Amanda Laura Bynes Star of What I Like About You
Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986 at Thousand Oaks, California to Rick Bynes dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy, and Lynn Organ, a dental assistant. She is the youngest of three children, Tommy, a chiropractor, and Jillian, who has a B.A. in history from UCLA. Bynes' father is Catholic and her mother is Jewish, and Bynes has referred to herself as Jewish.Bynes.
she became interested in acting and performing from the age of three, when she would say her older sister Jillian's lines with her while she performed in plays. It was from then on that her family and friends knew that she would be a star someday.
She was trained as an actress by Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor at a comedy camp, and began professionally acting at the age of seven, appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies. During her childhood, she also appeared on stage in versions of Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man and The Sound of Music.After taking acting classes, Bynes became a regular cast member of Nickelodeon's Figure It Out and All That (both in 1996) and later became the star of The Amanda Show, also on Nickelodeon. The Amanda Show features a combination of comical skits and sketches, including Amanda Bynes playing Judge Trudy, a judge that always rules in kids' favor, and Penelope Taynt, an Amanda-obsessed fan.
She continued acting in "What I Like About You" in 2002 and broke up with Taran. On April 3, 2004, Amanda celebrated her 18th birthday on the 17th Annual KCA Awards, where we she won an award for best actress for her role in What a Girl Wants (2003). She graduated from Thousand Oaks High School's independent study program on June 10, 2004, and filmed Love wrecked (2005) in 2004. A prodigiously talented comedienne, she promises to have a lifelong career.
Bynes has recently completed work on another comedy due for a Fall 2007 release, Sydney White. The comedy is a coming of age story based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Amanda plays the part of a newbie freshman in the college greek system. She will co-star alongside Sara Paxton and Matt Long. It was filmed in Orlando, Florida at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida.