Amanda Bynes is an American performer who rose to prominence in the 1990s and 2000s for her roles in television and movies. Her gigs on All That, The Amanda Show, and What I Like About You have made her a superstar. She hasn’t made major appearances in recent years, but it’s reported that Amanda Bynes still has a net worth of $3 million.
Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in the second-biggest city in California, Thousand Oaks. She is the youngest of three children born of Polish, Irish, and Lithuanian descent.
Her father, Rick Bynes, is a dentist by profession. Her mother is Lynn Bynes, an office manager and dental assistant who helps out with his father’s business.
At seven, Bynes made her professional acting debut in a television commercial for Buncha Crunch candies. She also performed for several stage versions of hit TV shows.
Rise to Fame
She entered the Los Angeles Laugh Factory’s comedy camp and was discovered by a Nickelodeon producer before getting cast in the sketch comedy program, All That. She was in the show from 1996 to 2000.
Then, she went on to star in The Amanda Show, a spin-off of the original show that was even more successful than its forerunner. After two years, Bynes acted in her first feature picture, Big Fat Liar, which was a box office blockbuster in 2002.
She played alongside Jennie Garth in the popular WB sitcom What I Like About You for the next four years, as well as in other high-profile films. Hairspray, a musical comedy from 2007, was her biggest box office triumph.
Start of Her Downfall
In 2007, Bynes created a clothing and accessories collection called Dear, gaining ground on her achievements in mainstream media. However, by 2009, her acting roles were becoming increasingly scarce.
She backed out of several planned endeavors. She was cast in the comedy Post Grad, but she dropped out for an undisclosed reason and was substituted.
In 2010, Amanda declared her retirement from acting in a Tweet. She seemed serious about her claim, even though she eventually later retracted her statement.
Runs-in with the Law
Bynes’ personal difficulties began to unravel a few years following her controversial Tweets. In April of 2012, she was arrested for DUI, and in September of that year, she was accused of two charges of hit and run.
She was arrested again for reckless endangerment and marijuana possession in 2013. Later, she was detained involuntarily under 72-hour mental health detention.
Her mother was given complete legal conservatorship of Amanda in 2014. It was reported in September 2021 that it had been extended by the court until at least March of 2023. Amanda filed to terminate the conservatorship in February 2022, claiming that her condition improved.
The former actress has been linked to several individuals, including her former co-star on The Amanda Show, Drake Bell, and Family Guy writer Seth MacFarlane. She is currently engaged to Paul Michael.
As for her fortune, the net worth of Amanda Bynes is only what’s left of her previous endeavors. She retired from acting and prefers to live her life outside of the media spotlight.