While on a trip to Los Angeles, Lenz landed her first professional job in a commercial for dolls from the teen drama series, Swans Crossing.
Lenz eventually went on to appear in additional commercials for Eggo Waffles, Dr Pepper and others.
Lenz continued to find work steadily as an actress, and by her sophomore year in high school she landed the role of Linda Halleck in Stephen King's Thinner.
She appeared in various pilots, commercials and films and performed regional theatre until she was eventually cast as a series regular on Guiding Light.
The 34-year-old actress and 30-year-old actor, who played Haley James and Nathan Scott, reunited with their onscreen son, Jackson Brundage, now age 15. Lenz and Lafferty spent time with Brundage at Eye Con's second annual convention.
The event took place March 11 through 13 in Wilmington, N.
The actor was on his high school basketball team before being cast on One Tree Hill.7.
Sophia Bush read for the role of Brooke three times.
C., and will travel to London, England, in September. #Naley ..a few years later ;) @thisisjameslafferty #hubby #alwaysandforever #dontsayinevergaveyouanything #oth #othfans #eyecon," Lenz captioned a photo of herself with Lafferty.
"Father/Son time," Lafferty added to a snapshot of himself with Brundage.
“Great hang with these fine folks @eyecon3000 in Wilmington, NC!
@Stephen Colletti See how the light shines on Stephen 24/7…,” wrote the actor along with the photo via his Instagram.
Meanwhile, Tyler Hilton, who played Haley’s music buddy Chris Keller on the series, posted some great photos of the entire cast backstage at the convention.