Amanda Bynes
COMPETENT To Stand Trial

Amanda Bynes is mentally capable of understanding the nature of the criminal charges she faces, and as a result the road is now clear for her to stand trial for DUI.Amanda's case  was in… READ MORE >

- 245 days ago
Drake Bell -- I Got Two Words for Amanda Bynes

Drake Bell
I Got Two Words For Amanda Bynes

Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has a two-word message for his former co-star Amanda Bynes ... and he tells TMZ, he wants to deliver it personally just as soon as she's allowed to have visitors.Bell… READ MORE >

- 259 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- I'll Be Home for Christmas

Amanda Bynes
I'll Be Home For Christmas

Amanda Bynes will be home in her own bed by Christmas ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected with her treatment tell TMZ ... Amanda's meds and psychological counseling have sufficiently stabilized… READ MORE >

- 260 days ago

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