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Amanda Bynes Announces Her Retirement From Acting!

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At the ripe old age of 24, Amanday Bynes decided to use her Twitter account to announce her retirement from acting.

The actress who was last seen in the movie Syndey White in 2007 (yikes!!), went on a tweeting rampage, writing:

I've never written the movies & tv shows I've been apart of 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

I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I've #retired

That's quite a declaration! We wish you luck on your future endeavors!

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102 comments to “Amanda Bynes Announces Her Retirement From Acting!”

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  1. 1

    Most people careers start at that age. I would have waited a few before deciding that. But, good luck!

  2. lobri says – reply to this


    Don't you have to be ACTIVE in that career before you can 'retire'? I don't know why she hasn't been in more movies. I love her. :(

  3. 3


  4. 4

    Her next movie is Easy A with Emma Stone which should be coming out in the fall.

  5. 5

    There aren't many young actresses that im crazy about but i loved her. Her acting in What I Like About You made the show funny and she's not one of those crazy partying actresses who thinks she entitled to the world. Good Luck Amanda !

  6. 6

    oh my gosh! noooo she used to be my favourite actress wen i was younger.
    she cant just retire ive seen every single one of her movies WHY IS THIS HAPPENING noooooooooooooooo i wish miley cyrus was retiring and not amanda bynes


  7. 7

    i dont think shes serious bout that

  8. 8

    GOOD! i cant stand her she drives me crazy!

  9. 9

    WHAT!! I was JUST watching She's The Man YESTERDAY!! I miss her!!

  10. 10

    No matter what, she'll still be considered [in my books] an amazing actress! Loved her when I was young.

  11. 11

    didnt she just do that sleazy spread in maxim? is that what shes retiring to do fulltime?

  12. 12

    Okay, who is this again?

  13. 13

    "I've only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play" Oh…so, you did your job? Moron.

  14. 14

    hurry up and get your sex tape and reality show going gurl !!

  15. 15

    Hey look, Hollywood's obsession with talentless, hollow wastes of money has chased another genuinely gifted artist away.

    I hope she reconsiders.

  16. 16

    You really dont retire from acting. You might have some highs and lows during your career. She has had trouble changing from a teen star to an adult actress. I am sure that if a decent role comes her way she will be back.

  17. 17

    24? WOW! She looks the same age as Miley, which is 17

  18. 18

    Desperate plea for publicity anyone?

  19. 19

    LOL its sooo ovious why she saids that. For one for the past 3 years shes been jumping from agency to agency. When she was 18 she signed with UTA, then because Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff got more roles at CAA she moved to CAA aswell. When all they gave her was good girl roles, she moved to Endeavor, then after her Sydney white film flopped she moved to ICM, now i've heard she has no agency representing her due to her dad having a bad rap for accussing agents of not giving Amanda good roles. Ha maybe if she didnt play those good girls roles since she left nicolodon in 2002, she would have a career. So people dont believe her so called "Retirement" she cant get a good role in hollywood. Because the sexier actesses get roles, Megan, Scarlett heck even lindsay has 3 films in the works. poor Amanda exscuses, exscuses

  20. 20

    starting at KFC on monday

  21. 21

    uhhh, who cares?
    she's about as relative as "All That" now a days.

  22. 22

    I hope she is just frustrated and not serious. I really enjoy her
    acting and think she has much more to offer now and in the years ahead. She just needs to take some time to clear her head and then start on a new film project.


  23. 23

    Time for her to stop before her ego kills her and burns bridges of all around her.

    What an ago. She should be grateful she can make that kind of money. Can you say ungrateful?

  24. 24

    aw. what? shes good!

  25. 25

    She used to be your friend, Perez. You sure drop them like hot potatoes when it suits you. Or, maybe your sissy has completely taken over your website (nothing like a little nepotism) while you run around and try to be famous for….being an asshole to everyone who as ever met you. Who needs enemies when they have such a wonderful friend such as yourself? I've always assumed you were a decent guy trying to make a buck (and I can't fault you for that), but you really are a douche-bag. Either you wrote this "story" or you condoned your fat ugly sister to write this story. Whatever the case, you clearly aren't a true friend. And, I could care less about Amanda Bynes. I just hate your crap loyalty. But hey, I'll still come back just like everyone else. So, you can sleep well knowing your shit antics will always make you money. Sweet dreams.

  26. 26

    A person can act in local theater and still be an actor. If she truly loved it she would go to all areas of acting and not just movies or television. My guess is she'll get more into fashion tho I don't think her dear brand did too well. :(

  27. 27

    Do they let them that young in the Motion Picture Nursing home?

  28. luvu2 says – reply to this


    ooohhhh (pout) she's an awesome actress with great comedic timing. Are we to assume from the first line that she's going to start writing? Good Luck in whatever she does Love her!!!

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  30. 30

    Well That's a bummer. I really liked her!!She was one of the ones that isn't into getting high or drinking obsessivally. I wonder what she'll do for as career know? I'm thinking she'll either, resort to designing clothes or making an album… Let's see!!

  31. exBFF says – reply to this


    i've always enjoyed her acting. I hope she's just taking a break.

  32. luvu2 says – reply to this


    Really Perez? "Amanday Bynes" these spelling mistakes are really starting to get on my nerves! C'mon millions of people are looking at this. Use Spell check!!!

  33. 33

    ..id like to lick her ass in retirement (_!_)

  34. 34

    Gutted, I really like her!! Shes the man is one ofmy favourite chick flicks, Bad times.

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  36. 36

    Who cares? not I. Both her expressions & fugly face are so annoying to watch. When I see it, I turn the channel. :(

  37. 37

    She's only "retiring" because she can't get work.

  38. 38

    Awwwwww…….one of the few young, talented actresses around - what a shame! SHE'LL BE BACK!

  39. 39

    Well, damn that is too bad. :( :( Bummerzz

  40. Laury says – reply to this


    Good for her. Although I'll miss her, I applaud her for following her heart.

  41. 41

    what a pity. I actually liked her in "what a girl wants" and "what I like about you"…actually I liked her in almost every movie I watched her.

  42. 42

    She should have stuck to comedy. That's about the only role she can play.

    It's a sad truth, but "ugly" doesn't otherwise sell. It seems only pretty girls get the good roles. If you're going to sit and watch something for a long period of time the girl's face should be more alluring.

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  44. 44

    What a shame as she's been one of the few young acresses who's remained normal amidst all the Hollywood craziness. She knows who she is and what she wants. If I were her parents I'd be so proud of her. I'll miss seeing her on tv and in cinemas but I wish her success in whatever she decides to move on to.

  45. 45

    Maybe if she didn't play the same character over and over and over and over, she wouldn't be so bored.

  46. 46

    Re: DaRockz – learn how to spell please :)

  47. 47


  48. 48

    She was likely HIGH when she 'tweeted' this info., and does not really mean it, OR, she is doing it for publicity….That is how HollyWood works …

  49. 49

    Re: LuluLovesGlee – Gawd, IF only Miley would retire ! I would rent the biggest hall for her 'Going Away Party' ! ! !

  50. 50

    She's been in some young kooky movies. But I loved them. I think she just didn't get the right parts. I think she's tired of being that goofy girl. She'll come back if she lands the right part. I totally understand where she's coming from.

  51. 51

    Re: HoldyourfireAl – LOL!! Hilarious

  52. 52

    sad that she doesn't love it. I bet its a lot on a person no telling how hard or dark it is on the inside. Shes such a ball of light with a HUGE personality :| Id love to see her in films as opposed to a lot of these fake bitches

  53. 53

    It's probably a publicity stunt since she can't get anymore work. The last time I saw her in a movie it was Hairspray, which was like 3 years ago.

  54. 54

    Re: Valentina – TRUEEEEEEEEEEE

  55. 55

    sounds like she quit acting in 2007

  56. 56

    Re: Be-Atch – I hope Miley don't retire she can actually talk in a complete sentence and sings from the heart and is so cute. STFU jealous tubby

  57. 57

    Now she can go back to school and learn the difference between "a part" and "apart."

  58. 58

    Re: dontbesonaive – Now, Now Miley, didn't yer Pa learn you no manners ? And, shouldn't you be practis'n for that big awards show up there in Toronto, Canada ? How you have time to be on the internets and all ?

  59. 59

    …AND, IF Miley was to retire, I would give everyone free LAP-DANCES !

  60. 60

    her movies are cute and funny I like her

  61. 61

    who cares

  62. 62

    What a dumb ass. Yeah, she doesn't think it's fun now but wait 5 years from now when she's dead broke and wants to start acting again. No one will want her ass. She should have said a BREAK instead of "retiring"

  63. 63

    That's rather sad. I always thought she was a pretty decent good actress! She is one of the few youngers ones who actually had it. I really liked she's the man.

  64. 64

    you guys don't realize how much ca$h amy bines has, right ?

    that bitch is loaded!she has enough money to live like royalty forever, last time i checked, she had more than 90 million $$$, besides, her family is loaded as well…i really don't believe she will come back anytime soon.Re: ScreamVengeance – i wanna know what kind of moron can spend almost 100 million in less than 5 years….

  65. 65

    This woman is actually talented. I think she,s too good for hollywood

  66. 66

    Good for her to go with what she loves and if acting isnt her love anymore so be it, there ARE other jobs in the world you know. I feel bad she has to be part of the group of 20 something girls who have to prove something and i feel like she had to try too hard because she WASNT one of those hard partying girls a la lohan, rather becoming a hard core druggie or just a slutty whore , she's staying true to herself and maturing nicely. Good job!

  67. 67

    Hmm… is that why they were showing "Shes the Man" on ABC today? Thought it was kinda random. Anyway I hope and im sure shell be back!

  68. 68

    aaw…I really like her, she's so funny. I wish her the best

  69. 69

    Good riddance. She should probably get some counseling from the same psychiatrist that worked with Ron Artest. Instead of focusing on putting out, she should have focused on longevity in her career. She is retiring because her "talent" is limited, she is not that cute and no one is lining up to see her movies. It's just a matter of time before the sex tape and Playboy spreads come out.

  70. 70

    My child will not grow up to know what a class act actress should be like. ..her slap-stick comedy and homour will be missed. . .she's a classy lady and not in it for the fame. . .which was noticeable. . . hope she comes back sooner then she thinks she ever would. . .


  71. 71

    that sucks :( i like her! and i just watched her on tv in She's the Man!

  72. 72

    I think her movie choices were all wrong. She was great on tv…and it's hard to get good "teen" comedies that can actually provide growth. I think she's funny and truelly enjoyed her show with Jenny Garth. "She's The Man" is probably the best movie she made. Heck if Channing Tatum was able to use that as a jumping off point she should have been able to do…but like I said the follow up choices were not so great.

  73. 73

    and so goes another entertaining young lady…maybe you should fade away perez there's always the chance that some stupid tween somewhere would actually care

  74. 74

    Sure. Once she gets a real job she will realise it gives her no where near as much money as acting and she will be like screw this im going back to acting.

  75. 75

    Can you return to comedy? You're brilliant at it!

  76. 76

    Other experiences will round your life out - good for you!!!!!!!

  77. 77

    What is she going to do in the next 50+ years of her life? Not that I don't think she can't live off the money's she's made if she uses it wisely, but won't her life be boring without work? Or is she only retirering from the entertainment industry to do something else?

  78. 78

    damn, I liked her acting! she's so funny!

  79. 79

    Too bad.. I really liked her as an actress.. I even liked Sydney White. So what is she going to do now? Or what has she been doing?

  80. 80

    I that's what makes her happy, then all the power to her.

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  82. 82

    LOL she hasnt acted in forever shes "retiring" because she ain't gettin' hired ;)

  83. 83

    all i have to say is…

    'amanda please' –the amanda show

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  85. 85

    she'll be back. I bet my sexy suspenders on it !!!

  86. 86

    I can take her job anytime, so all the sad producers out there - CALL ME!

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  88. 88

    Re: fcuk_u – were you not alive in the 90s? She was in All That and got her own show on Nickelodoen!

  89. 89

    She should then write her own materials at least help the broke business. I can't stand hollywood lately. Nothing seems to be about entertainment just for looks. Anybody talented. All the HOT STARS are really not hot… brad pitt is old, Kate Hudson has no shape to her. But again i am also judging on their looks since thats what hollywood keeps focusing on. I truely love Sandra Bullock thats a good actress and you always forget to look at her as hot star and she is beautiful btw. I love minority stars but they aren't getting much press… why is that PEREZ????

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  91. 91

    That's like calling your ex to tell her you never want to speak to her again i.e. a desperate cry for attention.

  92. 92

    that would be such a waiste not to be able to see that hottie on the big screen,shes still reall really really cute,and looks like she would be a slamming hot fuck too!

  93. 93

    Maybe she'll actually do something rewarding. Starting with college. Something 99.9% of these current celebutards don't do.

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  95. 95

    lmao i've been waiting for the world to realize bitch can't act for shit.. she didn't 'retire' she just can't find work anymore

  96. MP says – reply to this


    I really liked her in Sydney White and in What a Girl Wants. I hope she finds something she loves to do.

  97. 97

    She's probably taking some time off to think about what she really likes to do. Later on she'll probably come back to acting. This is a wise decision. I hope she took careful consideration. I'm guessing acting wasn't her forte.

  98. 98

    it makes sense i guess. i loved watching her on ALL That. dear ashley, thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's meeee!

  99. 99

    Aww man, she's my favourite and I'm stoked for Easy A. I'll miss her a lot.

  100. 100

    so what is she going to do now?like singing or modeling??

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