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Bethany Joy Lenz Net Worth

Bethany Joy Lenz Net Worth is
$3.5 Million

Bethany Joy Lenz Biography

Bethany Joy Lenz was born on 2 April 1981, in Hollywood, Florida USA, to Robert George Lenz, a history teacher and therapist, and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard, a personnel manager and entrepreneur, of Australian, Scottish, German and Irish descent. She is an actress, filmmaker and singer-songwriter, best known for her role as Haley James Scott in the television series “One Tree Hill”.

So just how rich is Bethany Joy Lenz? According to sources in late-2016, Lenz has earned a net worth of over $3.5 million, established through her involvement in the film and television industry, as well as through her singing career. She has been active since the late ‘80s.

Bethany Joy Lenz Net Worth $3.5 Million

When Lenz was seven years old, her family moved from to Arlington, Texas, where she attended Pope Elementary, and The Creative Arts Theater and School, taking dance, and acting and theater classes. She matriculated from New Jersey’s Eastern Christian High School in 1999.

Lenz began performing on stage during her early childhood, her first role being a Munchkin in a local production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. She later performed in several stage productions, such as “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Annie”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Gypsy”, “CATS for Cats”, etc.

After various TV-commercial gigs and two uncredited film parts in the early ‘90s, she was cast in the role of Linda Halleck in the 1996 horror “Thinner”. Two years later she was cast as the teenage clone of Reva Shayne in the CBS Daytime soap opera “Guiding Light”, and after a nine-episode gig, she was recast as Michelle Bauer Santos, remaining a main cast member until 2000. Lenz’s performance earned her high praise and considerably added to her net worth.

After several minor film parts, a number of television guest appearances and various stage performances in the early 2000s, Linz was cast as Haley James Scott in the popular WB/CW television drama “One Tree Hill”, which was her breakthrough role. She remained in the main cast until 2011, a year before the show’s cancellation, and even directed several episodes of the show. Her performance of Haley won rave reviews and significantly contributed to Lenz’s wealth.

In the years since, the actress has tackled a mix of television and film work. She guest starred in the series “Men at Work” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and had a recurring role in the series “Dexter”. Her most recent television appearances were in the series “Colony”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “American Gothic” in 2016, and her last film part was in the 2016 “Exortion”. Aside from acting, Lenz has also done some producing work; in 2015 she produced the movie “One Of These Days”, written by Phyllis Heltay.

In addition, she has also pursued a singing career – she plays the guitar and piano, and writes her own music. Her first album called “Preincarnate” came out in 2002, and was followed by the 2005 “Come On Home”. During her time on “One Tree Hill”, Lenz performed a number of original tracks, including a duet with costar Tyler Hilton, entitled “When the Stars Go Blue”, after which the duo embarked on the One Tree Hill Tour.

In 2008 she formed a folk band called Everly with musician Amber Sweeney, releasing four EPs and a few singles in the following years. – their performance at a live concert event for military personnel for the USO in 2008 was a basis for one episode of “One Tree Hill”. After the band’s split in 2012, Lenz went on with live solo performances, releasing solo albums “Then Slowly Grows” and “Your Woman”, as well as EPs “Get Back to Gold” and “It’s Christmas”. She currently has her own band called “Joy Lenz and the Firepit Band”, and is working on a new album. Lenz has also been credited for co-creating “The Notebook Musical” with her producer Ron Aniello in 2009, which received numerous positive reviews.

Aside from entertainment, in partnership with German jewelry company Stilnest, she has created her own jewelry line as of 2016.

In her private life, Lenz was married to former Enation keyboardist Michael Galeotti from 2005 to 2012. They have one daughter together.

Lenz is a devoted philanthropist, who has been involved in numerous charity events and organizations, such as Love146, To Write Love on Her Arms, and Reading is Fundamental, largely through social media outlets.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameBethany Joy Lenz
Net Worth$3.5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 2, 1981
Place Of BirthHollywood, Florida, U.S.
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActress, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, film director
EducationPope Elementary, The Creative Arts Theater, New Jersey's Eastern Christian High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMichael Galeotti (m. 2005-2012)
ChildrenMaria Rose Galeotti, Maria Rose Galeotti, Maria Rose Galeotti
ParentsRobert George Lenz,Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BethanyJoyLenz
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BethanyJoyLenz
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/joylenz/?hl=en
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=30863510
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/bethany-joy-lenz-mn0000554637
AwardsSanta Cruz Film Festival - Best Soundtrack for: "Ten Inch Hero" (2007)
Music Groups"Everly", "Joy Lenz and the Firepit Band"
NominationsSoap Opera Digest Awards (2000), Teen Choice Awards (2004, 2010)
Movies"Mary and Rhoda" (2000), "Thinner" (1996), "Bring It On Again" (2004)
TV Shows"One Tree Hill" (2008-2011), "The Guiding Light" (1998-2000), "Dexter" (2013), "Colony", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "American Gothic" (2016), "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1988), "The Outsiders" (2000)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1When Joy was 4 years old she sang her first solo at the Carpenter's Church in Lakeland, Florida.
2Trained at Dallas Young Actors Studio in Dallas, Texas.
3Recorded the album 'Then Slowly Grows' in 2012 and 'Your Woman' in 2013. Also expecting a second edition of 'Your Woman' in 2014.
4Announced engagement to Enation band member Michael Galeotti. [November 2005]
5Close friends with actress Abigail Spencer and actress Kelly Overton.
6Good friends with writer Nicholas Sparks.
7Took the "Julius Caesar" book her character Haley gives Lucas in season one of One Tree Hill (2003) when the show ended. She had the entire cast and crew sign it.
8One Tree Hill (2003) costar Shantel VanSanten was in the delivery room when she gave birth to her daughter, Maria.
9Close friends with One Tree Hill (2003) costars Sophia Bush, Shantel VanSanten and Paul Johansson.
10Writing a 1920s era rotating internet novel called "Diamond Gothic" with actress Abigail Spencer and comedian JC Coccoli.
11Writing a musical stage version of Nicholas Sparks' "The Notebook", with good friend and Grammy-nominated producer, Ron Aniello.
12Writes a blog.
13In 2008 formed a band known as "Everly". Several of Everly's songs were featured on the show, One Tree Hill (2003), as part of Haley's musical performances on tour. In late November 2012, confirmed via Twitter that "Everly" was no longer together.
14Started an online boutique called "Lark" to raise money for charity. Every design featured on the website is an original by Joy.
15Works heavily with Love146, an organization working to end child sex slavery and exploitation. In May 2011, she started a Tread on Trafficking campaign to raise money for the organization.
16She became the mother of a baby girl, Maria Rose Galeotti, in late February 2011. Father is her husband of 6 years, Michael Galeotti.
17Expecting her first baby [August 17, 2010].
18Starred/worked with Richard Lee Jackson in Bring It on Again (2004) and married Richard Lee Jackson's band mate Michael Galeotti from their band Enation.
19Changed her last name from Lenz to Galeotti when she got married. It was reflected on the credits of One Tree Hill (2003). She has changed her name back to Lenz following her split from her husband.
20Played, on guitar, and sang the National Anthem in the One Tree Hill (2003) cast Super Bowl in early 2004.
21Performed with Tyler Hilton, Gavin DeGraw and The Wreckers (Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp) on the "One Tree Hill Tour".
22Since leaving Guiding Light (1952) in 2000, she has kept in touch with co-stars Tammy Blanchard (Drew) and Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny).
23Her prized possession is Journals.
24Her favorite TV shows are: Joan of Arcadia (2003), Alias (2001), I Love Lucy (1951), Lost (2004), Arrested Development (2003) and Friends (1994).
25Her favorite musicians are: Sheryl Crow, U2, Coldplay, "and anything that's not a sellout".
26Impressed producers so much during her three week stint as "Teenage Reva Clone" on Guiding Light (1952), she was re-hired later that year in the contract role of "Michelle Bauer" on the daytime serial.
27Goes by her middle name "Joy."
28Is also a talented musician and singer with a four-octave range.
29Her hobbies are Photography, painting, writing, horseback riding, knitting, and making stationery.
30The unusual spelling of her name was adopted in her early teens.
31Released the limited CD "Preincarnate" featuring eight original tracks (2002)


Quotes

#Quote
1Music 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.
2I love singing. Getting on stage... it's like reaching in to the bottom of my soul and bringing it right up. I love it.
3I love being home on rainy days! I usually write and sneak in an I Love Lucy rerun!
4I had a lot of creative energy when I was young. I was not the best student because I was always challenging what the teachers were saying, rather than just accepting it.
5My dream car is a red '57 Chevrolet pickup. So I'd take a road trip in that for a day, play classic rock music the whole time and then stop at a diner at midnight for some apple pie.
6I eat peanut butter, Swiss cheese and lettuce sandwiches. Really, they're very good!
7I can't cook or do crafts. And put a soccer ball or a football in my hand, and I wouldn't know what to do with it, but if you give me a creative outlet, usually, I'd be able to figure something out.
8So much of my heart is in my music. If you pay close attention to the lyrics, you can get a much better perception of who I am when my guard is down.
9My personal style is just really easy, non fashion concerned. I have a lot of jeans and tee shirts.
10I have no desire to be a star.
11I 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.
12Lies about your physical appearance in Hollywood creep in like a nasty serpent in your bed. It's awful. "Who's got the best outfit?", "Who's makeup artist is terrible?", etc... I've really been learning that I have to choose to believe that it is not my clothes or my hair or my makeup that is going to make me shine. It's a battle I fight everyday with myself.
13I am a down-home girl. I love home and a German shepherd and an old red pickup truck from the '50s. I would love an old house in Alabama with little kids running in the yard.
14I am an actor. God forbid I say this, but I would be doing it for free because I love it. If I could, I'd do this every day of my life.
15Music'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.
16Musical theater is oh, my dream. My passion. Music is in my veins. Just being able to mix that passion with my other passion, for acting, would be unbelievable. I have to brush up on my dancing, but I'd definitely love to hit Broadway.
17I guess I've sort of always wanted to be an actress, except when I was five, which, I did want to be the Queen of England.
18That's the exciting thing. I still don't know what I'm going to be. I love acting. I would love to be an English teacher. I would love to be a housewife and have a chateau in the South of France, I would love to be a singer that travels to cafes around different towns. I am loving to live out my life right now and see where it goes, it's exciting.
19I 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.
20Favorite holiday: Christmas. "It will always be number one on my list. You feel cozy for like two months straight. You sing songs, all the stories look exactly the same. There's no other holiday where everybody decorates. There's a joy and a spirit of excitement that's in the air around Christmastime. It's the best."
21Joining One Tree Hill (2003) has been: "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!".
22I don't party. I'm a total homebody. I like hanging out with my cat and I've actually been known to stay home and knit.
23I never rule anything out, I just follow where I'm lead.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Parental UnitOne Tree Hill (2003)James Lafferty
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Scene StealerOne Tree Hill (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV SidekickOne Tree Hill (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - FemaleOne Tree Hill (2003)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite CoupleThe Guiding Light (1952)Paul Anthony Stewart


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extortion2017completedJulie Riley
American Gothic2016TV SeriesApril
Home2016TV MovieRose Bell
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2016TV SeriesStephanie Malick
The Christmas Secret2014TV MovieChristine
Sock Monkee Therapy2014TV SeriesHolly
Songbyrd2014TV SeriesLauren Byrd
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesDarcy Blaine
Dexter2013TV SeriesCassie Jollenston
Men at Work2013TV SeriesMeg
One Tree Hill2003-2012TV SeriesHaley James Scott Haley James
Life Unexpected2010TV SeriesHaley James Scott
Bring It on Again2004VideoMarni (as Joie Lenz)
The Guardian2003TV SeriesClaire Stasiak
Maybe It's Me2002TV SeriesSalesgirl
The Legacy2002TV MovieJess
Felicity2001TV SeriesGretchen
Charmed2001TV SeriesLady Julia
Off Centre2001TV SeriesHeather
Guiding Light1998-2000TV SeriesMichelle Bauer Santos Santos Teenage Reva Clone Michelle Bauer Santos
Mary and Rhoda2000TV MovieRose Cronin (as Joie Lenz)
19731998TV MovieLisa (as Joie Lenz)
Thinner1996Linda Halleck (as Joy Lenz)
I Love You, I Love You Not1996uncredited
Psalty's Salvation Celebration1992TV MovieShelly Barnes (as Joy Lenz)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Tree HillTV Series 1 episode, 2012 performer - 8 episodes, 2004 - 2010
Ten Inch Hero2007performer: "The Long Way", "Something Familiar", "Get Your Love" / writer: "The Long Way", "Something Familiar", "Get Your Love"

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Tree Hill2009-2010TV Series 3 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV Movie special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 92012Video shortHerself
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV MovieHerself
Just Yell Fire: Campus Life2012DocumentaryHerself
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 72010Video shortHerself (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 62009Video documentary shortHerself (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 52008Video documentary shortHerself (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 42007Video documentary shortHerself (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
You're on the Set of 'Bring It on Again' DVD2004Video documentary shortHerself (as Joie Lenz)
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Children's Special
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