Amanda Bynes is the epitome of a childhood star. Who could forget the young innocent girl who used to make us laugh throughout our childhood with her early appearances on “All That,” and then her own eponymous creation “The Amanda Show”? Bynes was a superstar at a very young age and many thought that her acting career would evolve into the big screen after she finished with Nickelodeon.
But unfortunately, the 90s were not such a good time for child stars like they are now. It is very rare to see someone go from Disney or Nick and turn their fame into worldwide stardom, like the Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez are currently doing now. Back then times were rough. Amanda was in a class with other childhood stars such as Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Hilary Duff and Shia Lebeouf. The only name that is still actually relevant today, because of his great acting, is Shia Lebeouf.
But it was a long fall from superstardom at such a young age. Lindsay Lohan has just checked into rehab again and is showing no signs of slowing down. Macaulay Culkin should have never been left alone because now he looks like a meth head. Mary Kate and Ashley are extremely rich from their royalties from “Full House” and their clothing line, but their acting is not putting food on the table and their cocaine addiction isn’t helping with that either. Hilary Duff managed to just get out of the limelight quietly and get married. It is quite tough for any childhood star to bridge the gap onto the big screen and continue their acting career.
The one thing that is pretty prevalent in all of these cases is the drug addiction that all of these childhood stars currently have. Maybe it was that the fame got to their head too quickly or the fact that they never got to experience what real life is all about and are still stuck in their bubble.
Which reminds me what in the world happened to Frankie Muniz? But today our focus is the heartwarming and loving Amanda Bynes who we all remember fondly, but has become a train wreck recently. From asking Drake to murder her vagina to getting her cheeks pierced, it seems as if Lindsay Lohan is about to have a run for her money for the ‘childhood star who managed to f*ck up their life the most’ award. Without further ado here is the epic downfall timeline of Amanda Bynes:
Amanda back when she was on the hit show “Figure It Out” in the early 90s.
Then of course comes the Amanda we all started to love on “All That” in her infamous skit ‘Ask Ashley.’
In the prime of her career, she was cast as the star of her own show titled “The Amanda Show,” which lasted 3 years.
Shedding her child star image, still young Amanda moved on to the big screen in her first big movie “What A Girl Wants.”
Then came her next major on screen performance known as “She’s The Man,” which she starred in alongside a very young Channing Tatum.
YM magazine even named Amanda Bynes one of the 20 coolest girls in America at the time.
Amanda Bynes causally posing at the Nickelodeon Awards.
She always looked stunning.
The fans loved her.
And then came a downfall, unlike any other. In 2012, she was arrested and charged with a DUI.
Recently she debuted her new look on twitter, which included cheek piercings and some crazy extensions.
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
And then she told the world she wanted Drake to “murder her vagina.”
She even recently shaving half her head, trying to pull the Amber Rose.
The selfies are getting worse and worse.
She was kicked out of the gym in her building for smoking weed in the women’s locker room.
She also deigned us with this half naked selfie.
To her most recent selfie, where she is bascially naked, has ripped up leggings and her publicist called cops to her apartment because she told him she “didn’t want to live anymore.”
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