Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko

Pop Singer

Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft is an American singer, dancer and actress. As a child model and actress, she appeared in a variety of films including Scooby-Doo! film series, Lemonade Mouth, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Jem and the Holograms, Insidious: Chapter 3, and XOXO.

Full Name
Apr 3, 1991
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft, born April 3, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, is an American singer-songwriter, actress and dancer. Her parents are of Japanese and Caucasian descent. She has two siblings; a brother named Colton and a sister named Jordan. Kiyoko began her career as an actress at the age of five when she appeared in a commercial for Easy-Bake Oven. After that, she had roles in television shows such as “CSI: NY” and “The O.C."

Kiyoko began taking dance lessons at the age of eight and was accepted into the prestigious Inland Pacific Ballet Academy at the age of 12. She went on to become a competitive jazz dancer and even trained with the Los Angeles Lakers Girl Dance Team for some time. Kiyoko then began training as a singer at 15 when her family noticed her vocal talent. 

At 18 years old, she signed with Atlantic Records and released several EPs between 2011 and 2015 that showcased elements of pop, R&B, soul and electronic music. In 2018 she released her debut album titled 'Expectations'. The lead single from the album "Curious" gained major success which resulted in Kiyoko being dubbed “Lesbian Jesus” by fans due to her LGBTQ+ advocacy. 

In addition to music, Kiyoko also acts both on stage and screen as well as directs music videos for herself as well as other artists like Kehlani and Allie X. She has also been featured in campaigns for Adidas Originals and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hayley Kiyoko is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 3, 1991, Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiyoko starts her acting career with roles in films such as Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Lemonade Mouth.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut EP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiyoko releases her debut extended play (EP) A Belle to Remember.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Cast of CSI: Cyber</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiyoko joins the cast of the CBS police procedural drama series CSI: Cyber.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released This Side Of Paradise EP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiyoko releases her first pop EP, This Side of Paradise.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Expectations Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiyoko released her debut studio album, Expectations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Runs Tour Across North America</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiyoko embarks on a tour across North America to promote her album.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is an Inspiration to Queer Women</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hayley Kiyoko is an inspiration to queer women everywhere. She is open about her sexuality and her music celebrates the beauty and power of queer love. Her music is uplifting, empowering and inspiring for those who may not feel like they have a voice.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is Talented and Unique</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hayley Kiyoko's music stands out from the crowd. Her catchy pop melodies are infused with elements of R&B, hip hop and electronic music, creating a unique sound that appeals to fans of all genres. Her vocal range is impressive and her lyrics are often thought provoking.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She is Kindhearted and Generous</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hayley Kiyoko is known for being kindhearted and generous. She has done numerous charity events to help those in need and also supports many causes that she believes in. She also interacts with her fans regularly, making sure they feel appreciated and valued.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> She Was a Child Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hayley Kiyoko was a child actress, appearing in films such as 'Josie and the Pussycats' and 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> She Played Velma in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kiyoko starred as the iconic character Velma Dinkley in the 2009 TV movie 'Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> She's an LGBTQ+ Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kiyoko has been an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ+ community throughout her career, often featuring queer themes in her music videos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> She Has Her Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Kiyoko founded her own record label, Hely House. It is dedicated to producing music for queer artists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> She's The First Asian American Woman To Win A MTV VMA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kiyoko made history in 2019 when she became the first Asian American woman to win a MTV Video Music Award.</p></div>


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