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Amanda Bynes

Born and raised in California, the young actress began her career at a comedy camp. As she continued to perfect her craft, she was discovered at a showcase performance in Los Angeles and was added to the cast of Nickelodeon's All That. After just one season, she was nominated for a 1997 Cable Ace Award.

Known for her unique style of bold, no-holds-barred physical comedy, Bynes rose to the top on the Nickelodeon series and remained on All That for four seasons. By the age of 12, Bynes became the youngest performer to host her own variety sketch show, The Amanda Show, which earned her the Favorite Television Actress honor four years in a row from Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. In 2003 & 2004, she won a Kids' Choice Award as Favorite Movie Actress for What a Girl Wants. In 2003, Bynes was featured on the It's Totally Raining Teens cover of Vanity Fair. She was nominated for Choice TV Actress in a Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards in 2003 and 2005.

In 2002, Bynes charmed audiences in the hit comedy Big Fat Liar with Frankie Muniz. In the spring of 2003, Bynes starred in her first lead role in the hit film What a Girl Wants, co-starring Colin Firth and Kelly Preston. In the spring of 2004, Bynes loaned her voice to the animated hit film Robots and in 2006 starred in the Dreamworks comedy feature She's the Man. In 2007, she starred in the New Line Cinema hit movie Hairspray, with John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer and in the Universal Pictures film Sydney White. In October 2008, she was seen in the Lifetime Movie Living Proof, opposite Harry Connick Jr, Angie Harmon and Regina King.


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Amanda Bynes Facts

Birth NameAmanda Laura Bynes
OccupationActress
BirthdayApril 3, 1986 (31)
SignAries
BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Amanda Bynes compared to you?
Social Media msamandabynes_

Selected Filmography

Robots
Hairspray
Sydney White
She's The Man
Easy A
Blue's Birthday
What a Girl Wants
Big Fat Liar
Hairspray: Deluxe Edition
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