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40 interesting facts about Amanda Bynes: She wants to record an album, retired for a while from showbiz in 2010

May 27, 2014 08:09 PM EDT

Source: Wikipedia/ Amanda Bynes
Source: Wikipedia/ Amanda Bynes

manda Bynes is a well-known TV and film actress who got her start as a child on Nickelodeon. Bynes has gone on to star in The Amanda Show, What a Girl Wants and Hairspray. Bynes is also infamous for her run-ins with the law from 2012-2013 and for her strange behavior.

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  1. Amanda Laura Bynes on April 3, 1986 in Thousands Oaks, CA.

  2. Bynes' mother worked as an office manager and her father was a dentist who also pursued stand-up comedy.

  3. She is Polish, Irish and Lithuanian on my dad's side; Romanian, Polish and Russian on my mom's side.

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  4. Amanda Bynes started taking a comedy class for kids at the Comedy Store in Hollywood.

  5. While taking the class, Bynes interviewed with the producers of Nickelodeon's All That. She was hired and becomes a breakout star of the hit sketch comedy series.

  6. where she develops such memorable characters as Judge Trudy, a parody of TV's Judge Judy, and Penelope Taynt, a borderline stalker of Amanda Bynes.

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  7. For three years, she wins the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress.

  8. Amanda Bynes grew six inches while on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2002. "We went through seven or eight stunt doubles," she told the New York Times in 2002. "They couldn't keep up."

  9. She then moved on to movies and starred as Frankie Muniz's best friend in Big Fat Liar, which also starred Paul Giamatti and Sandra Oh. The comedy is about children getting revenge on a Hollywood executive who steals the boy's idea for a movie grosses $48 million domestically.

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    Source: Wikipedia / The Evil Spartan
  10. She told People magazine that she had a tough time reading her first bad review in Variety, in which the writer called her "puffy-faced." "That's rude - my 'puffy face' doesn't have much to do with the movie...I'm still a kid for God's sake!"

  11. The first concert Amanda Bynes ever went to was the Spice Girls. "I always wanted to be Posh," she said.

  12. When she was a teenager, she had really bad skin and went on Accutane and she said it really helped her skin clear up.

  13. She starred in her next movie in 2002 called What I Like About You. She plays Holly Tyler, a free-spirited teen who moves to New York City to live with her sister, played by Jennie Garth (left). "It's nice to be doing something aimed more at my own age," Bynes tells Virginia's Daily Press. It becomes the top-rated show in its time slot among women in the 18-to-34 age group.

  14. After calling it quits with The Amanda Show costar Taran Killam, Bynes, 17, begins dating What I LikeAbout You costar Nick Zano, 24,

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  15. One of the things she would love to do is to record a studio album. She has not said what kind of music style she would like to record though.

  16. In an interview with Us Weekly, she said she considers her Rolex watch her "most prized possession."

  17. In 2006, she starred in She's the Man, Bynes alongside Channing Tatum in a character in which she cross-dressed as a boy so she can play soccer. "I enjoy doing things that are scary or things that some girls might not like because it won't let them look gorgeous."

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  18. In 2007, Amanda Bynes starred as the dorky Penny Lou Pingleton in the 2007 remake of the movie-musical Hairspray. The film, which stars Queen Latifah, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron, grosses more than $118 million.


  19. Later that year, one of her dreams came true with the launch of her own clothing line for Steve & Barry's, called Dear by Amanda Bynes.

  20. Bynes also starred in Sydney White, the modern-day twist on Snow White that same year.


  21. In 2008, Amanda Bynes dated The Hills regular and former Lauren Conrad flame Doug Reinhardt. The relationship lasted a year before he moved on to Paris Hilton.

  22. Her favorite store to shop at is American Apparel. She likes it because the clothes is trendy and comfortable at the same time.

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    Source: Wikipedia / Bot (Magnus Manske)
  23. She is not only an aspiring singer, but she can play the piano and the violin.

  24. Her favorite perfume is Stella by Stella McCartney.

    Source: Wikipedia
    Source: Wikipedia
  25. Amanda's favorite dark lipstick is Diva by Mac.

  26. Amanda Bynes is a Hurricane Sandy survivor.

  27. One of her favorite meals is eggplant parmesan.

  28. Amanda loves going to the Bahama's, she says its one of her favorite holiday destinations because of the beautiful beaches and peaceful environment.

    Source: Twitter / Amanda Bynes
    Source: Twitter / Amanda Bynes

     


  29. Her favorite soda of all time is Diet Coke and she tried to limit her daily consumption.

  30. In 2010, she surprised her fans by announcing on Twitter that she was retiring from acting at a very young age. "Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem," she Tweets. "I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I've #retired." Weeks later, the actress posts on Twitter, "I've unretired," adding a link to the trailer of her new film Easy A, costarring Emma Stone.

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  31. In 2012, her life was turned upside down. Just days after her 26th birthday, she crashed into a police car and is arrested for driving under influence and booked at West Hollywood's Sheriff's Station.

    Source:  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
  32. After her arrest last year on a DUI charge, she proclaimed her innocence and even tweeted a plea for help to President Barack Obama to "fire the cop who arrested me."

  33. That was not her last run in with the law. Bynes is busted again in June. Three months later, the L.A. City Attorney's office charges the actress with two counts of hit-and-run related to separate incidents on April 10 and Aug. 4. If convicted, she faces up to a year in jail.

  34. In 2013, she continues to make headlines, not for her movies or quiet nature, but for her sudden unusual behavior.

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  35. Bynes debuts a dramatic new look on Twitter: long curly locks, heavy makeup and cheek piercings. The photo accompanies a series of reflective thoughts, including, "Forgetting past memories," and "The best feelings are those that have no words to describe them......"

  36. Later in April, she shaves off half of her hair in a surprise move.

  37. Her neighbors in the Manhattan high-rise apartment she lived in, called the cops on her after she threw her bong out of the window. Bynes is also booked on charges of marijuana possession and tampering with evidence when she is processed at the police station, which comes following a psychiatric evaluation at Roosevelt Hospital.

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  38. With a court date looming on Aug. 26, Bynes is hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold for 72 hours after being found near a small fire that was started on the driveway of a Thousand Oaks, Calif., home.

  39. Bynes's psychiatric hold is extended to 30 days, with her mother eventually gaining legal control over the actress. She is later moved from a psychiatric hospital to a rehab center, where she undergoes inpatient treatment until December.

  40. The Los Angeles Times has reported that Bynes may remain under care for a longer period.

    Source: Twitter / Amanda Bynes
    Source: Twitter / Amanda Bynes

     


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