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Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz (formerly Galeotti; born 2 April 1981) also credited as Joie Lenz, is an American actress, director, producer, and musician.

She played Cassie Jollenston, a neighbor of Dexter Morgan, in the Showtime series DEXTER.


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Her film credits include roles in Poinsettias for Christmas (2018); Extortion (2017); End of August (2000); Thinner (1996); and I Love You, I Love You Not (1996, uncredited).

TV Movies

Her TV movie credits include roles in Royal Matchmaker (2018); Snowed-Inn Christmas (2017); Home (2016); The Christmas Secret (2014); The Legacy (2002); Mary and Rhoda (2000); 1973 (1998); and Psalty's Salvation Celebration (1992).


Her shorts include Good Eggs (2018).


Her TV credits include appearances on Pearson; Grey's Anatomy; Colony; American Gothic; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Songbyrd; Sock Monkee Therapy; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Men at Work; One Tree Hill; Life Unexpected; The Guardian; Maybe It's Me; Felicity; Charmed; Off Centre; and Guiding Light.


She is recognized for her music as a solo artist and as a member of the band Everly.

Personal Life[]

She was born in Hollywood Florida, an only child. She has a step-sister named Candace and a half brother named Sam. Lenz married former Enation keyboardist, Michael Galeotti, in 2005. In 2011, she gave birth to a daughter. In 2012, Lenz announced that she would be divorcing her husband. She and her daughter reside in Los Angeles, California


  • "I am not related to [actress] Kay Lenz, which I know seems odd, because I think we really do look alike."
  • "I don't party. I'm a total homebody. I like hanging out with my cat and I've actually been known to stay home and knit."
  • "I am not a people person. It's not that I am shy, but I am more comfortable in an atmosphere of one-on-one. I hate crowds and parties."


  • She goes by her middle name "Joy." She used to spell it "Joie" until she got tired of people mispronouncing it as "Joey".
  • Lenz is known for her habit keeping her hands on her hips all the time, even when walking, running, and sitting. She actually once refused to wear an outfit during a taping of One Tree Hill that would have made it impossible for her to have her hands on her hips. This trait was first noticed during her stint on Guiding Light.
  • Her hobbies are photography, painting, writing, horseback riding, knitting, and making stationery.