Why Did Amanda Bynes Quit Hollywood?

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Despite her talent and impressive acting resume, Bynes called it quits in 2011. This made Easy A her final debut in Hollywood after more than a decade of success. As for today, Bynes is still out of Hollywood — giving more attention to her happiness, health, and sobriety.

There are a lot of celebrities that make up the ’90s and early 2000s, but few had the potential Amanda Bynes was showing early in her career. From her hit TV series The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon to notable roles in Hairspray and What I Like About You — the young star seemed to have a thriving career ahead of her.

Bynes may have started her career in roles like Kaylee in Big Fat Liar and performing skits on The Drew Carey Show, but it was her Nickelodeon series that really drove her career into success.