Child actress Amanda Bynes has gone from Nickelodeon darling to Hollywood pariah. The adorable actress was riding high as the star of her own hit series, The Amanda Show, at age 13, with superstardom in her future.
Bynes would capture the world’s heart in hit films such as She’s The Man, What a Girl Wants and Hairspray before shocking everyone in 2010 when she announced she was retiring from acting and was done with the spotlight.
A few years later the starlet's world began to crumble when she repeatedly ran into trouble with the law — including a hit-and-run violation and DUI — preceded by some truly wild moments that would haunt her for years to come.
The 34-year-old has resurfaced and disappeared from social media many times in recent years, each time leaving us saying WTF as she showed off some questionable looks. Recently her fiancé, Paul Michael, shared a photo of Bynes rocking bushy brows that took up half her forehead.
OK! previously reported that although Bynes has had a rough few years battling sobriety and mental health issues, the star is in a “much healthier place” as of late. Michael has been a “great influence on her” and an “advocate for her sobriety,” a source said, noting: “He’s just a really wonderful, nice person.”
The All That alum has resumed her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), where she is currently taking online classes — with hopes of launching her own fashion line in the future.
In a little over a decade, Bynes has gone from a bonafide superstar to a reclusive homebody. Scroll through to see Amanda Bynes’ transformation over the years.
In 2001, Bynes was fresh off the success of her hit Nickelodeon series and landed a recurring role voicing the character of Taffy on the iconic cartoon Rugrats.
Following her roles in Hairspray and Sydney White, the actress stunned in a gorgeous blue gown at the SAG Awards in 2008.
The fresh-faced star looked incredible wearing a lime green formed-fitting dress in 2009, a year before she abruptly quit acting.
In 2012, the troubled starlet's world began to crumble as she was spotted leaving the drunk tank after getting arrested.
The infamous blonde wig she wore to court in 2013 spelled real trouble for the once promising young actress.
After a years-long social media hiatus, Bynes looked unrecognizable in a selfie her fiancé, Paul Michael, posted of her in 2020 — sporting a heart tattoo on her cheek and a nose ring.
The latest picture her fiancé posted on January 11 had many fans begging for the starlet to reach out for help.