Lee cites influences ranging from composers such as Mozart and Danny Elfman, to parents John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill.
She has a brother named Robby and two sisters, Carrie and Lori.
Evanescence co-founder Ben Moody, whose "Everything Burns" with Anastacia is the first single off the Fantastic Four soundtrack, is facing his demons on a solo debut set for release this fall.
"It's a rock record, but it's a lot more organic than stuff I've done in the past," says Moody.
The cornerstone of the album is a song called "10/22," named after the fateful night in 2003 that he abruptly left Evanescence, the band he co-founded with Amy Lee, just as sales of its album, Fallen, climbed past the 10 million mark.
"The funny thing is when I wrote it, I thought I was talking to Amy: ' Tell me again your fucked-up excuses,'" says Moody.
Lee is also the American chairperson for the international epilepsy awareness foundation Out of the Shadows.
In an interview on AOL Music, Lee said that the first songs she remembered writing were called "Eternity of the Remorse" and "A Single Tear".
After that, she was in a relationship with singer Shaun Morgan from 2003 to 2005.
After that, she began dating her longtime friend Josh Hartzler in late 2006. The couple had their first child, Jack Lion Hartzler on July 24, 2014.
Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981), known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence.