She was named one of Teen Peoples "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006. I don't know yet exactly what I believe." In 1993, Bynes attended a comedy camp, and began professionally acting at the age of seven, appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies.
Bynes was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California (part of the Greater Los Angeles Area), the youngest of three children of Lynn ( née Organ), a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy. Bynes' ancestors immigrated from Ireland, Poland, Russia, and Romania, and her maternal grandparents are from Toronto, Ontario. Bynes has described herself as Jewish; regarding her religious beliefs, Bynes has stated: "As far as religion, I was raised both. My parents said it was up to me to decide [which faith to adhere to] when I grew up. During her childhood, she also appeared on stage in versions of Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man, and The Sound of Music.
The SAG Award nominee's sighting came a month after her attorney Tamar Arminak revealed to TMZ that she's finally off probation for her 2014 DUI (Adderall) conviction.
Bynes is currently studying merchandise product development at Fashion Institude of Design & Merchandising's LA campus and she plans to debut her fashion line this year.
Bynes' most notable acting role was the 'permanently punished' Penny Pingleton in the 2007 musical Hairspray, which has grossed $202.5M.