Bynes, Amanda 1986–

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BYNES, Amanda 1986–

(Amanda L. Bynes)


Full name, Amanda Laura Bynes; born April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, CA; daughter of Rick (a dentist) and Lynn (an office manager) Bynes. Education: Studied comedy. Avocational Interests: Writing, drawing, painting, shopping, cooking.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Contact—

Career: Actress. As a comedienne, appeared at the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store, both Los Angeles, CA. Appeared in advertisements and public service announcements.

Awards, Honors: CableACE Award nomination, 1997, for All That; Blimp Award, Kids' Choice Awards, favorite television actress, 2000, for All That and The Amanda Show; YoungStar Award nomination, best young performance in a comedy television series, 2000, Young Artist Award nominations, best performance in a television comedy series by a leading young actress, 2000 and 2001, and Blimp awards, best television actress, 2001, 2002, and 2003, all for The Amanda Show; Blimp Award, favorite movie actress, and Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film by a leading young actress, both 2003, for Big Fat Liar; named one of the most powerful celebrities, Forbes magazine, 2003; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice television actress in a comedy, 2003 and 2004, and Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television comedy series by a leading young actress, 2004, all for What I Like about You; Blimp Award, favorite female actress, 2004, for What a Girl Wants.


Television Appearances; Series:

Regular performer, All That, Nickelodeon, 1996–2000.

Host and regular performer, The Amanda Show (also known as Moody's Point), Nickelodeon, 1999–2002.

(As Amanda L. Bynes) Voice of Taffy, Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Holly Tyler, What I Like about You, The WB, 2002—.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Big Help–a–Thon, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Herself, Rock & Roll Back to School Special (also known as Drew Carey's "Rock & Roll Back to School Special"), ABC, 2001.

Voice of narrator, Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years (documentary), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Herself, Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004, Noggin, 2003.

Herself, RU All That?: The Search for the Funniest Kid in America (multiple specials), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Herself, Assembling Robots: The Magic, the Music, and the Comedy (documentary), Fox, 2005.

Also appeared as voice of herself, A Big Histeria Crossover Party 3: The Summer Party.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1997.

Nickelodeon's 10th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1997.

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Host, The Sports Illustrated for Kids Sports Awards Show, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001.

Herself, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, The Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003.

Herself, The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Presenter, The Fifth Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2003.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2003.

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Herself, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 (also known as Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Herself, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05, Nickelodeon, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, Figure It Out (also known as Billy the Answer Head and What Do You Do?), Nickelodeon, various episodes from 1997–2000.

Herself, "Blue's Birthday," Blue's Clues (live action and animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

"Scrubs," Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, c. 1998.

Crystal Dupree, "Out Past, Our Present, Our Future," Arli$$, HBO, 1999.

Herself, The Howie Mandel Show, syndicated, 1999.

Herself, "Religion (Catholic/Jewish)," A Walk in Your Shoes, Noggin, c. 1999.

Herself, Donny and Marie (also known as Donny and Marie Hour), syndicated, 1999, 2000.

Herself, Double Dare 2000, Nickelodeon, multiple episodes in 2000.

Danielle Warner, "Don't Forget Me," The Nightmare

Room, The WB, 2001.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001.

Herself, "Nick Takes Over Hollywood," The Nick Cannon Show, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, All That, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, Good Day L.A., Fox 11 (Los Angeles area), 2002.

Herself, Mad TV, Fox, 2002.

Herself, Starz! Movie News, Starz!, 2002.

Herself, The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, 2003.

Herself, Fake I.D. Club (also known as Fake ID Club), MTV, 2003.

Herself, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (also known as JKX), The WB, 2003.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, multiple episodes in 2003.

Herself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.

Herself, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2003.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003.

Voice of Taffy, All Grown Up (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Herself, WB11 Morning News, WB 11 (New York), 2003, 2004.

Herself, Total Request Live (also known as TRL), MTV, multiple episodes in 2003 and 2004.

Herself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, multiple episodes in 2003, 2004.

Herself, E! News Live, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Herself, Good Day Live, Fox, multiple episodes in 2004.

Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, multiple episodes in 2004.

Herself, Life & Style, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, Pepsi Smash, The WB, 2004.

Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004.

Voice, Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2004, multiple episodes in 2005.

Herself, "Robots," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2005.

Also appeared as Bee Queen, Nectar Meets World; voice of Boomer and Taffy, Lost in Cartoon World; Sophia Longston, Getty Messy; and voice of Yolei, "Enter Flamedramon," Digimon: The Live Action Series.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Guest host, Channel Surfing, MTV, 2004.

Also appeared as voice of babysitter, The Adventures of Whammy.

Television Appearances; Segments Broadcast on Nickelodeon:

Herself at Good Burger premiere, Nick in the Afternoon, 1997.

Herself, Nickelennium, 1999.

Herself, Snick House, 1999.

Herself, Spring Training, Nickelodeon GAS (Games and Sports), 1999.

Herself, Slime Time Live, 2002.

Herself, U–Pick Live, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Voice, The Day I Saved America (animated), broadcast online, c. 2001.

Kaylee, Big Fat Liar (also known as Luegen haben kurze Beine), Universal, 2002.

Daphne Reynolds, What a Girl Wants, Warner Bros., 2003.

Voice of Nellie, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure (animated), Paramount, 2003.

Jenny Riley, Lovewrecked, Media 8 Entertainment, 2005.

Voice of Piper, Robots (animated), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005, also released as Robots: The IMAX Experience, 2005.

Viola, She's the Man, DreamWorks, 2006.

Film Automated Dialogue Replacement Voice:

Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Annie (musical), Camarillo Youth Center, c. 1993.

Appeared as Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird, Arts Council Center, Thousand Oaks, CA; as Mary, The Secret Garden, Conejo Player Theater; and in The Music Man (musical).



Herself, The Making of "Robots" (short documentary), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Thomson Gale, 2005.


Entertainment Weekly, June 28, 2002, p. 69.

J–14, August, 2004.

People Weekly, February 25, 2002, p. 101.

Premiere, April, 2003, p. 28.

TV Guide, October 30, 1999, pp. 35–38; April 13, 2002, p. 57; November 23, 2002, p. 28; January 4, 2003, p. 41.

Vanity Fair, July, 2003, p. 156.

Ventura County Star, February 8, 2002.

YM, October, 2002, p. 108.