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Amanda Bynes        

American Fashion Designer and Actress

Born on April 3, 1986 in Thousand Oaks, California, Amanda Laura Bynes is the youngest child of Richard and Lynn Bynes. Together with her older siblings, Tommy and Jillian, she had been encouraged to perform at a very young age by her father, who is also an amateur stand-up comedian. As a result, little Amanda grew up with the intention of becoming a professional actress. She then was involved in the community theater productions of "The Secret Garden," "To Kill A Mockingbird," and "The Music Man." Realizing his daughter's talent, Richard Bynes thus supported her to enter comedy schools namely The Comedy Store and Laugh Factory in order to develop her skills.

By the age of 10, Amanda was selected to perform at a kids' stand-up comedy showcase held by Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. She exhibited her aptitude brilliantly and impressed the audience, including Brian Robbins and Dan Schneider. "She was just on fire," Schneider commented. "She was great. She had this natural charisma on stage. You know, she was the size of an avocado, but she was hysterical, and she just totally won over the audience." These renowned producers immediately signed her to join the cast of Nickelodeon's variety comedy show, "All That," which has been aired from 1994. Well known for her wonderful performances in the skits of "Ashley Ask" and "Whatever Girls," she gained admiration as well as huge fans.

After showing up in "All That" for three years, Nickelodeon offered her to have her own variety sketch show in 1999. "The first time I got the script, it said The Amanda Show on it," she recalled. "I thought they were kidding. I'm still little Amanda, and to be getting my own show, it's like, oh, my gosh!"

Reaching fame and success through "The Amanda Show," she was compared to the famous comedy artists, like Lucille Ball and Tracey Ullman. This merely gave her more chances to prove herself worthy of the praise. Previously had been the guest panelist in "Figure It Out" (1997-2000), she made a guest appearance in "The Drew Carey Show" in 2001, then ventured into the big screen by starring in "The Big Fat Liar" alongside Frankie Muniz in 2002. In the same year, she also ended her show, looking for another opportunity to maintain her career. Shortly thereafter, she had secured a role in "What I Like About You" (2002), a Warner Bros TV production of comedy series.

She has also starred in several films, including What a Girl Wants (2003), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010). In 2012, Bynes announced that she was retiring from acting.

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