Bethany Joy Lenz (formerly Galeotti; born April 2, 1981), also known as Joie Lenz and Joy Lenz, is an American actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker.
Lenz's character appeared in the fourth episode of the final season.
In late September 2013, Lenz landed the role of Lauren Byrd on the pilot Songbyrd for E! The show centered around Lauren, a genius songwriter who employs a small staff, including her sister, to enable and manage her eccentric, yet wildly successful process.
At the time Lenz juggled a heavy storyline, a television movie portraying Mary Tyler Moore's daughter, a one-year run of a New York cabaret called Foxy Ladies Love/Boogie 70's Explosion, and the lead role in an independent film.
Lenz also filmed two pilots: one playing the daughter of Paul Sorvino, and the other as the lead in the WB's 1972.
When she was twenty-two, Lenz was cast in the WB television series One Tree Hill.
She originally auditioned for the roles of Brooke Davis and Haley James.In March 2013 it was confirmed that Lenz would have a recurring role on Dexter.Her character Cassie was described as "an attractive former finance executive looking for a quieter life".She 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.During her time on One Tree Hill, Lenz was also offered the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast when it was still in production on Broadway, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.Production for Songbyrd began in late January 2014 in New York City, but the show was not picked up by E! In January 2015, Lenz and her friend Sid Mallya chose a movie to produce on the website Ink Tip.