Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes is an American actress. She rose to fame on the Nickelodeon comedy sketch series All That (1994) and The Amanda Show (1999). She also starred in several films throughout the 2000s, including She's the Man, Sydney White, What a Girl Wants and Hairspray. In 2008, she received an ensemble nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Hairspray. After announcing her retirement from acting on Twitter in 2010, she later opened up about her issues with substance abuse.
Amanda Bynes
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes
Thousand Oaks, California


What happened to Amanda Bynes?

In 2013, Amanda Bynes was hospitalized and placed on a 72-hour mental lockdown after sheriff's deputies found her with a gas can near a fire on a household driveway in California. Bynes' mother was granted conservatorship in August 2013 and regained it in October 2014. However, Bynes successfully terminated the conservatorship in March 2022.

Where is Amanda Bynes now?

Amanda Bynes is sober and prioritizing her health and well-being while living in California. In 2018, the 'Easy A' actress opened up about her past substance abuse issues and social media meltdowns to Paper Magazine, telling the publication that she's looking forward to resuming her acting career. She graduated with an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in Los Angeles in 2019 and is currently working on a fragrance line.

Who is Amanda Bynes dating?

Amanda Bynes is engaged to Paul Michael, whom she met at a former sober living home in late 2019. The 'Hairspray' star announced her engagement on Valentine's Day 2020.

Most Recent

Amanda Bynes 'Left' Home During Argument with Fiancé 'Before the Situation Escalated,' Says Lawyer
Amanda Bynes said in a video that Paul Michael's "behavior is alarming and I'm afraid of what he'll do," and he said on Instagram that he didn't know "what ... she's talking about"
Amanda Bynes Drops New Song 'Diamonds' with Fiancé Paul Michael: 'She Had a Lot of Fun Recording'
Bynes' lawyer David Esquibias tells PEOPLE exclusively the fashion student recorded the track earlier on in the pandemic
Amanda Bynes Is 'Doing Very Well' Post-Conservatorship, Excited to Move in with Fiancé: Lawyer
The fashion student is excited to see what the future holds after a judge ruled to terminate her nine-year conservatorship on Tuesday, her lawyer David Esquibias tells PEOPLE
Josh Peck Wants Friend Amanda Bynes to 'Do Whatever Makes Her Happy' As Her Conservatorship Ends
"I'm just a fan of hers as a performer, but more importantly, as a person," Josh Peck said after Amanda Bynes' conservatorship ended on Tuesday
Amanda Bynes Speaks Out After Conservatorship Ends: 'I Will Continue to Prioritize My Well-Being'
"In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently," Bynes tells PEOPLE exclusively after a judge officially terminated her nine-year-long conservatorship on Tuesday
Amanda Bynes' Conservatorship Expected to End After Nearly 9 Years, Judge Says in Tentative Ruling
The former Nickelodeon star filed to end her conservatorship of the person and estate last month

More Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Plans to Move into an L.A. Rental with Fiancé Paul Michael: Lawyer
The actress-turned-fashion student is set to appear in court Tuesday for a hearing about the potential termination of her conservatorship
Amanda Bynes Speaks Out Ahead of Court Date to End Conservatorship: 'Thank You All for Your Love'
Amanda Bynes' lawyer told PEOPLE last month, "She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary"
Amanda Bynes' Fiancé Paul Michael Shares Sweet Selfie of the Actress

Amanda Bynes previously announced she was engaged to Paul Michael on Valentine's Day last year