Amy is the singer and song writer for the rock group Evanescence, and the American Chair of the International “Out of the Shadows” campaign, a global effort to increase epilepsy awareness, eliminate stigma and end discrimination of those with the condition.
Amy Lynn Lee moved around a lot as a child, from Florida to Illinois. Her family finally settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the young Amy took enthusiastically to music. In junior high, she joined the choir and attended all-state competitions; in high school, she was the president of her choir council and was involved in the all-region choir, mixed chorus, select ensemble, spring musical, and art club.
Lee, a classically trained pianist, founded Evanescence in 1995 and by the late 90’s the group had released its major-label debut, Fallen, which featured the worldwide hit singles “Bring Me To Life,” “Going Under” and “My Immortal.” Fallen went on to sell fourteen million copies worldwide.
Evanescence gained more acclaim when the group was named the 2004 Grammy Award Winner for “Best New Artist” and “Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life.”
Lee is at work on a new album scheduled for release in 2006.
There’s also a cute video of Amy talking about how she likes to paint. Check out more on www.outoftheshadows.com