Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American former actress. She rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on Nickelodeon through their sketch comedy series All That (1996-2000), and its spinoff series The Amanda Show (1999-2002). From 2002 to 2006, Bynes starred as Holly Tyler in the sitcom What I Like About You on The WB. She has also starred in a number of successful movies, including Big Fat Liar (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), She’s the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007) and Easy A (2010). Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010 as she struggled with personal problems.