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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 -- 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 >

Amanda Bynes -- Parents to Surrender Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes
Parents to Surrender Conservatorship

The parents of Amanda Bynes are throwing in the towel ... they'll file legal docs in the next few days handing over the conservatorship of their daughter to someone else, and then they're moving… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- My Parents Won't Give Me Money For a Place to Live

Amanda Bynes
My Parents Won't Give Me Money For a Place to Live

Amanda Bynes is a vagabond ... crashing wherever she can, and she's pleading with her parents to dole out enough money so she can get a place of her own.Amanda is living off of gift cards… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Living Off AmEx Gift Cards

Amanda Bynes
Living Off AmEx Gift Cards

Amanda Bynes is paying her bills off of American Express gift cards ... courtesy of her parents ... TMZ has learned.Since Amanda's release from a psych hospital last week ... she's been roaming… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Shut Down in Court ...The Conservatorship Stands

Amanda Bynes
Shut Down in Court The Conservatorship Stands

Amanda Bynes just got shut down in court ... and her parents' conservatorship is still in place. The problem is ... they can't control her.Amanda said she was going to Ventura Court Friday to wage… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Pleads with Judge to End Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes
Pleads with Judge To End Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes's lawyer started without her ... showing up in court at 1:30 PM Friday and making a beeline into the judge's chambers trying to free his client of her parents'… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Back to Mel's Drive-In ... Late for Court

Amanda Bynes
Back to Mel's Drive-In Late for Court

Amanda Bynes likes what she likes ... she went to another Mel's Drive-In at around noon ... which has made it impossible for her to show up in court on time in her bid to regain her freedom.Amanda… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Amanda Bynes Makes it Rain in Hotel Lobby

Amanda Bynes
Makes it Rain in Hotel Lobby

Amanda Bynes made it rain on the Sunset Strip Thursday night ... but not at a strip club -- in the middle of a hotel lobby.Sources tell us Bynes attempted to snag a room at the London hotel as she… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Goes on First Post-Hospitalization Rant

Amanda Bynes
Goes on First Post-Hospital Rant

It didn't take Amanda Bynes long to launch a new rambling rant ... accusing her father of sexual assault again, and announcing plans to get out of her conservatorship.Friday morning, Bynes tweeted… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- RELEASED From Mental Facility ... Roaming Sunset Strip

Amanda Bynes
RELEASED From Mental Facility Roaming Sunset Strip

Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility where she's been held for more than 2 weeks and was roaming the Sunset Strip Thursday night ... TMZ has learned.Sources familiar with… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago

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