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What Has Been Happening With Amanda Bynes?

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By Nora Pattugalan

If you grew up in the '90s, you may have seen or heard of Amanda Bynes. From 1996 to 2002, Bynes became a household name with one role after the other. The former actress starred in 'All That' (1996-2002) and 'The Amanda Show' (1999-2002).

Within heavy scheduling, she managed to star in a couple movie roles in the early 2000s such as 'She's The Man' (2006), 'Hairspray' (2007), and 'Easy A' (2010). Bynes was the actress who brought laughter through audiences and people recognized her well for her comedy.

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On the contrary, Amanda Bynes later opened up about her personal take on her roles in 'She's The Man' and 'Easy A'. Making the decision to end her acting career in 2010, Bynes turned to drugs, beginning an addiction.

In 2018, during an interview, she admittedly stated the character roles ruined her self-image. To think, the movies had audiences cheering for the success. The former actress took her roles to heart. These characters made Amanda Bynes question herself as a person.

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In the following years, Amanda Bynes had began feuds on social media, specifically Twitter. In tweet after tweet, the former actress belittled and bantered toward other celebrities. Causing an uproar, Bynes tweeted in 2013 calling individuals ugly.

The last straw was drawn when Bynes insulted rapper/songwriter Drake. In another interview, Bynes explained herself, stating she felt ashamed and embarrassed. "I’m really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would. And I’m so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me.", she says.

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In other news, Amanda Bynes was determined to look past her struggles and every wrong she's committed. The former actress has focused on her true desires as a person. With a passion for fashion, Bynes made her way through the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California in 2019. This offered her a chance to show her real skills.

A new type of success began for her as she focused on change. She has also created a new Instagram account, still wanting to connect with the world.

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In February, Amanda Bynes announced via Instagram her engagement as well as celebrating fourteen months of sobriety. To make amends, she has also gave Drake a shoutout on Instagram, occurring seven years after the infamous Twitter scandal. As Amanda Bynes tries to make things right, she is tackling her problems one by one.

Even though there's no way to tell, Amanda Bynes may be interested in stepping into the spotlight down the road. Through sincerity, she could make a future comeback. The former actress is entering headlines once again after a wild decade.

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