Since her last major role as Marianne in the movie "Easy A" in 2010, Amanda Bynes has flown under the radar and has no active projects in the works, as of 2015. She resurfaced in July 2015 at a fashion show for Michael Costello, a designer known for his stints on "Project Runway" and "Project Runway: All Stars." Bynes announced that she was retiring from acting in 2012 and was planning on pursuing her education at FIDM's Orange County campus, taking merchandise production curriculum.Continue Reading
Bynes, a former child star who appeared on "The Amanda Show" and "All That" on Nickelodeon, was in several films, including "What a Girl Wants," "Hairspray," "Sydney White" and the sitcom "What I Like About You," which aired on the WB.
Bynes made headlines during her career for her legal troubles, including a West Hollywood arrest for driving while under the influence during which she sideswiped a police patrol car. She allegedly was involved in two hit-and-run accidents in 2012, and later was put on probation for reckless driving. Other legal troubles include a suspended license and charges for driving with her license suspended and criminal possession of marijuana. When the actress started a fire in front of a stranger's house, a psychological evaluation was held in 2013. Another hospitalization in 2014 stemmed from Bynes' allegations that her father had molested her, an accusation she made and subsequently retracted via Twitter.Learn more about Art & Literature