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Amanda Bynes (born 03.04.1986)
Amanda Bynes is an American actress most famous for her Nickelodeon show 'The Amanda Show'.
Childhood: Amanda Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California. Her parents are Lynn, a dental assistant, and Rick Bynes, a dentist. Her father is Catholic but her mother is Jewish; she doesn't identify herself with a particular religion herself. She attended private Catholic school La Reina High School for a while, but started at University Elementary before graduating from Thousand Oaks High School.
Acting career: Amanda Bynes started acting as a child, appearing in a commercial for Buncha Crunch candies. She has also appeared on stage in 'Annie', 'The Secret Garden', 'The Music Man' and 'The Sound of Music'. She started her Nickelodeon career on 'Figure It Out' and 'All That' before landing her own sketch comedy show, 'The Amanda Show' in 1999. Her first film role was in 2002's 'Big Fat Liar' with Frankie Muniz. The following year, she landed the leading role in 'What a Girl Wants' opposite Colin Firth and Kelly Preston. In 2002, she began starring with Jennie Garth in the sitcom 'What I Like About You'. In 2006, she appeared in the comedy 'She's the Man' alongside Channing Tatum and 'Love Wrecked'. 2007 saw her appear alongside Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta in 'Hairspray'. In 2010, she was in the well-received teen comedy 'Easy A', opposite Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow. She has twice announced her retirement from acting, the most recent time in 2012 when she said she wanted to focus on a fashion career.
Other career ventures: Amanda Bynes launched her own fashion line, Dear, in 2007 with Steve & Barry's though it went out of business in 2009.
Personal life: Amanda Bynes currently lives in New York working on her fashion career. In 2013, she announced that she has an eating disorder. She has been targeted by the media for some time due several instances of bizarre and irrational behaviour. In 2012, she was stopped by police for using her cell phone while driving. In the same year, she was arrested and charged for driving under the influence. Later that year she was charged with hit-and-run and her driver's license was suspended. The hit-and-run charges were later dropped.
The former child actor has been staying out of the spotlight for the past few years.
The year ahead is already looking a lot more exciting, with reports that Amanda Bynes is ready to make her return to acting.
Amanda hasn’t acted since 2010 film ‘Easy A’ and after a rough few years the 31-year-old is now three years sober and looking to return to her first love.
Amanda Bynes pictured in 2015
Continue reading: Will 2018 Be The Year Amanda Bynes Returns To Acting?
The troubled actress has been the subject of a lot of media speculation and controversy since September - let's hope this is a new start for her.
After a 26 day silence, Amanda Bynes made a reappearance on Twitter, posting a picture of herself trying on new dresses, reports E! Online. For a change, she seemed in good shape, so we can hope that she can get her personal life back on track.
Following a series of bizarre incidents throughout the autumn, Bynes started a Twitter silence on November 10th. She then posted a picture of herself in the fitting room of a Valley Village, California boutique, looking in good health and having undergone another image change. Lavender hair out, blonde hair in.
Amanda Bynes tweeted this picture of herself on Saturday, adding "I'm loving Boutique Jules!"
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Come on, guys. She was obviously joking. Guys. Come on.
Amanda Bynes, in her younger, less murder-ey years.
Earlier in the week, a friend of Bynes leaked an audio recording of the young star fantasizing to kill her parents. Disturbing is too mild of a description for the recording. The recording sees Bynes planning the murders in graphic detail.
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Wasn't REALLY Planning To Murder Her Parents. Seriously.
Amanda Bynes has responded to an entertainment website's decision to publish a recording in which she seemingly 'jokes' about wanting to kill her parents.
Amanda Bynes has responded to an audio tape in which she seemingly 'jokes' about wanting to kill her mother and father.
Amanda Bynes photographed at LAX in october 2014.
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Was "Obviously Joking" About Hurting Her Family
The popular noughties actress was released from 'involuntary psychiatric hold', and is now bidding to overturn the conservatorship held over her by her parents.
Friday saw yet more developments in the ongoing saga of Amanda Bynes, the actress and former child star.
Amanda Bynes was released from 'involuntary psychiatric hold' on Thursday
TMZ reports that Bynes was released on Thursday from the psychiatric facility in Pasadena, California where she had been receiving treatment, following the legal conservatorship granted to her parents last week (October 22). Bynes attended a mandatory hearing and requested her release, which was granted despite doctors’ assessments, on the basis that she was stable enough to not be held involuntarily.
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Attempting To Overturn Court Order
The troubled actress seems to be back off track as of late, after making progress earlier this year.
Former Nickelodeon actress Amanda Bynes has been hospitalised on an 'involuntary psychiatric hold' in Los Angeles, reports TMZ. The gossip site reports that Amanda was taken to hospital on Friday soon after landing in Los Angeles, as part of a plan orchestrated by her parents to get help for their daughter.
Amanda Bynes photographed at LAX airport on Friday, October 10th
Bynes had been in New York, where she’d had a roller coaster ride of week, which included allegedly being caught trying to leave a Barney’s with one of the store’s hats on her head.
The New York store's security team apprehended Bynes and questioned her for wearing a hat she hadn't paid for, but no arrests or charges were made.
Another day, another Amanda Bynes story. This time, the former child star was questioned by security at the clothes store Barneys for allegedly walking out without paying for a hat.
Amanda Bynes was apparently questioned by Barneys after they thought she was shoplifting
Sources told TMZ that Amanda walked out of the New York store with the security-tagged hat in a moment of forgetfulness, which she put down to somebody in the shop harassing her and trying to take her picture. She claimed she was wearing the hat in order to try to disguise herself and therefore get away from that attention.
Is Amanda Bynes engaged? 28-year-old reveals engagement to a Californian man nine years her junior.
Amanda Bynes has announced she's engaged to her boyfriend, a 19-year-old named Caleb.
Amanda Bynes is engaged - apparently!
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The fomer child star was seen talking to herself and having trouble eating, according to an eyewitness.
Former child star Amanda Bynes has been hitting celebrity news headlines again in recent days. Having been caught up in a DUI charge in the last week, she was also spotted behaving strangely in a restaurant in the terminal of Los Angeles’ LAX airport.
Amanda Bynes was observed behaving strangely in a restaurant in LAX airport
An eyewitness told E! Online: "Amanda was at the table by herself with all her makeup spread out across the table. She was talking to herself and putting on a ton of makeup. She would apply some, look in her compact and make weird pouty faces and they say to herself, 'Ok, that looks fine.'"
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Seen Behaving Strangely In LAX Airport Restaurant
Amanda Bynes made news again with (yet another) DUI.
In “where are they now” news this week, Amanda Bynes has found herself on the receiving end of a DUI. But wait – Amanda Bynes has been in treatment, working on her mental health, and DUIs are a fairly common thing anyway, so what’s all the fuss about?
This is Bynes' first run-in with the law, since she settled her DUI in January.
Well, the now retired actress is suspected of driving under the influence of illegal substances, aka drugs, when she was pulled over on Sunday morning by a California Highway Patrol officer. According to the New York Daily News, Bynes had been driving alone in a 2013 white Mercedes ML350 about 3:30 a.m. After being pulled over, she was asked to take a drug test and she couldn’t complete a series of hand-eye coordination tasks.
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Returns With Another (Suspected) DUI
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