Today is Amanda Bynes' 27th birthday! So for just one day, let's take a break from talking about her legal problems, shaking our heads about her cheek piercing, and wringing our hands over her freaky, Drake-obsessed tweets. Let's instead just look back at her funniest moments. The good, intentional kind of funny!
It's easy to forget that Amanda was a ridiculously successful child comedienne. Like all of the best funny young stars of the late '90s, she appeared on All That, the junior version of Saturday Night Live. As soon as she joined the cast, she was the clear standout, especially for major characters like "Ask Ashley."
Before long, she got her own spin-off, The Amanda Show. It was her own personal variety hour a la The Carol Burnett Show, and she got to try all different kinds of goofy sketches like this one, "When Cheerleaders Attack."
Then came her big movie debut: What a Girl Wants. With a title smartly capitalizing off the Christina Aguilera song, the movie was an easy hit. Who can deny Colin Firth being adorable as Amanda's dad? No one. No one can deny Firth.
Next up, Amanda helped us skip reading Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by starring in an adaptation of the play. She's the Man is a fantastic film for, oh, a hundred reasons, but we'll focus on two: Amanda is dressed like a preppy dude for almost the entire movie, and it also stars a baby Channing Tatum. Often shirtless, as seen here.
Her most recent movie (please say it's not the last, Amanda!) was Easy A. No matter how many times you watch Easy A, there are always new parts to make you LOL. It just wouldn't be the same without Amanda making a holier-than-thou, uptight princess weirdly likable.
What is your all-time favorite Amanda movie? What do you think she should do next? Do you still think she'll turn out okay? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us at @OKMagazine.