|Amanda Bynes Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||April 3, 1986|
Amanda Bynes is an American actress, writer, fashion designer, and voiceover artist who was cast in television and film throughout the 1990s and 2000s before she announced an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010. She has appeared in a variety of roles in projects like What I Like About You, What a Girl Wants, All That, Rugrats, The Amanda Show, Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure, Sydney White, and Hairspray. Over the years, she has struggled with substance abuse and has faced legal issues.
Amanda Laura Bynes
Chicky, Mandy, Manda
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Bynes started her acting career professionally at the age of 7. But, unlike some other celebs, she was able to complete her schooling. Amanda graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in California in 2004 via an independent study program.
She took admission to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine, California in December 2013 and graduated in 2019. In 2018, she received her Associate’s of Arts degree in Merchandise Product Development.
In October 2022, Amanda revealed that she had enrolled in a cosmetology school to become a manicurist.
Actress, Fashion Designer, Writer, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Rick Bynes (Dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy)
- Mother – Lynn (Dental assistant and office manager)
- Siblings – Tommy (Older Brother) (born 1973) (Chiropractor), and Jillian (Older Sister) (born 1983) (Done B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted)
- Others – Richard Joseph Bynes (Paternal Grandfather), Helen Eleonor Knitter (Paternal Grandmother), Aharon “Arnold” Organ (Maternal Grandfather), Chaya “Anne” Tobias (Maternal Grandmother)
She has been signed with Chickiii Productions, Inc., Production Company, Woodland Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Bynes have has dated –
- Drake Bell (1999-2001) – American actor, Drake appeared on The Amanda Show in 1999 and soon started dating the actress. From February 1999 to December 2001, they dated together.
- Taran Killam (2001-2002) – From March 2001 until May 2002, American actor, Killam dated the actress.
- Frankie Muniz (2002-2003) – Another American actor, Frankie Muniz had a chance to date the actress until March 2003. They acted together in the film, Big Fat Liar, released in 2002, which is also Bynes’ debut film.
- Nick Zano (2003-2004) – Again, she dated another actor, Nick Zano for almost a year before getting separated in 2004.
- Chris Carmack (2005) – She was romantically involved with actor, singer, and former fashion model Chris Carmack from May to October 2005. The duo also co-starred in Love Wrecked, a 2005 adventure romantic comedy film about a girl getting stranded with a rock star on a beach in the Caribbean.
- David Cross (2006) – It was RUMORed that she had a fling with stand-up comedian and actor David Cross in 2006.
- Seth MacFarlane (2008) – MacFarlane is almost everything – singer, director, producer, comedian, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, and finally actor. He dated Amanda briefly in 2008. They first met on the set of the TV series, Family Guy as Bynes had to voice a character in a single episode. It’s not clear when the relationship ended in 2008.
- Doug Reinhardt (2008-2009) – American reality TV series “The Hills” personality, Doug Reinhardt and Bynes were seen together at the LA Laker’s game in December 2008. But, the relationship lasted less than a month and ended in January 2009.
- Liam Hemsworth (2009) – In March 2009, there were RUMORs that Amanda had an encounter with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.
- Kid Cudi (2010) – The rapper, Kid Cudi (born name as Scott Mescudi) dumped Bynes for over-tweeting. They are believed to have dated from February until March 2010.
- Paul Michael (2020-2022; 2022-2023) – In early 2020, she announced her engagement to Paul Michael. There were some false rumors that they have broken up just some weeks later. Later, there was again some news about them expecting a child. Again, this proved to be false as it was revealed that their social media account was hacked. In July 2022, the couple called off their engagement and later announced their separation. In September 2022, it was rumored that the couple had reconciled after they were spotted together in Los Angeles. The couple broke up just two weeks before she was placed under a psychiatric hold in March 2023.
Race / Ethnicity
Amanda has Irish, Lithuanian, and Polish ancestry on her father’s side while she is of Polish, Russian, and Romanian descent on her mother’s side.
Her natural hair color is brown but she generally dyes them blonde.
She is funny.
Amanda describes herself as Jewish. She revealed –
“As far as religion, I was raised both. I learned about both Judaism and Catholicism. My parents said it was up to me to decide [which faith to adhere to] when I grew up. I’m sort of a spiritual person anyway. I haven’t decided yet on a religion. I don’t know yet exactly what I believe.”
Best Known For
- Her regular appearances on the television on the TV series All That, The Amanda Show, and What I Like About You.
- She has also acted in the films like Big Fat Liar (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She’s the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010).
On July 10, 2007, was released the soundtrack of the 2007 musical film, Hairspray under the label New Line / Warner Music. The album was certified as platinum with around 1.2 million sales in the US. The length of the album is 66:05 minutes. The soundtracks received positive reviews from critics. These are as follows –
|1.||“Good Morning Baltimore”||Nikki Blonsky||3:54|
|2.||“The Nicest Kids in Town”||James Marsden with the Council Members||2:42|
|3.||“It Takes Two”||Zac Efron||3:04|
|4.||“(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs”||Michelle Pfeiffer with the Council Members||4:08|
|5.||“I Can Hear the Bells”||Blonsky||4:14|
|6.||“Ladies’ Choice”||Zac Efron||2:28|
|7.||“The New Girl in Town”||Brittany Snow, Sarah Jayne Jensen, Hayley Podschun, and The Dynamites||2:16|
|8.||“Welcome to the 60’s”||Blonsky, John Travolta, The Dynamites with Jerry Stiller||5:13|
|9.||“Run and Tell That”||Elijah Kelley, Taylor Parks||3:51|
|10.||“Big, Blonde and Beautiful”||Queen Latifah with The Negro Day Kids||2:35|
|11.||“Big, Blonde and Beautiful (Reprise)”||Travolta, Pfeiffer||1:06|
|12.||“(You’re) Timeless to Me”||Travolta, Christopher Walken||4:47|
|13.||“I Know Where You’ve Been”||Latifah with Negros, Blonsky, and Kelley||4:13|
|14.||“Without Love”||Efron, Blonsky, Kelley, Amanda Bynes with Negro Day Kids||3:40|
|15.||“(It’s) Hairspray”||Marsden with Council Members||2:20|
|16.||“You Can’t Stop the Beat”||Blonsky, Efron, Bynes, Kelley, Travolta and Latifah with Walken, Marsden||5:25|
|17.||“Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)”||Latifah, Blonsky, Efron, Kelley||4:17|
|19.||“Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now”||Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Blonsky with Harvey Fierstein||3:19|
2002 American teen comedy film, Big Fat Liar for her role as Kaylee. It was her lead role, opposite Frankie Muniz.
First TV Show
From 1996 to 2000, she was in the lead role in the American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show, All That for various roles. She acted in the show from season 3 to 6 in a lead role.
She works out in the gym. She also tweeted her pic on April 30, 2013 –
About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I’ve gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs! – Picture
Amanda Bynes Favorite Things
- Comedian – Lucille Ball
- Movie – Clueless (1995)
Source – IMDb
Amanda Bynes Facts
- She has an interest in fashion design and illustrations.
- Alongside Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Anna Chancellor, and Jonathan Pryce, she co-starred as Daphne Reynolds in the teen comedy film, What a Girl Wants, in 2003. This performance won her the 2004 Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Movie Actress”.
- She has an eating disorder, which she announced via Twitter on April 4, 2013.
- Amanda is the youngest in her family.
- She had been charged with 2 cases of hit-and-run, one on April 10, 2012, and another on August 4, 2012.
- Her driving license was also suspended on September 6, 2012, by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. After 10 days, on September 16, she drove her vehicle without the active license and as a result, her vehicle was also impounded.
- She had been arrested for possessing marijuana on May 23, 2013. She was also taken for a mental check-up to Roosevelt Hospital as she threw a bong (a device used to smoke that drug) out of her 36th-floor window. She denied throwing the bong out of the window and instead accused a policeman of sexual harassment. The actress was later expelled from her property legally.
- Later in 2013, her mother, Lynn, was granted temporary conservatorship after Amanda was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold. Her mother gained full conservatorship in 2014. In February 2022, it was revealed that Amanda had filed the paperwork to end her conservatorship. The conservatorship was terminated in March 2022 after almost 9 years.
- Amanda first announced through Twitter that she is retiring from her acting career in June 2010. But later in August, she withdrew her statement.
- The legal problems and her erratic behavior on the sets are the reasons, her career is paused.
- She has been friends with Frankie Muniz, Kellan Rhude, and Zac Efron.
- In December 2019, she got a face tattoo of a heart below her left eye. In 2020, she got a second heart tattoo over her eyebrow too. In March 2022, Amanda revealed that she had started the process to remove the tattoo.
- In April 2022, Amanda released her debut rap song titled Diamonds with Paul Michael. Later that month, she released her 2nd rap song with Paul titled FAIRFOX.
- In March 2023, Amanda’s appearance at the ’90s Con was canceled at the last minute due to an illness.
- In March 2023, Amanda was reportedly placed under psychiatric hold after she was seen walking around the streets of Los Angeles naked. She was released from the mental health facility in April 2023.
- In June 2023, Amanda was detained by police in Los Angeles after they were called over a “woman who was in distress”. She was also brought to the station to be evaluated for her mental health. Amanda was later held on a psychiatric hold.
- In July 2023, Amanda checked into an inpatient care facility.