What Happened to Amanda Bynes? Where is She Now?

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Amanda Bynes turned 31 years old on April 3. The former actress retired from the industry in 2012. So what is she up to now? Find out where Amanda Bynes is now right here.

Amanda Bynes started as an adorable child TV star moving on to box-office hits before hitting a bump in her career and life. She won millions of fans over with the sitcom, What I Like About You and her own TV show, The Amanda Show. Amanda Bynes continued to charm audiences with her roles in She’s the Man and What a Girl Wants. So, what ever happened to Amanda Bynes in 2017?

Past Troubles

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It’s no secret that Amanda Bynes has had her share of problems in the past. Other than her acting, she quickly became famous for her off-screen drama. In 2012, her driver’s license was suspended, which was just the start of her downward spiral. Amanda started taking to social media to express her typically negative opinions. She tweeted mean statements to celebrities like Rihanna (“Chris brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough”), insulted the Obamas, and who can forget when she said her father is “as ugly as RuPaul.

Amanda’s troubles did not end there. She was arrested for throwing a bong out of her apartment window, and was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold, after setting fire to a driveway in the neighborhood she grew up in. The evaluation concluded that Amanda was bipolar and manic depressive, both of which she started taking medication for.

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What is Amanda Bynes Doing Now?

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Since then, Amanda decided to lay low and seldom posts on social media. In 2012, she announced her retirement from acting, stating she wants to focus on a career in fashion. A year later, she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.


Last year, Amanda’s family attorney, Tamar Arminak, revealed that “she is doing great. She is happy and healthy and excited about the future.”

Amanda Bynes is planning on releasing a new line this year. Back in 2007, she teamed up with Steve & Barry’s to start her own fashion line called “Dear,” which included clothing and accessories. However, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2008, thus ending the line. Those close to her say that Amanda is taking her medications regularly and is determined to make her career work in the fashion industry.

Though we probably will not be seeing her on the big screen any time soon, we are happy to know that Amanda Bynes is doing well and cannot wait to see what her new fashion line is like!



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