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    Born on April 3, 1986 in Thousand Oaks, California

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Hairspray (2007)

Amanda Bynes as "Penny Pingleton"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Amanda Bynes to Undergo Mental Evaluation After Setting Small Fire: Report

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jul 23rd 2013, 1:30PM

Jul 23rd 2013, 1:30PM

Helen Mirren Offers Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes Advice: 'Don't Be Up Your Own Bum'

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 3rd 2013, 12:00PM

Jul 3rd 2013, 12:00PM

Review: Easy A (TIFF 2010)

Posted by
Perri Nemiroff on Sep 11th 2010, 5:02AM

Sep 11th 2010, 5:02AM

Moviefone Football Film World Cup: She's The Man vs The Match

Posted by
Joe Barton on Jun 24th 2010, 4:13AM

Jun 24th 2010, 4:13AM

Um, Ok: Amanda Bynes Retires from Acting via Twitter

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jun 20th 2010, 9:02AM

Jun 20th 2010, 9:02AM

Emma Stone Plays a Fake Slut in 'Easy A' Trailer

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on May 13th 2010, 11:02AM

May 13th 2010, 11:02AM

Movie Casting: Gwyneth Paltrow Joins 'Contagion'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Feb 17th 2010, 8:00AM

Feb 17th 2010, 8:00AM

Who Should Play the Female Lead in 'Footloose'?

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on May 28th 2009, 8:30AM

May 28th 2009, 8:30AM

Knocked Up DVD: Insert Caption

Posted by
Kevin Polowy on Sep 28th 2007, 2:02PM

Sep 28th 2007, 2:02PM

Sydney White: Is it Stereotyping or Not?

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Sep 26th 2007, 11:02AM

Sep 26th 2007, 11:02AM

Sydney White - Insert Caption

Posted by
Kevin Polowy on Sep 21st 2007, 3:32PM

Sep 21st 2007, 3:32PM

Review: Sydney White

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Sep 21st 2007, 9:02AM

Sep 21st 2007, 9:02AM

Box Office: The Evil Chuck and Sydney

Posted by
Matt Bradshaw on Sep 19th 2007, 10:02AM

Sep 19th 2007, 10:02AM

Anna Faris 'Bunny' Comedy Gets Title; Starts Production

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Aug 30th 2007, 1:03PM

Aug 30th 2007, 1:03PM

Trailer for 'Sydney White' is Online

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Aug 4th 2007, 7:01AM

Aug 4th 2007, 7:01AM

'Hairspray' Character Posters: Exclusive First Look

Posted by
Tommy DiChiara on May 8th 2007, 2:31PM

May 8th 2007, 2:31PM

Hairspray Poster: Exclusive First Look

Posted by
Tommy DiChiara on Mar 30th 2007, 10:01AM

Mar 30th 2007, 10:01AM

Bynes Joins the Seven Dorks

Posted by
chris ullrich on Nov 4th 2006, 4:02PM

Nov 4th 2006, 4:02PM

Quickhits: Robertson is Carell's Daughter, Janney Joins Hairspray and Scorsese Becomes a Film Critic

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 30th 2006, 3:06AM

Aug 30th 2006, 3:06AM

Quickhits: McTiernan Makes an Exchange, From Onion to Homeland and Bynes Digs Hairspray

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jun 6th 2006, 3:00AM

Jun 6th 2006, 3:00AM

Review Roundup: V for Vendetta, She's the Man

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Mar 18th 2006, 4:07AM

Mar 18th 2006, 4:07AM

Review: She's the Man

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Mar 17th 2006, 6:00PM

Mar 17th 2006, 6:00PM

Weinsteins grab Lovewrecked

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Feb 7th 2006, 5:31AM

Feb 7th 2006, 5:31AM

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