Amanda Bynes Retires From Acting At 24

Jun. 21 2010, Published 11:30 a.m. ET

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Amanda Bynes is taking herself out of show business, announcing via Twitter that she has quit acting.

"Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem," Bynes wrote on June 19. "If I don't love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it."

The twenty-four year old has been in entertainment for half of her life, landing the Nickelodeon show “All That” when she was ten.

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After getting her own show “The Amanda Show,” she starred in a string of films including Hairspray, She’s The Man, and What A Girl Wants. Her last film will be the comedy Easy A starring Emma Stone.

She followed up her news with a note to her dad: “I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I've retired... I wanna thank my dad for his words of wisdom!!!! ‘the truth will set you free’ one of his phrases I will never forget!!!!”


In 2007, Bynes was on the Forbes list as the 5th highest paid celebrity under 21. She earned $2.5 million.



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