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Amanda Bynes Biography

Birth Name:
Amanda Laura Bynes
Birth Place:
Thousand Oaks, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began her career at age 7 when she acted in a commercial for Nestlé's Buncha Crunch candy
  • As a child, trained at a comedy camp under the tutelage of Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor
  • Enjoys fashion design and drawing; presented David Letterman with a portrait she had painted of him
  • Nominated for a Cable Ace Award in 1997 and has won several Kids' Choice Awards
  • Launched a clothing line called Dear in 2007 with retailer Steve & Barry's, but the chain's bankruptcy forced the venture to cease the following year


  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Thomas Bynes -- Brother
  • Rick Bynes -- Father
  • Lynn Bynes -- Mother
  • Jillian Bynes -- Sister