Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American former actress and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like About You on The WB. She has also starred in several films, including What a Girl Wants (2003), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010). Beginning in 2013, Bynes once again rose to public prominence for her legal and psychiatric troubles, which have been heavily covered by public media.