This page is devoted to promoting the CW star Bethany Joy of 'One Tree Hill' and her soon-to-be-released debut album.  You may also know her from the duet she did with Maverick artist, Tyler Hilton on the track "When The Stars Go Blue" from the 'One Tree Hill' soundtrack. Or maybe you caught her on last years 'One Tree Hill Tour' with The Wreckers, Tyler Hilton and Gavin DeGraw! For now though, you can check out the page and get to know a little bit more about Bethany Joy!

Born in Florida, Joy (which her friends and family call her) moved to Texas at age 4. She landed her first role at 7 as a Munchkin in an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and by age 10 she had been cast in the role of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Irving Community Theater in Texas. While on a class trip to Los Angeles, Lenz landed her first professional job in a commercial for Swans Crossing, a teen series.

Joy loved to perform, and in 1992 her family moved again, this time to New Jersey, which enabled her to pursue acting in New York City. She began auditioning and booked several commercials, including Eggos Waffles and Dr. Pepper. In her sophomore year of high school, Joy's talent caught the eye of a casting director. Joy was hired to play Linda Halleck in the Stephen King thriller Thinner.

In March of 1998, she landed a nine-episode stint on the daytime drama Guiding Light as Reva Shayne's teenaged clone. Joy's performance as the spunky and vulnerable clone earned her raves from viewers and critics alike. Soon after she was offered a contract role playing Michelle Bauer, the proverbial girl next door. In 1999, while still appearing on the show, she won the role of Rose Cronin in Mary and Rhoda, playing the daughter of Mary Tyler Moore's character in the TV movie based on the popular 1970s TV show.

After two successful years on the soap opera, Joy headed to the West Coast and immediately booked a guest spot on The WB comedy Off Centre. She followed that up with guest roles on Felicity, Maybe It's Me, Charmed, The Guardian and the pilot Destiny for Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. You may have also caught her in "Bring It On Again" as Marnie. The film is a sequel to the blockbuster smash, "Bring It On."

Joy is also an incredible singer, with a four-octave vocal range.

Joy likes to spend her free time with her family and friends. She enjoys horseback riding, playing piano and guitar and writing new music.

Best known for her role as 'Haley James' on the hit WB Network drama "One Tree Hill," Bethany Joy will make her Epic Records debut with the release of her full-length album in early 2006. Currently in the studio with producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies), Joy's yet to be titled album, will be original material.

"The moment I heard Bethany sing I knew she was the real thing. I was blown away by her vocal range and musical ability. We're all really excited to work with Bethany and I have no doubt she'll prove to the world what an amazing talent she is," says Ben Goldman, Sr. VP of Epic Records A & R.

With a career that began in musical theatre at age seven, Joy has always considered singing her first love. 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. Deemed a triple-threat, Joy now boasts stage credits that include collaborating wit Garry Marshall and Carole King on a new musical as well as working with director Arthur Allan Seidelman on a production of "The Outsiders."

Official Biography (theWB.com) / Press release from Epic Records.

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