Amanda Bynes has been famous since the age of 10, after landing a role on Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show "All That." But lately, the 27-year-old is better known for legal trouble, tweeting brow-raising statements and photos, and increasing speculation about her mental health. (Bynes, for the record, has maintained that she's fine.)
Amanda Bynes became a superstar among the elementary-aged crowd starting in 1996 as a member of the Nickelodeon show "All That," on which she memorably played a sweet young lady full of rage during the "Ask Ashley" skit.
By 1999, Bynes had become popular enough to host her own show. Nickelodeon put her at the center of the "All That" spinoff, "The Amanda Show."
By 2002, Bynes parted ways with her Nickelodeon shows and transitioned into movies. She starred in "Big Fat Liar" that year and followed it up with 2003's "What A Girl Wants."
Bynes landed not only a hit TV series with "What I Like About You," on which she starred with Jennie Garth from 2002 to 2006, but also reportedly a new boyfriend. Bynes and co-star Nick Zano reportedly began dating in 2003.
Between 2005 and 2007, Bynes steadily worked in film in addition to her TV sitcom. 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).
In 2007, Bynes starred in a summer hit with the remake of "Hairspray," which also featured John Travolta, Allison Janney (seen here), Zac Efron, Queen Latifah and Nikki Blonsky.
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.
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.
Sure enough, Bynes was still acting: Her comedy with Emma Stone, "Easy A," arrived in September 2010. It is, however, Bynes' last credited film.
In April 2012, Bynes shocked fans when she was arrested on suspicion of DUI after getting into a fender-bender with police not long after her 26th birthday. Within days, she was accused of hitting another driver and then driving off.
Bynes, seen here in April 2012, again made headlines that June when she asked President 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.
By September, Bynes reportedly had her car impounded and was cited for driving on a suspended license. Despite her legal issues and other reports of oddball behavior -- like locking herself in a dressing room and taking off her top in spin class -- Bynes told People magazine at the time that she was "doing amazing" and had plans to move to New York to work on her fashion career.
In November 2012, Bynes, who became a regular celebrity snapped by paparazzi, announced that she's a 26-year-old retired multimillionaire.
Around that time, speculation about Bynes' state began to grow as she appeared to share photos from social media accounts that were credited to the star.
Early in 2013, Bynes generated plenty of press with a new look that included long blond hair and apparent cheek piercings. In March, she nearly brought down Twitter when she seemingly sent Drake a lewd tweet.
In April 2013, the same month that Bynes turned 27, the headlines about her behavior were popping up almost daily. The news typically revolved around her reported Twitter account, where self-portraits and unsettling statements were shared.
Between her tweets and her attention-grabbing appearances in NYC, it is easy to forget that Bynes also has legal issues. The 27-year-old was sentenced to three years of probation for her suspended license case in early May. On May 23, she was arrested in New York after allegedly tossing drug paraphernalia out of the window of her apartment.
- Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday after allegedly throwing a bong out her window
- She's charged with tampering, reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana
- Bynes says "don't believe any reports;" she says the arresting officer sexually harassed her
- Police are investigating Bynes' sexual harassment claim, a spokesman says
Editor's note: This story contains graphic language.
(CNN) -- Amanda Bynes has had a rough few days -- some might say, a rough few months -- landing in jail after allegedly tossing a marijuana bong out of her 36th-floor New York apartment window.
On Saturday, the 27-year-old actress took to Twitter with a simple message: "Don't believe any reports."
And she didn't stop there.
The New York police's story -- as related by spokesman Christopher Pisano -- is that officers were called Thursday to her abode in Manhattan's theater district after her building manager reported the 27-year-old was smoking an "illegal substance" in the lobby.
Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested again May 23 in New York after she allegedly tossed drug paraphernalia out the window of her Manhattan apartment. The actress previously had been booked for suspicion of driving under the influence in Hollywood, California, on April 6, 2012, after she got into a fender bender with a marked police car. She later tweeted President Barack Obama and asked him to fire the cop who made the arrest. The California arrest is the source of this mug shot.
Actor Edward Furlong was arrested again on Friday, May 17, after allegedly violating a protective order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend. Furlong is seen here in a police booking photo after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the arrest which resulted in the protective order, on January 13, in Los Angeles.
Country music star Billy Currington has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person on April 15 in his native state of Georgia.
Actress Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were arrested early April 19 in Atlanta after Toth was pulled over for suspected drunken driving with Witherspoon in the car, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to authorities on March 26 after a warrant was issued for his arrest on aggravated assault charges in Atlanta.
Singer Bruno Mars was arrested on September 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on a drug charge. He later accepted a "deferred adjudication" deal in 2011.
Lohan poses for a mug shot on March 20, 2013, after accepting 90 days in a "locked in" drug rehab facility for misdemeanor charges.
Stanley Kirk Burrell, aka MC Hammer, was arrested February 21 in Dublin, California, for allegedly obstructing an officer.
Actor Stephen Baldwin was arrested December 6 on a charge of failing to file New York state personal income tax returns for three years, according to a statement released by the Rockland County district attorney's office.
William J. Drayton, 53, also known as Flavor Flav, was arrested October 17 in Las Vegas and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery in a case involving his fiancee of eight years, police said.
Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested singer Fiona Apple on September 18, saying they found marijuana and hashish on her tour bus.
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 26, was charged with vandalism and public intoxication in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 16.
Los Angeles police took this 2011 mug shot of party girl Lindsay Lohan for violating her probation for a 2007 drunken driving conviction. She later cleaned up her act -- and the L.A. County Coroner's office -- by completing community service as a morgue janitor.
Bad boy actor Charlie Sheen is no stranger to Hollywood scandal. He posed for this mug after a 2009 arrest related to a domestic violence dispute.
This mug was snapped after Mel Gibson, now notorious for getting himself into trouble, was arrested and charged with drunk driving in 2006.
Nicole Richie was sentenced to four days in jail for DUI in August 2007. She spent 82 minutes in custody.
Musician Randy Travis was arrested August 7 for misdemeanor DWI and felony retaliation after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident and found buck naked in the roadway. He was later released on bond.
Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, was booked on gun charges twice in June 2000. Police said both arrests stemmed from fights -- the first over his estranged wife, Kim, and the second against rival rap group Insane Clown Posse.
Funny-man Russell Brand landed himself in the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office on March 16 when he snatched a photographer's iPhone and threw it at a window. Brand was free on bond after turning himself in to New Orleans police.
Rapper Jay-Z was arrested in 1999 for allegedly stabbing a record executive in a New York night club. He pleaded guilty in 2001 and was sentenced to three years' probation.
Matthew McConaughey was arrested in Austin, Texas, in 1999 after police allegedly found him dancing naked and playing bongo drums in his house. He paid a $50 fine for disturbing his neighbors with the show.
Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, posed for this mug in 1994 when he was arrested at 19 for allegedly dealing heroin and crack cocaine.
Robert Downey Jr.'s drug problems are almost as famous as his talent. He served time in the late 1990s on a drug conviction, was arrested in November 2000 for drug possession, and was busted again in April 2001 in Culver City, California.
Wayne "Lil Wayne" Carter was booked on drug charges in Arizona in 2008 and sentenced to a year in prison.
Kiefer Sutherland got this mug shot after surrendering to serve a 48-day sentence for his third DUI arrest.
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was arrested for drunken driving after failing a field sobriety test in 2005.
"Gossip Girl" star Chase Crawford was arrested in June 2010 in Austin, Texas, and charged with possession of marijuana. He was charged with a misdemeanor because he had less than 2 ounces, according to a police report.
Jane Fonda was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1970 after a scuffle with police in the airport. U.S. Customs agents allegedly found a large quantity of pills in her possession.
The Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's office took this mug shot of the famous "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin after they found marijuana, Xanax and sleeping pills in his possession. He was briefly jailed before being released on bond.
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Bynes had headed back to her apartment by the time police arrived, but she let officers in when they knocked on the door, according to Pisano.
Once inside, the officers noticed a bong and other marijuana paraphernalia sitting on a coffee table, which Bynes immediately started to throw out a window.
That account from police, Bynes insists, is "all lies."
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Her story is that she was "sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last" -- the same police officer who, she wrote, ended up arresting her.
Bynes said she had opened her window "for fresh air" and didn't throw out any drug paraphernalia, claiming the officer "lied" when he claimed she did.
Then, she alleged of the officer in her apartment, "He slapped my vagina. Sexual harassment. Big deal."
Asked Saturday night about Bynes' claim the unnamed police officer had sexually harassed her, New York police Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said: "As it would with any such allegation, regardless of its credibility or lack thereof, the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating it."
The actress had more to add. Bynes said she was handcuffed, "which I resisted ... then I was sent to a mental hospital. Offensive."
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"The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window," Bynes tweeted. "That's why the judge let me go."
Police charged her with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana, Pisano said. Bynes was charged with endangerment because the paraphernalia could have hit someone below. According to media reports, she appeared in court Friday and was then released until her next appearance in July.
This week's ordeal is the latest of Bynes' run-ins with the law.
She has a DUI case pending in Southern California, while a pair of separate hit-and-run incidents against her were dismissed late last year. Earlier this month, the actress was sentenced to three years probation for driving on a suspended license.
Along the way, her once squeaky-clean image -- she was a young teenager when she burst on the scene as the lead in Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" -- has taken a hit. After that program, Bynes starred alongside Jennie Garth in the sitcom "What I Like About You." She later scored roles in movies, including "Hairspray" and "Easy A."
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CNN's Jordana Ossad, Ed Payne and KJ Matthews contributed to this report.