Who is Haley Arnaz?
Haley was born in Santa Clarita, California USA, on 17 December 1976 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s a ballet dancer and a bit of an actress, while she’s probably only known to the public for being the adoptive daughter of American actor and musician Desiderio Alberto ‘Desi’ Arnaz IV, and the daughter of his second wife Amy Laura Bargiel, who died of cancer in 2015.
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Early life and education
Haley was raised in Santa Clarita by her mother who was an actress and ballet dancer, and her biological father Gary Frederick Char; she was 10 years old when she was adopted by Desi. Haley hasn’t spoken of having any biological siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child; she has a paternal half-sister Julia Arnaz, whose mother is Desi’s former girlfriend Susan Callahan-Howe, an American former model.
Haley became interested in dancing at a very early age, and was enrolled at dancing school by her parents when she was six. She became interested in acting when she was round 14, and thus began appearing in school plays; Haley was a member of her high school’s drama club, and could also have been seen appearing in a couple of plays performed at a local theatre.
She matriculated in 1995, and because Haley hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s widely believed that she didn’t attend college.
Haley has only a single acting credit: she appeared in the 2001 documentary family comedy movie “I Love Lucy’s 50th Anniversary Special”.
It was directed by Gary Smith, starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Sr. and Desi Arnaz Jr., and is a lookback to the critically acclaimed family comedy series “I Love Lucy”, which aired from 1951 to 1957.
Haley’s today working as a ballet dancer, and is signed to her father’s Boulder Town Ballet Co.
Love life and relationships
Haley’s highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with the public, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women whom she has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet today, concerning her sexual orientation and her current marital status.
Most of Haley’s fans believe her to be lesbian, claiming that this is the reason behind her not speaking of any men whom she’s dated; a fan has even claimed to have seen Haley kissing her girlfriend in public, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Haley commented on this.
There are also those who think that Haley’s today a married woman, and that she simply prefers to keep her husband away from the media’s attention; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of May 2022, Haley seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Haley’s a philanthropist and has worked with various charity organizations, mostly those that aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
She’s also donated to several animal shelters, as she’s a huge lover of animals, with her favorites being monkeys and giraffes.
She’s into travelling, and her dancing career has taken her all around the world. Haley has been to more than 20 US states, and various European and Asian countries, while she’s also travelled to Australia on a number of occasions; her dream travel destination is Paris, France.
She’s interested in fashion, and is said to be a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.
Haley’s favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Jennifer Aniston, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Independence Day”, “I Am Robot” and “Bad Boys”.
Age, height and net worth
Haley’s age is 45. She has short blonde hair and dark blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $300,000, while her father Desi’s net worth has been estimated at over $40 million.
Who is her father Desi?
Desi was born in Los Angeles, California USA on 19 January 1953 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He has appeared in close to 50 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the main character, Kenneth Magee in the 1983 mystery horror comedy movie “House of the Long Shadows”.
It was directed by Pete Walker, also starred Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, and follows an American author who’s staying at a Welsh manor, while its other residents are now hosting a family reunion; the movie won two of the four awards for which it was nominated.
Desi was raised in Los Angeles alongside his older sister Lucie Arnaz, who’s also a successful actress; he became popular the moment he was born, because his father was the late American actor and musician Desiderio Alberto y de Acha III – known the world over as Desi Arnaz – while his mother was the late American actress and comedienne Lucille Desiree Ball, both of whom starred in the series “I Love Lucy”.
Desi became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because his parents often took him to their movie and TV series sets, however, he was perhaps even more interested in drumming.
He was 12 when he joined the band Dino, Desi & Billy, becoming their drummer, and their 1965 singles “Not the Lovin’ Kind” and “I’m a Fool” were hits. Desi studied at the University High School, matriculating in 1971.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1957 episode “The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue” of his parents’ series “I Love Lucy”, and between 1962 and 1965, Desi played Billy Simmons in the critically acclaimed comedy series “The Lucy Show”. It was created by Bob Carroll Jr. and Madelyn Davis, starred his mother Lucille, Gale Gordon and Vivian Vance, and follows the lives of Lucy, her best friend and their boss; the series won four awards, including two Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for nine other awards.
A couple of Desi’s following notable performances were in the comedy series “Here’s Lucy”, which aired from 1968 to 1974, the 1977 crime adventure comedy movie “Joyride” and the crime adventure comedy series “Automan”, which aired in 1983 and 1984.
Desi then appeared in the 1987 episode “The Rat Pack” of the mystery crime series “Matlock”, and the 1992 musical movie “The Mambo Kings”, while he has since been focused solely on his music career. He toured with Dino, Desi & Billy from 1998 to 2010, while it was also in 2010 that he made his most recent film appearance, in the family drama “Aunt Heather’s Magical Kidchen”.
Desi has since focused on staying away from the media’s attention, and spending time with his family.
He won a 1972 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, for his performance in the drama movie “Red Sky at Morning”, and was nominated for a 2002 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program, for “I Love Lucy’s 50th Anniversary Special”.