Who is Haley Arnaz?

Haley Arnaz has risen to fame as the step-daughter of the eponymously popular American musician and actor Desi Arnaz Jr., but has become a professional ballet dancer, not an actress.

Where is Haley Arnaz Today?

Many thought of Haley as a next-generation actress from the Arnaz family, but instead, she pursued a career as a professional dancer, and is now teaching ballet to children in Santa Clarita, California USA, where she now resides.

Haley made an appearance in the documentary about her adoptive grandmother, Lucille Ball, entitled “I Love Lucy’s 50th Anniversary Special” in 2001.

Haley Arnaz Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born as Haley Amber Charf on 17th December 1976 under the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in the USA. She is the daughter of Amy Laura Bargiel and her first husband, Gary Frederick Charf. Her biological parents married on 6 September 1975, but separated on 11 May 1979.

After the divorce was finalized, she started living with her mother who obtained full custody. Her mother started a romance with Desi Arnaz Jr. and the two married in 1987, after which Desi adopted Haley, and she became his legal daughter.

Amy and Desi didn’t have children of their own, but Haley has an older step-sister Julia Arnaz, who is the daughter of Desi and his former partner Susan Callahan-Howe.

Desi and Haley’s mother were married until her untimely death at the age of 63, when she lost the life battle to cancer.

Haley became interested in dancing at an early age, and as a child joined the dancing studio Dance Etc Inc. in Nevada, USA. As she got older, she realized that dancing was her true calling, and put all her efforts into becoming a professional ballet dancer.

Career

Although Haley never reached the popularity heights her adoptive father did, she has had a respectful career on her own. As she was growing up, she featured in several dance events organized by her local high school, where she was one of the best ballet dancers.

Once she completed high school, she launched a professional career and for the better part of her life performed with Boulder City Ballet Co, owned by her parents.

Some of her most popular appearances include as the older Clara in “The Nutcracker”, and as the Princess in the production of the “Land of the Sweets”.

Net Worth

As of early 2022, Amy Arnaz’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through her career as a professional ballet dancer and later ballet teacher.

Personal Life, Dating, Husband, Children

Haley doesn’t like to be in the spotlight, but some information has become available over the years about her.

According to reports, Haley isn’t married and doesn’t have children. She lives a peaceful life in Santa Clarita, California, mostly away from the public eyes.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The former ballet dancer has blonde hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 40-32-39 bra size 38C.

Haley Arnaz Father, Desi Arnaz Jr. – Short Bio

Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV on 19 January 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA, he’s the son of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. His parents were the stars of the TV sitcom “I Love Lucy”, and his mother’s pregnancy was written into the storyline – the day Desi was born, in the show, his mother gave birth to the fictional character Little Ricky. Desi has an older sister Lucie, born in 1951.

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His birth was one of the most publicized in television history, turning him into a star at birth, preparing him for a future in the show business; as a baby, he appeared on the cover of the first issue of the popular magazine TV Guide. His character in the show was later portrayed by Richard Keith who spent time away from the set with Lucie and Desi Jr., and the two became close friends; he even taught Desi to play drums.

As a result, at just 12 years of age, he played drums in a band with Dean Martin’s son, Dean Paul Martin, and Billy Hinsche, named Dino, Desi, & Billy. Their hit singles “I’m a Fool”, and “Not the Lovin’ Kind” are popular even today. They released five studio albums between 1965 and 1969, including “I’m a Fool”, “Memories Are Made of This” (1966), and “Souvenir” (1966), among others.

He is more popular as an actor than as a musician; one of his first breakthroughs was the part of Craig Carter in the TV sitcom “Here’s Lucy” (1968-1972). In 1974 he was Billy Two Hats in the western of the same name, co-starring Gregory Peck and Jack Warden, and he continued his career with the lead role of Scott in the film “Joyride” in 1977.

The same year, he portrayed Steve Aletti in the television movie “Black Market Baby”, while from 1983 to 1984, he starred in the TV action adventure-comedy series “Automan”, created by Glean A. Larson.

One of his last roles was as his father, Desi Arnaz Sr. in the Academy Award-nominated music-drama film “The Mambo Kings”, starring Arman Assante, Antonio Banderas, and Pablo Calogero.

From 1998 to 2010 he was again involved in music, this time with Billy Hinsche and the third member Ricci Martin, the youngest son of Dean Martin. They recorded new songs, but also performed older material.

His latest on-screen appearance was in the documentary “Lucy and Desi” (2022), which talks about the rise of his mother and her legacy following her death.

Desi is known for his rather controversial relationships with older women. His daughter Julia was born in 1968 when he was just 15 years old, but he didn’t even know about her until 1991, when he did a paternity test that confirmed that he was the father of Susan’s child.

He was in a relationship with actress Patty Duke when he was just 17 years old and she was 23. She gave birth to Sean Astin, and Desi spent the majority of his life thinking he was the father, but actually, Sean’s father was Patty’s husband Michael Tell. Nevertheless, Sean and Desi have kept a close relationship until the present day.

Moreover, Desi was in a relationship with Liza Minnelli in the ‘70s, and was briefly married to actress Linda Purl from 1979 to 1980.

According to sources, Desi Arnaz Jr’s net worth has been estimated to be around $40 million, as of early 2022.

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