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Amanda Bynes Quits Acting at 24

Amanda Bynes Quits Acting at 24

Amanda Bynes has announced on Twitter that she’s quit acting to pursue other endeavors.

“I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been a part of,” the 24-year-old former actress writes. “I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play. Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem. If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.”

Amanda continues, “I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.”

Ms. Bynes next stars in the Emma Stone comedy Easy A, which opens in September. screened the movie earlier this week — and it was fantastic!!!

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  • kaila

    :( i will miss her

  • David

    She is a terrific comedic actress but she’s been acting since she was a child, it’s not surprising she’s sick of it.

  • mailey

    she’s having a major quarter-life crisis and she’ll sign up for her next movie next week.
    she’s having a meltdown.

    she is desperate to get married for some insane reason so the fact that she doesnt even have a bf is driving her insane.
    im not making it up, all u have to do is catch one line of her twitter.

  • Dan

    That’s so weird. I don’t know what to think, i liked her acting.

  • Dayana

    What a pity. nice actress.

  • S@n

    Wow! I wish the best for her!

  • Ellie

    She went crazy a few months ago…her tweets were sooo weird. They were giving me secondhand embarrassment. Can someone have a nervous meltdown at 24? :3

  • Kiley

    she’ll probably start back up again once she runs out of money. She should have just said she is going to pursue other things and take a break.

  • Gil

    I hope this isn’t true. I’m a big Amanda Bynes fan. She’s very talented, and great at what she does. :(

  • tasha

    who cares the last thing i saw her in is what i like about you. she quit acting because no one was offering her roles cause she can’t act but she is funny. well maybe she can act just a little

  • Madison

    more props to her for leaving the business when she’s quite famous. If she doesn’t enjoy acting, she shouldnt do it anymore. I have friends staying in the business for the fame and money AND complain about how much they hate acting and the papz…first, the studios are paying you an absurd amount of $ for a reason, you know!? Second, if you love acting, you can showcase your talent and continue honing the craft through independent playhouses. No need to be famous…

    But I agree with Kiley…she might miss it or come back to it when she runs out of money. You know what they say? You never know what your have until it’s gone.

  • Dieter

    She is so talented and hard working !!! This is such a pity !!!!

  • Donovan

    This is what’s wrong with twitter! You have a bad day or an off week and everybody hears about it. She’s gonna wish she could take that back soon. I should know. I freaked out the other day and went off on my dog, it’s only because he was the only one in the house at the time. I petted him for like 2 hours straight afterwards.


    Smart, IF she goes to University, brilliant.

  • Pradalicious

    Noooo!! Shes too good to quit :(

  • VB

    I actually find her charming. She was good in She’s The Man.

    It sucks that she’s at an age where there arent really any good roles—and the ones that are good are going to Natalie Portman or Scarlett.


    Her tweets show how fcuked up she is. I feel sad for her. Best of luck to her and hope she sorts out her life soon. Hopefully things will get better for her.

  • Kristen

    I’ll never smile again. I can’t breathe. Why. Why God. Why.

  • adios

    i don’t know who this is but goodbye and good luck.
    how very odd that she feels the need to make an announcement…. why not just stop taking roles and leave it as that? what angle is she going for?
    “i’m not getting the roles i want so PLEASE bring in all offers”??!!
    “PLEASE beg me to stay in hollywood”??!!

  • adios

    OR maybe her twitter account was hacked. or at least that’s what she might claim if she changes her mind.

  • Sarah-D

    man, I was just checking her imdb page the other day and wondering why she wasn’t working as much as she used to. I think she will go back to acting eventually, but either way, I wish her all the best!

  • David

    @adios: People were asking her on Twitter why she’s not doing more movies. She answered.

  • adios

    it’s called acting, you play the role you’re paid to play (aka doing what producers and directors tell you to do). but what do i know, i’m not an actor.

  • winscommunity

    I know 24 is a young age to retire … but you heard it here first I’ve

  • CanadaGirl

    Her recent IMDB CV is rather thin. Perhaps it is time to try something new.
    As for OPs saying that she’s desperate to get married, I say wtf. Lady, you don’t need a guy to make you happy.

  • Josie

    What a shame..She could have been the next Jennifer Aniston.

  • BernieB

    Her whole life is ahead of her. I wish her the best.

  • zippy

    She is having trouble dealing with the changes that are involved from being a child actress to being an adult one. It is hard for her to get roles now. I am sure she will be on the big screen or tv again. The money is to good and she is cute so someone will offer her roles.

  • http://j ivanka

    i don’t believe it

  • http://@mirandali miranda


    ugh I know, I had to stop following her, she was getting obnoxious.

  • Sharon

    This would be a wonderful opportunity to get an education and revisit the career path once that is completed. Sadly, something many young actors have bypassed.

  • slambang

    Whatever. Don’t let the door hit ya on your way out.

  • Mandy2393

    Ok, obviously she dosnt care about acting becuz if she really truely loves to act she wouldnt care what the directer or producer wants her to be. She should just do it and improvise. But its her life so i wish her the best of luck <3

  • LuckyL

    So she’s basically saying she’s going behind the camera in round about terms. Good luck.

  • Jordy

    I think it’s stupid. If it isn’t fun then make it fun. If she had the talent to write her own stuff, people would buy into it because she’s likable. It seems like she didn’t even try. And she isn’t going to make a ton of money from past projects in order to live the rest of her life on it. I wonder what she’ll do? I’m sure this is just like Jay Z, she’ll probably be back in a year or two.

  • um

    Hilary and Hayley Duff should follow her lead.

  • chelsey

    probably cuz she couldnt get any more movies. so she figured she’d make it look like she “retired” instead of becoming a has been.

  • nata

    Maybe she is going through a hard time. The acting industry is tough and there is a lot of pressure. If she is not happy with it, she should quit, whatever makes her happy.

  • anon

    probably just as well. she has been doing this since she was a young kid. change might do her some good. hope she doesn’t give up any kind of performance. always thought she could have been a good stand-up comedienne.

  • offtheproperty

    you’ll be back

  • Elleana

    This is just sad. She has amazing comedic talent. I just wish her the best in whatever she chooses to do next. I will always love her movies like She’s the Man and Hairspray!

  • tal

    OHHH No
    i love her =(

  • Me

    I think she got hacked because she was writing really weird stuff. Other than she wanted to stop acting. It was like “iv always been attracted to black people” who the f writes that???!!

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l…

    …I thought she quit years ago. Hahahahahaha… Her career’s been done!

  • pkz

    I for one admire her for being honest god knows there are enough plastic actresses phoning it in doing rom-coms maybe she’ll take a year or two off and figuire out if she is an actress or something else
    but good luck no matter what!

  • ana

    I think that she was hacked. if she really doesn’t love acting anymore then she would never tell it that way.
    Besides she always showed her love for acting and it seems to me that it’s pretty weird that suddenly she is determined to stop doing it.
    If she wasn’t hacked i think she was wrong to tell it that way

  • Trisha

    Ugh, I hate when we lose the great actors. She was adorable and hilarious in every role she ever did. I can understand not forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do but still, she’ll definitely be missed in the industry.

  • annonymous

    see this is what i don’t like.
    All the movies roles she starred in could have gone to someone else that would actually stay in the business.
    Don’t get me wrong she’s talented, i love her and i don’t think she should leave.
    But there are sooo many other girls that are dying to be where she is now, she was finally getting her named really established, she really had a big future in the business and now she goes and retires.. i just don’t understand it..


    omg…. NOOOOOOOOO
    i go and see all of you movies amanda! plz dont quit

  • valencia

    Good for her for following her heart. People in the corporate world have a career changes all the time, hopefully she really thought about it before making the decision