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Short Info

Net Worth$12 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1981
SpouseJosh Hartzler, Amy Lee
MarkHer eyes are light blue and she sometimes wears green contacts.
FactWhile growing up, she and her family moved frequently to many places, including Illinois, Kansas, and Florida before finally settling in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Josh Hartzler is mostly famous for being the husband of Amy Lee, the lead singer of the rock band “Evanescence”. The fans of the band knew well that earlier Amy was in apparently painful relationships with other guys, and breathed with a sigh of relief when they found out she had started dating her long-term close friend, Josh. The couple eventually married, so let’s find out more about his biography, net worth, son Jack, etc.

Early life and family

Josh Hartzler was born on 4 November 1977, in Encino, California USA, so under the sign of Scorpio, and holding American nationality. Little is known about his family, as he never mentioned any details about his parents, siblings or other relatives. He spent his early years in Encino, not moving anywhere.

Educational background

Josh matriculated from his high school in 1995, and then entered the Arkansas Baptist College, from which he graduated in 1999 with a BA in Psychology, later becoming a Psychological counselor.

Career

Josh has been a therapist all his working life. He also developed his songwriting skills, often collaborating with several musicians. He worked with David Hodges writing lyrics for his solo album “Musical Demonstrations Pt.1”; the album had four tracks, all of them co-written by Josh. He also wrote the lyrics for the song “What About Now”, performed by the Irish boys’ band Westlife, and American rock group Daughtry. His wife, Amy Lee, wrote a children’s album in 2016, which was entitled “Dream Too Much”, and Josh helped her with two songs, “End of the Book” and “If You’re a Star”.

Personal life, wife Amy Lee

Josh and Amy Lee, the lead singer of the band “Evanescence”, had been close friends for a long time before they even started dating. Josh supported Amy when she suffered from child trauma after she lost her three-year-old sister who died from an unidentified disease. Before starting her relationship with Josh, Amy had a romance with Shaun Morgan, the lead singer of the band Seether, which lasted from 2003 to 2005. Their relationship ended after Amy understood she couldn’t do anything with Shaun’s drug addiction, and even wrote the song “Call Me When You’re Sober” which related to their story. In 2007 Amy announced during a live music broadcast that she was engaged to her long-term friend, therapist Josh Hartzler.

Amy Lee

It turned out that Evanescence hits “Bring Me To Life” and “Good Enough” were in fact inspired by the story of Amy and Josh’s friendship and then romantic relationship. The couple married on 6 May 2007, and on 18 January 2014 Amy announced that she was pregnant; she gave birth to their son, Jack Lion Hartzler, on 24 July 2014.

Who is Amy Lee?

Amy Lynn Lee was born on 13 December 1981, in Riverside, California USA. Her father, John Lee, was a DJ, and her mother, Sara Cargill, was a housewife. Amy now has two sisters, Lori and Carrie – in 1987 she lost her youngest sister who died at the age of three. ‘It sounds stupid, but that was when I became an artist. The music is my attempt to heal myself. Things like that can destroy you, or you can get through it’, she shared in her interview with Blender in 2007.

Her brother Robby also died in 2018, as he suffered from severe epilepsy all his life.

All the difficulties and tragedies which happened to her made her stronger, and music became her healing instrument, so she started playing the piano and writing music when she turned nine years old. After she matriculated from Pulaski Academy in Arkansas, where she moved with her family, she went to study at Middle Tennessee State University, but quit to focus on her music career and the band Evanescence. From 1995 her band, formed with guitarist Ben Moody, has released four studio albums: “Fallen” (2003), “The Open Door” (2006), “Evanescence” (2011) and “Synthesis” (2017).

The band won two Grammy Awards in 2004 in the categories Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance (Bring Me To Life single), also winning multiple awards during their successful performing career, such as Kerrang!, World Music, MTV Australia, Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and many others. As of 2019, Amy Lee has recently finished her US tour with the popular violin player Lindsey Stirling.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Josh is fond of listening to classical music, and whenever he has some spare time, he and Amy Lee enjoys the compositions of Mozart and their other favorite composer, Danny Elfman who, according to Amy’s words, was her biggest inspiration, along with the singer Bjork and the pianist Tori Amos.

The Hartlzers often enjoy painting too, as Amy is fond of painting, and Josh always supports her in all her creative endeavors. They also like spending time together, and while on tour, Amy takes her son and often her husband with her, so they can spend more time together, if not exactly quality.

Social media presence

Josh is not at all active on social media. He had a Twitter account which he abandoned in 2014, and an Instagram account, which is closed to the random viewer and has only six photos posted. However, his wife Amy Lee is a bit more consistent in posting on her social media account, though it is obviously not her biggest passion, as she probably uses them only to keep in touch with her fans.

Her Instagram account is followed by more than 800,000 subscribers; her Twitter is read by over 830,000 people, while her Facebook page has the biggest base, as her official profile is liked and followed by more than 2.5 million fans.

Appearance, clothing style

Josh has short dark brown hair and hazel eyes; he wears glasses. He is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall, but his weight and vital statistics are not available at the moment. As to his clothing style, he prefers casual and classy looks, just as his wife Amy, who could wear fancy gothic dresses with corsets on stage, but in her everyday life she still prefers comfortable and simple clothes.

She even wears her own merchandise, such as hoodies and T-shirts. Josh hasn’t got any tattoos, though Amy has recently had her first tattoo. in memory of her late brother Robby; he liked playing Zelda video game, and Amy has a tattoo of three hearts on her wrist, which depicts the number of “lives” one has in the game.

Net worth and salary

According to authoritative sources, Josh has accumulated a net worth of $1.5 million, while his wife’s current net worth is estimated to be around $12 million. As Josh is still working hard as a psychological counselor, and Amy Lee is still active on her music career, their net worth is very likely going to continue growing.

General Info

Full NameAmy Lee
Net Worth$12 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1981
Height1.61 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Designer, Pianist, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
EducationPulaski Academy, Middle Tennessee State University, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJosh Hartzler, Amy Lee
ChildrenJack Lion Hartzler
ParentsJohn Lee, Sara Cargill, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
SiblingsLori Lee, Carrie Lee, Robby Lee, Bonnie Lee, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under

Accomplishments

AwardsNME Award for Hottest Woman, Independent Music Award for Best Song - World Beat, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
Music GroupsEvanescence
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rock Song, Kerrang! Hottest Female Award, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
MoviesEvanescence's 'What You Want', Evanescence: After Midnight, Evanescence: Broken, The Best of Deathmatch Wrestling: Vol. 4: Queens of the Deathmatch
TV ShowsI Love the New Millennium, Dancing with the Stars

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Frequently does underwater scenes in her videos
2off-beat style
3Her powerful Mezzo-Soprano vocals
4Her long, jet-black hair
5Her eyes are light blue and she sometimes wears green contacts.

Quotes

#Quote
1I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
2If people are making fun of you, then you're probably doing something right.
3I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be.
4My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, i can't live!
5"We're definitely a rock band, but the twist is that the band's music is epic, dramatic, dark rock." - on Evanescence.
6"The fact that he left the band, it wasn't like it killed me and hurt my feelings and made me feel like I lost a friend, it was actually more of a relief because he'd been so unhappy on tour recently that it was making everyone else unhappy. We all hope he's happier now." - commenting on Ben Moody's decision to leave the band.
7I'm glad that people are accepting our music and are connected to our art. Whether we're popular or not, I don't care.

Facts

#Fact
1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son named Jack Lion Hartzler on July 24, 2014 at 7:51 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. Child's father is her husband, Josh Hartzler.
2(May 6, 2007) Married her longtime boyfriend Josh Hartzler following a 4-month-long engagement.
3Had encounters with stalkers. Hence brought the song "Snow White Queen" on Evanescence's album "The Open Door". The title came from 'Snow white' which is a nickname given to her by fans. and 'Queen' Amy said that the scary attention that the stalker gave her made her feel in a twisted way "like a Queen".
4Father, John Lee, is also a a Television spokesperson for various regional and local advertisers and won NBC's "The Gong Show" in 1980. He defeated Pee Wee Herman by playing guitar and singing, "Desperado.".
5After her 3 year old sister's tragic death, Amy wrote a song called Hello, it's track 9 on their debut album "Fallen". It was performed for her family. It's personal, so personal that she says she can't perform it live at concerts because she'll go into a serious breakdown.
6Is a spokesperson for the National (American) Epilepsy Foundation.
7Was an alto in her school choir.
8While growing up, she and her family moved frequently to many places, including Illinois, Kansas, and Florida before finally settling in Little Rock, Arkansas.
9Was president of the choir council her senior year. She wrote a choir arrangement called "Listen to the Rain" which was performed by the school choir at graduation.
10Briefly attended Middle Tennessee State University.
11Attended and graduated from Pulaski Academy, a private elementary and junior/senior high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, class of 2000.
12She is a classically trained pianist. She spent 9 years studying classical piano in her youth.
13When offered a cameo in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), she requested that she play a character who gets killed.
14She has a kitten named Zero.
15Won the awards for Best New Artist & Best Hard Rock Performance for Bring Me To Life, at the 2004 Grammy Awards.
16Collaborated with rock group Seether on their song 'Broken' for the soundtrack from The Punisher (2004).
17Born in California. Grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, Illinois and finally Little Rock Arkansas, where she met her band.
18Is named after the 70s song "Amie".
19Is the daughter of Sara Cargill (of the Clan Drummond) and John Lee, and sister to Robbie, Carrie and Laurie.
20Says that if she didn't become famous she would "help people in some way".
21Her favorite artists are Tori Amos, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, NIN (Trent Reznor), Björk and Coldplay.
22She was meeting a few of her friends at a restaurant when a guy she barely knew looked into her eyes and asked her "Are you happy?". She knew that she truly wasn't, and those simple words really struck her. That is how the opening lines to the song "Bring Me To Life", "how can you see into my eyes like open doors..." came about.
23Is the lead singer of the band Evanescence.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lachrymist2014Short arranger: "Lacrymosa"
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
War Story2014/I"Lockdown", "Push the Button" / lyrics: "Push the Button" / music: "Push the Button" / performer: "Lockdown" / producer: "Lockdown" / writer: "Lockdown"
Dancing with the Stars2011-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Underworld: Awakening2012writer: "Made of Stone Renholdër Remix"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Helden von morgen2011TV Series 1 episode
Dancing on Ice Friday2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video writer: "Sweet Sacrifice"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Bring Me To Life"
Idols2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bionic Woman2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Idols2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elektra2005writer: "Breathe No More"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game "My Immortal"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Punisher2004performer: "Broken"
Super Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Without a Trace2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Bring Me to Life
Underworld2003performer: "Now I Know", "Down in the Lab", "Death Dealer's Descent"
Enter the Matrix2003Video Game writer: "Going Under"
Daredevil2003writer: "My Immortal", "Bring Me to Life"

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Voice from the Stone2017soundtrack: performer completed
Blind2017/IIcomposer: theme music / musician: piano completed
Indigo Grey: The Passage2014Short composer: theme music
The Lachrymist2014Short writer: "Lacrymosa"
War Story2014/Imusic producer
Elektra2005composer: song "Breathe No More"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Her2016Documentary short
Indigo Grey: The Passage2014Short
War Story2014/I

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evanescence: What You Want2011Video short uncredited

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evanescence: Anywhere But Home2004Video executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Domestic Disturbance2016Short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bluegrass Underground2014TV SeriesHerself
Acesso MTV2012TV SeriesHerself
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash2012TV MovieHerself
Mulatschag2012TV SeriesHerself
MTV World Stage: Evanescence 3D2012TV MovieHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHerself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHerself
Rock Band Cometh: The Rock Band Band Story2007TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down2006Video shortHerself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Evanescence: Anywhere But Home2004VideoHerself (Vocals, piano)
MTV Europe Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays2004TV SeriesHerself
Danish Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Winner (Årets nye udenlanske navn) (pre-recorded message)
DMA04 News2004TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Fromage 20032003TV MovieHerself (as Evanescence)
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself (as Evanescence)
Boogie2003TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Pepsi Smash2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Real Magic TV2003TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2005-2007TV SeriesHerself - Accused / Herself - Evanescence
After Midnight: Evanescence2004Video documentaryHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003!2003VideoHerself (segment "Going Under") (segment "Going Under") (as Evanescence)

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Song

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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