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name Amanda Laura Bynes
Born April 3, 1986 (age 20)
Flag of United States Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Official site AmandaBynes.com
Notable roles All That (1996)
The Amanda Show (1999-2002)
What A Girl Wants (2003)
What I Like About You (2002-2006)
Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress and
former show host on Nickelodeon. After appearing in several
successful television series on Nickelodeon in the late 1990s and
early 2000s, Bynes has moved into a film career, starring in several
films aimed at teenage audiences, including her latest, She's the
Man, and her upcoming role in the film version of the musical
Bynes has been described by The Boston Globe as having an "Everygirl"
appeal, embodying "both everything her teen fans dream of being and
everything they know they really are, and they love her for it." In
2006, she was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under
Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California to Rick Bynes, a dentist
who also practiced stand-up comedy, and Lynn Organ, a dental
assistant. She has two older siblings, Tommy, a chiropractor, and
Jillian, who has a B.A. in psychology from UCLA. Bynes grew up "half
Catholic and half Jewish", and identifies herself as Jewish.
Bynes was trained as an actress by Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor at
a comedy camp, and began professionally acting at the age of seven,
appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies.
During her childhood, she also appeared on stage in versions of
Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man and The Sound of Music.
After taking acting classes, Bynes became a regular cast member of
Nickelodeon's Figure It Out and All That (both in 1996) and later
became the star of The Amanda Show, also on Nickelodeon. The Amanda
Show features a combination of comical skits and sketches, including
Amanda Bynes playing Judge Trudy, a judge that always rules in kids'
favor, and Penelope Taynt, an Amanda-obsessed fan.
Bynes made her film debut in 2002's mild box office success, Big Fat
Liar, where she played opposite Frankie Muniz. Her first solo
leading role was in 2003's What a Girl Wants, with co-star Oliver
James. Subsequently, Bynes starred in the WB Network's sitcom What I
Like About You and had voice parts in 2003's Charlotte's Web 2:
Wilbur's Great Adventure and 2005's CGI animated comedy, Robots. She
also co-starred in an episode of The Nightmare Room as Danielle
Warner, and in Arliss as Crystal Dupree.
Bynes appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's July 2003 edition with
Hollywood's nine most popular female young stars, including Lindsay
Lohan, Hilary Duff, Alexis Bledel, Raven-Symoné, Evan Rachel Wood,
the Olsen Twins, and Mandy Moore. Although she is often compared
with them, Bynes has commented that "It's like being the hot girl at
the high school party. I was never that girl. I grew up with
terrible acne and feeling insecure. I was tall and skinny. I didn't
feel pretty at all, and guys didn't even like me. That's why I got
into comedy." Bynes has also said that her relatability to
teenage audiences may stem from the fact that she is "more similar
to them than some... socialite or whatever".
Her most recently released film is She's the Man, a comedy based on
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In the film, which opened in
March 2006, Bynes disguises herself as her brother in order to join
the boys' soccer team due to the fall of the girls' team. Producers
had originally wanted to cast singer Jesse McCartney as Bynes'
brother, noting a physical resemblance between McCartney and Bynes
disguised as a boy, but McCartney was unavailable. Around the
time of the film's release, Bynes commented that she would like to
start appearing in more mature roles, and believes that she is still
developing her acting skills, as well maturing as an actress, saying
that she is "getting better" with each role.
Bynes has completed filming on another romantic comedy, Lovewrecked,
which was shot before She's the Man but released after it, showing
in non-US cinemas in 2005 and 2006 and debuting in the United States
on the ABC Family network on January 21, 2007. She has also been
cast as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, a new film adaptation of the
Broadway musical of the same name. Hairspray began filming in
Toronto in September of 2006. As of early reports from several
credible entertainment sources, Bynes is set to star in a new comedy
Sydney White and the Seven Dorks, based on the classic tale Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs, where she will play a young college
freshman taking part in the Greek system. Filming is set to start in
early 2007 in Florida. Rumored to be starring beside her in the film
are Sara Paxton and Matt Long.
Bynes, who has a dog named Midge and drives a white Lexus SC430,
graduated from Thousand Oaks High School's independent study program
and has expressed a desire to attend New York University in the near
future. She briefly moved into an apartment in Hollywood,
California, but has since returned to her family home. She also
wears contact lenses.
Bynes is interested in drawing (she once painted a portrait of David
Letterman as a gift to him) and fashion design, having commented
that she is "the girl whose biggest nightmare would be to lose my
makeup bag while traveling".
Title Role Notes
1996 - 2000 All That Ashley/Gina/Meagen Marples
1999 - 1999 Arli$$ Crystal Dupree one episode
1999 - 2002 The Amanda Show Amanda Bynes
2002 Big Fat Liar Kaylee
2002 - 2006 What I Like About You Holly Ann Tyler
2003 What a Girl Wants Daphne Reynolds
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Nellie voice only
2005 Robots Piper Pinwheeler voice only
2006 She's the Man Viola Hastings
Lovewrecked Jenny Taylor
2007 Hairspray Penny Pingleton
2008 Sydney White and the Seven Dorks Sydney White
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