Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress and former show host on Nickelodeon. After appearing in several successful television series on Nickelodeon in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Bynes has moved into a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including She's the Man and Hairspray. Amanda Bynes has been described by The Boston Globe as having an "Everygirl" appeal, embodying "both everything her teen fans dream of being and everything they know they really are, and they love her for it." In 2006, she was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25", and in 2007, was on the Forbes list as the 5th highest paid celebrity under 21 earning $2.5 million.
Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California to Rick Bynes, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy, and Lynn (née Organ), a dental assistant and office manager. Bynes has two older siblings, Tommy (born 1974), a chiropractor, and Jillian (born 1983), who has a Bachelor of Arts...
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Sydney White, also known as Sydney White and the Seven Dorks (working title) is a film starring Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, and Matt Long. The film was shot on location in and around Orlando from February 14, 2007 to April 4, 2007. Filming locations included Rollins College, University High School (Orlando), and the University of Central Florida. Bynes is excited about the project, proclaiming, "We're having the best time, hoping for the best. I think people will connect with the Snow White story, the college setting, the witch, the dorks, all of it. I like the idea that my character is condemned by the Kappas, which is something a lot of girls go through. Evil witches always hate 'the fairest of them all.' So she befriends these dorks, [it's] a good movie for kids." College freshman Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) has come to Southern Atlantic University to pledge her late mom's once-dignified sorority. But while surviving the pledging process wrought by evil campus witch Rachel (Sara...
Hairspray is a 2007 musical film produced by Zadan/Meron Productions and distributed by New Line Cinema. It was released in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2007.
The film is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, itself adapted from John Waters' 1988 comedy film. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the film follows a "pleasantly plump" girl named Tracy Turnblad as she simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation.
Adapted from both Waters' 1988 script and Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell's book for the stage musical by screenwriter Leslie Dixon, the 2007 version of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman. Hairspray stars John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney, and introduces newcomer Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad. Hairspray features songs...
She's the Man is a 2006 film, starring Amanda Bynes and directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, or What You Will, though it also shared substantial similarities to Just One of the Guys. The film also stars Channing Tatum and co-stars David Cross.
The movie starts with Viola (Amanda Bynes) playing soccer on the beach with her friends and boyfriend Justin (Robert Hoffman), telling her that she is a better player than half the guys on the Cornwall boy's soccer team.
The next day Viola finds out that the girl's Cornwall soccer team has been cut as not enough girls signed up. The girls finds Coach Pistonek (Robert Torti), the soccer coach and 'asks' to try out for the boy's soccer team. Pistonek doesn't believe that the girls are strong or good enough for the boy's team, especially in order to beat rival soccer team Illyria - their first opponent of the school term. The boy's soccer team and boyfriend - Justin, agrees. Viola ends her relationship...,
Lovewrecked was originally a feature length film that, when the rights were sold, became a television movie that was released in 2007 (even though it sat on the shelf for two years), however after many different attempts at theatrical distribution in the U.S., The Weinstein Company, who obtained the rights from Media 8 sold the TV rights to the ABC Family Channel and debuted on January 21, 2007 at 8/7c. It is an adventurous romantic comedy about a girl getting stranded on a beach in the Caribbean with a rock idol.
An 18-year old rock & roll fan finds her crafty scheme to have a little fun in the sun with her favorite musician thwarted in this romantic teen comedy starring Amanda Bynes and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Jenny (Bynes) is a wide-eyed teen who has recently been hired to work at a popular tropical resort for the summer. When Jenny learns that handsome rock star Jason (Chris Carmack) will be a guest at the posh resort, her excitement is simply too powerful to contain. Fortunately...,
Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. The DVD of Robots was released on September 27th, 2005.
The film is set on a world populated only by robots, with most of the action occurring in Rivet Town (based on Watertown, New York) and Robot City, home to Bigweld Industries. The hero is a young genius robot, Rodney (Ewan McGregor), who lives in the small town of Rivet Town but aspires to improve the world. After failing to help his father (Stanley Tucci), Rodney decides to travel to Robot City, the robot metropolis, to meet his childhood idol Bigweld (Mel Brooks). When he arrives, he learns that his hero has been forced out as the head of his own company by the profit-motivated Ratchet (Greg Kinnear). To maximize profits, Ratchet ends production of replacement parts for robots, forcing them to ...,
What a Girl Wants is a 2003 film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. It is directed by Dennie Gordon.
The film is a remake of the 1958 film, The Reluctant Debutante which had a screenplay by William Douglas-Home, based on his play of the same name.
Daphne Reynolds (Bynes) has what every girl wants--or so it seems. This young American girl has a unique style
all her own, an unconventional but loving relationship with her Bohemian mother Libby and a future full of possibilities. But despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete.
She dreams of one day meeting the father she’s never known, the man Libby loved deeply seventeen years ago, but ultimately left behind because his aristocratic family found her unsuitable. Determined to live out her fantasy of forging a storybook relationship with her long-absent dad, Daphne, on an impulse, gets a flight to London, where she quickly discovers that her father is a high profile politician Lord Henry...,
Big Fat Liar is a 2002 comedy directed by Shawn Levy and starring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti and Amanda BynesJason Shephard (Frankie Muniz), a fourteen-year-old boy residing in the fictional town of Greenbury, Michigan, was known as a stealthy but not well-organized liar by his friends and family. His English teacher, Ms. Caldwell (Sandra Oh), assigns her class a creative writing essay; having not done it, Jason lies by telling a tale that his father had choked on a Swedish meatball, with the result that Jason was in the hospital's ER during night and therefore unable to complete the assignment. When asked for his father's office telephone number, Jason gives the number of his own cell phone instead. Jason has classmate and best friend Kaylee (Amanda Bynes) act as Mr. Shepherd's receptionist, while he, in a raspy voice, reiterates the Swedish meatball tale. Ms. Caldwell apologizes and tells Jason to take his time with the assignment. The lie comes back to haunt him when his parents...,
Amanda Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California, Ventura County