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|Birth name||Hayley Taylor Block|
|Genres||Alternative, Folk Rock, Indie|
|Instruments||singing, guitar, piano|
Born in Birmingham, Michigan, Hayley moved to Los Angeles at the age of two, where she began acting professionally in film and TV as a child, winning a Youth In Film Award for "Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Drama" (1990) for her role in Touch of a Stranger with Shelley Winters, (beating out Julia Roberts for her role in Mystic Pizza).
Hayley is also a professional singer-songwriter and musician whose songs have been featured on many popular television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, and Pretty Little Liars.
Hayley graduated from Vassar College, after spending her junior year abroad at the Sorbonne.
Born in Michigan and raised in Los Angeles, Taylor began performing at a young age, making her musical debut at the age of three roller skating and singing on the Jerry Lewis Telethon (dressed as Dolly Parton).
Taylor won a Young Artist Award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama" for her role in Touch of a Stranger, (beating out Julia Roberts for her role in Mystic Pizza). As a young adult, Taylor also guest starred on television shows such as Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Unsolved Mysteries, ER, and 7th Heaven.
Hayley's songs have been featured on Pretty Little Liars, How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, Privileged, MTV's Real World, and in many other TV shows and films. Taylor was classically trained on piano and singing early on, but it was not until she learned to play guitar in college that she realized music was her passion.
Taylor put out a solo EP, Waking, in 2006. A. J. Mogis, known for his work with Saddle Creek Records and Bright Eyes, co-produced. The EP featured performances by Taylor's friends John Lefler (Dashboard Confessional), Joshua Grange (Dwight Yoakam), Brett Simons (Alexi Murdoch, Fiona Apple) on electric and upright bass, and Kristin McCord (The Walkmen, Elliott Smith) on cello.
Taylor was nominated by the Los Angeles Music Awards for 2006 “Best Independent Album of the Year.” In 2007, she was interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and on San Francisco's KRON news. In 2009, she was Interviewed on Dutch TV's EénVandaag and she performed with her band live on the music television show City Sessions: Los Angeles on the DISH Network.
Taylor's debut album, entitled One Foot In Front of the Other, produced by Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild)(Ingrid Michaelson) and Eric Robinson (Sara Bareilles) was released on Aug 24, 2010. It featured an all-star cast of players, including Michael Chaves (John Mayer) on guitar, Ben Peeler (Alexi Murdoch) on guitar and pedal steel, Adrienne Woods (Josh Radin)(Jonas Brothers) on cello, Elliot Jacobson (Ingrid Michaelson) on drums, and producer Marshall Altman (Kate Voegele) on backing vocals.
|1983||Will There Really Be a Morning?||Young Francis Farmer||(uncredited, TV Movie)|
|1986||Poltergeist II: The Other Side||Kane's People||(as Hayley Taylor-Block)|
|1987||Unfinished Business||Kristina||(as Hayley Taylor-Block)|
|1987||Nuts||11 year-old Claudia||(as Hayley Taylor-Block)|
|1990||Touch of a Stranger||Brownie||Young Artist Awards for "Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama"|
|2002||Nightstalker||Female Reporter #1|
|1985||Fame||Little Girl||"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" (season 4: episode 21)|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Townsperson||"The Beacon/One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty" (season 1: episode 11)|
|1990||Max Monroe||Chess Champion||"Legacy" (season 1: episode 1)|
|2002||ER||Renee Carlson||"Bygones" (season 8: episode 17)|
|2002||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Female Council Member||"The Whole Ball of Wax" (season 6: episode 20)|
|2002||Unsolved Mysteries||Jenny||"Without a Song" (season 13: episode 48)|
|2006||7th Heaven||Andie||"You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone" (season: 11 episode 10)|
- "Bulletproof" in Night Moves (2013 film)
- "Plans" on Pretty Little Liars (Episode 13, Season 1)
- "What's Going On" on Pretty Little Liars (Episode 11, Season 1)
- "How Good We Had it" on, 2011 Pretty Little Liars (Episode 3, Season 2)
- "No More Wishing" on Pretty Little Liars (Episode 11, Season 2)
- "Felt Like Love" on Chevrolet Commercial
- "Felt Like Love" in DayQuil Commercial
- "No More Wishing" on MTV's The Challenge: Fresh Meat II
- "Bulletproof" on MTV's The Challenge: Fresh Meat II
- "All By Ourselves"* (duet with The 88) on How I Met Your Mother, 2009 (Episode 4, Season 5)
- "Waking" on Royal Pains, 2009 (Episode 7, Season 1)
- "Waking" on Privileged, 2009 (Episode 16, Season 1)
- "No More Wishing" on How I Met Your Mother, 2009 (Episode 12, Season 4)
- "No More Wishing" on Heartland, 2008
- "Falling" and "Orange Tree" in lonelygirl15, 2008
- "Orange Tree" on Johnny Appleweed, 2008
- "Bulletproof" in It Was One of Us, Lifetime Movie, 2007
- "What Matters Most" in It Was One of Us, Lifetime Movie, 2007
- "Orange Tree" on Entertainment Tonight, 2006
- "Raphael" in Levi's Commercial, 2003
Taylor frequently performs with her band at the famed Hotel Cafe, and other prime Los Angeles venues. Her band features Adrienne Woods on cello, Drew Lawrence on piano, Amanda Tannen on bass, and Anthony Burulcich on drums.
Live Televised Appearances
City Sessions: Los Angeles, Dish Network, 2006. Entertainment Tonight, 2006. publisher=EénVandaag |date=July, 2nd, 2009, |url=http://www.eenvandaag.nl/buitenland/34884/papparazi_maken_zich_op_voor_herdenking_michael_jackson%7C
- Full-Length Debut LP "One Foot in Front of the Other", 2010
- Single "Felt Like Love", 2010
- Single "No More Wishing", 2009
- Holiday Single "If There Really Is a Santa Claus", 2008
- EP "Waking", 2006
- *Hayley Taylor at the Internet Movie Database
- "Hayley Taylor op MySpace Music - Gratis mp3's streamen en foto's/muziek downloaden". Hayleytaylor.com. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- June 04, 2007 (2007-06-04). "Hayley Taylor on Entertainment Tonight". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Suicide Girls Radio Playlists". Indie 103.1. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
Rock-and-Roll has Found its New Hair Dryer Featuring Hayley Taylor, Tolucan Times, August 19, 2009, http://tolucantimes.info/section/entertainment/rock-and-roll-has-found-its-new-hair-dryer/
Hayley Taylor, Dealing With Hollywood Celebrity, EénVandaag, July, 2nd, 2009, http://www.eenvandaag.nl/buitenland/34884/papparazi_maken_zich_op_voor_herdenking_michael_jackson