Who is Haley Arnaz?
Haley Arnaz was born as Haley Amber Charf, under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 17 December 1976; she hasn’t revealed her exact birthplace, but it’s known that it was in the USA, so she holds American nationality, while her ethnicity is of mixed English and Polish descent.
She is a ballerina, but perhaps only widely known as the adopted daughter of famous actor and musician Desi Arnaz Junior.
Early life, education, and family
Haley was raised in her hometown, as the only child of her parents, Amy Laura Bargiel, and Haley’s biological father Gary Frederick Charf-Wilkinson.
When Haley was about three years old, her parents divorced, and her mother started dating Desi Arnaz Jr., and later married him.
Eventually, Desi legally adopted Haley, and they moved to Boulder City, Nevada, where Haley spent her childhood.
Her grandparents were a celebrity couple from the ’50s, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who were co-stars in popular comedy series “I Love Lucy”, which was the most-watched show in the US at that time; the series had 25 award nominations and won eight, including four Primetime Emmys.
Haley’s aunt is Lucie Arnaz, who is also an actress, known for her roles in “Law & Order”, “Murder, She Wrote”, and “Here’s Lucy”, among others.
Speaking about Haley’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1994, she didn’t enroll at college, but pursued her dancing career.
Haley’s mother was a dancer and instructor, and Haley inherited her talent for dancing and ballet, which became her career.
Her adoptive father, Desi, bought Boulder Theatre and restored it, so it became Boulder City Ballet Company, where Haley currently teaches young girls to dance and ballet.
Haley made an appearance in “I Love Lucy’s 50th Anniversary Special”, which was the retrospective honoring the series “I Love Lucy”, alongside her father Desi Arnaz Jr., and the special was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Program, in 2002.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning both Haley’s love life and sexual orientation, however, she hasn’t spoken about any man or woman whom she has been with.
Haley has no social media account, as she prefers to keep her private life away from the media’s attention.
So as of late 2021, it’s assumed that Haley is single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Haley is 45 years old, with blonde hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 40-32-39.
Since her mother died of cancer in 2015, as her only heir, Haley inherited the ballet and dance school in Boulder, so as of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.
Who is Desi Arnaz?
Desiderio Alberto ‘Desi’ Arnaz was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 19 January 1953, in Los Angeles, California USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is of mixed Cuban, French, Irish and Scottish descent. He’s an actor with nearly 40 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his role as Craig Carter in the series “Here’s Lucy”, starring alongside his mother Lucille Ball and his sister Lucie Arnaz; the series had four award nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys.
Desi was raised in Los Angeles, alongside his older sister Lucie by their parents; he attended University High School, and upon matriculating in 1971, he didn’t enroll at college, but pursued his acting career.
Although Desi appeared in an episode of the series “I Love Lucy” back in 1957, his role was uncredited, so we can say that he made his acting debut in 1962 portraying Billy Simmons in “The Lucy Show”, acting alongside his mother Lucille Ball.
In the following years, Desi appeared in various series such as “The Mothers-In-Law”, “The Brady Bunch”, and “Night Gallery”, among others, before he was cast to play Craig Carter in “Here’s Lucy”, which was a comedy drama about Lucy, a widow with two teen children, who works as a secretary for her brother-in-law.
After appearances in a few TV movies, he made his debut on the big screen in the 1971 movie “Red Sky at Morning”, portraying William ‘Steenie’ Stenopolous, a performance which brought him the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, and after that, in the 1973 movie “Marco”, he portrayed Marco Polo, followed by his role as “Billy Two Hats” in the eponymous movie starring alongside Gregory Peck and Jack Warden.
In the early ‘80s, Desi acted in several movies such as “Fake –Out”, “Gridlock”, and “Advice to the Lovelorn”, before he was cast to play Kenneth Magee in the comedy mystery horror “House of the Long Shadows”, starring Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
One of his most notable roles was his portrayal of his father Desi Arnaz Senior, in the 1992 musical drama “The Mambo Kings”, acting alongside Antonio Banderas, Armand Assante and Pablo Calogero; the movie had six nominations, including one for the Oscar Best Music, Original Song, for “Beautiful Maria of My Soul”.
After almost two decades of being absent from the movie industry, Desi came back as Sharp in the 2010 movie “Aunt Heather’s Magical Kitchen”, starring alongside Heather McNair and George Todd McLachlan.
Speaking about his personal life, he has another daughter from his relationship with Susan Callahan-Howe, who became pregnant when they were just fifteen years old, and a paternity test proved that Desi is the father of the girl, namely Julia.
He dated actress Patty Duke, and it was assumed that he is a father of her baby boy, but later it was discovered that he isn’t; however, that boy is Sean Astin, a famous “Lord of the Rings” actor, with whom Arnaz has a great relationship.
Desi was in a relationship with a famous actress and singer Liza Minnelli, but his mother disapproved this, saying that Liza is too old for her son; in 1979 Desi married Linda Purl, an actress known for her role as Ashley in “Happy Days”, however, they divorced, and Desi married Hayley’s mother, Amy, with whom he stayed until she died in 2015.
As of December 2021, Desi is single, and lives a quiet life in his residence in Boulder City, with his adopted daughter Haley.
This once handsome, dark-haired actor is now 68-years-old, with hair now grey. and his dark brown eyes hidden behind glasses; he weighs around 176lbs (80kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.77m).
As of late 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $40 million.