Apr. 2nd, 1981
Hollywood, Florida, USA
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Bethany Joy Lenz (born April 2, 1981) in Hollywood Florida, and now resides in North Carolina where her current project - the WB hit One Tree Hill (2003) - is filmed. Lenz plays "Haley James Scott", wife to 'James Lafferty's "Nathan", and childhood mate of Chad Michael Murray's "Lucas".
Prior to One Tree Hill (2003), Bethany spent most of her acting career on the stage. She has called Musical theater her passion, and has performed in various productions of Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Gypsy, Cinderella, etc...
After moving from Texas to New York, Bethany portrayed "Michelle Bauer Santos" on CBS's The Guiding Light (1952). When her two year contract ended there, she left New York and moved to Los Angeles and guest starred on shows like Charmed (1998), Felicity (1998) and The Guardian (2001). She also appeared in Los Angeles stage productions of The Outsiders - directed by 'Arthur Allan Seidelman', and Happy Days (as Pinky Tuscadero) - directed by 'Garry Marshall'.
She is also an accomplished singer trained in New York by Richard Barrett, the director of the Brooklyn College of Opera, and in Los Angeles by renowned voice teacher Eric Vetro ('Jennifer Garner', 'John Stamos', 'Ewan McGregor').
- Goes by her middle name "Joy."
- Performed with 'Tyler Hilton (I)' (qv), 'Gavin Degraw' and The Wreckers ('Michelle Branch (I)' (qv) and 'Jessica Harp' (qv)) on the One Tree Hill Tour.
- Owns a family restaurant called "Galeotti's" in Battle Ground, Washington.
- Her favorite TV shows are: _"Joan of Arcadia" (2003)_ (qv), _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv), _"I Love Lucy" (1951)_ (qv), _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv), _"Arrested Development" (2003)_ (qv) and _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv).
- Her hobbies are Photography, painting, writing, horseback riding, knitting, and making stationery.
- November 2005: Announced she will be marrying Michael Galeotti by the end of the year. She will be taking his surname and using "'Bethany Joy Galeotti' (qv)" professionally, which should be reflected in the _"One Tree Hill" (2003)_ (qv) opening credits by the new year.
- Changed her last name from Lenz to Galeotti when she got married. It is reflected on the credits of One Tree Hill.
- Played, on guitar, and sang the National Anthem in the One Tree Hill cast Super Bowl in early 2004.