Birth Date: April 2, 1981 / Age: 36
Birth Place: Hollywood, Florida, USA
Biography: Bethany Joy Lenz (born April 2, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida but she moved to Texas at age 4) landed her first role at age 7 as a munchkin in a production of The Wizard Of Oz. At 10, she was cast as Scout in a production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Irving Community Theater in Texas.
Since 2003, Lenz is appearing on the WB's One Tree Hill as Haley James.
She has guest-starred on The Guardian, Charmed, Felicity, Maybe It's Me, and Off Centre. She was also cast as Mary Tyler Moore's on-screen daughter in the reunion movie Mary and Rhoda (2000).
Before One Tree Hill, Lenz was best known for her role as Michelle Bauer Santos (1998-2000) on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. She first appeared as the teenaged clone of Reva Shayne in a controversial storyline but made such an impression on viewers and critics that she was later recast as Michelle Bauer upon Rebecca Budig's exit.
In movies, she has starred in Bring It On Again (2004) as Marni, and Thinner (1996) as Linda Halleck.
A talented singer with a four-octave range, she recorded in 2002 a demo album titled Preincarnate. In March 2005, she embarked on a month-long tour with Tyler Hilton, The Wreckers (Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp), and Gavin DeGraw to promote One Tree Hill.
Prior to joining One Tree Hill in 2003, she was credited as Joie Lenz, a spelling of her middle name which she adopted in her early teens, but has since gone back to her birth name, Bethany Joy Lenz.