Bethany Joy Lenz is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her portrayal of Haley James Scott on One Tree Hill. She has also starred as Michelle Bauer Santos on the soap opera Guiding Light and is recognized for her music as a solo artist and as a member of the band Everly.
Bethany Joy Lenz was born on April 2, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida. Lenz is the only child of Robert George Lenz, a history teacher and therapist, and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard, a personnel manager and entrepreneur. At the age of twenty two Lenz was cast in the WB’s television series One Tree Hill. Lenz originally auditioned for the roles of Brooke Davis ( Sophia Bush) and Haley James but ultimately landed the role of Haley James, the quintessential girl-next-door who is best friends with Lucas Scott, portrayed by Chad Michael Murray, and wife of Nathan Scott, portrayed by James Lafferty.
BEthany Joy Lenz married former Enation keyboardist, Michael Galeotti, on December 31, 2005.On February 23, 2011, Lenz gave birth to a daughter, Maria Rose Galeotti. In March 2012, Lenz announced that she would be divorcing her husband after six years of marriage. She and her daughter reside in Los Angeles, California.