Singer-songwriter and pianist who fronts the American rock band Evanescence, the group known for their breakout single "Bring Me To Life." She was also featured on the Seether hit "Broken." Alongside her in Evanescence are rhythm guitarist Troy McLawhorn, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Terry Balsamo and bassist Tim McCord.
She started writing music when she was eleven years old. Later, she studied music theory at Middle Tennessee State University, but dropped out to focus on her band.
She is a classically trained pianist.
She married Josh Hartzler on May 6, 2007. The couple welcomed a son, Jack, in 2014.
She listed Tori Amos as one of her major musical influences.