Conservatorship of Amanda Bynes, who has been under it since 2013, will be terminated after the actor and her mother have worked together to improve the star’s mental health.
Bynes rose to fame after acting in a number of successful television and film projects, including her own Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, All That, as well as the WB sitcom What I Like About You and the 2010 comedy picture, Easy A.
However, in 2013, at the age of 27, she was placed under a conservatorship after a series of bizarre episodes, including the suspected setting on fire of a driveway. According to her lawyer David Esquibias, her parents were worried about her and did what they thought was best for her at the time.
Star Amanda Bynes is no Longer Dependent on her Mother for Daily Care
Bynes tweeted in 2014 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was taking medication and regularly seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist. Now almost 36 years old, a judge in Southern California has determined she is no longer dependent on her mother for daily care.
On Tuesday, a judge lifted the conservatorship that had been placed on actress Amanda Bynes, removing the limitations that had restricted her life for nearly ten years. On Tuesday, Ms. Bynes’ attorney, David Esquibias, announced that the conservatorship had been ended by Judge Roger Lund of Ventura County.
The 35-Year-Old Bynes Requested the Conservatorship be Terminated Last Month.
The early 2010s brought public attention to Ms. Bynes’ mental health and substance misuse when she exhibited erratic public conduct and was jailed many times. She was a former Nickelodeon and “She’s the Man” star. She allegedly started a fire in the driveway of a house in Thousand Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles, according to her parents.
At the age of 13, Bynes got a starring role in her own Nickelodeon variety show, The Amanda Show, and guest starred on the network’s sketch comedy series, All That.
She then went on to star in films like What a Girl Wants and TV shows like What I Like About You and movies like Hairspray and She’s the Man.
She openly announced her retirement from performing after the 2010 picture Easy A starring Emma Stone. Bynes has claimed in interviews that she is attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and has been clean for several years.