|Born||Amy Lynn Lee|
1981 (age 34)
|Riverside, California, U.S.|
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York|
|Other names||Amy Hartzler|
|Alma mater||Pulaski Academy|
|Middle Tennessee State University|
|Home town||Little Rock,
|Spouse(s)||Josh Hartzler (m. 27)|
Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; produced December 13, 1981), known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer songwriter, classically trained pianist andcomposer. She’s the cofounder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. Lee has performed collaborations with artists such Seether, asKorn, and David Hodges. Lee is also the American chairperson of the Shadows for the international epilepsy knowledge basis Out.
Amy Lee was born to parents John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill, in Riverside, California. She’s brother. Lee had a younger sister who died in 1987 from an unknown illness at the age of three. The tune “Hello” from Fallen has been reported to have been composed for her late sister, along with the tune “Like You” from The Open Door. Lee took classical piano lessons.
Her family moved to many locations, including Florida, West Palm Beach, and Rockford, Illinois, and finally settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Evanescence began. Lee graduated in 2000, from Pulaski Academy, a private school in Little Rock. She attended Middle Tennessee State University in 2000 to study composition and music theory but dropped out to concentrate on Evanescence.
Lee was in a relationship with Seether vocalist Shaun Morgan from 2003 to 2005. Lee composed a tune, “Call Me When You’re Sober”, about him; it premiered as the first single fromThe Open Door