Bethany Joy Galeotti


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Biography of Bethany Joy Galeotti


Birthname: Bethany Joy Lenz
Date of birth: 1981-04-02
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida
Nationality: American

Bethany Joy Galeotti (born on April 2 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress.
As a teenager she honed her vocal skills by training with the Director of The Brooklyn College of Opera and not only plays both the guitar and piano but writes her own music as well. As a singer, she has released two independent albums, titled Preincarnate (2002) and Come On Home (2005) and is best known for her chart topping duet When the Stars Go Blue and video release of Songs In My Pocket. Deemed a triple-threat, Galeotti now boasts stage credits that include collaborating with Garry Marshall and Carole King on a new musical as well as working with director Arthur Allan Seidelman on a production of "The Outsiders."
As an actress, she is best known for her role as Michelle Bauer Santos on Guiding Light (from 1998 to 2000) and for her role as Haley James Scott on One Tree Hill (since 2003).

Early life

Bethany Joy Galeotti (formerly Joy Lenz) was born on April 2 1981 in Hollywood, Florida. Galeotti is an only child to her father, Robert Lenz, who is a history teacher and therapist, and mother, Cathie, a personnel manager and entrepreneur.
Galeotti's first solo singing performance was at the age of 3, in front of a crowd of three thousand people at the The Carpenter's Church in Lakeland, Florida. At the age of four, Galeotti and her family moved to Arlington, Texas. While attending Pope Elementary there, she was bitten by the acting bug. Immediately after, she performed a twenty minute soliloquy part in High HopeS and Heavy Sweatshirts. This was performed in a very intimate setting in a Dallas museum. She then landed her first stage role at age seven, playing a Munchkin in a local production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Career

At the age of 10, Galeotti landed the role of Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Irving Community Theater in Texas. During a trip to Los Angeles with her drama school, she landed her first professional job in a commercial for "Swan Crossing," a teen series. Subsequently, Galeotti performed in plays such as Annie, Cinderella and in .
When she was 13, she moved with her family to New Jersey and attended the Hawthorne Christian Academy for 1 year. She immediately began auditioning and quickly became a commercial veteran, appearing in commercials for Eggos Waffles and Dr Pepper. It was at this time that she, still going by the name Joy Lenz, changed it to Joie Lenz, which was also used as her stage name. 'Joie' is 'Joy' spelled in French with an English pronunciation.
At age 15, (during her sophomore year in high school) Galeotti appeared in her first film, Stephen King's Thinner. Her performance was well-noted in reviews, particularly in the Associated Press: "One of the highlights of the film was a joy — Joy Lenz."
In March 1998, at 17, she earned a nine episode gig in CBS's soap opera Guiding Light where she first appeared as the teenaged clone of Reva Shayne. Galeotti made such an impression on viewers, critics and Guiding Light executives alike that she was later recast as Michelle Bauer Santos upon Rebecca Budig's exit. This was an unusual move and "unheard of" in the industry according to CBS producer Mickey Dwyer-Dobbin.
In November 1998, Galeotti began acting in one of her most popular roles to date, as Michelle Bauer Santos. While working on the demanding daytime serial Guiding Light, she graduated from Eastern Christian School in New Jersey in 1999 and landed the role of "Rose Cronin" in Mary & Rhoda. She also appeared in the off-Broadway musical "Foxy Ladies Love/Boogie 70's Explosion."
At the time she was juggling a heavy storyline, a television movie, portraying Mary Tyler Moore's daughter, a one-year run of a New York cabaret and the lead in an independent film. Galeotti was then casted as the lead in a much-anticipated WB pilot which unfortunately never went into production. She had also shot two other pilots, one playing the daughter of Paul Sorvino, and one as the lead in the WB's 1972.
In October 2000, at the end of her two year contract with Guiding Light, Galeotti chose to leave her popular role. Since then, she had a co-starring role in the independent film The End Of August. She then moved from New York City to Los Angeles where she performed in a theatre production of The Outsiders, and also guest-starred on many shows such as Off-Centre, Charmed, Felicity, Maybe It's Me and The Guardian.
In 2003, at age 22, Galeotti was cast in the WB's television series One Tree Hill as Haley James, the quintessential girl-next-door, who is best friends with Lucas Scott, portrayed by Chad Michael Murray, and Nathan Scottā€™s wife, portrayed by James Lafferty. Upon entering the role of Haley James, Galeotti replaced actress Samantha Shelton's character, Reagan. Approximately around the same time in which she was cast as Haley James, she once again used her original name, Bethany Joy Lenz.
In 2004, Galeotti joined the cast of Bring It On Again, where she turned in an unforgettable performance as Marni Potts. During this time, Galeotti was also featured in Interview Magazine's "Stars On The Rise" in January.
Galeotti has proven herself not only as a talented actress, but as a musician and a singer. She has a four-octave range, and since her exit from Guilding Light has completed a demo of original music and continues to write screenplays.
Galeotti has recorded two independent records to date. Her first album, entitled Preincarnate, was released in October 2002. Bethany Joy Galeotti and costar Tyler Hilton joined The Wreckers (Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp) for a 25-city North American "One Tree Hill" tour that started Feb. 28 in Vancouver. The jaunt also featured Gavin DeGraw on select dates. While on tour Galeotti performed some of her original songs from her second independent record. This second album, titled Come On Home, was sold at the concert venues. During her time off tour, Lenz filmed a video for her song, "Songs In My Pockets", at Coney Island Beach and Astroland in Brooklyn, New York.
Galeotti and Hilton also scored a No. 89 spot on February 2005's Billboard Pop 100 chart with the duet "When the Stars Go Blue."
Galeotti has performed her own rendition of the National Anthem at various charity events, including James Lafferty's Annual Basketball Game. In addition, she sung the National Anthem during Lafferty's latest Charity Basketball Game.

In 2006, under the name Haley James Scott, Galeotti recorded the well-known song "Halo", which was released in the second volume of the One Tree Hill Soundtrack. Alongside producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies), Galeotti has also recorded original material for an album with Epic Records, but is no longer affiliated with them. Galeotti collaborated with Garry Marshall and Carole King on a new musical as well as working with director Arthur Allan Seidelman on a production of "The Outsiders." In 2006, she wrote and recorded several songs for the soundtrack for Ten Inch Hero.
Galeotti has recently collaborated with Enation (her husband is the keyboardist) for a newly recorded version of the song "Feel This". Bethany Joy Galeotti sings the lead vocals while Enation plays the music behind her on the finale of the 5th season of One Tree Hill on CW. The airing led to an excited response, helping make "Feel This" the #1 Top Seller on CD Baby upon its debut, one of the largest independent music outlets in the world. "Feel This" is also included in the two song single album that is available on iTunes for downloads. Galeotti is set to make her debut as director of an episode of One Tree Hill this upcoming season.

Personal life

On December 31 2005, Bethany Joy Lenz married Enation band member Michael Galeotti. For the fifth season finale of One Tree Hill, Michael Galeotti, the keyboardist of Enation, has joined his wife on stage to perform the newly recorded version of "Feel This".
Bethany Joy Galeotti loves photography, painting, cooking, and horseback riding. She has many dreams that include attending college, movie roles, Broadway, and training at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. And when she is not filming One Tree Hill in Wilmington, North Carolina, she lives in Battle Ground, Washington.

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