Bethany Joy Lenz

Mostly Credited As: Bethany Joy Lenz
Sometimes Credited As: Joie Lenz
Bethany Joy Galeotti
Bethany Joie Lenz

Birth Name: Bethany Joy Lenz
Date Of Birth: April 02, 1981 (Age 35)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Hollywood, Florida
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz was born on April 2, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida. Her first on-stage role came in 1988 during a stage production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She appeared in several other local stage productions before landing her first big-screen role in the 1996 film Thinner. Bethany landed her first television role in 1998 on the soap Guiding Light as Michelle Bauer Santos. From there, Bethany guest starred on several series, including Charmed and The Guardian. In 2003, she was cast as Haley James Scott on One Tree Hill, which is also her current role.

Aside from her acting career, Bethany has released two independent records Preincarnate (2002) and Come On Home (2005). Her music has been featured on One Tree Hill and in 2002 she toured with artists Tyler Hilton, The Wreckers, and Gavin DeGraw to promote One Tree Hill.

On December 31, 2005, Bethany married musician Michael Galeotti. The two divorced in 2012 and share one child.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Christmas Secret (2014)As: Christine Eisley
Songbyrd (2014)As: Lauren Byrd
One Tree Hill (2003)As: Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Guiding Light (1952)As: Michelle Bauer Santos #4 (1998-2000)
Episode Cast Credits 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) 
  Paradise Lost 03x16: (Apr/12/2016) As Stephanie Malick 
  Paradise Lost 03x16: (Apr/12/2016) As Stephanie Malick 
  Parting Shot 03x13: (Mar/22/2016) As Stephanie Malick 
  Parting Shot 03x13: (Mar/22/2016) As Stephanie Malick 

Dexter (2006) 
  This Little Piggy 08x05: (Jul/28/2013) As Cassie 
  Scar Tissue 08x04: (Jul/21/2013) As Cassie 
  Scar Tissue 08x04: (Jul/21/2013) As Cassie 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Cassie 

Men at Work (2012) 
  Tyler the Pioneer 02x06: (May/09/2013) As Meg 
  Tyler the Pioneer 02x06: (May/09/2013) As Meg 

Life Unexpected (2010) 
  Music Faced 02x05: (Oct/12/2010) As Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti), [Special Guest Stars]
  Music Faced 02x05: (Oct/12/2010) As Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti), [Special Guest Stars]

The Guardian (2001) 
  What It Means to You 02x20: (Apr/22/2003) As Caire Stasiak 
  My Aim Is True 02x18: (Mar/18/2003) As Caire Stasiak 
  My Aim Is True 02x18: (Mar/18/2003) As Caire Stasiak 

Charmed (1998) 
  A Knight to Remember 04x06: (Nov/01/2001) As Lady Julia 
  A Knight to Remember 04x06: (Nov/01/2001) As Lady Julia 

Off Centre (2001) 
  Feeling Shellfish 01x02: (Oct/21/2001) As Heather 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

One Tree Hill (2003) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace 08x09 Nov/16/2010 As: Director
At the Bottom of Everything 07x17 Feb/15/2010 As: Director
Featured Songs

One Tree Hill Songs:
Weeks Go by Like Days + Never Gonna Be 
You Know I Love You, Don’t You + Maybe 
Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun + Maybe 
4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) + Quicksand 
We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) + Hotel Cafe
+ Scheming Star 
Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous + Feel This 
Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 1 + Feel This (feat. Enation) 
What Comes After the Blues + Feel This 
What Do You Go Home To? + Leaving Town Alive (feat. Jeff Cohen) 
Brave New World + Halo 
How a Resurrection Really Feels + Halo 
Like You Like an Arsonist + Elsewhere 
Let the Reigns Go Loose + Let Me Fall 
We Might as Well Be Strangers + Let Me Fall 
Suddenly Everything Has Changed + Elsewhere 

Favorite TV shows are Joan of Arcadia, Alias, Lost, I Love Lucy, and Arrested Development.

Bethany's favorite movies are The Notebook, Braveheart, The Princess Bride and Equilibrium.

After completing One Tree Hill, Bethany plans on finishing college.

The first commercial Bethany was in was for Swan's Crossing.

In 2006, Bethany went on tour with The Wreckers, Tyler Hilton and Gavin DeGraw.

Her music is inspired by Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, Fiona Apple and James Taylor.

Her favorite singer is Sheryl Crow.

Bethany has a springer spaniel, Scout, as well as pet cats.

Loves cappucinos.

Favorite actresses are Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, and Tea Leoni.

More Trivia
Bethany Joy Lenz Quotes
Bethany: (about filming One Tree Hill) Like summer camp, only it's really cold in Wilmington, North Carolina. I've never lived in a small town, but I always pictured myself in a small house, drinking lemonade on my porch swing. Now I have the porch.

Bethany: I am not a people person. It's not that I am shy, but I am more comfortable in an atmosphere of one-on-one. I hate crowds and parties.

Bethany: Music's something I'll be doing for the rest of my life, whether I'm just playing guitar in my living room or whether I'm playing for 3,000 people.

Bethany: I think I started to see that acting was a really great catharsis for me. I've always been really creative and artistic, but I think acting was something that I could pour my creative energy into, and it took all of me. To this day, I haven't found that feeling anywhere else.

Bethany: (about her character on One Tree Hill) The interesting thing about Haley is that she feels really awful, but at the same time she doesn't walk around groveling. That would be pathetic. She wants to be forgiven, but she is willing to earn that. I hope the Nathan and Haley fans hang in there because I think they will be very satisfied with the outcome.

Bethany: Music is something that is in you. You can touch people with your music even if you're working a job at starbucks or working a desk job.

Bethany: I wrote my first song when I was maybe like four years old. I was always wandering around the house making things up. Back then, I learned a lot about singing from listening to Mariah Carey. I would sing to her [albums] and try and get all her riffs and stuff. I would be in my room for hours until I could get it right, it helps being an only child because I didn't have anything else to do.

Bethany: I'm not a morning person. But I'm not really much of a night person, either. I'm just kind of there.

Bethany: I eat peanut butter, Swiss cheese and lettuce sandwiches. Really, they're very good.