Amanda Bynes Best Known For Her regular appearances on the television on the TV series All That, The Amanda Show, and What I Like About You. She has also acted in the films like Big Fat Liar (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She’s the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010).
Born Name Amanda Laura Bynes
Nick Name Chicky, Mandy, Manda
Occupation Actress, Fashion Designer
Years active 1993–2010
Born: April 03, 1986, 1821 years and 6 months, Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Sun Sign Aries
Hair Color Her natural hair color is brown. But, she generally dyes them blonde.
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Measurements 34-27-37 inch – 86-69-94 cm
Bra size 32B
Bynes started her acting career professionally at the age of 7. But, unlike some other celebs, she was able to complete her schooling. Amanda graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in California in 2004 via independent study program.
Father – Rick Bynes (Dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy)
Mother – Lynn (Dental assistant and office manager)
Siblings – Tommy (Older Brother) (born 1973) (Chiropractor), and Jillian (Older Sister) (born 1983) (Done B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted).
Amanda Laura Bynes is a retired American actress, comedian, and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, she rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred as Holly Tyler in the sitcom What I Like About You on The WB. She has also starred in several films, including What a Girl Wants (2003), She’s the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010). Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010 as she struggled with personal problems.
Amanda Laura Bynes is the youngest of three children born to Lynn (born Organ), a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist. Her father is Catholic and is of Irish, Lithuanian, and Polish descent. Her mother is Jewish, and was born to a Canadian couple whose families were from Poland, Russia, and Romania.
1993–2005: Television success
Bynes began professionally acting at the age of 7, 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.
Later, Bynes attended a comedy camp at the Los Angeles Laugh Factory and was spotted by a Nickelodeon producer before being cast by the network. Bynes rose to prominence with her various roles in Nickelodeon’s All That for seasons three through six. She later became a regular member of Figure It Out (1997–1999). At the age of 13, she began starring in her own sketch comedy show, The Amanda Show (1999–2002). In 2002, Amanda began to establish her fan base with her debut film role in Big Fat Liar (2002) opposite Frankie Muniz, and a co-starring role in the WB sitcom What I Like About You (2002–06) with Jennie Garth, which gained positive reviews. She also made her voice-over debut in Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure and later in the animated comedy Robots (2005).
She appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July 2003 edition. Bynes was named one of Teen People’s “25 Hottest Stars Under 25” in 2006. In 2005 she starred the romantic comedy Love Wrecked.
2006–2010: Films and acting hiatus
In 2006, after What I Like About You ended, Bynes focused on her film career and starred the sport comedy film She’s the Man, based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Bynes’ next role was Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. The film was a critical and commercial success. Hairspray went on to become Amanda’s most successful film at the time. Bynes was featured on the Hairspray soundtrack, which went on to get a Grammy nomination. Bynes’ next role was in another comedy, Sydney White, released on September 21, 2007. In 2008, Bynes appeared in the Lifetime Television movie Living Proof as the student assistant of Harry Connick, Jr.’s character. Bynes would reprise her role as Penny Pingleton in the sequel to Hairspray 2, but the project was canceled.
In June 2009, she signed a two-picture deal with Screen Gems and co-starred the 2010 comedy Easy A, a critical and commercial success with many critics praising Bynes’ role. The film after Easy A would have been a starring role, but she never got to record and decided to break the contract. Also in 2009 she was also originally set to star in the comedy Post Grad, but dropped for no reason revealed and was replaced by Alexis Bledel, aggravating rumors that she would be in personal trouble. In 2010, Bynes started recording the comedy film Hall Pass but dropped out again and was replaced by Alexandra Daddario. In July, Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting.
In August 2007, Bynes teamed up with Steve & Barry’s to create her own fashion line called Dear, consisting of apparel and accessories. The line was cut short when Steve & Barry’s filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008 and went out of business in January 2009. In 2012 she moved from Los Angeles to New York in order to facilitate her fashion career. In December 2013, Bynes enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine for 2014. In 2018, she received her Associate’s of Art degree in Merchandise Product Development and announced her intentions to start a bachelor’s degree program.
In 2007, Bynes described herself as Jewish, and also stated: “As far as religion, I was raised both. I learned about both Judaism and Catholicism. My parents said it was up to me to decide (which faith to adhere to) when I grew up. I’m sort of a spiritual person anyway. I haven’t decided yet on a religion. I don’t know yet exactly what I believe.” Since childhood, Bynes has been interested in illustration and fashion design.
In 2008, Bynes briefly dated Seth MacFarlane after voicing a character in an episode of MacFarlane’s show Family Guy.
Mental health and substance abuse issues
In 2012, Bynes was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in West Hollywood. Two years later, the charge was dropped and she received a three-year probation. In May 2013, Bynes was charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after she was found smoking in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment building. When officers entered her 36th-floor apartment, she allegedly threw a bong out the window. A New York County judge dismissed the case against her in June 2014.
In July 2013, Ventura County sheriff’s deputies detained her after she allegedly started a small fire in the driveway of a stranger in Thousand Oaks. She was hospitalized under a 72-hour mental-health evaluation hold. Bynes’ parents filed for conservatorship of their daughter shortly after her hospitalization began. In August, Bynes’ mother was granted a temporary conservatorship over Bynes’ affairs.
In October 2014, Bynes accused her father of emotional and sexual abuse in a series of tweets; when her parents protested their innocence, Bynes tweeted that her father had never abused her, but “The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me”. Days later, Bynes’ mother again received conservatorship. In August 2018, paperwork was filed to continue said conservatorship until August 2020. Soon afterward, Bynes announced that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In 2018, Bynes stated she had been sober for four years with the help of her parents. She also apologized for what she said on Twitter during her years of substance abuse: “I’m really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would. And I’m so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me.”
On July 10, 2007, was released the soundtrack of 2007 musical film, Hairspray under the label New Line / Warner Music. The album was certified as platinum with around 1.2 million sales in the US. The length of the album is 66:05 minutes. The soundtracks received positive reviews from critics.
2002 American teen comedy film, Big Fat Liar for her role as Kaylee. It was her lead role, opposite Frankie Muniz.
First TV Show
From 1996 to 2000, she was in lead role in the American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show, All That for various roles. She acted in the show from season 3 to 6 in a lead role.
She works out in the gym. She also tweeted her pic on April 30, 2013 –
ABOUT TO PUT ON MAKEUP! I WEIGH 135, I’VE GAINED WEIGHT! I NEED TO BE 100 LBS! – PICTURE
Amanda Bynes Favorite Things
Comedian – Lucille Ball
Movie – Clueless (1995)
Amanda Bynes Facts
She has an interest in fashion design and illustrations.
She has an eating disorder, which she announced via Twitter on April 4, 2013.
Amanda is the youngest in her family.
She had been charged with 2 cases of hit-and-run, one on April 10, 2012, and another on August 4, 2012.
Her driving license was also suspended on September 6, 2012, by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. After 10 days, on September 16, she drove her vehicle without the active license and as a result, her vehicle was also impounded.
She had been arrested for possessing marijuana on May 23, 2013. She was also taken for a mental check-up to Roosevelt Hospital as she threw a bong (a device used to smoke that drug) out of her 36th-floor window. She denied of throwing the bong out of the window and instead accused a policeman of sexual harassment. The actress was later expelled from her property legally.
Amanda first announced through Twitter that she is retiring from her acting career in June 2010. But later in August, she withdrew her statement.
The legal problems and her erratic behavior on the sets are the reasons, her career is paused.