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Amanda Bynes Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Apr 3, 1986
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

The squirrel-cheeked young actress Amanda Bynes rose to fame on Nickelodeon and moved on to the WB network for her teenage years. In 1996, she became a regular cast member on the kid's sketch comedy show All That, which first earned her a growing fan base of adoring admirers. Sticking with Nickelodeon-style broad comedy, she was a panelist on the game show Figure It Out as well as host for the popular variety show The Amanda Show, which won several Kid's Choice awards. After lending her voice to the long-running cartoon [[Feature~V175319~Rugrats~rugrats[animatedtvseries]]], Bynes made the big switch from the PG world of Nickelodeon to the PG-13 world of the WB with a part on the short-lived series [[Feature~V261439~The Nightmare Room~thenightmareroom[tvseries]]], narrated by author [[Performer~P304381~R.L. Stine~rlstine]]. The next year she made her feature film debut in the comedy [[Feature~V259372~Big Fat Liar~bigfatliar]] as the best friend of fellow young superstar [[Performer~P232781~Frankie Muniz~frankiemuniz]]. In 2002, she launched the WB sitcom [[Feature~V274374~What I Like About You~whatilikeaboutyou[tvseries]]], playing a comedic younger sister who moves into the trendy Upper West Side apartment of her straight-laced older sister ([[Performer~P26071~Jennie Garth~jenniegarth]] from [[Feature~V174845~Beverly Hills 90210~beverlyhills90210[tvseries]]]). Widely released one day after her 17th birthday, the romantic comedy [[Feature~V273473~What a Girl Wants~whatagirlwants]] marked her first major starring role and showcased her [[Performer~P9472~Sandra Bullock~sandrabullock]]-style pratfalls as lead Daphne, a girl who goes to England in search of her father ([[Performer~P23590~Colin Firth~colinfirth]]) and finds romance. The undistinguished Just One of the Guys retread She's the Man followed in 2006, a year before she landed a plum supporting role in the big-budget musical remake of Hairspray. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi