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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 Wasn't Invited To 'All That' Reunion

Amanda Bynes
I Wasn't Invited To 'All That' Reunion

Amanda Bynes won't be part of Nickelodeon's "All That" reunion -- she wasn't even invited. Sources close to Bynes tell us she found out about the reunion when a trailer was released online ... she… READ MORE >

Amanda Bynes -- Fashion Does Her Body Real Good (PHOTO)

Amanda Bynes
Fashion Does Her Body Real Good

Amanda Bynes has clearly picked up a thing or two during her fashion design classes ... 'cause she stepped out in a dangerously hot dress in West Hollywood.  Amanda looked as good as we've… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Back To School To Prove She's Not a Fool

Amanda Bynes
Back To School To Prove She's Not a Fool

Amanda Bynes is back in action at FIDM in LA this year and one thing's for sure ... she won't let it end like last year. Sources close to Amanda tell TMZ the actress started classes Thursday.… READ MORE >

- 426 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Winning the Battle (PHOTOS)

Amanda Bynes
Winning the battle

Amanda Bynes is doing great.  Bynes was dressed up and all smiles Thursday night when she stepped out in LA with friends for a fashion event. It’s a 180 from the troubled times she… READ MORE >

- 505 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Ready for Her Close-Up ... But Something's Different (PHOTOS)

Amanda Bynes
Ready for Her Close-Up ... But Something's Different

Amanda Bynes was just like every other actress, model, and athlete in Hollywood, at least for one night, because she chose to hit up paparazzi central. Amanda had dinner at Craig's in West… READ MORE >

- 555 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Lawyer Wants Money for Services, Ballet Slippers

Amanda Bynes
Lawyer Wants Money for Services, Ballet Slippers

Amanda Bynes just learned ballet can be really expensive, because the lawyer who fetched her dancing shoes and helped guide her in court now wants thousands of bucks for his efforts. Artemio… READ MORE >

- 674 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Wins DUI Battle, But She Could Lose the War

Amanda Bynes
Wins DUI Battle But Could Lose the War

Good news/bad news for Amanda Bynes -- she won't be prosecuted for DUI ... but the arrest could still get her thrown in jail. We've learned the L.A. City Attorney has decided not to prosecute… READ MORE >

- 688 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Stable, Lucid and Off Meds

Amanda Bynes
Stable, Lucid and Off Meds

Amanda Bynes is OUT of her manic state ... acting completely "normal" and her family thinks it's nothing short of "mind blowing."Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Amanda is off all… READ MORE >

- 717 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- I Want to Be a Trojan Shrink

Amanda Bynes
I Want to be a Trojan Shrink

Amanda Bynes has her sights set on USC and the psychology department ... but this time not as a patient.Amanda took a VIP tour of the campus Wednesday and we're told she told the folks with whom… READ MORE >

- 723 days ago
Amanda Bynes -- Fake Instagram Account Closed ... After Celebs Fire Back

Amanda Bynes
Fake Instagram Account Closed After Celebs Fire Back

Amanda Bynes did NOT rip celebs on Instagram ... it was an impostor all along ... and the fake account has been shut down.An account called Amandabynesfashion has been populated with posts… READ MORE >

- 752 days ago

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