The Complete Guide to Amanda Bynes

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April 6th 2012: Crashes her car into a cop cruiser.

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Photo: Getty Images]

Just a matter of days after her 26th birthday last year, Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence after she crashed her car into a police car. Bynes was pulled over at 3 AM in West Hollywood after her attempts to pass a cruiser ended in collision. She was given a field sobriety test and found “not fit to be behind the wheel.” She was held on $5,000 bail before being released. A week before that she drove off while a policeman was writing her a ticket. A few weeks earlier, she was spotted leaving an LA club on St. Patrick’s Day looking worse for wear. But the car crash set the tone for the next year, and introduced the paparazzi to her new lilac-colored hair.

June 2010: Retires from acting, then un-retires from acting.

[Photo: Screen Gems]

[Photo: Screen Gems]

After her supporting role in The Scarlet Letter retread Easy A wrapped, Amanda took to Twitter to announce that she was retiring from acting. “I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it,” she wrote. A few days later, she posted that she “unretired.”

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