Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Bynes
Smiling blond woman with long hair in ringlets, wearing a form-fitting, short dress and high heeled pumps
Bynes at The Heart's Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show (February 13, 2009)
Born Amanda Laura Bynes
(1986-04-03) April 3, 1986 (age 32)
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–2010

Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986[1]) is an American actress, program host on Nickelodeon and fashion designer. After being in several successful television series on Nickelodeon in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Bynes has moved into a movie career. She starred in several movies aimed at teenage audiences. These included Big Fat Liar, She's the Man, Hairspray, and Easy A. She was on the 2007 Forbes list as the 5th highest paid celebrities under 21 earning $2.5 million.[2]

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 25".

On June 19, 2010, Bynes said on her Twitter that she is retiring from acting saying she does not like it as much as she used to.[3] A month later, Bynes changed her mind and returned to acting.[4]

Again in 2012 she said that she is retiring from acting.[5]

In April 2012 Bynes was arrested for side-swiping a police car. In June 2012 she was charged with driving under alcohol or drugs when she was arrested in April.

In May 2013 Bynes was arrested at her house in Manhattan for having marijuana.[6] In July she was arrested after she set fire to a stranger's driveway. The police decided that she should be kept for psychiatric evaluation for her own safety. Since September 2013 Bynes has been in The Canyon rehab in Malibu for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder treatment.[7]

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