Amanda Bynes

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Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American former actress, singer and fashion designer. Bynes appeared in several successful television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You. She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), and Easy A (2010).

She appeared on All That from its third season until the sixth season, from 1996 to 2000. She was the host and star of The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002. Because of her Nickelodeon roles in the mid-to-late 1990s, she was also a recurring panelist on the game show Figure It Out, which aired during that time, appearing in 52 episodes. She also appeared in a 1998 episode of Blue's Clues. Later, from 2001-2002, she had a recurring voice role as Taffy on Rugrats, who was hired as the babysitter for the main characters.

The All That character Dr. Bynes, played by Josh Server, is named after her father, Rick Bynes, who is indeed a dentist. Among her most notable characters on All That were the advice-giving Ashley. On The Amanda Show, she played Melody, Cynthia Worthington, Moody Fallon, Lula Mae, Amber, and Penelope Taynt.

She also voiced Nellie in Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure in 2003, a direct-to-video film produced by the network.

She has won 6 Kids' Choice Awards, four for Favorite Television Actress on All That orThe Amanda Show but for both shows in 2000, and two for Favorite Movie Actress, first for Big Fat Liar and then for What a Girl Wants. For the latter, it was awarded at the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards, which aired on April 3 of that year, her 18th birthday.


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