Amanda Bynes

Actor, Comedian
While most of her peers were still worrying about curfews and pimples, Amanda Bynes was starring in her own TV show at the age of 13. Her fearlessness and comedic timing earned the actress rave reviews and a preteen fan ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1986

Filmography

Actor (36)

Easy A 2010 (Movie)

Marianne (Actor)

Starz Inside: Fashion in Film 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hairspray 2007 (Movie)

Penny Pingleton (Actor)

Lovewrecked 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sydney White 2007 (Movie)

Sydney White (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

All That 1994 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

She's the Man 2006 (Movie)

Viola Hastings (Actor)

The 4th Annual TRL Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2002 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Piper (Voice)

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

What a Girl Wants 2003 (Movie)

Daphne Reynolds (Actor)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Kaylee (Actor)

The Nightmare Room 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Drew Carey Show 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amanda Show 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day I Saved America 1999 (Movie)

(Voice)

Living Proof (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("You Can't Stop The Beat") (Song Performer)

Hairspray 2007 (Movie)

("Without Love") (Song Performer)

Biography

While most of her peers were still worrying about curfews and pimples, Amanda Bynes was starring in her own TV show at the age of 13. Her fearlessness and comedic timing earned the actress rave reviews and a preteen fan base for "The Amanda Show" (Nickelodeon, 1999-2001). Bynes' sketch comedy show was described as "'Saturday Night Live' for the tween set," while the actress was being compared to her idol, comedy legend Lucille Ball, due to her wacky characters like Judge Trudy and dorky Penelope Taynt. But it was her work stealing scenes from her veteran co-star Jennie Garth on the successful sitcom, "What I Like About You" (The WB, 2002-06) that put Bynes on the mainstream, non-tween radar. The actress further distanced herself from her Nickelodeon roots with a supporting turn opposite the likes of John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in the musical hit "Hairspray" (2007), followed by a rare turn as a villain in the intelligent teen comedy "Easy A" (2010). While Hollywood was rife with examples of child stars who faded into obscurity with the onset of adulthood, Bynes had positioned herself to mature into a well-rounded mainstream actress.

Relationships

Rick Bynes

Father

Lynn Bynes

Mother
Works with her husband

Thomas Bynes

Brother
Born c. 1976

Jillian Bynes

Sister
Born c. 1984

Taran Killam Actor

Companion
Dated from 2002-03 No longer together

Phil Lord Co-Executive Producer

Companion
Reportedly dated in 2006 No longer together

Channing Tatum Actor

Companion
Met while filming "She's the Man" (2006) No longer together

Nick Zano Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "What I Like About You" (The WB) Reportedly dated in 2003 No longer together

Milestones

2010

Co-starred opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"

2007

Cast as dorky Penny Lou Pingleton in the new big-screen remake of the musical "Hairspray"

2007

Played the lead in the comedy "Sydney White," a modern-day twist on the Disney story "Snow White"

2006

Played a girl who disguises herself as a boy in "She's the Man"

2005

Co-stared in the romantic comedy "Lovewrecked" (debuted in the U.S. on ABC Family in 2007)

2005

Voiced the role of Piper Pinwheeler in "Robots"

2003

Starred in the teen romance "What a Girl Wants"

2002

Feature acting debut, "Big Fat Liar"

2002

Co-starred on The WB comedy series "What I Like About You"

1999

Starred in own sketch comedy series "The Amanda Show" (Nickelodeon)

1996

Made guest appearances on the Nickelodeon series "All That"

Began acting in plays at an early age

Discovered at a showcase performance in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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On June 21, 2010, Bynes announced on her Twitter site that she was retiring from acting. "Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem," she said. "If I don't love something anymore I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it." A month later, Bynes reversed her decision and wrote "I've unretired" on her Twitter page.

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Bynes was arrested on April 6, 2012 after sideswiping the rear panel of a police car in West Hollywood, CA. The actress was charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI. Bynes was charged with two counts of misdemeanor hit-and-runs in September 2012 following another incident the previous month. The DMV also suspended her license. A few weeks later on Sept. 21, 2012, Bynes was charged with two counts of driving with a suspended license.

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