Not too long ago, actress Amanda Bynes had everything going for her. Hit movies, successful TV shows, and even a promising career in fashion. Then it all went horribly wrong. She is currently battling mental health problems, and has a net worth of $5.7 million. Her fans are hoping for her speedy recovery.
Amanda Bynes was a child star who seemed to be on a good path. She had a string of successful movies and shows as a teenager, before suddenly announcing her retirement from acting at 24. But following her departure from the big screen, the young star ended up in the middle of multiple reckless driving and DUI charges, possession of marijuana, and ended up on the news for her behavior rather than her movies. Bynes then revealed that she was diagnosed as being bipolar and manic depressive.
Modeling from an Early Age
Amanda Bynes was born on April 3, 1986 to Lynn Organ and Rick Bynes. Her father is a dentist, while her mother is a dental assistant and office manager. Bynes showed an inclination for acting from an early age and was encouraged by her parents to pursue her dreams. She attended a comedy camp and started acting professionally when she was seven in a commercial for Buncha Crunch candies.
Debuting in Hollywood
Bynes started acting in theater productions like Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man, and The Sound of Music. She gained popularity when she appeared in her own sketch comedy show, The Amanda Show (1999-2002). Hollywood noticed her talent, and soon she started getting film offers. Her debut film was Big Fat Liar, and she lent her voice in Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure. She then took on roles in romantic comedies like What a Girl Wants and She’s the Man, before playing the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Bynes was also in Sydney White and Easy A, before taking some time off from acting.
Launching Her Fashion Line
In September 2012, Bynes said that she would focus on launching a career as a fashion designer. To that effect, she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising at Irvine in 2014. Her interests were in illustration and fashion design, so she decided to launch her own fashion line, which was sold nationally. She even moved from Los Angeles to New York to further her design career. But while all this was going on, Bynes had some run-ins with the law. In March 2012, she was stopped and ticketed by police for talking on a cell phone while driving. Then, in April 2012, she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, after having side-swiped a police car in West Hollywood.
Undergoing Psychiatric Treatment
Her troubles got worse in May 2013, when she was arrested again at her Manhattan home for criminal possession of marijuana, attempted tampering with evidence, and reckless endangerment. Bynes had to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before she was released. In July 2013, she was found in front of a stranger’s house in Thousand Oaks, California and charged with allegedly starting a small fire in the driveway. She was then sent to a hospital under a 72-hour mental health evaluation hold. The court put Bynes in her mother’s care. In September 2013, Bynes was transferred from UCLA Medical Center to receive “specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles.”
Since then, Bynes has been in and out of psychiatric facilities for mental health treatments. She is rarely seen by the paparazzi and her fans are hoping that she will recover. So far, 2017 hasn’t been kind to Bynes. She took to Twitter after a silence of almost six months claiming that somebody was impersonating her online. “I am not @persianla27. I am not getting married, and I am not pregnant. I don’t understand why Twitter won’t take @persianla27 down,” she wrote.
A Dwindling Net Worth
The chart below compares Amanda Bynes’ net worth to other young actresses:
|Name of Actress||Net Worth|
|Emma Watson||$70.0 million|
|Kristen Stewart||$70.0 million|
|Hillary Duff||$25.0 million|
|Chloe Grace Moretz||$12.0 million|
|Emma Stone||$18.0 million|
|Amanda Bynes||$5.7 million|
|Lindsay Lohan||$0.5 million|
Amanda Bynes’ net worth at the start of 2017 was about $5.7 million. If she were to return to acting or fashion design, that amount could definitely increase. She bought a sprawling 4,618 sq ft house in Calabasas, California, which was worth about $2.0 million when Bynes purchased it in 2011. Her house has four bedrooms and five-and-half bathrooms and is a stone and stucco tract house built in 2005. It has a wood burning fireplace, travertine tile floors laid in a Versailles pattern, and resort-style backyard. Her property also has a swimming pool and a courtyard with a tented cabana and barbecue stations.
Fans Wishing Her Well
Amanda Bynes also owns an apartment in West Village, New York, which she bought when working on her fashion career. She had a black BMW 5-series which she no longer drives as it was impounded in September 2016 after she was caught driving with a suspended license. Even though Bynes’ troubles don’t seem to be going away, her fans and well-wishers are hoping that she will pull though these rough times. They are hoping that the sweet girl who won people’s hearts will soon be healthy and happy once again.