Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Amanda Laura Bynes



Birth Date

April 3, 1986


37 years

Zodiac Sign



Thousand Oaks, California, United States


Thousand Oaks High School



Amanda Bynes family members

Father's Name

Rick Bynes

Mother's Name

Lynn Bynes

Siblings names

Tommy Bynes (older brother), Jillian Bynes (older sister)

Is Amanda Bynes a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Amanda Bynes marital status?


Who are Amanda Bynes parents?

Rick Bynes (father)

Rick Bynes father Amanda Bynes


Date of birth: September 14, 1945

Amanda has contradictory relationships with her father. In her early interviews, she told, that her daddy was that person, who inspired her to become an actress. But later she wrote through Twitter that her dad was abusive and called her “ugly” when she was still a kid. After that, the actress printed a retraction. Probably, such cruel words were the result of Amanda’s meltdown, which she faced in 2013. After that, her father and mother applied for power of attorney over the TV star. They say Amanda behaved in a strange manner because of drug addiction. She had several law altercations. 

Mr. Bynes used to live in Leander, TX and Chicago, IL. Finally, he settled in Thousand Oaks, CA. He was a successful dentist and an amateur standup comedian. Rick fathered three kids, and Amanda is the youngest of them. 

Currently, he is retired. He put lots of efforts to save his daughter from a mental disorder, and now he is proud of her. Amanda managed to get herself together.

Lynn Bynes (mother)

Lynn Bynes mother Amanda Bynes


Date of birth: September 4, 1947

Lynn Darlene Bynes is Amanda’s mother. She is a strong woman, who has built a great family and who cared about each of her three kids. No wonder, that she put lots of efforts to help her youngest daughter at the moment of sorrow.

Lynn has Jewish and Canadian roots. In 1967 she tied a knot with a dentist Rick Bynes, and they are an item since that year. She used to work as an assistant in his clinic. As of 2019, Amanda and her mother repaired their relationships. They are so close now, and Lynn is sure, her daughter is making the right decisions. 

Amanda Bynes siblings

Thomas Bynes (older brother)

Date of birth: December 5, 1973

Thomas Richard Bynes is the oldest among the kids in Lynn and Rick’s family. He has been practicing as a chiropractor since 2002. During that time Mr. Bynes helped many people with their back and shoulder pains, headaches, sports traumas, etc. 

Currently, he resides in Cedar Park, TX. He owns the company “Bynes Family Chiropractic”. He is married and has two daughters.

Jillian Bynes (older sister)

Jillian Bynes


Date of birth: February 1, 1983

Jillian Joyce Bynes is Amanda’s older sister. Their age difference is just three years. Jillian tried her hand as an actress, too. She was busy at the set of “Amanda Show”. She left the movie industry in the middle 2000s and started a family with Brandon O’Keefe. She chose her sister Amanda as a bridesmaid. Jillian and her husband parented two kids.


She is a famous American actress, whose films are worth watching at least twice. She started in “She’s the Man”, “Big Fat Liar”, “What a Girl Wants” etc. Since 2010 Amanda’s acting career is in a slow face.

She is the daughter of two medical specialists, but acting has been the inseparable part of her life since childhood. Her father, a gifted dentist, practiced standup comedy after work at the night clubs. He taught his daughter to love and understand the art of acting. The girl decided to become an entertainer at a very early age.

Like many other stars, she started from commercials. The cute girl appeared in Nestle’s advertisement. Her cute smile attracted lots of people to the screen. She guested at the meetings of the humorous club “Comedy Store” at a tender age of 7. She acted at the theater stage, too. The girl demonstrated all the sides of her talent after appearing in several serious plays, like “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “The Mysterious Garden” etc.

Her first TV project was the sketch comedy series “All That”. She was a regular on the show during its 3-6 seasons. At the set, she cooperated with many child actors, who later turned into TV stars. Jamie Lynn Spears, Gabriel Iglesias, Drake Bell are among them. 

The show has become a great start for her. At the age of 13, Amanda launched her TV program “The Amanda Show”. That project brought her incredible popularity and lots of prestigious nominations. After the end of the show in 2002, Ms. Bynes moved her way to the big screen, after Shawn Levy had invited her to his film “Big Fat Liar”, which again showered the young actress with people’s love and admiration. Her next screen work – “What a Girl Wants” just cemented her position of the aspiring Hollywood star.

Probably, Amanda could develop her versatile talent and demonstrate all its facets, but in 2009 she announced the end of her acting career. Now Ms. Bynes tries her hand as a fashion designer. In 2018 she graduated from the “Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising”. 

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Amanda Bynes is single as of 2019. She used to date the actors Drake Bell and Taran Killam, the rapper Kid Cudi and some others.
  2. She considers the role of Penny Pingleton in the musical comedy “Hairspray” as one of the most successful in her film list. “I’ve had the amazing experience, acting opposite such stars as Zac Efron and John Travolta”, she confessed. 
  3. Ms. Bynes tells that she didn’t drink alcohol beverages at all and didn’t go out in her teens. But at the age of 16, she started to smoke marijuana and kept it secret from her family members. “They thought, I was a good girl”, she tells. Later she started to use pills to get slimmer because she thought; she looked too fat on the screen. Finally, she ended up using various kinds of drugs, including cocaine and Adderall. 
  4. She has two main passions in her life – acting and fashion. In 2007 she presented her fashion collection, which she did for Steve & Barry’s brand. Its name was “Dear by Amanda Bynes”.
  5. Her height is 173 cm, and her current weight is not known. But the fans noticed that at the recent photos their favorite star had gained some extra kilos. 
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