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Amanda Bynes Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Amanda Bynes?
Amanda Laura Bynes is a famous American professional actress. She is widely recognized for her work in television and film throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Bynes started her career as a child actress, working on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That (1996-2000). She had her breakout starring in its spin-off series The Amanda Show (1999-2002), receiving various accolades.
During her teens, Amanda rose to fame for her role as Holly Tyler in The WB sitcom What I Like About You (2002-2006). She made her movie breakout in the comedy Big Fat Liar (2002). Bynes continued to star in numerous successful movies such as the comedy What a Girl Wants (2003) and the animated Robots (2005). She got praise for her roles in the sports comedy She’s the Man (2006), the musical Hairspray (2007), and the comedy-drama Easy A (2010).
Within her highly publicized personal life, Amanda has struggled with substance abuse and has faced legal issues. She revealed an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010 as she struggled with various personal issues. Bynes later showed and expressed interest in 2018 of returning to television acting.
How old is Amanda Bynes?
Amanda Laura Bynes is aged 35 as of 2021, having been born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Emily Dobson, Christopher Romero, Brennen Taylor, Kristopher London, Paris Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Marlon Brando, Adam Scott, Richard Thompson, Cobie Smulders, Alec Baldwin, among others.
Amanda Bynes Family
Who are Amanda Bynes’ parents?
Amanda Laura Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California to Lynn Organ and Rick Bynes. Her mother is a dental assistant and office manager while her father is a dentist. Her mother is Jewish, born to a Canadian couple of Poland, Romania, and Russian ancestry, while her father is Catholic, of Irish Polish, and Lithuanian descent.
Does Amanda Bynes have siblings?
Bynes was born to her parents as the youngest of three children. She has two older siblings namely, Jillian Bynes and Tommy Bynes.
Amanda Bynes Education
Byens joined the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine in 2014. She earned an Associate’s of Arts degree in Merchandise Product Development in 2018. Bynes revealed her plans to begin a bachelor’s degree program and later graduate from FIDM in 2019.
Amanda Bynes Interests
Bynes grew interested in illustration and fashion design since childhood. She even enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine in 2014 and graduated in 2019. She identifies herself in Judaism and Catholicism.
Amanda Bynes Partner
Bynes was in a brief relationship with Seth MacFarlane, following the voicing of a character in an episode of MacFarlane’s program Family Guy.
She revealed her engagement to Paul Michael on her Instagram page in 2020. Rumors spread three weeks later that they had broken apart but it was revealed false as their account had been hacked. She went on her Instagram account to share an ultrasound photo in March 2020, revealing they were expecting their first child. However, she later deleted the post, and her lawyer confirmed that they were not expecting a child despite the claim.
Amanda Bynes Kids
Bynes currently has no children of her own, despite posting and deleting a post on her Instagram account of an ultrasound photo. After she deleted it, her lawyer confirmed that the couple was not expecting a child.
Amanda Bynes Height
Bynes has a sleek, beautiful, and curvaceous body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and moderate weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).
Amanda Bynes career
1993-2005: Child acting and breakthrough
Amanda started acting professionally at the age of 7, appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies. She appeared on stage in versions of Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man, and The Sound of Music during her childhood. Bynes later attended a comedy camp at the Los Angeles Laugh Factory and was spotted by a Nickelodeon producer. She was then cast by the network on the sketch comedy series All That, where she performed various roles from 1996 to 2000. The show gave her much recognition, and she went on to win a Kid’s Choice Award in 2000.
Bynes was a regular member of the series Figure It Out from 1997 to 1999. She starred in the All That spin-off comedy The Amanda Show, at the age of 13, from 1999 to 2002. Bynes had her breakout on the show, earning much praise and acclaim, and winning her four Kid’s Choice Awards and two Young Artist Award nominations. She then made her feature film debut in Big Fat Liar in 2002, starring Kaylee, best friend of co-star Frankie Muniz’s character. Despite the movie having mixed reception, it was a commercial success, and she won a Kid’s Choice Award for her performance.
The same year, Bynes landed a starring role in the WB sitcom What I Like About You from 2002 to 2006, co-starring alongside Jennie Garth. The series received positive reviews, and she received numerous nominations from the Teen Choice Awards and the Young Artist Awards. She appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July 2003 edition in 2003. Bynes then had a voice role in the direct-to-video movie Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure, which was panned by critics. Additionally, she had a voice role as Piper Pinwheeler in the 2005 animated movie Robots, which was a commercial success. She also starred in the romantic comedy Love Wrecked in 2005.
2006-2010: Mainstream film successes and hiatus
In 2006, Bynes was named one of Teen People’s ”25 Hottest Stars Under 25”. She then starred in the sports comedy movie She’s the Man, based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Bynes plays Viola Hastings, a girl who pretends to be a boy to play with the boy’s soccer team after her team gets cut at her school. Critic Roger Ebert wrote ”Of Amanda Bynes let us say that she is sunny and plucky and somehow finds a way to play her impossible role without clearing her throat more than six or eight times. More importantly, we like her.” In 2018, Magazine Bustle wrote: ”She’s The Man was hot and hilarious and anxiety-inducing. It was perfect and Bynes was a revelation in it.”
Bynes starred as Penny Pingleton, a sheltered young girl, in the musical comedy movie Hairspray in 2007. The movie was a critical and commercial success and premiered in more than 3,000 theaters, the largest debut for any musical movie. It went on to become her most successful movie at the time, and together with the rest of the cast were acclaimed for its performance. Bynes received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble and got a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in 2008, among others. She was then featured on the Hairspray soundtrack, which went on to receive a Grammy nomination. Later, it was revealed that she would reprise her role in Hairspray 2, but the project was canceled.
Amanda teamed up with Steve & Barry’s to create her own fashion line titled Dear, comprising of apparel and accessories in August 2007. However, in 2018, the line was cut short after Steve & Barry’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Her next role was in another comedy, Sydney White, launched in 2007. The movie was a flop, although her performance was praised, with review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes writing ”Amanda Bynes is charming, but Sydney White is a poorly adapted take on Snow White, relying on tired ethnic stereotypes laughs.”
Amanda appeared in the Lifetime Television movie Living Proof as the student assistant of Harry Connick, Jr.’s character in 2008. Later the movie and the cast were praised. Bynes was set to star in the comedy Post Grad in 2009, but she dropped out with no reason known and was replaced by Alexis Bledel, rumors revealing that it was her personal trouble. Byens then co-starred together with the then-unknown Emma Stone in the comedy Easy A in 2010. She portrayed Marianne Bryant, a popular and judgemental high school student. The movie was a critical and commercial success, with both actresses earning critical praise for their performances. Bynes began shooting the comedy movie Hall Pass the same year, but dropped out and was replaced by Alexandra Daddario. Amanda revealed an indefinite hiatus from acting in July 2010 and later said that she intended to come back to television acting in 2018.
Mental health and substance abuse problems
Bynes has been charged several times with possession of substances. In 2012, she was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in West Hollywood, however, the charges were dropped two years later getting three-year probation. She was then charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after she was found smoking in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment building in May 2013.
Later in July 2013, she was detained by Ventura County sheriff’s deputies after she allegedly began a small fire in the driveway of a stranger in Thousand Oaks. She was hospitalized under a 72-hour mental-health evaluation hold, which her parents filed for conservatorship of her, briefly after her hospitalization started. Her mother was granted a temporary conservatorship over Bynes’s affairs in August. In a series of tweets, she accused her father of emotional and sexual abuse in October 2014. Her parents protested their innocence, and she confirmed that he never did it, claiming that a microchip in her brains made her say those things, although her father had ordered the microchipping.
Once again her mother received conservatorship. Byens was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and paperwork for her conservatorship was filed to extend it until August 2020. She later 2018 stated she had been sober for four years with the assistance of her parents, and apologized for everything. Bynes mentioned that she was into other substances such as cocaine and MDMA but mostly abused the ADHD prescription medication Adderall. However, she filed to end her conservatorship in February 2022.
Amanda Bynes Net Worth
American professional actress, Bynes started her career at the age of 7 went on acting until 2010, when she went for an indefinite hiatus. She had become very famous for her roles in films in the 1990s and 2000s, earning numerous awards. Bynes, throughout her career, has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $3 million as of 2022.
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