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Amanda Bynes

Amanda BynesAKA Amanda Laura Bynes

Born: 3-Apr-1986
Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: All That

Amanda Bynes starred in the WB sitcom What I Like About You, with Jennie Garth as her sister. Bynes is another mass-produced celebrity, a tweener star of the late 1990s -- not as buxom or wild as Lindsay Lohan, not as blond, bland and talentless as Hilary Duff.

Bynes' father is a dentist who occasionally moonlights as a stand-up comedian. He enrolled Amanda in "stand-up comedy classes" when she was 10, and her timing, delivery, and cuteness impressed Dan Schneider, a writer on Nickelodeon's All That. Almost immediately Bynes was a regular on that show. He created Bynes' The Amanda Show, a pre-adolescent sketch comedy show that ran three seasons. Among the running jokes, Bynes played both herself and her unlucky biggest fan, desperately trying (but always failing) to meet Bynes.

Schneider also wrote Bynes' big-screen debut Big Fat Liar co-starring Frankie Muņiz, and was co-creator and a regular writer of What I Like About You. She voiced cartoon characters in Charlotte's Web 2 and Robots, and starred in What A Girl Wants, a remake of Sandra Dee's 1958 The Reluctant Debutante, with a slumming Colin Firth.

Now in her 20s, Bynes has fallen off the show business radar, but she occasionally makes headlines for wacky behavior, and she has twice been briefly committed to psychiatric hospitals.

Father: Richard Bynes (dentist, stand-up comedian)
Mother: Lynn Bynes (dental assistant)
Brother: Tommy Bynes (chiropractor)
Sister: Jillian Bynes
Boyfriend: Taran Killam (actor, b. 1-Apr-1982, dated 2001-02)
Boyfriend: Nick Zano (actor, b. 8-Mar-1979, dated 2003-04)

    High School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, CA (2004)
    University: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing (attended, 2013-)

    Driving While Intoxicated Los Angeles, CA (arrested, 6-Apr-2012)
    Hit and Run Los Angeles, CA (arrested, 10-Apr-2012; settled and dismissed)
    Hit and Run Los Angeles, CA (arrested, 4-Aug-2012; settled and dismissed)
    Driving with a Suspended License Burbank, CA (cited, 16-Sep-2012; pled no contest)
    Drug Possession: Marijuana 23-May-2013 (arrested, Manhattan)
    Reckless Endangerment 23-May-2013 (arrested, Manhattan)
    Evidence Tampering 23-May-2013 (arrested, Manhattan)
    Driving While Intoxicated 28-Sep-2014 (arrested, Van Nuys, CA)
    Breast Augmentation Surgery 2013
    Breast Reduction Surgery 2013
    Psychiatric Observation Pasadena, CA (Oct-2014)
    Risk Factors: Schizophrenia

    What I Like About You Holly Tyler (2002-06)
    Rugrats Taffy (2001-03)
    The Amanda Show Host (1999-2002)
    All That Various roles (1996-2000)

    Easy A (11-Sep-2010) · Marianne
    Living Proof (18-Oct-2008)
    Sydney White (21-Sep-2007)
    Hairspray (20-Jul-2007)
    She's the Man (17-Mar-2006)
    Robots (10-Mar-2005) [VOICE]
    Love Wrecked (2005) · Jenny Taylor
    What a Girl Wants (27-Mar-2003) · Daphne Reynolds
    Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure (18-Mar-2003) [VOICE]
    Big Fat Liar (2-Feb-2002)

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