Amanda Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California on April 3, 1986. Her father Rick Bynes was a dentist and her mother Lynn Bynes was an office manager. Rick Bynes and Lynn Bynes has three children with Amanda Bynes as the youngest.
Amanda Bynes career in the entertainment industry started out promising. She landed the lead role in the television series All That from 1996 to 2000. She also had the lead role in the television series Figure it Out from 1997 to 1999. Her third lead role in a television series was on the Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002. After pretty much been juggling three almost near simultaneous television series lead roles, she made the leap to motion picture acting starting with Big Fat Liar in 2002 and followed up with nine more films between 2002 and 2010. She also got the lead role in the television series What I Like About You from 2002 to 2006.
Then her life started to fall apart. She was ticketed for talking on her cell phone while driving on March 2012 and for drunk driving on April 2012. She was arrested for two hit and run crimes on September 4, 2012. All of the criminal charges except for talking on the cell phone while driving were dismissed with out of court settlements. Amanda was arrested for possessions of marijuana and a marijuana smoking bong (Which she insisted was a flower vase) which was allegedly tossed out of the window on May 23, 2013. Again, all criminal charges were dismissed. She was accused of setting fire to the driveway of a person she didn't know on July 22, 2013. She was declared legally insane with her parents named as her legal guardians. Amanda has been struggling to get her guardianship lifted ever since. She shifted from the large sized UCLA Medical Facility to a smaller Unnamed Private Psychiatric Hospital on September 30, 2013. She moved into her parents home on December 2013. September 28, 2014 was the date when she was arrested for driving while intoxicated for a second time. She was declared legally insane and hospitalized a third time on October 10, 2014. Her film and television career continues to be non-existent as her parents continue to have legal guardianship over her life and what's left of her badly damaged career.