Bethany Joy Lenz

Inside Biography

Bethany Joy Lenz is a multitalented personality as she is an American director, producer, musician, and actress. Lenz is best known for her act on the CW television drama One Tree Hill as Haley James Scott. She also portrayed Michele Bauer Santos on the CBS Daytime Soap opera named Guiding Light. The actress is not only blessed with a wide range of acting style but has a soulful and unique voice too. She is also a member of a band named Everly

Bethany Joy Lenz's Early Life And Education 

Bethany Joy Lenz was born on 2nd April 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, in the US. Lenz is the daughter of George Lenz and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard. She is the only child of her parents. Her father is a history teacher as well as a therapist while her mother is a personnel manager and entrepreneur.

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Lenz holds an American nationality and ethnicity wise, she has a mixed ethnical background as she is of German, Australian, German and Irish descent. Her grandfather was a singer. Lenz followed her grandfather’s footsteps and began singing when she was three years old at the church The Carpenter’s Church in Lakeland, Florida.

When Lenz was seven years old her family shifted to Arlington in Texas. There she attended Pope Elementary school. In the school, she took tap, jazz, theater, dance, and acting cla s ses too. She also enrolled in The Creative Arts Theater. When she was seven years old she did her first stage performance in Munchkin named The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a local production.

She graduated from Eastern Christian High School in New Jersey.

Bethany Joy Lenz's Professional Career 

Bethany Joy Lenz started her first professional drama series Swans Crossing during her trip to Los Angeles. When she was seventeen years old she acted on the CBS Daytime soap opera named Guiding Light. During the end of a two-year contract with The Guiding Light, she grabbed the opportunity to leave her role as Michelle Bauer Santos and then moved to Los Angeles from New York City.

Lenz acted in many films and television series. Her films include Psalty’s Salvation Celebration (1992), I Love You, I Love You Not (1996), Thinner (1996), End of August (2000), Bring It On Again (2004), Just Yell Fire: Campus Life (2011), The Christmas Secret (2014).

Lenz has also landed a number of breakout roles in many television programs including 1973 (1998), The Guiding Light (1998-2000), Off Centre (2001), May Be Its Me (2002), The Guardian (2003), One Tree Hill (2003-2012) etc.

Due to exit from Guiding Light Lenz complete a demo of original music. Because she was trained by the director of The Brooklyn College of opera she writes her own music, plays piano and guitar. She had released her first album named Preincarnate in 2002 October.


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After recording When the Stars Go Blue in 2005 with Tyler Hilton, they joined The Wreckers and Gavin DeGraw for a tour 25-city North America One Tree Hill which started in Vancouver. During on tour, Lenz recorded her second independent song named Come On Home. Despite her hectic schedule, Lenz recorded her first music video for Songs in My Pocket.

In 2006, Lenz recorded Halo with ex-American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi which was released in the second volume of One Tree Hill Soundtrack. In the same year, Lenz traveled to Los Angeles to record and write various songs for soundtrack named Ten Inch Hero.

In 2008, Lenz formed a new band named Everly. In 2012 November she joined a band Wakey! Wakey! She also joined other singers at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City for BTF Concerts: Rock The Schools 2012. Lenz sold 9 songs CD named Then Slowly Grows at the concert. In the year 2013, Lenz released her first full-length studio album under the title Your Woman as an independent release on her blog.

In spring 2015, Lenz played the role of Zoe in the comedy-drama television series The Catch alongside Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard, and Jay Hayden. In 2017, she featured in the thriller movie Extortion and in science-fiction drama TV series Colony. The following year, she appeared as a Jenny in Grey's Anatomy

Bethany Joy Lenz's Net Worth And Salary

Bethany Joy Lenz made a lot of money from her acting career which according to Celebrity net worth is around $6 million. The actress has played several iconic roles in both movies and TV shows. 

Lenz currently runs her own jewelry line under her name in a collaboration with online jewelry company Stilnest. Most of her productions are ranging from $60 to $116. 

Bethany Joy Lenz's Personal Life And Hobbies 

Bethany Joy Lenz is a married woman who tied the knots with his boyfriend former Enation keyboardist Michael Galeotti on 31st December 2005. Lenz and her ex-husband Galetti divorced in November 2005. Despite their long marital relationship, the couple got divorced in 2013. The reason behind their divorce, however, is yet to be revealed. The couple has also a baby girl named Maria Rose Galeotti who was born on 11th February.

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Following their separation, the actress started dating with actor Wes Ramsey. The couple was spotted in several public places together. Despite their loving relationship, the couple could not last long and broke up in 2017. 

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Bethany Joy Lenz is 38 years old. 
  • Birth Sign: Aries
  • Height: Lenz stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inch (163 cm). 
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 163 pounds (56 kg).
  • Body Measurements: She has a perfect body measurement of 36-22-34. 
  • She has a brown colored eye and hair color. 
  • Lenz’s hobbies are painting, writing, photography, knitting, making stationery and horse riding.

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