Amy Lee Biography

Updated On Jul 22, 2019 Published On Jan 18, 2016
Facts of Amy Lee
Date of Birth: 1981 , December-13
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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Singer, songwriter and composer, Amy Lee is renowned in the world for being the co-founder of the rock band Evanescence where she also serves as the lead vocalist. She is also a classically trained pianist. She is also famous for her soundtrack album, Aftermath.

Early life

Amy who is known for her powerful Mezzo-Soprano vocals was born as Amy Lynn Lee on 13th December 1981 in Riverside, California, the United States of America to John Lee and Sara Cargill.

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She is an American and is of white ethnicity. 

As a child, Amy attended Pulaski Academy situated in Little Rock from where she graduated in 2000. After that, she got enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University, but quickly dropped out.

Personal life

In 2003, Amy had serious romantic love affairs with Shaun Morgan. Shaun Morgan is a great musician and a singer. They dated each other for about two years and they broke up in 2005.

On 8th of January 2007, Amy got engaged to Josh Hartzler. But she confirmed this engaged the following day at the live broadcast of MuchMusic's.

Josh Hartzler is a therapist and they were close friends for a long time. They finally got married on the 6th of May 2007.

Career and net worth

Amy has been active in music since 1995. That year, she co-founded the rock band Evanescence. American singer and songwriter Ben Moody acted as the guitarist of this band.

Within a few periods of time, they began playing in several places like the book stores and coffee houses.

In 1998, their debut EP Evanescence was released and their second EP Sound Asleep EP was released the following year.

At the end of 2003, Moody left the band and Terry Balsamo took his place later. She appeared as the featured artist in 2004 single, Broken.

Amy Lee has worked for the soundtracks many hit movies like Daredevil, featuring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, The Punisher, starring John Travolta and Samantha Mathis, Underworld alongside Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman, to name a few.

Net worth

Her net worth is said to be around $12 million dollars. Amy Lee has made most of her money from the sales of her record albums. 

Some of the estimated earnings have been given below:

  • Fallen (2003):  $28,000,000
  • Anywhere but Home (2004): $2,000,000
  • The Open Door (2006):&nb

    Amy Lee facts on timeline

    Born in Riverside, California

    December 13 , 1981

    Amy Lee who is known for her powerful Mezzo-Soprano vocals was born as Amy Lynn Lee in Riverside, California, United States of America to John Lee and Sara Cargill. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

    Co-founded the rock band Evanescence

    1995

    Amy Lee has been active in music since 1995. That year, she co-founded the rock band Evanescence. American singer and songwriter Ben Moody acted as the guitarist of this band. Within few period of time, they began playing in several places like the book stores and coffee houses.

    Recorded their debut EP, Evanescence EP

    1998

    After the formation of the band Evanescence, they began recording their first EP. Finally in 1998, their debut EP Evanescence was released and their second EP Sound Asleep EP was released the following year. It was commercially successful in the local level.

    Released their debut album, Fallen

    March 4 , 2003

    After performing in several shows and recording several EP's, they began working on their debut album and their debut studio album, Fallen was finally released on 4th of March 2003. Till date this is their most successful album. 

    Won World Music Awards

    2004

    World Music Awards is also one of the prestigious music awards and it was founded to honor Albert II, Prince of Monaco. As Evanescence member, Amy Lee got her first nomination in this award in 2004 and they were honored for Best Rock Artist.

    Moody left the band

    October 23 , 2003

    At the end of 2003, Moody left the band and Terry Balsamo took his place later. He left this band stating the band had creative differences. Terry then began helping her as a guitarist and also as a writing partner.

    Released her collaborated single, Broken

    2004

    In 2004, Amy Lee collaborated with the South-African band Seether and she featured in their single, Broken. She also appeared as the feature artist in the 2007 single, Freak on a Leash. She is also famous for her soundtrack album, Aftermath. 

    Began dating Shaun Morgan

    2003

    In 2003, Amy Lee had serious romantic love affairs with Shaun Morgan. Shaun Morgan is a great musician and a singer. He is the singer of the alternative metal band Seether. They dated each other for about two years and they broke up in 2005.

    Engaged to Josh Hartzler

    January 8 , 2007

    On 8th of January 2007, Amy Lee got engaged to Josh Hartzler. But she conformed this engaged the following day at the live broadcast of MuchMusic's. Josh Hartzler is a therapist and they were close friends for long time.

    Married to Josh Hartzler

    May 6 , 2007

    After being engaged for about four months, they finally got married on 6th of May 2007. As a married couple, they have already welcomed a child together. They are still together and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

    First child, Jack Lion Hartzler

    July 24 , 2014

    Amy Lee became mother for the first time in her life and that was in 2014. She and her loving husband, Josh Hartzler welcomed their first child together on 24th of July and that time it was a son and they named him Jack Lion Hartzler. 

    Won Kerrang! Awards

    2007

    In 2007, Amy Lee got her first nomination in Kerrang! Awards. She was also honored with this award that year. She won this award for Sexiest Female. Next year, she also got nominated in National Music Publishers Association and was honored with Songwriter Icon Award.

    Net worth is $12 million

    2018

    As of 2018, Amy Lee has an estimated net worth of $12 million which she accumulated from her work in music.