Bynes, seen here in April 2012, again made headlines that June when she asked President Barack Obama on Twitter to fire the officer who had arrested her.
That August, she allegedly hit another vehicle, incurring a second hit-and-run charge.
While working on movies like "Sydney White," Bynes' personal life also took the spotlight.
She was briefly linked to athlete and reality star Doug Reinhardt, here at a Los Angeles Lakers game in December 2008.
Seen here at the premiere of her 2005 animated movie "Robots," she also starred in "Love Wrecked" (2005) and a comedy with Channing Tatum, "She's The Man" (2006).Bynes hadn't yet announced that she was through with acting when she walked the red carpet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.She saved that revelation for the following June, only to announce that she'd "un-retired" by July.She deleted all old tweets from her Twitter account, and instead began posting about her enrollment at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.Yet by September, Bynes' was again arrested on a DUI charge. She also has a driving under the influence case pending in Southern California, while a pair of separate hit-and-run charges against her were dismissed last year.