Amanda Bynes (Amanda Laura Bynes) (born April 3, 1986) is an American former actress and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, Amanda Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show.
From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like About You on The WB. She has also starred in several films, including What a Girl Wants (2003), She’s the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010).
In 2010, Amanda Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting. Seven years later, in June 2017, Bynes announced her intention to return to television acting in an uncertain future.