Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Velma Dinkley in the popular Scooby-Doo films. Born in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of actor Jamie Alcroft and figure skater Sarah Kawahara. She began acting in commercials from an early age. She also used to write drum charts for new releases and by the time she was eleven, she started selling them in a music store. Her first appearance on TV was in the comedy series 'Unfabulous', where she played a guest role. Two years later, she portrayed the character Velma Dinkley in the TV movie 'Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins'. She reprised her role in 'Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster', which was released a year later. Both the movies gained huge fan following. Other works she is known for include the role of Raven Ramirez in the TV series ‘CSI: Cyber.’ Her works on the big screen include her roles in films such as 'Hello, My Name Is Frank' and 'XOXO'. She was the founding member of an American pop girl group named 'The Stunners.' Kiyoko, who refers to herself as a gay woman, has been very vocal about her sexual orientation. She wants to inspire confidence in people belonging to the LGBTQ group who go through similar struggles.
Also Known As: Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft
father: Jamie Alcroft
mother: Sarah Kawahara
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Japanese American, Canadian American
Grouping of People: Lesbian
U.S. State: California
City: Los Angeles
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft was born on April 3, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, in the US. Her father is Jamie Alcroft, a popular actor and comedian, and her mother is Sarah Kawahara, a former figure skater and choreographer. Her father is of English and Irish ancestry, while her mother is of Japanese ancestry.
From a very early age Kiyoko began appearing in commercials for companies such as GM Onstar and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. She also started taking drum lessons at the age of 6. By the time she reached eleven, she was able to write and sell her drum charts in a local music store.
Kiyoko came to popularity in 2009, after her portrayal of Velma Dinkley in the TV movie 'Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins'. Directed by Brian Levant, the movie was aired by Cartoon Network in September. The movie not only gained a huge viewership, but it also became the most watched program in the history of Cartoon Network. She reprised her role in the 2010 TV movie 'Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster'.
Hayley Kiyoko’s first significant role was in the 2009 supernatural comedy TV film ‘Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins.’ The film, which aired on Cartoon Network, was based on the popular animated character Scooby Doo and his detective friends. Directed by Brian Levant, the story revolved around the team trying to investigate some ghosts in their school. The film was a huge success, and it became the most watched show in the history of Cartoon Network.
She reprised her role of Velma Dinkley in the TV film ‘Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster’. Directed by Brian Levant, the film aired on Cartoon Network in October 2010. The story revolved around the young detective team investigating a lake monster. The film was a success, gaining more than 5.1 million viewers.
Another significant work in Hayley Kiyoko’s career was her role in the 2015 supernatural horror film ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’. Written and directed by Leigh Whannel, the film also starred Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson and Lin Shaye. The film was a huge commercial success, grossing $113 million on a budget of around $10 million. It received mostly average reviews.
Kiyoko played an important role in the American police drama series ‘CSI: Cyber’, which aired on CBS. The series revolved around a team of police detectives investigating cybercrimes in various parts of North America. Other actors in the series included Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol and Shad Moss. The show was an average success. However, it was cancelled after just two seasons.
Hayley Kiyoko won the ‘Jury Award’ in 2015, for her role in the film ‘Hello, My Name is Frank’.
She was earlier rumored to be in a relationship with actor Nick Palatas. However, in an interview she stated that she is a lesbian. In May 2022, Hayley Kiyoko confirmed that she is in a relationship with reality star Becca Tilley.
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