Hayley Kiyoko is a multi-talented American actress, pop singer, and songwriter. The daughter of actor/comedian Jamie Alcroft and Japanese-Canadian figure skater Sarah Kawahara, Kiyoko began acting in commercials and taking drum lessons while still in her single digits. After high school graduation, she focused on her music and acting career, with notable roles as Stella Yamada in the popular Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth, and as Velma Dinkley in a pair of live-action Scooby-Doo films.
In 2007, she joined the pop girl group the Stunners, releasing an EP and a handful of popular singles including "Bubblegum" and "We Got It." In 2013, she issued her first solo EP, A Belle to Remember, which included the single "Rich Youth." Arriving in 2015, the This Side of Paradise EP proved to be Kiyoko's breakthrough, with the evocative electro-pop single "Girls Like Girls" and its accompanying video eventually garnering over 70 million YouTube views. A year later, Kiyoko unleashed her major-label debut EP, Citrine, which included the airy pop confections "Pretty Girl" and "Palace." Her debut full-length album, Expectations, arrived in 2018, and included the singles "Sleepover," "Feelings," and "Curious." It landed at number 12 on the Billboard 200. A stand-alone single, "I Wish I Knew," followed in July 2019. ~ James Christopher Monger