Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress, comedian, singer and fashion-designer based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Amanda plays the main characters, Viola Hastings and Fake Sebastian, in the 2006 movie, She's the Man. FilmographyEdit
2002 Kaylee 2003 Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Big Adventure Nellie (voice) 2003 What a Girl Wants Daphne Reynolds 2005 Robots Piper Pinwheeler 2005 Lovewrecked Jenny Taylor 2006 She's the Man Viola Hastings/Fake Sebastian 2007 Hairspray Penny Pingleton 2007 Sydney White Sydney White 2008 Living Proof Jamie 2010 Easy A Marianne Bryant Television
1996–2000 All That Various 1997–99 Figure it Out Panelist 1998 Blue's Clues Herself 1999 Arli$$ Crystal Dupree 1999–2002 The Amanda Show Host/Various characters/Penelope Taynt 2000 Crashbox Pink Robot 2001 The Drew Carey Show Sketch player 2001 The Nightmare Room Danielle Warner 2001–02 Rugrats Taffy (voice) 2002–06 What I Like About You Holly Tyler 2008 Family Guy Anna 2009 Canned Sarabeth
DiscographyEdit Soundtracks ◾2007: Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture Singles or Songs ◾2007: "Without Love" (Hairspray) ◾2007: "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Hairspray)
In her childhood she performed on stage, Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man and The Sound of Music.
In 2007, Amada signed a five-year deal with Steve and Barry's create her own fashion line, Dear, consisting of apparel and accessories. The clothing line launched in stores August 16, 2007.
TriviaEdit ◾Although the casting crew knew right away that Amanda was perfect for the role of Penny in the film version of Hairspray, there were some initial issues with her singing voice. At first, she seemed to be holding back and lacking the confidence to belt out her musical numbers, and it took a while to help her grow more comfortable with that. Fortunately, over time, Amanda improved, and those involved in the production were pleased with her performance. ◾The light blue dress that Amanda wore at the end of Hairspray ended up being so small, she essentially had to be sewn into it, according to film director Adam Shankman. Ironically, the exact same thing had to be done with actress Olivia Newton-John's final outfit in fellow film/musical classic Grease. ◾In 2007, Amanda said that she was known as "Auntie Chickie" to her niece Jay Lynn and nephew Matthew. ◾In What A Girl Wants, the photo album that Amanda's character gives to her father is filled with real pictures of Amanda as a little girl (although not all the pictures are actually her). ◾Amanda lives in the same neighborhood as Christy Carlson Romano, Raven, and Ricky Ullman. ◾Amanda has 6 pets. She has 2 dogs: Tootsie Roll (Golden Lab) and Betty Boop (Australian Shepard), 3 cats: Subbie, D.C, and Tiger, and a fish named Bella