Amanda Bynes returns to social media after going off the grid for 9 months

Amanda Bynes has dramatically entered and exited the spotlight many times, but this time, she's re-emerging iwth a no-frills move: Just a simple selfie.

The 33-year-old posted a mirror pic on Instagram on Tuesday, breaking a nine-month streak of little interaction with the public. Assuming the photo is a recent snap, she's currently rocking long bright pink hair and side bangs. (Earlier this year, when she quietly graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she had blonde hair with pink streaks.) 

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Although Bynes spoke candidly (and posed for gorgeous photos) in a November 2018 spread for Paper, we've heard and seen little of her in the months since. She was sober at the time of the interview and attributed past erratic behavior to drug abuse, but in March, reports emerged that she had relapsed. 

The attention from the Paper interview reportedly contributed to Bynes' setback as she struggled to adjust to the feeling of renewed public pressure, according to Us Weekly.

In 2017, Bynes expressed a strong interest in returning to acting. In the late '90s and early 2000s, as she emerged as a Nickelodeon star and later took on film roles, she was widely seen as one of the most promising young comedic actresses in the industry.

One of her former Nick colleagues, Kel Mitchell, said in July that he'd love to have his "little sister" make a cameo appearance on the reboot of "All That," the sketch show that made Bynes a child star.

“That would be crazy! We really want her to do a cameo in All That. We’ve been talking about that,” Mitchell told People. “So, Amanda, come on, girl! Call ya brother up!”

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SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 6: Amanda Bynes attends Teen Choice Awards on August 6, 2000 at the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Amanda Bynes -- Air Date 05/15/2003 -- Episode 2490 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Amanda Bynes during an interview with host Jay Leno on May 15, 2000 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY - MAY 14: Amanda Bynes attends WB Upfront All-Star Party on May 14, 2002 at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Amanda Bynes during Kid's Choice Awards Arrivals in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
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NEW YORK - JULY 23: Actress Amanda Bynes Visits fuse's 'The Sauce' at Fuse Studios New York - July 23, 2007 (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
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Amanda Bynes during 8th Annual Lili Claire Foundation Benefit at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Shia LaBeouf and Amanda Bynes during Amanda Bynes, Shia LaBeouf and Raven Symone Vist MTV's 'TRL' - Spetember 29, 2005 at MTV Studios - Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Amanda Bynes during Amanda Bynes, Shia LaBeouf and Raven Symone Vist MTV's 'TRL' - Spetember 29, 2005 at MTV Studios - Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Amanda Bynes during 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Actress Amanda Bynes poses at the GQ & Beefeater Hosted Opening party of the Duncan Quinn, Melrose fashion Store on July 18, 2006 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 05: Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 5, 2007 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2007 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
©2008 GAMEPIKS Actress Amanda Bynes and her boyfriend Doug Reinhardt sit courtside as they attend the Los Angeles Lakers/Phoenix Suns NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 10, 2008. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Amanda Bynes sighting on December 10, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Amanda Bynes sighting on Sunset Blvd. on November 23, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 03: Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino during the club's four-year anniversary party October 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Amanda Bynes attends JILL STUART Spring/Summer Collection 2010 at NY Public Library Astor Hall on September 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by JIMI CELESTE /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Amanda Bynes at the MTV Movie Awards 2011 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Los Angeles. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Amanda Bynes is seen at LAX on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actress Amanda Bynes is seen doing her make-up outside in Soho on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Amanda Bynes is seen on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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