Amanda Bynes

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  • Amanda Bynes: (On turning 21) I think I'll go out as much as I've ever gone out, which is not a lot. I like to dance and stuff, but drinking isn't good for you in every way. It's not good for your skin; it makes you feel horrible. So, drinking-wise, no.

  • Amanda Bynes: I enjoy doing things that are scary or things that some girls might not like because it won't let them look gorgeous. Like, in my new movie [She's the Man], I play a boy, and every day they'd pin my hair back, and I'd have no makeup. That's when you start relying more on your sense of humor.

  • Amanda Bynes: I'm a good person, and I don't want to undermine anyone. I don't want to make anyone look stupid. I don't talk badly about people. I just try to be a nice girl, and that's the best way to stay out of it. Some people have such big egos that they have to knock people down just to get ahead. I'm just who I am, and I'm a person who's very lucky. But my life is my family, not my job. If it ever got too crazy I'd be like, "Okay, I'm checking out now!"

  • Amanda Bynes: My whole family loves comedies. We're always laughing. I think I grew up sort of admiring comedians, and I grew up watching the greats. And so my dad was really supportive of me doing this. And my mom was supportive, too. It just helped having a funny family.

  • Amanda Bynes: I am doing the best I can, and I don't want to ever be compared to somebody that's great, because then when someone sees me, they'll say, "No, she's not that good." But I'm working hard, and I hope that I can eventually live up to that title.

  • Amanda Bynes: I want to be known for the work I've done, as opposed to where I go on Saturday nights. I like to let loose just like anyone else, but I don't want to be photographed doing it.

  • Amanda Bynes: Drinking just doesn't appeal to me. I don't know if it's the whole bloated thing or the not-being-aware-of-yourself thing. I don't want to be a complete mess. I don't think that's cute.

  • Amanda Bynes: I feel better when I'm fit, but I don't like to work out. I used to say, "I'm young; I don't need to." But I do feel my body changing. I just can't eat pizza at midnight without waking up feeling really bloated. I try eating healthy, but it's hard. All I want is frozen yogurt with chocolate chips and waffles!

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  • Amanda was arrested by the Los Angelas Police Department on April 6th, 2012 on the suspicion of driving while under the influence. On June 5th she was officially charged with a DUI for the incident.

  • 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.

  • Amanda donated items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.

  • 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 c Grease.

  • In 2008, actress Brittany Snow--who co-starred with Amanda in Hairspray--acknowledged that Amanda is one of only two girls she knows who is truly satisfied with her body. "I admire that, and I like to be around that," Brittany once said in an interview with Seventeen Magazine.

  • In 2008, Amanda acknowledged that she definitely went through some "growing pains" with her parents. At one point, she wanted a fancy new car, but her parents ended up using Amanda's money to buy her the exact same, less glamorous car that her two older siblings had, and that really upset Amanda. She says that personal counseling has helped a lot, although her parents aren't always thrilled with her hair-dying choices, or when they think she wears too much makeup. Still, Amanda credits her mother and father for "guiding her and making sure she never fell off the deep end."

  • Amanda has been known to run up to her co-stars and give them big hugs on the first day of shooting for her movies. Many of her Sydney White co-stars also commented that she is extremely friendly and open to fans who come up to her for pictures and autographs.

  • List Rankings & Appearances: • 2006 - listed, Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 • 2007 - listed, People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World • 2007 - No.79, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World • 2008 - listed, Entertainment Weekly's 30 Under 30: The Actresses • 2009 - No.6, AIM's 100 Celebs Under 25 • 2009 - No.51, AIM's 100 Hottest Blondes • 2009 - No.74, Maxim's Hot 100

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