Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress. She is best known for her work in television and film throughout the 1990s and 2000s. She has received several accolades, including winning seven Kids' Choice Awards and a Critics' Choice Award.Bynes began her career as a child actress, working on the sketch comedy series All That (1996–2000), and had her breakthrough starring in its spinoff series The Amanda Show (1999–2002), for which she received several accolades. In her teens, she rose to prominence for her role as Holly Tyler in The WB sitcom What I Like About You (2002–2006), and made her feature film debut starring as Kaylee in Big Fat Liar (2002). Bynes went on to star in a number of successful films, including What a Girl Wants (2003) and Robots (2005); she received praise for her roles in She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), and Easy A (2010). In her highly publicized personal life, Bynes has struggled with substance abuse and has faced legal issues. She announced an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010 as she struggled with various personal problems. Eight years later, in 2018, Bynes announced her intention to return to television acting.