AMANDA Bynes was a popular actress throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.
Over the past decade, the 35-year-old has faced an onslaught of mental health-related setbacks, largely stepping out of the public eye.
Who are Amanda Bynes’ parents?
Amanda Bynes is the youngest of three children born to Lynn and Rick Bynes.
Lynn is of Jewish faith, while Rick is Catholic. Amanda grew up learning both religions, ultimately identifying as “spiritual” later in life.
Both of her parents work in dental – Lynn as an assistant, and Rick as a dentist.
In July of 2013, Amanda was hospitalized under a 72-hour mental-health evaluation following an incident involving a self-made fire.
Her parents filed for a conservatorship at the time, and her mother was granted temporary control over Amanda’s affairs.
The following year, Amanda accused her father of abuse via Twitter. Both of her parents adamantly denied the claims, to which Amanda later admitted never happened.
She claimed a “microchip” made her say those things online, after which her mother once more gained control of Amanda’s assets.
In August of 2018, the conservatorship was extended until at least 2020.
The same year, Amanda announced her sobriety and apologized publicly for the accusations she made against her parents.
In February of 2022, Amanda filed to end her conservatorship – a move her parents are said to support.
What have Amanda Bynes’ parents said about her file to end the conservatorship?
According to TMZ, Amanda’s lawyer – David A. Esquibias – reported the end to her conservatorship plea has been years in the making.
Esquibias added the star has the full support of her parents.
He also insisted that the move was not inspired by Britney Spears’ recent conservatorship legal battle, noting that Amanda has been working to end the legal matter since last year.
Her lawyer said Amanda’s conservatorship was never intended to be in place for her entire life, and all parties involved hoped it would one day end.
Who is Amanda Bynes?
Born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California; Amanda Bynes is a former child actress turned fashion designer.
Her career as an actress began at the age of seven, where she performed both on-stage and on-screen.
A member of the sketch comedy series All That, Amanda later earned her own spinoff: The Amanda Show.
She went on to appear as a series regular on What I Like About You, as well as in a multitude of films including: Big Fat Liar, Easy A, She’s the Man, Sydney White, Hairspray, and What a Girl Wants.
In 2018, Amanda received her Associate’s degree in Merchandise Product Development.
The following year, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
Amanda Bynes is currently engaged to Paul Michael, a man she met in Alcoholics Anonymous.
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