Bethany Joy Lenz is in the studio with Jana Rosenberg to talk all things “Pearson”, her new show on USA. We got to know Joy’s character and what her experience working on the show has been like so far. We also talked about how she is a woman of many talents! She’s currently writing a musical based on the tribal history of Pocahontas. Aside from what’s current in BJL’s career, it wouldn’t a true interview if we didn’t discuss her “One Tree Hill” days. Joy talks about the difficult transition within her career and personal life post OTH.
Bethany Joy Lenz is an American actress and singer-songwriter from Hollywood, Florida. Lenz got her start as a child acting in a doll commercial. She continued to book steady commercial and broadway work. By her sophomore year in high school she landed a role in the Stephen King film, Thinner. Lenz landed her most notable role One Tree Hill as “Haley James Scott”. The show went on to be extremely popular and ran for nine seasons. After the final season, Bethany continued acting in recurring roles on various films and television shows including Dexter, Grey’s Anatomy, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Along with acting, Lenz writes her own music and plays the guitar and piano. She released her first album, Preincarnate, in 2002. She now has multiple albums and has even performed music in the musical CATS. Bethany currently plays the role of “Keri Allen” on Pearson, a new political drama television series about an attorney who enters the corrupt world of Chicago politics. Check out the show, Wednesdays on the USA Network.