Like most people you’ve probably found yourself in the last few years asking, “What the hell happened to Amanda Bynes?” The former tween star began her career in Hollywood as a pretty blonde with loads of talent and ambition, but slowly and steadily fell into a downward spiral which led to a path of self-destruction. No one really knows exactly, maybe not even Amanda, what happened inside the young actresses’ mind. Did she fall victim, as so many before her, to the pressures of Tinseltown? Does she really have a mental disorder or is all of this a publicity stunt to help the ‘good girl’ actress breathe new ‘bad girl’ life into her career?
We may never know. All we know is Amanda Bynes seemingly went from sweet to crazy, and here are the pictures to prove it:
Look how sweet and hopeful Amanda was here promoting her own show. The sketch comedy from Nickelodeon, which ran from November 1999 to September of 2002, would put Amanda on the map as a young actress to watch. The show was spun off from another called “All that” and was intended to be a vehicle specifically for Amanda, who proved she had solid comedy chops. In fact, she was touted by many to be the next Goldie Hawn.