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Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family and her father is of Irish and Polish descent. Amanda became interested in acting and performing from the age of three, when she would say her older sister Jillian's lines with her while she performed in plays. It was from then on that her family and friends knew that she would be a star someday.Her acting debut was in 1996, when she auditioned for and got the role as a newcomer on All That. Right away, she became very popular as people enjoyed her acting in skits, especially Ask Ashley, where she played a little girl running an advice column who would get very angry every time she read a letter.In 1999, 13-year-old Amanda was given her own variety show, The Amanda Show, in which she starred in all of the skits except Totally Kyle. In 2001, she co-starred with Frankie Muniz in Big Fat Liar as Kaylee, Jason's friend who helps him prove that he really did write the essay "Big Fat Liar" and regain his father's trust. It was also in 2001 that she began dating Taran Killam from The Amanda Show and Big Fat Liar, who is four years and two days older than she is. She also won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award and, at age 15, The Amanda Show ended its run.In 2002, she began co-starring with Jennie Garth in What I Like About You as Holly, a 16-year-old girl who moves in with her sister after their father decides to move to Japan. She also celebrated her Sweet 16th birthday and got her driver's license on April 3, 2002.In 2003, Amanda won two KCA Awards and starred as Daphne, a girl searching for her father, in What a Girl Wants with Colin Firth and Kelly Preston as her parents. She continued acting in What I Like About You and broke up with Taran.On April 3, 2004, Amanda celebrated her 18th birthday on the 17th Annual KCA Awards, where she won an award for best actress for her role in What a Girl Wants. She graduated from Thousand Oaks High School's independent study program on June 10, 2004, and filmed Love Wrecked in 2004. A prodigiously talented comedienne, she promises to have a lifelong career.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
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 >

Amanda Bynes -- I'd Like To Slit Dad's Wrists ... And Throw Him in a Ditch (AUDIO)

Amanda Bynes
I'd Like to Slit Dad's Wrists And Throw Him in a Ditch [AUDIO]

Amanda Bynes dreams of murdering her dad, slitting her mom's wrists and burning her house down, and she attacks a friend, telling him, "You're so gay it hurts my feelings" ... and it's all on… READ MORE >

- 562 days ago
Amanda Bynes  -- Nightclub's Freak Show

Amanda Bynes
Nightclub's Freak Show

You would think 1OAK would turn away unstable patrons, but if the customer is good for business all bets are off ... because they let Amanda Bynes party there.Amanda hit up the West Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 563 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Roommates Demand Money for Hair Dye Damage

Amanda Bynes
Roommates Demand Money For Hair Dye Damage

Amanda Bynes and her parents are on the verge of getting sued for allegedly trashing the apartment where she's been staying.TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was staying with 3 girls in… READ MORE >

- 564 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Neck Tattoo Snafu

Amanda Bynes
Neck Tattoo Snafu

Amanda Bynes dodged a bullet Tuesday night ... when the quest to get a neck tattoo came up short ... because she couldn't prove her identity.We're told Bynes showed up at The Honorable… READ MORE >

- 565 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Yeah, I Have a Place to Stay ... But I Don't Like It

Amanda Bynes
Yeah, I Have a Place to Stay But I Don't Like It

Amanda Bynes is not telling the truth when she says her parents aren't allowing her to have a roof over her head, because we've learned she's had a place all along ... she just doesn't like the… READ MORE >

- 565 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- I'm in a Purple Haze

Amanda Bynes
I'm in a Purple Haze

Amanda Bynes took a page out of Wiz Khalifa's playbook Friday night in West Hollywood ... no, she wasn't rapping -- the troubled actress dyed her hair purple.Amanda hit up Nine Zero One in West… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Come Work the Strip!! Gets Bartending Offer

Amanda Bynes
Come Work the Strip!! Gets Bartending Offer

Amanda Bynes' cry for employment has been answered -- an L.A. bar is offering her a high profile bartending gig ... right in the heart of the Sunset Strip.Chad Weiner, the managing partner of… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- I Want to Be a Bartender

Amanda Bynes
I Want to Be a Bartender

Amanda Bynes has a plan ... she wants to sling drinks.Sources connected to Amanda tell TMZ ... she wants "a normal life," and she believes working in a bar would achieve that goal.Amanda says… READ MORE >

- 570 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Crashes at L.A. Shopping Mall

Amanda Bynes
Crashes at L.A. Shopping Mall

After wandering around homeless, Amanda Bynes is in desperate straits ... with no place of her own to live ... Amanda crashed on a sofa in the middle of The Beverly Center in Los… READ MORE >

- 571 days ago

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