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Bethany Joy Lenz BiographyBethany Joy Lenz was born in Hollywood Florida, and now resides in North Carolina where her current project - the WB hit One Tree Hill - 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, 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 Guiding Light. When her two year contract ended there, she left New York and moved to Los Angeles and guest starred on shows like Charmed, Felicity and The Guardian. 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). Bethany has also recently completed a full-length album for Epic Records (Sony BMG), which is expected to be released in early 2006.
TriviaShe has a springer spaniel named Scout, and two cats named Noah and Allie, the lead characters in the film The Notebook (2004), and the book by Nicholas Sparks, on which the film is based. The unusual spelling of her name was adopted in her early teens. Is also a talented musician and singer with a four-octave range. She has a 13 year old sister, who is not allowed to watch her on the WB's "One Tree Hill" (2003). Her favorite musicians are: Sheryl Crow, U2, Coldplay, "and anything that's not a sellout". Her prized possession is Journals. Since leaving "The Guiding Light" (1952) in 2000, she has kept in touch with co-stars Tammy Blanchard (Drew) and Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny). Played, on guitar, and sang the National Anthem in the "One Tree Hill" (2003) cast Super Bowl in early 2004. Starred/worked with Richard Lee Jackson in Bring It on Again (2004) (V) and is now married to Richard Lee Jackson's band mate Michael Galeotti from their band Enation.
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