Hayley Kiyoko was "discovered' at five when, for moral support, she went with her friend to a photo shoot. The director asked her to step in front of the camera and she ended up in a national print ad for KnowledgeWare. Nickelodeon spotted her at the Culver City Ice Rink and she ended up featured in and narrating a short piece about children in sports called, "I'm Hayley, a Skater".
She has appeared in national commercials for GM, On Star, K-Mart, Slim Jim, and became the TV spokesperson for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. In addition, she had a couple of guest star roles on Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous" (2004). She was president of her Middle School and High School freshman class and in her sophomore year she was appointed Commissioner of Entertainment then Commissioner of Pep Rallies in her Junior year and was elected as school VP in her Senior year. She created and choreographed "The Agoura High Step Team" that has now been faculty approved as a school club under her direction.
Scooby Doo - the Mystery Begins debuted on Cartoon Network in 2009 with Hayley in the iconic role of "Velma Dinkley". She appeared in the role of "Stevie" on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. Hayley with "The Stunners" toured as Justin Beiber's opening act in the summer of 2010. In her free time, Kiyoko enjoys writing songs and vintage clothes shopping. Kiyoko currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Since that first taste of fame, she has taken charge. Insisting on drum lessons at 6, she was writing drum charts for new releases and selling them in a local music store by age 11. As a dancer, she studied with Scotty Nyugen. She is a prolific songwriter and she plays the drums, keyboards, and guitar. She was accepted into the prestigious Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU. She is a member of a five girl-singing group "The Stunners". The Stunners have released their first five-song EP with the video, "Dancing Around the Truth".
She has since gone solo, releasing her EP "This Side of Paradise", which featured the hit song "Girls like Girls".
- She and Kendrick Sampson appeared in the fifth season of The Vampire Diaries. In 2014, Sampson appeared in a music video for her song "This Side of Paradise".