Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft
[1] (born April 3, 1991), known professionally as Hayley Kiyoko, is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for playing Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, as well as Stella Yamada in the Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth.


[hide]*1 Early life

[edit] Early life

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". 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. She has appeared in national commercials for GM, On Star, K-Mart, Slim Jim, and became the TV spokesperson for Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

[edit] Career

She has appeared on Wizards of Waverly Place as Stevie Nichols and on the children's series Unfabulous. She has appeared as Stella Yamada in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Lemonade Mouth[2] and in national commercials, including GM Onstar, Slim Jim and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.[3]

In high school, she has served as Student Council President and Vice President. She also founded the step team for her high school. Upon graduation, she was accepted into Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at New York University.[2]

Kiyoko's musical activities include being a member of the former girl group the Stunners,[4] formed by musician Colleen "Vitamin C" Fitzpatrick, and performing music at Los Angeles area clubs.[5] The group was an opening act for Justin Bieber's My World Tour in the Summer of 2010.[4]

[edit] Filmography

Year[1] Title[2] Role[3] Notes
2007 Unfabulous Girl #2 Guest role (credited as Hayley Alcroft)

"The Song" (season 3: episode 4)

2009 Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins Velma Dinkley TV film; main role
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Stevie Nichols Recurring role

"Detention Election" (season 3: episode 11) "Eat to the Beat" (season 3: episode 13) "Third Wheel" (season 3: episode 14) "The Good, the Bad, and the Alex" (season 3: episode 15)

2010 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Velma Dinkley TV film; main role
2011 Lemonade Mouth Stella Yamada TV film; main role
2011 Zeke and Luther Susie Vandelintzer Guest role

"Skater Girl Island" (season 3: episode 11)