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Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Bynes
A photograph of Amanda Bynes at a fashion show
Bynes at The Heart Truth in 2009
Amanda Laura Bynes

(1986-04-03) April 3, 1986 (age 38)
Alma materFashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Years active1993–2012[1]

Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986[2]) 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.[3]

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 .

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.[4] A month later, Bynes changed her mind and returned to acting.[5]

Again in 2012 she said that she is retiring from acting.[6]

Personal life

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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.[7] 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.[8]

On March 20, 2023 Bynes was found roaming the streets of Downtown Los Angeles unclothed. Bynes waved down a car and told them she was "coming down from a psychotic episode". After calling 911 herself, Bynes was taken to a nearby police station and after an evaluation by mental health officials, she was placed under a psychiatric hold.[9] This comes merely days away from her one-year anniversary of being released from her conservatorship held by her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes.[10]


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Year Title Role Notes
2002 Big Fat Liar Kaylee
2003 Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Nellie (voice)
2003 What a Girl Wants Daphne Reynolds
2005 Robots Piper Pinwheeler (voice)
2005 Love Wrecked Jenny Taylor
2006 She's the Man Viola Hastings
2007 Hairspray Penny Pingleton
2007 Sydney White Sydney White
2010 Easy A Marianne Bryant


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Year Title Role Notes
1996–2000 All That Various roles Lead role (seasons 3–6)
1997–1999 Figure It Out Panelist Seasons 1–4
1998 Blue's Clues Herself Episode: "Blue's Birthday"
1999 Arli$$ Crystal Dupree Episode: "Our Past, Our Present, Our Future"
1999–2002 The Amanda Show Host / Various roles Lead role
2000 Crashbox Pink Robot Episode: "Amanda Bynes"
2000 Double Dare 2000 Herself 2 episodes; contestant
2001 The Drew Carey Show Sketch player Episode: "Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour"
2001 The Nightmare Room Danielle Warner Episode: "Don't Forget Me"
2001–2002 Rugrats Taffy (voice) Recurring role (season 9)
2002–2006 What I Like About You Holly Tyler Lead role
2008 Family Guy Anna (voice) Episode: "Long John Peter"
2008 Living Proof Jamie Television film


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  1. "Amanda Bynes Announces Acting Retirement". InsideEdition.com. September 20, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  2. "Biography of Amanda Bynes". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  3. Forbes staff (2007-02-26). "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  4. "Spunberg: Amanda Bynes was "All That"". Picktainment.com. 2010-06-22. Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  5. "Amanda Bynes: "I've Unretired" a Month After Quitting Acting". UsMagazine.com. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  6. "Amanda Bynes Brilliant Or Bananas? · Guardian Liberty Voice". 13 June 2013.
  7. "Amanda Bynes' bong arrest could bring more legal woes in L.A." 24 May 2013 – via LA Times.
  8. "Amanda Bynes allowed supervised outings in rehab". in.lifestyle.yahoo.com.[permanent dead link]
  9. "Amanda Bynes placed on psychiatric hold after roaming L.A. streets naked: Report". 20 March 2023 – via KTLA.
  10. "Amanda Bynes' conservatorship terminated after nearly 9 years". 23 March 2022.

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