She’s baaaack! Amanda Bynes made a rare appearance at a fundraiser in Glendale, CA, earlier this month to show her support for Pat Harris — the Democratic candidate running for a seat in the United States Senate. Although the former Nickelodeon star doesn’t usually publicize her political beliefs, a source told Us Weekly that she wanted to “show up to support Pat.” Watch the video above to see how Amanda is doing since stepping out for the event!

“Amanda attended a fundraiser for the Democratic challenger for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, Pat Harris,” the source explained. “Amanda is very civic-minded and wanted to show up to support Pat. [She is] basically just living her life.”

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Since 2014 — when Amanda was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold for several weeks — she has not only tried to turn her life around, but also made the effort, despite any backlash, to become more active on social media in hopes to get back into the spotlight. “There are times when she is more active on social media and then will stop because sadly, people can just be so negative,” the source revealed. But things are looking up for the starlet! The source added, “She is on track to graduate from fashion school this summer.”

Back in February 2018, another insider told Us Weekly that Amanda is “very excited about the next chapter of her professional life.” And she hopes to launch her own fashion line after graudation! “Amanda will make it a reality — 2018 is going to be Amanda’s triumphant return,” the source claimed.

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Amanda’s rise to stardom began when she was just seven years old, but she really became popular for her various roles on the hit Nickelodeon show All That. At 13, she starred on The Amanda Show and then moved on to score a major part in her debut film role, Big Fat Liar. From there, she went on to star in several sitcoms and movies including, What I Like About You, She’s the Man, Hairspray, and Easy A.

It wasn’t until 2012 when Amanda started her downward spiral. She was charged with driving under the influence, but had those charges dropped in order to receive a three-year probation sentence. The following year, she was charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession shortly before her involuntary hospitalization — during which her parents filed for conservatorship. In 2014, the conservatorship was granted to Amanda’s mother. It looks like 2018 is going to be Amanda’s year!