Born: 3 April 1986
Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California
Best known as: Star of TV's What I Like About You
Actress Amanda Bynes was the young star of the movie What a Girl Wants (2003) and the cable TV comedy series What I Like About You (2002-06). Bynes was already a comedy veteran by the time she became a teenager, having performed for years on Nickelodeon's shows All That (1996-2000) and The Amanda Show (1999-2002), where her skill at broad comedy earned her comparisons to Lucille Ball. She made the leap to the big screen in 2002 as Frankie Muniz's co-star in Big Fat Liar, and starred in 2003's What a Girl Wants (co-starring Kelly Preston). In 2006 she played opposite Channing Tatum in She's the Man, a takeoff on Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, and in 2007 she appeared in the movie version of the musical based on John Waters's Hairspray (2007, with Zac Efron). Her other films include Sydney White (2007) and Easy A (2010, starring Emma Stone).
Extra credit: Bynes was also a regular panelist on the Nickelodeon's Figure it Out game show.
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