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.The movie, entitled One Of These Days, is written by Phyllis Heltay.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.
Lenz also filmed two pilots: one playing the daughter of Paul Sorvino, and the other as the lead in the WB's 1972.
After eight seasons on air, One Tree Hill returned for thirteen episodes in its ninth and final season, with Bethany famously sashaying around in thigh high boots to save her husband.
On November 17, 2011, Lenz filmed her last scenes as the character Haley James Scott. In September 2012, it was confirmed that Lenz would be guest starring on an episode of Men at Work.
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".
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.