Used to live in Ventura County, California, with her Dad, Rick, who is a dentist; her Mom, Lynn, who works in her father’s dental office, and her sister, Jillian Bynes (b. 1983). She also has a brother, Tommy (b. 1974), who is a chiropractor, as well as a niece named Jaylyn (b. March 4, 2004).
Is a straight-A student.
Owns a Honda Accord.
Her mother’s family lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Her father is from Chicago, Illinois.
Used to have two dogs: Tootsie Roll (golden labrador) and Betty Boop (Australian shepherd); three cats, Subbie, Dubbie and Tiger; and a fish named Bella.
Her brother Tommy was a student at Thousand Oaks High School.
At the age of 7, had been in community plays starring in “Annie” at the Camarillo Youth Center. Her first rave reviews appeared when a reviewer from Ventura Star newspaper called her “sensational” as Scout in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (at the Arts Council Center in Thousand Oaks) and “even more impressive” in the lead as Mary in “The Secret Garden” (at the Conejo Players Theater).
Her father attended USC.
Had a lemon tree in her family’s backyard.
Graduated from Thousand Oaks High, Class of 2004.
Favorite lip glosses: Prescriptives Gloss, Lancôme Juicy Tubes.
Has about eight Juicy Couture outfits (2003).
Rank at #33 on the E! 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up (2005)
Enjoys reading “Memoirs of a Geisha.”.
She currently (2006) drives a 2005 white Lexus SC430.
She currently (2006) lives in an apartment in Hollywood, California with her dog Midge.
Her inspirations came from Bette Midler and Lucille Ball.
Is good friends with Frankie Muniz, Kellan Rhude and Hairspray (2007) co-star Zac Efron.
She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
Has one older brother, Tommy, and one older sister, Jillian Bynes.
Has her own clothing line, “dear by Amanda Bynes”, in conjunction with Steve and Barry’s chain of stores.
Enjoys fashion design and drawing; presented David Letterman with a portrait she had painted of him.
Trained by Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor at a comedy camp she attended.
Ranked #46 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 women of 2008 list.
Favorite comedic actress is Lucille Ball. Numerous times, has been compared to Lucille due to her expertise slapstick routines displayed in her shows and movies. Once in the show “All That” (1994), she did a sketch that parodied Lucille Ball’s famous show “I Love Lucy” (1951), playing Lucy.
Announced via Twitter that she is retiring her acting career in June 2010 and then retracted it in August the same year, although she hasn’t yet made a comeback.
Her ancestors emigrated from Ireland, Poland, Russia, and Romania.
Voted No. 30 on the 2011 Maxim list “Hot 100” women.
First concert she ever attended was Britney Spears’.
After clipping the back of a L.A. County Sheriff’s car in West Hollywood on April 6, 2012, was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Was later released on $5,000 bail.
Has been charged with two counts of hit and run on September 4, 2012 in Los Angeles.