Amy Lee


Date of Birth
13 December 1981, Riverside, California, USA

Birth Name
Amy Lynn Lee

Queen of Rock
America's Goth Sweetheart.
Snow White (fans).

5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Biography
Amy Lynn Hartzler (known professionally as Amy Lee) was born on December 13, 1981 to John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill. They moved from California to Florida to Illinois, and then finally to Arkansas. Amy met young guitarist Ben Moody at a summer camp in 1994 while playing on the piano. He was astounded by her talents as a singer and pianist, so he convinced her to form a band with him. They went through several names, including Childish Intentions and Stricken, before settling for Evanescence. They were signed by Big-Wig Enterprises in 2000 and released a collection of demos called "Origin". Later in 2002, they got a record deal with Wind-Up Records along with former band member David Hodges and created their debut "Fallen," a 7x platinum selling album, which led to the international success that they are today. "Fallen" was followed by the release of "The Open Door" in 2006 and the self-titled album "Evanescence" in 2011.

As a solo artist, Amy has collaborated with bands such as Korn and Seether. She has also contributed to the soundtrack for Underworld (2003) and musical projects such as Nightmare Revisited (2008), Muppets:The Green Album (2011) and We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (2012).

Amy marks her debut as a film composer co-scoring the indie film War Story (2014) with friend and composer Dave Eggar.