Who was Michael Galeotti?
Michael Galeotti was born on August 28, 1984 under the sign of Virgo, in Long Island, New York, USA, and passed away on January 11, 2016. He was an actor and musician, better known as a keyboard player in the indie rock band ‘Enation’. Michael was also known as the ex-husband of the famous singer and actress, Bethany Joy Lenz.
How rich was he at this time? Michael Galeotti net worth
Michael Galeotti’s net worth was over $1 million at the time of his death, acquired by being active in the entertainment industry. In addition, he probably shared his famous wife’s wealth while they were married. Bethany’s fortune is reportedly over $6 million.
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Early life, nationality, ethnicity, education
Growing up in Long Island, Michael Galeotti spent most of his life with his parents, but their identities remain a mystery. Michael was an American by nationality, and his ethnicity was White Caucasian. His educational background has not been disclosed.
Michael Galeotti started his career as an actor in 2004 when he was cast the comedy series “The Jersey”, broadcast on the Disney Channel and based on Gordon Korman’s book series titled “Monday Night Football Club”. In the same year, Michael joined the indie rock band ‘Enation’ along with Amber Sweeney.
The band was founded by Jonathan Jackson and Richard Lee Jackson in 2003 in Battle Ground, Washington, while other members included Jonathan Thatcher and Daniel Sweatt. Michael played keyboards and remained with the band until 2012. In 2004, ‘Enation’ released their independent debut album titled “Identity Theft”, after which they released two more independent albums, “Where The Fire Starts” and “Soul & Story: Volume One” in 2007. In the following year, their fourth independent album, ‘World In Flight’, was made public, from which the song “Feel This”, which was sung by Michael’s ex-wife Bethany in the last episode of the fifth season of “One Tree Hill”. In 2011 they released the album “My Ancient Rebellion”, after which Michael left the band.
Personal life: ex-wife Bethany Joy Lenz and daughter
Michael Galeotti and Bethany Joy Lenz first met in December 2005, and after dating for less than a month, the couple exchanged their wedding vows in a December 31 ceremony. Bethany gave birth to their only child on February 23, 2011, a daughter named Maria Rose Galeotti. Unfortunately, they soon went their separate ways and eventually divorced in March 2012, but remained close friends to raise their daughter together.
Cause of death
After Bethany’s divorce, Michael Galeotti became an alcoholic; he was even arrested several times for drunk driving (DUI).
In addition, he faced a number of serious health problems, including high cholesterol, diverticulitis and hypertension. In early January 2016, Michael spent some time in the hospital, but was released on his own knowledge. After that, he did not care about his health at all and ignored the doctor’s advice, which cost him his life. Michael was found dead in his apartment on January 11, 2016 by his friend who came to see what was going on, because Michael was not answering his calls. According to the autopsy, the cause of his death was atherosclerotic heart disease. He died at the age of 31.
Bethany Joy Lenz Brief Wiki/Bio
Bethany Joy Lenz was born on April 2, 1981 under the zodiac sign of Aries in Hollywood, Florida, USA, where she was raised as an only child by her father, Robert George Lenz, and her mother, Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard. She became interested in the performing arts at a very young age and was also a singer at Carpenter’s Church in Lakeland. She enrolled from Eastern Christian High School in New Jersey, then attended the Dallas Young Actors Studio for about four years.
The 1990s: the start of a career
Bethany’s professional acting career began in 1992, when she made her television debut as Shelly Barnes in the made-for-TV movie “Psalty’s rescue celebration”.
Her film debut came with the role of Linda Halleck in the horror film “Stephen King’s Thinner” (1996), directed by Tom Holland. Her breakthrough role came with the role of Michelle Bauer Santos / Teenage Reva Clone in the CBS soap opera ‘Guilding Light’ from 1998 to 2000. She also played the role of Rose Cronin in the made-for-TV comedy-drama ‘Mary And Rhoda’. in 2000.
The 2000s: Rise to Prominence and “One Tree Hill”
After guest starring on TV series such as “Charmed”, “Felicity” and “The Guardian” in the early 2000s, Bethany was chosen to play the lead role of Haley James Scott in the WB drama series “One Tree Hill”, which lasted nine seasons until 2012; between 2008 and 2011, Bethany directed three episodes of the series.
Her role on the show earned her international fame and earned her five Teen Choice Award nominations. In the same year, Bethany wrote and directed the 2009 musical “The Notebook” which is based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name.
The 2010s: continued success
Bethany’s next big gig came in 2013, when she won the recurring role of Cassie Jollenston on the Showtime crime drama mystery series “Dexter”, starring alongside Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. She played Christine in the made-for-TV romantic drama “The Christmas Secret” in 2014, which was followed by her recurring role of Morgan in the USA Network sci-fi drama series “Colony”, and her portrayal of Julie Riley in the thriller “ Extortion”, both in 2017.
She also guest starred in TV series like ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘Agents Of SHIELD’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ among many others. In 2019, Bethany Abbey starred in David Weaver’s made-for-TV romance “Bottled With Love”, and starred as Keri Allen in the USA Network’s political drama series “Pearson”, which is the spin-off of “Suits”. Most recently, she played Natalie Simmons in the made-for-TV romance “A Valentine’s Match” (2020).
Apart from being an actress, Bethany is also an accomplished singer. She has released five studio albums, including “Preincarnate” (2002), “Come On Home” (2005) and “Then Slowly Grows” (2012). So was Bethany half of the duo ‘Everly’together with Amber Sweeny. Together they recorded four EPs, such as “Mission Bell” (2008) and “B Tracks: Vol. 3” (2010), and two singles.
- 1 Who was Michael Galeotti?
- 2 How rich was he at this time? Michael Galeotti net worth
- 3 Early life, nationality, ethnicity, education
- 4 Professional career
- 5 Personal life: ex-wife Bethany Joy Lenz and daughter
- 6 Cause of death
- 7 Bethany Joy Lenz Brief Wiki/Bio