Amanda Bynes has had a roller coaster ride in Hollywood since she first rose to fame as a cast member on Nickelodeon’s All That. In honor of her return to Twitter, look back at her evolution from child actress to troubled starlet to fashion school student in the photo gallery below.
“When I was 7, I started taking a comedy class for kids at the Comedy Store in Hollywood,” Amanda Bynes told the Los Angeles Times. She was discovered two years later while taking classes at the Laugh Factory. In 1996, Bynes joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series All That.
The All That scene stealer got her own series, The Amanda Show, in 1999. Bynes won the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress three years in a row. During that time, Bynes dated her costar
The actress made her feature film debut in 2002’s Big Fat Liar, costarring Frankie Muniz. The movie, also starring Paul Giamatti and Sandra Oh, earned an impressive $48 million domestically.
From 2002 to 2006, Bynes played Jennie Garth’s teenage sister on the WB sitcom. What I Like About You became the top-rated show in its time slot among women in the 18-to-34 age group. After her breakup with Taran Killam, Bynes began dating costar Nick Zano, who “helped me get back to where I was,” the actress later told CosmoGirl! magazine.