|Name: Amanda Bynes
Birth Name: Amanda Laura Bynes
Birthdate: April 3, 1986
Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, CA
1-MINUTE RESUME FOR AMANDA BYNES
The precocious Bynes got her big break on her first audition, landing a cast spot on the sketch-comedy Nickelodeon show, All That. The then-10-year-old's natural improv skills helped her land her own show, The Amanda Show in 1999. Hollywood soon came a knockin', pairing up the cutiepie actress with budding star Frankie Muniz in Big Fat Liar. The boob tube loves Bynes, again giving her a lead in a show, this time hitting prime time with the WB's What I Like About You. Leads in teen comedies followed with What a Girl Wants (2006), She's The Man (2006).
1. The spunky actress goes by the nickname "Chicky."
2. By Hollywood standards, Bynes is a giant, measuring just over 5' 8".
3. Overachiever alert! While booked solid as a child star, Amanda still managed to score straight As in school.
4. She cites Bette Midler and Lucille Ball as her inspirations.
5. Amanda appeared in her first television commercial for Nestle's Buncha Crunch at age 7.
On the constant comparissons to other blonde, cute, young actresses: "I don't like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I'm a teen actress and therefore I'm competing against Hilary Duff. We're different people like everyone else."
Father: Rick, dentist
Mom: Lynn, works in her father's dental office
Sister: Jillian; born 1986
Brother: Tommy, chiropractor; born 1977
Sydney White - (2007 ) - Actor
Hairspray - (2007) - Actor
She's the Man - (2006) - Actor
Robots - (2005) - Voice
Rugrats - Tales from the Crib: Snow White - (2005) - Voice
The Amanda Show - Volume 1 - (2004) - Actor
The Amanda Show - Volume 2 - (2004) - Actor
What a Girl Wants - (2003) - Actor
Big Fat Liar - (2002) - Actor
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure - (2002) - Actor