Born in Southern California in 1991, Hayley Kiyoko's parents were entertainers. Her father, Jamie Alcroft, was an actor comedian and her mother was figure skater Sarah Kawahara, who won two Emmys for choreography, including one for choreographing the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Kiyoko's career in front of the camera came at an early age, when she went with a friend to an audition and was discovered. She also worked with her mother as a skater in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, and in the skating comedy "Blades of Glory" (2007), both of which were choreographed by Kawahara. Kiyoko appeared in a number of commercials before landing the role of Velma in the TV movie "Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins" (Cartoon Network, 2009) as well as "Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster" (Cartoon Network, 2010) and the video short "Scooby Doo! The Whole World Loves You" (2010). Next was a recurring role on "Wizards of Waverly Place" (Disney Channel, 2007-2012) followed by another recurring role on "The Fosters" (ABC Family, 2013-) playing a reformed cyber-bully. She played a character with the same background in the "CSI" spinoff "CSI: Cyber" (CBS, 2014-). Her character, Raven Ramirez, was a reformed hacker, now working with Special Agent Avery Ryan's (Patricia Arquette) cyber team to help the FBI solve crimes that have an internet component.