Bethany Joy Lenz - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 7, 2022

Bethany Joy Lenz
Profession: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Filmmaker
Best Known For: One Tree Hill (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 2, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Bethany Joy Galeotti
Birth Place: Hollywood, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Robert Lenz
Mother's Name: Cathie Lenz
Siblings: 2

Candace (step-sister)
Sam (step-brother)

High School: Eastern Christian High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (IScottish, German, Irish, Australian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Josh Kelly

Michael Galeota (2005-2013)

Children: 1

Maria Rose Galeotti (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Bethany Joy Lenz?

Bethany Joy Lenz is an actress, singer, songwriter, and filmmaker by profession and American by nationality. She is best known for starring in Guiding Light, One Tree Hill as Haley James Scott, and as a member of the band Everly.

Bethany Joy Lenz – Age, Parents, Siblings

Bethany Joy Lenz’s birth took place on April 2, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida, USA. She was born Bethany Joy Galeotti to her father Robert Lenz, a history teacher and therapist, and her mother Cathie Lenz, an entrepreneur and personnel manager.

She is the only child of her parents but has a step-sister named Candace and a stepbrother named Sam.

young Bethany Joy Lenz (Image: Pinterest)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Bethany Joy Lenz attended Eastern Christian High School. 

Her ethnicity is Scottish, German, Irish, and Australian.

Bethany Joy Lenz – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Bethany Joy Lenz married her longtime boyfriend Michael Galeota on 31 December 2005. With her husband, she has a daughter Maria Rose Galeotti, who was born on February 23, 2011. But after around 6 years of marriage, they separated in 2012 and divorced, which was finalized in 2013.

She went on to date Wes Ramsey from 2012 to 2017. Currently, she is in a relationship with Josh Kelly since 2018.

Bethany Joy Lenz, Josh Kelly (Image: Twitter)

Bethany Joy Lenz – Career

Early Days

While Lenz was on a trip to Los Angeles, she landed her first commercial, which was for dolls. She went on to land appearances in commercials for Eggo Waffles, Dr. Pepper, etc, and eventually got into acting. While still a high school student she was cast in Stephen King's 1996 horror film Thinner as Linda Halleck.

After numerous commercials, pilots, and films, Bethany Joy Lenz landed the role of the teenage clone of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light and was later recast as Michelle Bauer Santos. This is believed to be her breakthrough role.

Films, Series

Since then Lenz has starred in films Mary and Rhoda (2000), Bring It On Again (2004), Extortion (2017), and in TV series One Tree Hill (2003-2012) as Haley James Scott, Dexter (2013), American Gothic (2016), Grey's Anatomy (2018), Pearson (2019), among others.

The Hallmark films in which she has portrayed characters include Snowed-Inn Christmas (2017), Poinsettias for Christmas (2018), Bottled with Love (2019), A Valentine's Match (2020), and Just My Type (2020.

Moreover, Bethany Joy Lenz has also worked in a theatre production of To Kill a Mockingbird (1991), The Outsiders (2000), Happy Days (2005), and CATstravaganza: Hamilton's Cats Musical (2018). She is the writer and co-producer of the 2009 film The Notebook, which is based on Nicholas Sparks’ book of the same title.

Bethany Joy Lenz as Haley James Scott in One Tree Hill (Image: People)


As a solo artist Bethany Joy Lenz has released five studio albums, four Eps, and 14 singles. A few of her albums include Preincarnate (2002), The Starter Kit (2006), Then Slowly Grows (2012), etc.

In 2008 with her lifelong friend Amber Sweeney, she formed the band, Everly. After several performances and events, the duo split up in 2012 after four years of collaboration.


On A Valentine's Match, Lenz has starred alongside Luke Macfarlane, Mary-Margaret Humes, and Caitlin Stryker.

Bethany Joy Lenz – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is around $6 million while the figure on his annual salary is not publicized.

Bethany Joy Lenz – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Bethany Joy Lenz is followed by millions of followers.

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