Bethany Joy Lenz Bio: Age, Height, Net Worth, Daughter, Movies, Instagram, Nationality

Bethany Joy Lenz is an American actress, songwriter, and filmmaker.

She is best known for her role as Haley James Scott on the hit TV series One Tree Hill, where she showcased her acting and singing skills during its nine seasons.

She has also appeared in other TV series such as Guiding Light, Dexter, and Agents of SHIELD. She is also a passionate musician and has released several albums and songs as a solo artist and as a member of the band Everly.


  • Full name: Bethany Joy Lenz
  • Date of Birth: April 2, 1981
  • Age: 42
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, USA
  • Country: United States
  • Occupation: Actor, singer-songwriter, film producer
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm)
  • Parents: Robert George Lentz (father), Katherine Malcolm Holt Sheppard (mother)
  • Brothers and sisters: None
  • Spouse: Michael Jacob Galeotti (ex-husband)
  • Children: Maria Rose Galeotti (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $6 million

Early life and education

Bethany Joy Lenz, with her middle name Joy, was born on April 2, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida, the daughter of Robert George Lenz, a history teacher and therapist, and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard, a human resources manager and entrepreneur.

She has no siblings. She is of German, Scottish, Irish, and Australian descent. When she was seven, she and her family moved to Arlington, Texas.

She began singing at a young age and joined the Creative Arts Theatre and School, taking dance, tap, jazz, acting and drama classes.

She also starred in several local and national commercials and landed her first stage role in a production of The Wizard of Oz.

She attended Pope Elementary School and later moved to Bedford, Texas, where she attended Harwood Junior High School and Trinity High School. She graduated from Eastern Christian High School in New Jersey. Her vocal range is four octaves.

personal life

Bethany Joy Lenz married musician and former keyboardist for the band Enation, Michael Jacob Galeotti, on December 31, 2005, after dating for about a year.

They welcomed their daughter, Maria Rose Galeotti, on February 23, 2011. However, the couple announced their separation in March 2012 and finalized their divorce in 2015.

Lentz has since been linked to actor Wes Ramsey, whom she met on the set of Guiding Light in 2000 and dated from 2012 to 2017.

She also briefly dated One Tree Hill co-star James Lafferty in 2008. As of 2023, she is still single and focusing on her career and raising her daughter.


Bethany Joy Lenz began her acting career in 1993 when she played the clone of Reva Shayne in the soap opera Guiding Light.

She continued to play the role until 1998 and appeared in several other television shows and films such as 1973, Slim Man and Woman, I Love You, I Don’t Love You and Off-Broadway’s Love of a Fox Lady/Boogie 70s Explosion.

She also pursued her own music career and formed the band Everly in 2000 with her friend Amber Sweeney.

They released two EPs, Mission Bell and Fireside, and performed at various venues and events.

Lentz’s breakthrough role came in 2003 when she played Haley James Scott, a smart and loyal high school student who married her basketball star boyfriend, Nathan Scott, on the WB/CW series One Tree Hill.

She played the character for nine seasons from 2003 to 2012, and also sang several songs for the show’s soundtrack album and performed live at charity events and concerts.

She also directed two episodes of the show and wrote and produced a web series called The Music Notebook based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

After One Tree Hill ended, Lentz went on to star in various TV shows and movies such as Men at Work, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, All About Music, American Gothic, Colony, Grey’s Anatomy, Dexter, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

She has also starred in several Hallmark Channel movies such as Snowed-Inn Christmas, Royal Matchmaker, Bottled with Love, and Five Star Christmas. In 2017, she also made her feature film debut in Extortion, co-starring Eion Bailey and Barkhad Abdi.

Lenz continued to pursue her music career and released her first solo album, Preincarnate, in 2002. She followed that up with Come On Home in 2005 and Then Slowly Grows in 2012.

She has also collaborated with artists such as Tyler Hilton, Michelle Featherstone, and Ron Pope. She has performed at music festivals and events such as the One Tree Hill Convention, the OTH Fan Cruise, and the Rock the Schools Concert.

She also founded her own record label, Hillster Music, in 2012. Lenz is a filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced several short films, such as Grace, One Night, and Cider Carols. She also co-created and starred in a web series called Poinsettias for Christmas, which premiered on Lifetime in 2018.

net worth

Bethany Joy Lenz’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million.

She has earned her wealth through her acting, singing, film making career, and endorsements and appearances.

social media

  • Instagram account: @joylenz
  • Twitter: @BethanyJoyLenz


  • Guiding Light
  • Thinner
  • I love you, I don’t love you
  • Mary and Rhoda
  • Felicity
  • Charmed
  • End of August
  • Blackmail
  • Home
  • Dexter
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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