Amanda Bynes is an American comedian, fashion designer, singer, voice actor, and actress. She was previously a show host of her own TV program The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon. In 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You .
Bynes transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including She`s the Man and Hairspray. In 2006, she was named one of Teen People`s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25, and in 2007, she was on the Forbes list as the 5th highest paid celebrity under 21, earning $2.5 million.
Amanda Bynes was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, the daughter of Lynn, a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy. She has two older siblings, Tommy, a chiropractor, and Jillian, who has a B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted.