Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz

TV Actress

Bethany Joy Lenz is an American actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker. She is known for her portrayal of Haley James Scott on The WB / The CW television drama One Tree Hill.

Full Name
Apr 2, 1981
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Bethany Joy Lenz was born on April 2, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida. She is a popular American television actress and singer-songwriter. Her parents are Robert George Lenz and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard. Lenz has one brother named Robert George Lenz Jr. She attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, graduating in 1999. It was there that she got her start in acting, participating in the drama club.

Lenz's first professional acting job was a commercial for microwave popcorn when she was 8 years old. She went on to act in commercials for Burger King, Tyson Chicken and Honeycomb cereal before getting her first television role at age 12 as "Young Alli" on the show Guiding Light. She then made appearances on several TV shows such as Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and 7th Heaven before landing her breakthrough role as Haley James Scott on One Tree Hill. Lenz also had roles in films like Bring it On Again and The Wedding Video during this time.

In addition to acting, Lenz is also an accomplished musician who has released two albums: Preincarnate (2004) and Come On Home (2007). In 2014, she founded her own production company named Hummingbird Productions which produces short films and web series for YouTube and other streaming platforms. 

Lenz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bethany Joy Lenz is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 2, 1981, Bethany Joy Lenz was born in Hollywood, Florida.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lenz starts her acting career with a guest role on the TV show Guiding Light.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cast as Haley James Scott on One Tree Hill</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lenz is cast in the hit CW drama One Tree Hill as Haley James Scott, a role she would play for nine seasons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Teen Choice Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lenz wins the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry for her work on One Tree Hill.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Todd Smith</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lenz marries her long time love and former band mate Todd Smith.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gives Birth to Son</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lenz gives birth to her son, Enzo Smith.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Cast of The Christmas Contract</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lenz stars in the Hallmark movie The Christmas Contract alongside Torry DeVitto and J. August Richards.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bethany Joy Lenz is a very talented actress. She has been in a variety of television shows and movies, and her performances are always outstanding. She can take on any role and make it her own.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bethany Joy Lenz is extremely versatile when it comes to her acting. She can play a wide range of characters, from a comedic lead to a serious villain. Her range is truly impressive.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Advocate for Mental Health Awareness</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bethany Joy Lenz is an advocate for mental health awareness. She regularly speaks up about the importance of taking care of your mental wellbeing, raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Musical Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bethany Joy Lenz has a successful career as a singer-songwriter in addition to her television and film roles. She has released two albums and an EP, and has written and produced her own music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Co-Founder of a Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bethany Joy Lenz is the co-founder and president of the production company, Do Not Disturb Productions. The company produces films, television shows, music videos, and stage plays.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Professional Dancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bethany Joy Lenz is also a professional dancer and has worked as a choreographer for many of her performances on stage and screen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Starred in Three Television Series Simultaneously</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Bethany Joy Lenz starred in three different television series simultaneously: "One Tree Hill", "Hollywood Heights", and "Dexter".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Multi-Lingual</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bethany Joy Lenz speaks fluent German and Spanish, in addition to English. She has used her language skills to perform voiceovers for animated films like “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure”.</p></div>


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