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Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, and is the youngest of three children. By the age of 7, Amanda had been featured on several commercials for Buncha Crunch candies and performed in the stage versions of Annie, The Music Man, The Sound of Music and The Secret Garden.
Amanda burst onto the scene in 1996, with a heavily featured role in Nickelodeon's All That (1994) and Figure It Out (1997). At the age of 13-years-old, Amanda added to her growing popularity with her own skit show, The Amanda Show (1999).
In 2002, Amanda began to establish her fan base with her debut film role in Big Fat Liar (2002) opposite Frankie Muniz and a starring role in the WB's TV sitcom What I Like About You (2002 - 2006) with Jennie Garth. She also made her voice-over debut in Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure (2003) and later in the animated comedy Robots (2005).
Amanda's film career took off over the next two years, with a role in the romantic comedy Lovewrecked (2005) and a starring role in the comedy She's The Man (2006), which is loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. She went on to play Penny in the musical comedy Hairspray (2007) with John Travolta and Zac Efron and starred in the comedy Sydney White (2007). She also signed a deal with Steve & Barry's and launched her own fashion line called Dear in 2007. In January 2009, Steve & Barry's went out of business and so did her line.
In 2010, Amanda landed a role in the teen comedy Easy A with Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow and was set to reprise her role in Hairspray 2, but it was later canceled. During this time, the pressure of being an actor in Hollywood finally caught up to Amanda when she took to her Twitter page and said, "I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it." She then retracted her comment in 2011, telling People magazine that she was taking a break.