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Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981 in Riverside, California), is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is the co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence.


Lee was born to parents John Lee and Sara Cargill. She has one brother, Robby, and two sisters, Carrie and Lori. Lee had a younger sister who died in 1987 at the age of three from an unidentified illness. Lee's family moved to many places, including West Palm Beach, Florida, and Rockford, before finally settling in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Lee and Ben Moody co-founded Evanescence.

She briefly attended Middle Tennessee State University to study music theory and composition and later dropped out to focus on Evanescence.

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