Bynes’ first acting job was for ‘Nestlé’ candy commercial titled ‘Buncha Crunch’ sweets when she was seven years old. Producers took note of her and engaged her to act in theatre productions of shows such as ‘Annie,’ ‘The Secret Garden,’ and others.
Simultaneously, she started appearing on Nickelodeon shows including ‘Figure It Out’ and ‘All That.’ After performing in ‘All That,’ her fame grew, and she was finally handed her comedy show, dubbed ‘The Amanda Show.’
Rising to fame in early childhood
She became famous in 1999 after starring in ‘The Amanda Show,’ in which she created unforgettable characters such as ‘Judge Trudy,’ ‘Penelope Taynt,’ and others. The show won her the ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ for three years in the ‘Favorite TV Actress’ category.
In 2002, she made her debut in a feature film ‘Big Fat Liar,’ in which she co-starred with Sandra Oh and Paul Giamatti. ‘What I Like About You,’ a WB series, also featured her.
Bynes co-starred with Colin Firth in the film ‘What a Girl Wants,’ in 2003. The other co-stars were Kelly Preston and Oliver James. She also featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and voiced ‘Nellie’ in the movie ‘Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure.’
In 2005, Amanda starred in the romantic comedy movie ‘Love Wrecked’. The film was panned by critics, sold to ‘ABC Family Channel’, and aired on television, even though it was supposed to be distributed by the ‘Weinstein Company.’
Bynes starred in the comedy film ‘She’s the Man,’ based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night,’ in 2006. In the movie, she was casted along with Channing Tatum. The movie went on to become a worldwide success commercially.
Amanda also starred in the Sydney White movie, sometimes popular as ‘Sydney White and the Seven Dorks,’ in the same year. The plot of the movie was about a German fairy tale from the nineteenth century “Snow White”.
Struggles in the life of Amanda Bynes
‘Dear,’ her apparel line, debuted around the same time, and she inked a five-year agreement with ‘Steve & Barry’s.’ ‘Steve & Barry’s’ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within a year, and Bynes’ fashion line was canceled.
Bynes starred in the ‘Lifetime Television’ film ‘Living Proof’ in 2008. Dr. Dennis Slamon’s life was the inspiration for the film. Harry Connick, Jr.’s character was performed by Bynes, who played a student assistant.
She starred alongside Emma Stone in the film ‘Easy A’ in 2010. ‘Screen Gems’ had offered her a two-picture deal, and ‘Easy A’ was one of them. She was set to star in ‘Hairspray 2’ the following year, but it was postponed.