Amanda Laura Bynes is an American former actress. After appearing in commercials and in plays, Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s, first on the Nickelodeon series All That from 1996 to 2000, and then on her own show, The Amanda Show (1999-2002), becoming a teen idol and garnering a legacy as one of the most iconic Nickelodeon stars of all time . She later went on to star in successful movies such as Robots (2005), She's The Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), and Easy A (2010) . In televsion, she has guest starred on Blue's Clues (1998), Crashbox (2000),The Drew Carey Show (2001), The Nightmare Room (2001), and Family Guy (2008), and played one of the 2 lead roles in the WB sitcom "What I Like About You" (2002-06) . Following her retirement from acting in 2012, Bynes went through a series of highly publicized legal troubles, including arrests for DUIs, hit and runs, drug possession, arson, and more . Bynes also garnered media attention from her controversial twitter rants, including verbal attacks against multiple celebrities and sexual assault accusations against the NYPD and even her own father . She has been in and out of rehab and mental hospitals multiple times since 2013, and in 2014, was diagnosed as schizophrenic and bipolar . She currently lives a low-profile life in Los Angeles.
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