Bethany Joy Lenz Biography
Her first theater role was in the local production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz where she took the role of a Munchkin at age seven. This was followed by a portrayal of the character Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Irving Community Theater. Bethany Joy Lenz eventually landed on a commercial for Swan Crossing, and subsequently performed on stage productions such as Annie, Cinderella and Gypsy: A Musical Fable.
Bethany Joy Lenz relocated with her family once again this time to New Jersey. By this time she already was a commercial veteran, appearing in Eggos Waffles and Dr Pepper. She adopted a stage name, Joie Lenz. When she reached fifteen, Bethany Joy Lenz made her film debut in Stephen Kings Thinner, where she received good reviews for her role. This was followed by a nine-episode appearance in the CBS soap, Guiding Light. There she impressed not just the audiences but the shows executives, such that she was later recast to take on the role of Michelle Bauer Santos in the said soap.
After two years in Guiding Light, Bethany Joy Lenz starred opposite Danny Anniello in the independent film entitled The End Of August, which earned critical acclaim. From New York she then moved to Los Angeles to on the play The Outsiders, as well as making guest appearances in Off-Centre, Felicity, Charmed, The Guardian and Maybe Its Me. She also joined the cast of Bring It On Again in 2001 as Marni Potts. Around this time, she Bethany Joy Lenz was featured in the January issue of Interview Magazines Stars on the Rise.
In 2003, Bethany Joy Lenz took part in the TV series One Tree Hill where she became known as Haley James. At this time she has been focusing on her singing career and has as well sang the song Halo for the shows second season soundtrack. Bethany Joy Lenz then embarked on a music tour with The Wreckers, Gavin DeGraw and The Wreckers to promote One Tree Hill. She already has two independent records as well as soundtrack credits for Ten Inch Hero.
Bethany Joy Lenz married Michael Galeotti of the band Enation in 2005.